Who we are

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NAU is an online project, pioneering at Portuguese national level, to support education and training, aimed at large audiences.

The NAU platform is a service developed and managed by the FCCN Unit of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) that allows the creation of courses in MOOC format (Massive Open Online Course), that is, courses open and accessible to all, produced by recognized and relevant entities in society, with the participation of thousands of people.

The NAU platform is a service developed and managed by the FCCN Unit of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) that allows the creation of courses in MOOC format (Massive Open Online Course), that is, courses open and accessible to all, produced by recognized and relevant entities in society, with the participation of thousands of people.

This platform is part of the transversal actions of the Portugal INCoDe.2030 initiative by promoting digital development, digital inclusion and literacy, education and qualification of the active population. INCoDe.2030 finds in NAU a tool that contributes to greater access to knowledge and to the development of skills, making the population more qualified.

The funding for the NAU project comes from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and the COMPETE 2020 Community Operational Program, within the framework of the Portugal 2020 Framework, with project number 02 / SAMA2020 / 2016.

Find out more about NAU numbers at NAU Data Studio.

Our vision

To be the reference platform for Portuguese-speaking knowledge.

Foster the production of content relevant to society, namely by encouraging requalification and lifelong learning.

To open up new worlds, creating constant and innovative routes of knowledge of Lusophony, taking advantage of the effect of scale.

Our objectives

Enable education and training to extended communities of users.

Promote a culture of knowledge and continuous learning, particularly in the Portuguese population.

Stimulate digital literacy.