Dr. António Rendas has been the Research Associate in Pathology at the Harvard Medical School and at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, in Boston, USA, in 1978. He did his public exam for Extraordinary Professor of Pathophysiology, in 1979 at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) and is Full Professor of Pathophysiology, since 1982.
He was Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine during three years (1983-1986), has been Vice Dean for six years at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (1990-1996) and appointed Dean of the FMS in 1996 until 2006. President of the Portuguese Council of Rectors, since March 2010 until September 2014. Major interest research areas: respiratory pathology, biomedical aging evaluation, medical education, university management and performance indicators. He authored and co-authored 138 lectures and 76 scientific articles at national and international level. Main Investigator of 7 national projects. He has held numerous national and international consultancies and is currently member of the Consultative Council for Scholarships of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Medical Schools in Europe, Member of the Steering Committee for the Autonomy Scorecard of the European University Association. Member of the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe Steering Committee.