University of Lisbon

University of Lisbon (ULisboa) is the largest Higher Education Institution in Portugal and one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. To study at ULisboa is to attend a people-oriented university that privileges merit and is strongly committed to high-quality education and to its projection in the science and innovation international scene.

ULisboa provides over 400 degrees in all knowledgeable areas. With an academic staff of about 3.500 professors, and over 400 researchers, this institution serves a universe of 50.000 students.

The quality in research, innovation and culture at ULisboa Schools attracts an increasing number of international talents seeking to develop projects at the highest level with the research Units and Groups.

ULisboa prepares professionals for the world, providing them with the skills to take on the demands of the global market. Contributing to this cause, are the over 550 agreements and protocols celebrated with international institutions, reinforcing ULisboa’s daily commitment to providing a complete, high quality and distinguished education.

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Structured, high-level research

The Ulisboa Research Units is evaluated by the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT (Portuguese NationalFunding Agency for Science, Research and Technology) with Exceptionnal, Excellent and Very Good. It consists of 6 units (ExactsSciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and Thematic Areas) comprising a total of 60laboratories and research units covering all fields of study.

Partners and networks

ULisboa is committed to the implementation of strategic partnerships in key intervention areas, at a national and international level, including academic and business-oriented partnerships. These partnerships aim to contribute to increase the university’s impact on society, namely through the diffusion and transfer of knowledge.

In this context, the highlight goes to the ULisboa relevant involvement in the challenge launched by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) to participate in Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). These partnership platforms were created to develop Europe's innovation capacity through dynamic cross-border partnerships that actively promote knowledge transfer.

KICs are partnerships that aim to contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the economy by strengthening cooperation among the various players in the knowledge triangle: education, research and innovation. The aim is to achieve economic growth through employability in a knowledge-based economy.

ULisboa is a member of two KICs, selected by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT Health & InnoEnergy).

The Lisbon Living + Consortium was set up in response to the competition launched by the EIT regarding the establishment of a KIC in the Health area. Lisbon Living + brings together several institutions from the Lisbon and Évora regions, including companies, universities, public health care providers and private institutions, research centres, social solidarity institutions and representatives of local authorities aiming to contribute to the transfer and valorisation of knowledge to promote healthy living and active aging. ULisboa has also been consolidating partnerships with institutions from the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN) and companies through protocols.

GOALS key staff

At the University of Lisbon, FMH – Faculty of Human Kinetics, founded in 1940, has more than 2.000 students and its fundamental objective is Human Development, through motor skills, through the study of the body and its manifestations in the interaction of biological processes with sociocultural values. With a vision to sustain and improve the excellence of teaching and research with national and international reputation, nurturing relevant skills and knowledge in the formation of knowledgeable, competent, integrity, resilient and influential students in society. The openness to the exchange of ideas, freedom of expression, solidarity, entrepreneurial initiative and proactive thinking and attitudes are University of Lisbon’s core values. With enthusiasm and reconciling individual interests and motivations with the inseparable collective interest, organisational cohesion is optimised.

FMH – Faculty of Human Kinetics also offers courses in sports management in the intersection of Sport Sciences with Management Science, directed to technical staff developing their professional action in the context of sport management in various bodies of public or private administrations, namely those working for public and private institutions related to sport; presidents, technical directors, and secretaries of sports federations, clubs general and sport managers, as well as students from different degrees.