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As per instruction of the Portuguese Government and recomendation of the Saudi Authorities, the Embassy of Portugal in Riyadh will be implementing exceptional measures to reduce the exposure of the public to COVID-19.

 

The Embassy informs, therefore, that its Consular Section will only be receiving visitors with prior appointment, taking effect from the 16th of March until the 9th of April. 

 

Any person struggling with any urgent matter or consular emergency is kindly advised to contact the Embassy either via its email, riade@mne.pt, or its emergency line: +966(0)504219631.

 

Riyadh, 15th of March 2020

 

After four months away on a mission, the NRP Sagres has yesterday, October 29th, returned to Lisbon. The sailing ship will be docked at the Alfeite Naval Dockyard.

Staying there for just a few days as it will be headed to the Algarve. From September 5th to the 7th, it will be docked, for the first time, in Faro´s Harbor, as celebration for the local holiday.

Tourists and locals will be able to visit this which is the most well know Vessel in the Portuguese Navy. In service since 1962, in its many trips it, it has landed in 171 ports in 61 countries.

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Portugal’s investment in knowledge, creativity and innovation stimulus, constitute a priority for the Portuguese Government. Materialized, among others, by defining public policies in the field of internationalization, involving the areas of Science, Technology, Higher Education and Foreign Affairs.

In Portugal, Higher Education, Science and Technology have been experiencing an unprecedented internationalization process, reaching acknowledgement in several different levels. Among others, a 119% increase in the number of foreign students in the last 8 years. A 74% growth of the number of PHD holders between 2000 and 2010. The Portuguese scientific production saw a 35 fold increase in the previous 25 years. And the Portuguese Higher Education Institutions reach each year higher and higher spots in the most prestigious international rankings, 7 degrees in the TOP of the Shanghai Ranking in 2018.

Intent on promoting knowledge and the internationalization of the Science, Technology and Higher Education Systems, the Portuguese Government has launched the Estudar e Investigar em Portugal / Study & Research in Portugal Initiative. Encompassing a platform to spread awareness of the national institutions, projects and activities related to the Higher Education, Science and Technology.

Study & Research in Portugal is a fundamental instrument for promoting the internationalization of the country in fields such as scientific diplomacy, tourism, mobility, the economy, heritage, language and culture.

One of the goals inscribed in the promotion plan of the Study & Research in Portugal Initiative specifically targets the Portuguese communities abroad. Getting them to know what the Higher Education, Science and Technology System in Portugal today represents. Being an alternative, and opportunity, to study or research, invest and promote further knowledge, developing innovation of international reference. The Portuguese Emigrants and their most direct relatives abroad may apply to the Concurso Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Superior (National Higher Education Access Procedure). Having for the purpose a number of reserved vacancies, totaling 7% of the overall spots. For more information about eligibility, requirements and application procedure, please visit the following link.

Contacts

Bdlg 56, Prince Faisal bin Sa'ad bin Abdulrahman St., Al Worood. Perto/near Kingdom Tower
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

+966 114 826 964
+966 114 822 147
riade@mne.pt (Chancery)
sconsular.riade@mne.pt (Consular Section)

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