The Scientific Council is an internal body responsible for monitoring and guiding scientific and technical activities.
Its responsibilities include:
- To deliver opinions on research projects, budget, plans and annual reports of INESC TEC’s activity;
- To support the Administrative Board on matters of scientific development;
- To implement procedures that incentivize excellence, assess quality and promote the external image of the scientific activity.
The Scientific Council is composed of representatives of the postdoctoral researchers and its organization directly results from the activity structuring within the areas corresponding to the Centres. Each Centre has its own field-specific Scientific Committee, composed of all its researchers with a PhD. The Scientific Council of INESC TEC includes one representative from each Centre’s committee and three additional members appointed by the Administrative Board, among whom a President is chosen.
Its members are elected by the General Council for a five year term, and can be reelected an unlimited amount of times. The current Council is appointed for the five-year term 2019/2023.