Education
Project
December 17, 2020

Mentes Empreendedoras

Mentes Empreendedoras was created to foster a generation of impact citizens and leaders able to transform themselves and their communities. This year we expect to serve about 5,000 young people. Also, under GlobalTeacher Prize Portugal and Inspire your Teacher, we are working to increase the stature of the teaching profession.

Mentes Empreendedoras
Afonso Mendonça Reis

Afonso Mendonça Reis

Afonso Mendonça Reis is the Founder of Mentes Empreendedoras since 2010. He was an Assistant Professor at Nova SBE and advised senior policymakers at the OECD in Paris and the United Nations in Geneva. Afonso has worked and traveled in over 70 countries.

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4. Quality education
8. Decent work and economic growth
10. Reduced inequalities
Education
Project
SDG
4
10
17

HR4Inclusion

HR4Inclusion aims to develop a market mechanism that, through human resources companies, ensures an inclusive recruitment process, allowing a greater and better connection between the persons with disabilities who want to work and the companies that are willing to hire them.

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Education
Research insight
SDG
4
10

The effect of a specialized versus a general upper-secondary school curriculum on students’ performance and inequality

Countries differ in their academic upper-secondary school systems whereby some require their students to choose a specialization track from a set of areas – typically natural sciences, economic sciences, or humanities – and follow that specialization for the course of their upper secondary education years whereas, by contrast, others follow a general curriculum in which students are not required to follow a single specialization and thus, may receive a more general education. This research estimates the possible effects on students’ achievement of these institutional differences.

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Education
Impactful stories
SDG
4

PhD Series - Meet Diogo Mendes

Diogo Mendes recently graduated from the Nova SBE PhD program in Economics and Finance (here). Diogo has been working on several projects and research aiming at supporting developing countries — SDG goal 8 and 17. Since August 2020 he works at the Stockholm School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

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