PORTUGUESE RESEARCH LANDSCAPE
The Portuguese research landscape has undergone a profound transformation in the last fifteen years. In particular, the creation in 1995, for the first time in Portugal, of the Ministry for Science and Technology and the definition by the government of a strategic vision and the decision of assigning a high priority to R&D has contributed for the reinforcement and development of the Science and Technology System.
As pointed out in the section Portuguese research policy
, the public sector is responsible for most research activities that are developed at universities and research laboratories.
The following links will lead the visitor to the research organisations located at universities and institutes thus giving an overview of the National Scientific and Technological System: