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Costa Announces Strengthening Higher Education Transfers and Scholarships

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The executive leader acknowledged the difficult phase the country is going through and promised “special attention” to higher education.

MIGUEL A. LOPEZ/LUSA

The executive leader acknowledged the difficult phase the country is going through and promised “special attention” to higher education.

MIGUEL A. LOPEZ/LUSA

This Thursday, the Prime Minister announced an emergency 25 million euro boost for higher education institutions and a 10% increase in student scholarships, with an additional five percentage points for displaced students.

These government measures to strengthen institutions and support higher education students were conveyed to António Costa at the Teatro Thalia in Lisbon at the opening of the World Science Day session.

Following the intervention of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, the chief executive, promised “special attention at this difficult stage, when the world, Europe and Portugal are facing a serious inflationary phase.”

🇧🇷This affects the functioning of institutions, the ability of families to keep their children in school and themselves to continue learning.🇧🇷 Therefore, with the due consent of the Minister of Finance [Fernando Medina]we can announce an extraordinary strengthening of higher education institutions for a total of 25 million euros,” he said.

Also, according to the Prime Minister, in addition to the 25 million euros intended to improve the ability of higher education institutions to cope with rising energy costs, “the increase in all scholarships by 10% plus five points will also be enormously strengthened. [percentuais] in providing scholarships to students-immigrants”.

🇧🇷And there is a 50% increase for Erasmus fellows.🇧🇷 We want to create better conditions so that more students can continue their studies and so that higher education institutions can continue to develop their work in training and research,” he added.

Source: Observador

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