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12 Best Practice Award Winners at the 6th ObservIST Call

2 of July, 2021

via ObservIST

The 12 Best Practices Winners have already been disclosed, following the ObervIST’s 6th Call. Learn more about them at the 4th ObservIST’s meeting to be scheduled for the 12th October 2021, at the Abreu Faro Amphitheatre (venue to be confirmed).

Best Practices recognized at the 6th ObservIST’s Call:

Scrum-based supervision of MSc theses

A study which identifies the benefits of using Scrum to manage MSc theses.

Exonline: Use of the OpenedEX platform for evaluation (tests, exams)

Use of OpenEDX, exclusively for evaluation, with different levels of complexity, which is suitable for exams in STEM subjects through different types of questions.

Recover, organize and make digital information available at the Técnico Library: an evolving reality

The construction of a digital library should cater for Técnico community’s needs in terms of content nature and access to information and be able to ensure the safekeeping of documents in the long run. This reality has already been set in motion and is one of the strategic goals for development of the Técnico library.

 Safely CERIS Day Out 2020 during COVID19

The purpose of this event was to promote the interaction between young CERIS researchers and decrease isolation among them, while enhancing team spirit, promoting activities between its members, transferring knowledge between different research areas, promoting cooperation and carrying out the CERIS role in the community.


Lab2Market@Técnico is an innovation acceleration programme, which aims to seek the best way of valuing the technologies developed by Técnico faculty, researchers and MSc and PhD students.

‘Explain like I’m 5’ – Talks about science at Técnico for curious children and grownups. (BP of the year 2021)

These talks seek to encourage children’s interest in science, underpinned in a cycle of talks with researchers of all scientific areas taught at Técnico, which deal with the scientific work carried out at the institution by using simple and accessible language for 5-year olds.

‘ISTO É’  Podcast

The ‘ISTO É’ podcast gives students voice to reply to candidates’ frequently asked questions, which deal mainly with Técnico’s educational offer and academic life, overcoming constraints brought by the pandemic and reaching out to prospective students.

Faraday News

This is a news platform which aims to bring together the general public and cutting-edge technology in different areas of Engineering, in particular Electronic Engineering, by increasing knowledge and paving the way for those who want to know more.

‘Grupo Comunica Ciência’, for the dissemination and communication of science carried out at Técnico, internally and externally

The goal of this group is to bring together the communication structure of the different units and the central communication structure of Técnico, as well as furthering a common body sense.

Virtual Visit to Técnico

Virtual visits to overcome the lack of access to Técnico facilities in the second semester of 2019/2020, as a result of the pandemic which led to the cancellation of the visits promoted by the NAPE’s Guides.

Working@Tecnico: Assessment of Psychosocial Risks at Técnico

Description of data collection and analysis, planning and implementation of an awareness campaign for Psychosocial Risks at Técnico.

Mechanics I makes the difference!

Description of the introduction of a separate collection procedure of urban solid waste and the development of a model with operating management measures and communication strategies.

Since its creation in 2015, 73 Best Practices have been recognized by the ObservIST, in a wide range of fields, by expert review teams.


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