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ObservIST’s 6th Call Closed

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The 6th ObservIST Call ended on March 12 with the submission of 12 practices distributed by 6 thematic fields:

  • Higher Education
  • Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Research, Development and Innovation
  • Technology Transfer
  • Other: Sustainability

The submitted practices will be assessed by a panel of evaluators and afterwards a Meeting is planned for the dissemination of Best Practices identified in this 6th ObservIST Call. Certificates will be attributed to the proponents of the practices evaluated as “Best Practices “.

This event, scheduled for a date to be announced, aims to promote the recognition and dissemination of the institution’s Best Practices within IST community.

Dissemination of Best Practices Recognized in ObservIST’s 5th Call

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

In order to fulfill the ObservIST mission, we continue to disseminate the Best Practices recognized in the 5th Call by publishing presentations and / or videos provided by the authors on the ObservIST Website:

The remaining Best Practices recognized in this 5th call can be consulted in the 2020 Portfolio (PDF, 2.4MB) and in presentations / videos to be released soon.

We take the opportunity to invite Técnico community to visit the ObservIST’s You Tube channel



Best Practice of the year

Design e Design and Production of MOOC courses at Técnico (PDF, 1MB)


Presentation vídeo (PT)

HIGHER EDUCATION EscapulISTe? Escape games with LEIC Students  (PDF, 280KB)



Presentation vídeo (PT)

PAwards from the Dept of Civil Engineeirng, Architecture and Earth Resources: Awards Professor Alberto Abecasis Manzanares e Professor João Arménio Correia Martins (PDF, 127KB)


Presentation video (PT)



Presentation (PT) (PDF,12MB)  

SOFT SKILLS NDA – academic career impact assessment  (PDF, 329KB)



Presentation (PT) (PDF,256KB )

 COMMUNICATION Alumni Talks (PDF,198KB )



Presentation (PT) (PDF, 929KB)

Survival Guide (PDF,108KB)|| Annex (PDF, 8MB)



Presentation (PT) (PDF, 616kB)

Visits to Técnico (PDF,110KB)



Presentation (PT) (PDF, 890KB)




Presentation (PT) (PDF, 404KB)

Gender Balance@Tecnico (PDF, 125KB)



Presentation Vídeo

GENEE _Collective workgroup to promote inclusion of students with disabilities, from Técnico Lisboa (PDF, 163, KB). Attachments 1 (PDF, 1MB), 2 (PDF, 586KB),2.1. (PDF,444KB), 2,2(PDF, 1MB),3(PDF, 586KB)


Presentation (PT) (PDF, 718KB)

Social C2TN, (PDF,129KB)



Presentation Vídeo



Ceris Open Day Organizing Commitee ( PDF, 128KB)



Presentation Vídeo



Apresentação (PDF, 2MB)

INTERNATIONALIZATION International Staff Week (PDF, 132KB)



Presentation (PT) (PDF, 517KB )

Link to Society Exhibition “Nó Cego”(PDF, 131KB)



Presentation (PT)ção (PDF, 1MB)


4th ObservIST meeting – Cancellation

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Given the current situation of the COVID19 pandemic, the 4th ObservIST Meeting will not be held on September 16, as announced.

Thus, and in order to fulfill the ObservIST mission, we will proceed with the dissemination of the Good Practices identified in the 5th Call, promoting their valorization and replication and enhancing the continuous improvement at Tecnico Lisboa, compiling the Good Practices in a portfolio already available in Portefólio 2020 and, soon, publishing the presentation of the Good Practices recognized in the 5th Call at the ObservIST youtube channel and ObservIST website  .

4th ObservIST Meeting

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

The 4th ObservIST Meeting will take place on September 16, to disseminate the Best Practices identified under the 5th Call, promoting their recognition and sharing.

The practices submitted in the 5th Call of the ObservIST (Observatory of Best Practices of IST), were evaluated by a pool of evaluators, who identified 20 Best Practices, among which the proposal “Design and Production of MOOC Courses at Técnico ” was chosen by the jury as the “Best Practice of the Year 2020 ”.

