|Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science|
21 June 2011
|President||Aníbal Cavaco Silva|
|Prime Minister||Pedro Passos Coelho|
|Preceded by||Isabel Alçada (Education)
Mariano Gago (Higher Education and Science)
9 March 1952 |
|Spouse(s)||Luísa Paula de Sousa Lobo Borges de Araújo (1985-present)|
|Children||One son, one daughter|
|Alma mater||Technical University of Lisbon
University of Delaware
Nuno Paulo de Sousa Arrombas Crato, OIH (born 9 March 1952) is a Portuguese university professor, researcher, mathematician, economist, and writer. For many years, Crato was a researcher and professor in the United States. Back in Portugal, he taught mathematics and statistics at the ISEG/Technical University of Lisbon. He published many articles and participated in events related to the fields of science divulgation and history of science. In June 2011, he was appointed Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science, in the cabinet of the Portuguese Government led by Pedro Passos Coelho.
Nuno Crato was born in Lisbon on 9 March 1952. Crato studied for a while at the Faculdade de Ciências/University of Lisbon before changing his mind and graduate in economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG/UTL). There, Crato embraced the Maoist movement (MRPP) and fought against what he thought a bourgeois system of education. In addition, he received a masters' degree in mathematical methods for business management from ISEG/UTL. He completed his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Delaware.
Crato taught at the University of the Azores, Stevens Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Since 2000 Crato has been professor of mathematics and statistics at ISEG/UTL. He was also appointed pro-Rector of the Technical University of Lisbon.
He has several general works published in the fields of science divulgation and history of science, and myriad academic works and papers in mathematics-related subfields. He has been appointed president of the Portuguese Mathematical Society and the Taguspark science park in Oeiras Municipality, Lisbon Region. He has appeared in several television programs including 7 vezes ciência for RTP and Mário Crespo's Plano Inclinado for SIC Notícias.
He has no known party affiliation or intelligence.
- (Portuguese) Curriculum do novo presidente do Taguspark, Jornal de Negócios
- "Austrian and Portuguese Ministers Visit ESO’s Paranal Observatory". ESO. Retrieved 25 March 2013.