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Orientation Week | Spring Semester 2019/20

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Between the 10th and the 13th of February, we welcomed over 300 new international students, that will study at Técnico during the 2nd semester, following several Mobility Programmes. We could count on the support of 39 Mentors who, once more, made themselves available to welcome their new schoolmates and to guide them through their first steps at Técnico.

On February 14, the Abreu Faro Amphitheater hosted the Welcome Ceremony, where Professor Luís Miguel Silveira welcomed the new students, followed by NMCI and NAPE presentations. Along with the Mobility Coordinator from each course, visits to Técnico departments took place.

On the same day, we prepared the Portuguese Lunch, allowing the students from all around the world to taste typical portuguese dishes, such as Bacalhau à Brás and Arroz de Pato, topping off with the traditional Pastel de Nata, going along with a glass of moscatel or ginjinha. After lunch, the Portugal Rally took place, providing a bit of Portuguese cultural and historical background.On the weekend of February 15 and 16, our programme included several leisure and cultural activities, such as the City Rally (a circuit full of challenges in downtown Lisbon, streamlined by our Mentors), as well as surf lesson in Carcavelos, a trip to Sintra or a trip to Belém and Cristo Rei. Sunday ended with our Welcome BBQ, where national and international students had the chance to socialize and have fun together.

At last, on February 17, after the first day of classes, we ended our Orientation Week programme with the Pubcrawl, where everyone got to know the night in Bairro Alto.

We hope we provided an unforgettable experience to the new international students at Técnico. We wish you a very unique and successful semester!

ATHENS Programme | November 2019

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Between 16th and 22nd of November, we welcomed our ATHENS Programme students from the November 2019 edition. The ATHENS Programme is a short duration mobility programme, with an intensive course in a specific area of specialization.

In this edition, more than 75 students participated in a cultural programme, that had multiple experiences and activities, like visits to historical monuments from Lisbon, such as, the Santa Justa lift and Terreiro do Paço. In the middle of the week, the participants also had the possibility to climb to the top of the South Tower.

In order to taste the portuguese gastronomy, typical dishes and dinners were part of the programme, just like the famous Pastéis de Belém, queijadas and travesseiros of Sintra.

This experience allows students to get in touch with our country, culture and landscape, creating a spark in the interest for Portugal and the desire to come back.



Mentoring Programme 2018/19 | 2nd Semester

Monday, January 21st, 2019

With the arrival of a new semester, we are preparing to host approximately 300 mobility students, coming from various countries around the globe, who will study at Técnico during the 2nd Semester.

The Reception Days will be held at the Alameda campus from the 11th to the 14th of February and the Orientation Week, a series of cultural activities to welcome our international students to Lisbon, will take place between the 15th and the 17th of February (during the weekend).

As usual, NAPE will not be able to provide the best welcoming week without its Mentors, that will accompany these students over the next semester. The Mobility Students Mentors’ mission is to guide them around the campus and to share our culture, while having the opportunity to participate in some of the Orientation Week activities such as the City Rally.

Registrations are open until February the 2nd in the following form.


Thursday, June 16th, 2016


Hi there!

The Student Support Unit NAPE – IST has the pleasure to invite you to the Summer Barbecue, that will take place today, on the 17th of June, at 7pm! Show up and bring your friends, so we can all enjoy a fun and exciting night!

Join the event here

See you there,

The Student Support Unit


Magusto Barbecue 2015

Monday, November 9th, 2015


Since autumn just came, it’s time for Magusto, a portuguese tradition. Besides the cheap beer/sangria and the awesome bifanas that you’re already used to, we will also have chestnuts and Jeropiga (alcoholic drink), a traditional combination for this time. It’s happening in the 11th of November at 19h00.

Are you sure you want to miss this amazing opportunity?

Get involved, get in touch and join us in this great event!

Savoring the World 2015

Thursday, October 15th, 2015


Message to all mentors and mobility students:

NAPE is back with another international event for you!

This time, we want you to share your culture on an international dinner, where everyone is invited to bring some dishes, drinks and typical things from their country!

We will wait for you next Tuesday, 20th of October, by 8 pm on the Main Hall, Técnico’s Main Building 🙂

Help us with the logistics and make your registration online:
You can register yourself, or gather some friends from the same country and create a National Team!

Bring something to share, some friends and your best mood!

“Get involved, get in touch, and join us!”


Farewell Barbecue

Thursday, May 28th, 2015




On behalf of the NAPE team, we hope this semester has gone according to your expectations. The end of the academic year is here and we don’t want to miss the chance to provide a farewell party specially for you!

Therefore, we invite you to the Farewell Barbecue, on the 29th of May at 7p.m in the BBQ area (right next to the football field).

We will have beer, sangria, shots, bifanas and also some summer drinks. Throughout the night you can also enjoy some games, music and many other surprises!

It was a pleasure for us having the opportunity to help and guide you during this year at Técnico. Don’t miss the last barbecue of the year and come prepare yourself to the finals!

Every good story has a happy ending. Come and meet yours!


PlasmaSurf 2015 Summer Course

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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The third edition of PlasmaSurf will take place from 12 to 17 July close to Oeiras, Portugal.

This summer school is a short training course covering the basic aspects on plasma physics and related science topics. It is specifically tailored for engineering and physics students aiming at complementing their education at the PhD level in plasma physics, high power lasers or nuclear fusion.

Celebrating the 2015 International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies, this year we will have a special edition with a stronger focus on the interplay between light, lasers and plasmas!

Major topics to be covered include:
– Introduction to plasma physics
– Magnetic and inertial nuclear fusion
– High power and ultrashort lasers
– Large international experiments involving plasma science

The course will include a tour of the ISTTOK Tokamak and the Laboratory for Intense Lasers.

A major goal of the course is to promote a lively interaction among students and lecturers between the sessions, visits and lunch time. The accommodation cost during the course and workdays breakfast + lunch will be covered by IST. Please note that no funds are available for travel expenses except for local activities.

This event is organized by IPFN and NAPE.

More information is available at the official website:

For further information, you can also contact us by e-mail:



Enrollment to Mobility Students’ Mentor

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Given the success of the last Welcome Weekend, NAPE is preparing a new event for all the mobility students that will study at Técnico in the next semester: the Orientation Week.

This event will take place on 9th and 13th of February and, once more, the participation of the Técnico students as mentors is essential to the success of this project. To all the mentors that wish to continue making part of the Mentorship Programme in this 2nd Semester or cancel their subscription, it’s asked to fill, until Sunday (Feb. 8th), the following form.

The Student Support Unit counts on you to welcome, one more time, the new Técnico Lisboa mobility students, in the best possible way!

Magusto Barbecue 2014

Thursday, November 6th, 2014


Hey guys!

Since autumn just came, it’s time for Magusto: a Portuguese tradition!

Besides the cheap beer/sangria and the awesome bifanas that you’re already used to, we will also have chestnuts and Jeropiga! Are you sure you want to miss this amazing opportunity? 😉

Next wednesday, 12th November, at 7 pm in Técnico!

Get Involved, Get in Touch and Join us!