We are now in 2011, the last year of the CMU-Portugal partnership. Because of that, some changes will happen regarding the master program, whose modus operandi will go through several changes and will no longer be offered as a dual CMU-FCUL Master program, becoming centred in FCUL. For all of those interested in pursuing a master in information security, we are excited to announce that we will be offering the MSI (Mestrado em Segurança Informática - MSc in Information Security), along the same lines of quality and following the trend of success of MSIT-IS.

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For information on the CMU-Portugal partnership at FCUL, this site will be kept on-line.

The University of Lisboa Faculty of Sciences (FCUL) takes part in the CMU-Portugal partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese Government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. The partnership has an initial 5-year phase during 2007-11 and is materialized by a joint "Information and Communication Technologies Institute", ICTI, with poles in CMU and in Portugal. Several Portuguese research and education institutions are involved, with the affiliation of a number of industrial companies.

FCUL has a leading role in one of the initiatives of the program, Information and Infrastructure Security and Dependability, through faculty from the Department of Informatics, and researchers from LaSIGE, the Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory.

During the next 5 years, we expect a number of students and researchers from all over the world and from Europe and Portugal in particular, to enjoy the experience of a transatlantic research and graduate education (MSc and PhD) environment between CMU and FCUL, contacting with researchers and faculty internationally experienced in the extremely attractive and state-of-the-art areas of computer and network security and dependability.

If you are a professional in search of further specialization, or a student or researcher in search of further progress through a Master (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) degree, you may be interested in our programs with the quality seal of Carnegie Mellon University.

There are two graduate programs in this initiative, MSc and PhD. Either program will confer a dual degree to the successful candidates, both from the Carnegie Mellon University and from the University of Lisboa. For more details, check:

Doing a Carnegie Mellon University PhD in Portugal

Getting a Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Portugal

We Are Hiring - If you feel attracted by this adventure and you are an expert in the roles we need to help us manage the program, contact us.