REQUIMTE, which is recognized as the Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde by the Portuguese Ministério de Ciência e do Ensino Superior, is a voluntary association of two research Centers which have freely opted to collaborate in research and postgraduate activities, whilst still being fully committed to their respective Universities.
REQUIMTE considers itself to have made a very important contribution to the way in which Chemistry, Biology and Chemical Engineering being carried out in Portugal is viewed internationally – as judged by the quality and quantity of its scientific publications and also by the number and quality of ongoing research projects.
REQUIMTE will focus the activities of its researchers to implement the principles of Green Chemistry.
REQUIMTE also aims to optimize internal collaboration and to identify the best international strategic partners.
REQUIMTE, whilst wishing to preserve its well-founded and successful roots in traditional chemical, biological and engineering sciences, intends fully to strengthen its international research in innovative and novel topics and to become a pool of attraction for young and well established national and international scientists.
REQUIMTE views its involvement in the postgraduate training of young people as a very important role. REQUIMTE policy is to select projects in such a way that students working within the organization will gain, in the course of their researches, the skills required by the employment market.
REQUIMTE is presently the largest chemical network in Portugal, with approximately 350 researchers, of which more than 130 hold a Ph.D. degree.
REQUIMTE provides an optimal environment to explore the synergies of the their expertise in answering the needs of the productive sector and providing specialized services and consulting.
REQUIMTE is currently pursuing an environmentally driven research in association with the chemical industry to develop closed loop industrial processes.
REQUIMTE is working to foster public awareness of key chemical and biochemical concepts, to help understand the costs and benefits of technology in the modern world and to develop a balanced global appreciation of environmental issues.