The IST community is invited to attend this Meeting, which will be broadcast via streaming.

Program of the 4th ObservIST Meeting (PDF, 128KB)

ObservIST recognises 20 Best Practices

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
The 5th call of ObservIST recognised 20 best practices, divided into six thematic fields.

ObservIST recognised 20 Best Practices. Year after year, the number of best practices recognised at Técnico increases, as well as the involvement of the community. “Design e produção dos cursos MOOC Técnico” has been recognised as IST Best Practice 2020.

The 20 Best Practices recognised this year are included in 6 out of 11 thematic fields defined by ObservIST: Higher Education, Internationalisation, Communication, Infrastructures, Human Resources, Research, Development and Innovation.

Higher Education:
• “Soft Skills NDA”;
• “(an)Dar a Aula”;
• “Conservação E Restauro: abordagens, projetos e obras”;
• “Design e Produção dos cursos MOOC Técnico”;
• “EscapulISTe? Escape Rooms com estudantes da LEIC”;
• “Prémios do Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Georrecursos: Prémios Professor Alberto Abecasis Manzanares e Professor João Arménio Correia Martins”;
• “Social Innovation Lab – SILAB”;
• “Reuniões de Fecho do semestre na LEIC”;
• “Um documento viajado é um documento privilegiado: o Empréstimo Interbibliotecas na Biblioteca do Instituto Superior Técnico”

Research, Development and Innovation
• “Ceris Open Day 2019”

• International Staff Week

• “Alumni Talks”;
•“Survival Guide”;
• “Visitas ao Técnico”;

Human Resources
• “DECivil PhD Welcome”;
•“GENEE – Grupo para os Estudantes com Necessidades Educativas Especiais do Técnico Lisboa”;
•“Gender Balance @Técnico”;
•“Social C2TN”;

• “Técnico – Campus Sustentável”

Link to Society
•“Exposição ‘Nó Cego’ Workshops”

The Best Practices now recognised will be shared at the 4th ObservIST Meeting scheduled for September 2020 (the date will be announced soon).

Since its creation in 2015, ObservIST has recognised 61 best practices at Técnico, in the most varied domains.


Best Practices were identified in the 5th Call of the ObservIST

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

After reviewing the practices submitted for the 5th Call of the ObservIST (Best Practice Observatory), 20 Best Practices were identified, distributed in 6 of the 11 defined subject areas:

  • Higher Education
  • Internationalization
  • Communication
  • Infrastructure
  • Human Resources
  • Research, Development and Innovation

one practice recognized as “Best Practice” contributes to the “link to Society”

The Best Practices now recognized will be shared at the 4th ObservIST Meeting scheduled for September 2020 (to be announced soon).

5th Good Practice call

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

The ObservIST launches its 5th  Good Practice call on defined subject areas

The Observatory of Good Practices at IST (ObservIST) is a project that aims to identify, consolidate and disseminate institutional good practices, promoting their valorization and replication, thus boosting continued improvement in the School.

Having already held three  ObservIST meetings , which aimed to disseminate, promote and share the good practices identified in the previous call, the Observist launches its 5th call for Submission of Good Practices until March 10, 2020, and invites the entire IST community to participate.

More informations:

ObservIST poster at 41st EAIR Forum

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The Institutional Studies, Planning and Quality Area presented the ObservIST and the work developed over 5 years of activity at the 41st EAIR Forum under the theme “Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What? Why? How?” which took place between August 25 and 28 in Leiden, the Netherlands, by presenting a Poster – Elevator pitch.

ObservIST Communication at the 41st EAIR Forum

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The IST Best Practice Observatory will be present at the 41st Annual EAIR Forum (, held at the University of Leiden, Netherlands, from August 25-28th, 2019.

The topic of the conference is “Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What? Why? How?”.

Dissemination of Best Practices Recognized by Observist

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Third Meeting of the Observist took place on June 25th.

In this edition of the event seventeen Best Practices (BP), distributed by various thematic fields, were shared and certified, promoting their continuity and dissemination by the IST community.

The Best Practices (BP) are available on the “Best Practices” tab of the Observist website for the purpose of promoting their dissemination.







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