António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, announces that Elvira Fortunato, Vice-Rector of NOVA University Lisbon, where she has been coordinating the research area since 2017, will be the new Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the XXIII Government of the Portuguese Republic.
This new position continues the long journey of the scientist and academic who has always played an active role in raising public awareness on the importance of science and has been contributing to the influence of science among policy makers.
NOVA University Lisbon congratulates Elvira Fortunato on her appointment to the post of Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, as well as João Costa for his appointment as Minister of Education and Marta Temido for her reappointment as Minister of Health. To the three members of the XXIII constitutional government, and members of the NOVA community, the University wishes every success in this mission at the service of the country.
The new government will take office on March 30th.