Leão states that the Ministry of Science has only submitted one ISCTE project for funding

Leão states that the Ministry of Science has only submitted one ISCTE project for funding

Former Finance Minister João Leão said Wednesday that the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES) has presented only one project, that of ISCTE, for funding and a process that refers to three institutes polytechnics.

“As far as universities are concerned, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES) presented only one project, that of ISCTE, for funding under this envelope”, clarified the current Vice Chancellor. of ISCTE, João Leão, in a press release sent to the editorial offices.

This is a news made by Público, who, quoting the former Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, reports that MCTES has commissioned more than one funding project, within an allocation provided by the 2017 State Budget, to finance central administration entities with difficulties in carrying out projects with European funds for additional needs of the national public counterpart.

According to Público, only ISCTE’s request for funding was approved by the Ministry of Finance, then headed by João Leão, who is now vice-chancellor of ISCTE.

João Leão came today to clarify that, as far as universities are concerned, MCTES presented only the ISCTE project, which “is explained by the fact that this institution is located in a region where the weight of EU funding is lower”.

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