Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Science and Technology Institute of Mozambique (Instituto Superior de Ciências e

Tecnologia de Moçambique - ISCTEM). João Vieira de Almeida, VdA's managing partner, Tiago Marreiros Moreira, VdA's partner in charge of VdA's international platform - VdAtlas - and Ana Rita Almeida Campos, VdA's Head of Business & Practice for Mozambique were in Maputo to sign the MoU regarding the above mentioned protocol with ISCTEM's dean, professor João Leopoldo da Costa.

This cooperation agreement foresees a number of initiatives to be undertaken by both parties such as the creation of a VdAcademia Award for Mozambique, VdA's cooperation as regards lecturing at ISCTEM and joint organization of conferences and seminars both in Portugal and Mozambique as well as the publication of scientific articles.

All these initiatives will be undertaken under the scope of VdAtlas (VdA's platform for international relations with lusophone countries) and VdAcademia - VdA's project dedicated to promoting knowledge development and rewarding merit through an annual award in Portugal and now also in Mozambique.

"We are extremely happy with this protocol. We are sure that VdAcademia award will promote an ever growing effort by Law students and that VdAcademia cooperation will also bring the academic and professional world closer together" says Ana Rita Almeida Campos.