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February 28, 2008 - The new laboratory and library rooms for the CMU-Portugal partnership between the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Carnegie Mellon University were inaugurated last February 28, 2008, having been present in the ceremony, amongst other distinguished guests, the President of CMU, Jared L. Cohon, and the Dean of the College of Engineering, Pradeep K. Khosla.
The laboratory is fully equipped with workbenches with suitable desktop PC's for the students to perform their work. The library is furnished with advanced titles in computer networks and systems security and dependability and is a tranquil place where students may concentrate in studying.

October 2, 2007 - The opening ceremony for the kick-off Academic Year 2007/2008 of the Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS), an outcome of the partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa (FCUL), through its Department of Informatics (DI), took place last October 2, 2007, at the premises of the latter institution. The official opening started with the welcoming speech of the FCUL's President, Prof. Nuno Guimarães, followed by the Vice Rector of the University of Lisboa, Prof. António Vallêra, after whom we could listen to the guidelines uttered by the Portuguese Estate Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Manuel Heitor. The session continued with a presentation of CMU and its Information Networking Institute (INI) by Prof. Rajeev Ghandi (CMU) followed by a description of the CMU-Portugal program at FCUL by Prof. Paulo Veríssimo (DI-FCUL).
The event occurred in the context of the INI yearly official openings where a dissemination session took place in order to present the infrastructures of the video conferencing room at FCUL to all interested industrial parties seeking to provide their staff with advanced adaptive skills in information security and also to the public in general. The MSIT-IS curriculum, academic policies and procedures were presented by Prof. Rajeev Ghandi (CMU) and an introduction to CMU's student resources was explained by George Klippel, the Manager for Classroom Technology and Distributed Education Support of the INI at CMU.

October 27, 2006 - The University of Lisboa Faculty of Sciences (FCUL) takes part in the CMU-Portugal partnership signed in October 2006, with an initial 5-year phase to last through 2011, whereby Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese Government, through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, plan to engage in a long-term collaboration to significantly expand research and education in the area of information and communication technologies. The collaboration is established through a joint "Information and Communication Technologies Institute", ICTI, as an international virtual institution with poles in CMU and in Portugal. Several Portuguese research and education institutions are involved, with the affiliation of a number of industrial companies.
The program includes a set of education (MSc and PhD) and research activities, and aims at contributing to create long-term, mutually fruitful relationships between the CMU and Portuguese groups. Specifically, the program is designed to take advantage of the complementarities of research made on each side, and/or to create critical mass by reinforcing hot areas where both sides have strong positions in the international research arena.
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.
The program is open to students and researchers from all over the world and from Europe and Portugal in particular, to enjoy the experience of transatlantic research and graduate education leading to dual CMU/FCUL Master (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) degrees, contacting with researchers and faculty internationally experienced in the extremely attractive and state-of-the-art areas of computer and network security and dependability.
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Research and Education Collaboration
Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese Government