At the World Economic Forum last month in Switzerland, Portuguese prime minister António Costa highlighted rising economic opportunities in Portugal. With heavy investments in education, a highly trained workforce, and international connections and knowledge, the country is especially attractive for startups and tech companies.
Costa announced future investors at the Forum, including Google, which will launch a support center in Oeiras in June and hire 500 employees. Other companies, like Siemens and Bosch, are also increasing their investments.
These shifts make it the perfect time to study in Portugal! As new and established companies search for skilled workers with global perspectives, the opportunities for international students in Portugal continue to rise.