Creating a Trans-Atlantic Knowledge Network

March 2008
Foreign Affairs;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 87 Issue 2, special section p5
The article examines scientific innovation and its applications in the nation of Portugal. Efforts to wire the country for Internet access in the early 1990s are described. The article provides details on a government plan to emphasize information technology and knowledge- based resources in Portugal. The administration of prime minister Jose Socrates has been in the vanguard of providing public services through the Internet including tax filing, health care and employment assistance. Partnerships between Portuguese and American universities are described.


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