University of Aveiro’s General Council Visits CESAM

Last Tuesday (June 27th), the General Council of the University of Aveiro visited CESAM. The visit consisted of a traditional meeting between the members of the General Council and the Scientific Coordinator of CESAM, where an overview of CESAM’s activities was presented, and the council members had the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications.

After the meeting, the General Council members had the chance to visit the laboratories on the third floor of building 3 at CESAM. They were received by the heads of each laboratory. This was followed by a visit to ECOMARE (Laboratory for Innovation and Sustainability of Marine Biological Resources of the University of Aveiro) located in the port of Aveiro, Gafanha da Nazaré. At ECOMARE, the General Council was received by researchers Ricardo Calado and Catarina Eira (CESAM/DBIO), who are responsible for the Center for Aquaculture and Marine Research (CEPAM) and the Center for Marine Animal Research and Rehabilitation (CPRAM), respectively.

According to Professor Amadeu Soares, this visit was very useful for everyone involved. It provided an opportunity to showcase the quality and diversity of CESAM’s activities to both internal and external members of the General Council. Additionally, some suggestions were made that could be considered in the context of the ongoing revision of the University of Aveiro’s statutes.

The General Council of the University of Aveiro is responsible for electing the Rector, approving medium-term strategic plans, action plans for the Rector’s four-year term, as well as the general guidelines for the University in scientific, educational, financial, and patrimonial matters.

The Council consists of 19 members: ten representatives of professors and researchers, three students, one representative of technical, administrative, and management staff, and five external individuals of recognized merit, not affiliated with the University of Aveiro, who possess relevant knowledge and experience.

Text by: CESAM