Nuno Crato

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Nuno Crato
ComIH
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Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 June 2011
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Preceded by Isabel Alçada (Education)
Mariano Gago (Higher Education and Science)
Personal details
Born (1952-03-09) 9 March 1952 (age 62)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Independent
Alma mater Technical University of Lisbon
University of Delaware
Occupation Politician
Profession Mathematician
Website http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~ncrato/

Nuno Paulo de Sousa Arrobas 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 popularization 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.

Early years[edit]

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). In addition, he received a masters' degree in mathematical methods for business management from ISEG/UTL. He completed his doctorate in applied mathematics at the University of Delaware.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Austrian and Portuguese Ministers for Science visit Paranal[2]

Crato taught at the University of the Azores, Stevens Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.[1] 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 popularization 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 4 vezes ciência for RTP and Mário Crespo's Plano Inclinado for SIC Notícias.[1]

Political career[edit]

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.

He has no known party affiliation.

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