Instituto Superior Técnico

Academic Development Unit


“The Academic Development Office (NDA) is responsible for developing teaching and learning strategies and dynamics that enhance the academic development of students and the career development of IST professors and researchers, namely through the generalized implementation of coaching, mentoring and tutoring practices, in alignment with the activity plan of the Scientific and Pedagogical Councils of IST. ”

Scope of action of the NDA, as published in DR, 2nd series, nº 32 of February 14, 2017.

The Academic Development Office evolved naturally from the Tutoring Support Office (GATu) created in the academic year 2003/2004, the first eight years of work are described in the book Monitoring and Tutoring Program: eight years promoting integration and academic success at IST (not translated).