The main goal of the protocol signed on Thursday, July 14th, between the University of Minho and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) is to promote exchange between students of the School of Health Sciences and learning institutions in the US. This agreement aims at supporting partnerships and research programs for a period of four years.
In the past two months, the Luso-American Development Foundation has signed two protocols with the University of Minho. FLAD’s president, Vasco Rato, explained that the appealing aspects of the Minho academic life are the “dynamic and innovative work it develops”. The plan is also that “the Foundation may extend the work from Lisbon”, Vasco Rato added.
The agreement aims at supporting partnerships and research and exchange programs between the ECS-UMinho communities and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. The protocol will also encourage mobility between university students in Minho and American students that are a part of the FLAD network. The memorandum recognizes the potential of international academic and scientific cooperation, especially when it comes to networking and the development of investigation and innovation that has a significant social and economic impact.