São Tomé and Príncipe

Country Representative

Prof. Miclay Dos Reis Pereira Carvalho, PhD (University of São Tomé and Príncipe)

Universidade de São Tomé e Príncipe (USTP)


The University of São Tomé and Príncipe (USTP) is a public institution of higher education that results from the need to create a structure capable of bringing together the different institutions and poles of formation in order to confer functional and institutional uniformity to higher education in São Tomé and Príncipe. The USTP was created through Decree-Law no. 9/2014 by decision of the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe and constitutes an emanation of the Basic Law of the Educational System that institutionalizes University and Polytechnic Higher Education in the structure of the National Education System. This process is therefore a result of the desire to bring together, in the same institution, several areas of knowledge, thus creating better conditions to accompany the contemporary evolution of science, technology, arts and humanities. Its teaching, research and extension activities are national in scope; it enjoys scientific, pedagogical and administrative autonomy. The USTP objective is higher education, research and extension that allows qualifying citizens with capacity for entrepreneurial action and independent reflection, necessary for the sustainable development of the country. To achieve this objective, USTP currently has three organic teaching units (Faculties) and one organic research and extension units (Center).

Organic Teaching Units - Faculties

1.    Higher Institute of Education and Communication (ISEC); located in the São Tomé city. At present, the following courses are available: communication sciences, sciences of education, marketing and publicity and physical education (undergraduate courses)

2.    Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT) located in the São Tomé City. At present, the faculty ministers the following courses: agronomy, biology, economics, accounting and finance, law, informatics, management, master in Public Law and Sustainable Development (undergraduate courses) and master degree in Public Law and Sustainable Development ; master degree in agroecology and Rural Development.

3.    Higher Institute of Health Sciences Victor Sá Machado (ISCSSM); located in the São Tomé City. It is responsible for following undergraduate courses: nursing, administrative management of health services, epidemiology and clinic psychology.


Center for Development Studies (CED); located in the Sao Tome City. which is in the process of being set up and added to other research centers of USTP partner universities, according to the law.


Membership: Since 2022


Prof. Miclay Dos Reis Pereira Carvalho, PhD 

Post-graduation: Ph.D Biosystems engineer Candidate at University of León, Spain (ongoing). 

Post-graduation: Master in Agroecology at Polytechnic institute of Bragança, Portugal (2015-2017)

Graduation: Agronomy at University of São Tomé and Príncipe (2010-2014).


Training course for Trainers in Digital Scenarios of Sovereignty and Food Nutritional Security at UNESP, SP, Brazil. 

Agricultural Sustainable Development for African Senior Officers”, in Beijing  

Planning, Maintenance and Management of Small irrigation schemes, in Egypt. 

International Vegetable Training Course “Vegetables: From Seed To Table an Beyond” in AVRDC Thailand 

Workshop on Production and Marketing for Plant Tissue Culture and Healthy Seedling Propagation in TAIWAN”.


Since 2012 agronomist at Research’s Centre Agronomic and Technology of São Tome and Príncipe (CIAT/STP).

Since 2017 teacher at the University of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Member of Action for Agricultural Development and Environmental Protection. ONG ADAPPA.

Member of Mechanism for Facilitation and Participation of the University in the National Council of Food Security and Nutritional of the CPLP.