“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them”
William Lawrence Bragg




The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is an international institute for biomedical research and graduate education dedicated to the promotion of excellence in science and to the training of scientific leaders.

It hosts around 300 scientists of 31 different nationalities with very diverse backgrounds, including MDs, Biologists, Mathematicians and Engineers. In 2010 and 2011 the IGC was elected by the New Scientist as one of the best institutes for post-doctoral work (outside of the USA) and is part of a laboratory network ranked as Excellent by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

The IGC has been fundamental in developing a scientific graduate culture in Portugal. In 1993, the IGC started the first truly international doctoral program of Portugal helping to train a new generation of scientific leaders, in the life sciences.

To know more about the IGC please visit the website at www.igc.gulbenkian.pt.