INESC-ID renews its Associate Laboratory Status for a period of 10 years. A recognition of the quality of the work developed and the rigor and excellence of the institution.

On February 24th 2021, the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT) presented the provisional results of the Contest for the Attribution of Associated Laboratory Status (LA), in which 40 institutions or consortia of institutions were approved for attribution of the Associated Laboratory Status.

This assignment aims to encourage the aggregation and organization of human and material resources with the quality and dimension necessary to meet the specific objectives of national scientific and technological policy in R&D institutions or consortia of R&D institutions.

“With the renewal of the FCT Associate Laboratory Statute, INESC-ID sees its work recognized and the possibility of a path that we want to be of ever greater quality, prestige and excellence, not only at the national level, but also at European and world level”, says Inês Lynce, President of INESC-ID.

INESC-ID has the status of “Laboratório Associado” from FCT since December 2004.

LA are structural components of the National Scientific and Technological System and consist of research and development (R&D) institutions or consortia of R&D institutions that make explicit institutional commitments to pursue national scientific and technological policy objectives. To this end, these laboratories must have a dimension of human resources and scientific infrastructure that allows them to sustainably promote scientific and technical careers for doctorates.

By major scientific areas, LA are distributed as follows: Life and Health Sciences: 6; Exact and Engineering Sciences: 18; Natural and Environmental Sciences: 12, Social Sciences and Humanities: 4.

FCT points out that of the 40 LA coordinators, 13 are women (33%) and we can proudly say that INESC-ID is one of them.

The results of the evaluation can be consulted at: