The first Sino-Portuguese master’s program in civil engineering has been launched in Portugal, bringing together NOVA University of Lisbon and the China Europe Building Technology Exchange and Cooperation Association (CEBTECA).
The project, prepared by CEBTECA together with dozens of Chinese universities, aims to send between 20 and 30 Chinese students graduated in civil engineering, per academic year, to enter the two-year master’s program at NOVA´s Faculty of Science and Technology.
According to the project, exchanges will be carried out in a strategic and in-depth way between students and professors, and between Chinese and Portuguese universities, and its main initial goals are to cultivate innovative and comprehensive civil engineering talents with an international vision, quality professional and understanding of Chinese and Western construction technology and management.
During the ceremony of signing of the cooperation agreement between both sides, CEBTECA President Ganlin Ouyang (pictured above, left) that the joint Master’s program in English in civil engineering “is just a beginning”.
“We are also open to receive students from NOVA University Lisbon for our postgraduate programs in China. At the same time, we will work so that our cooperation is not limited to civil engineering, and should be progressively extended to other courses at Universidade Nova de Lisboa”, Ouyang said.
According to the President of CEBTECA, through this cooperation and dissemination, in the future, many more Chinese students could choose to study in Portugal. Professor Virgílio Machado (pictured above, right), Director of NOVA’s School of Science and Technology stated he is sure that this partnership will cultivate many talents.