João Guerreiro, full professor and former rector of the University of Algarve, was appointed to the presidency of A3ES – Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency.
The inauguration ceremony of the new board of directors of A3ES precedes the conference «Reflecting on the past and the future of the evaluation and accreditation of higher education in Portugal», which will take place on December 18, at Teatro Thalia, in Lisbon , from 11:00 to 12:30.
In this conference, which begins with an introduction by Manuel Sobrinho Simões, president of the Board of Curators of A3ES, the outgoing president, Alberto Amaral, will intervene, followed by João Guerreiro, who will make his first speech as president of A3ES.
The former Rector of UAlg, who, in a statement, welcomed the appointment, until then served as president of the National Commission for Access to Higher Education (CNAES).
The conference program also includes a debate with brief interventions by presidents of academic federations and the presidents of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP), Coordinating Council of Higher Polytechnic Institutes (CCISP) and the Portuguese Association of Private Higher Education (APESP) .
The closing session will be chaired by Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.
The conference will be transmitted through the following link: https://videocast.fccn.pt/live/sec-geral_mec/sdtroo, prior registration is required through the following address: Escritó[email protected]
João Pinto Guerreiro has a degree in Geography from the University of Lisbon, a master of science in Rural Planning and Environment, a PhD in Economic Sciences and an aggregate in Regional Economics from the University of Algarve.
In addition to being the rector of UAlg (2006-2013), he held several functions in the scope of university management, with special emphasis on those who are pro-rector for the transfer of technology and innovation and those of coordinator of the Regional Center for Innovation in the Algarve. He was also chairman of the Algarve Region Coordination Commission (1996-2003) and the Algarve Operational Program – PROA.
In 2017 he chaired the Independent Technical Commission on fires, appointed by the Assembly of the Republic.
Since 2013 he served as president of the National Commission for Access to Higher Education (CNAES).