Eduardo Marçal Grilo
Born in 1942, got is PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IST in 1973. He was among other duties, General Director of Higher Education between 1976 and 1980 World Bank Project of the General Coordinator in Education between 1980 and 1985; President of the National Council of Education 1992-1995; Minister of Education 1995 to 1999; Administrator of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation between 2000 and 2015. he is currently the President of the General Council of the University of Aveiro since 2015. he is also de member of other several institutions. He is the author of several publications in the field of engineering and in the areas of Education and Development Aid. He was awarded the orders of : Military Sant 'Iago of the Sword of Merit and Public Instruction.