Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Group.png Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  
FCG CalousteGulbenkian Logo.jpg
Formation18 July 1956
FounderCalouste Gulbenkian
HeadquartersLisbon, Portugal
Interest ofLeonardo Mathias
Member ofThe Hague Club
SubpageCalouste Gulbenkian Foundation/President
Philanthropic foundation with Bilderberg habit.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese institution dedicated to the promotion of the arts, philanthropy, science, and education. One of the wealthiest charitable foundations in the world, the Gulbenkian Foundation was founded on 18 July 1956 according to the last will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the wily Portugal-based oil magnate who bequeathed his assets to the country in the form of a foundation.

Several people from the Foundation 3 Presidents Isabel Mota, Artur Santos Silva and Emilio Rui Vilar, plus Leonardo Mathias, have attended Bilderberg conferences, indicating that it might be more to it than art patronage.

Gülbenkian the Turkish-Armenian oil magnate had one of the largest private art collections in Europe, which is housed in the foundation's Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. The foundation hosts numerous institutions and initiatives including the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Gulbenkian Science Institute, Gulbenkian Prizes and the Gulbenkian Commission.

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is an international centre for biological and biomedical research and graduate training based in Oeiras, Portugal.[1] Founded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG) in 1961, and still supported by the Foundation, the IGC is organised in small independent research groups that work in an environment designed to encourage interactions with minimal hierarchical structure.

The scientific programme covers a wide range of domains and is at the interface of different disciplines. These include cell and developmental biology, evolutionary biology, immunology and host-pathogen interaction, plant biology, sociobiology, computational biology and biophysics.[2]


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