LASIGE is one of the research units featured in Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)’s Portuguese Atlas of Research Units. The Atlas provides a brief description of the 312 Portuguese R&D units recognized by FCT.
FCT is the national agency for the public funding of science. Since its foundation in 1997, FCT supports the research performing entities, researchers, PhD scholarships, R&D projects, participation in international organizations, communication, and advanced computing. R&D Units are central to the Portuguese scientific and technological system, being where most of the non-corporate research and innovation is carried out. R&D units statute, and funding, is given by FCT after a competitive call and evaluation every four years. Based on international peer reviews, the national assessment exercises are today well established as the founding principle for the institutional landscape of research in Portugal, following the best international practices.
The 312 R&D units listed in the Atlas resulted from the 6th national assessment exercise conducted in 2017-18. LASIGE was evaluated as Excellent by FCT for its research activity during this period.
You can access the ATLAS here. LASIGE features on page 165.