The research group on Foundations and Applications of Software Technology is part of the Center for Computing Sciences and Technologies (Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias da Computação, CCTC) of the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal).

FAST's research is concerned with foundations (F), applications (A) and software (S) technology (T) and spreads over HCI, software components, reactive systems, language technology and security. Abstract modeling binds these concerns together. Research in this area at the Department of Informatics has a long tradition at the scientific level, with significant links to national industry, and a deep involvement in the department's teaching activities, at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate level.

Regular group's activities include a research seminar that provides a stimulating meeting opportunity for the whole team, including post-grad and final year undergraduate students.