University of Lisbon, Portugal
The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) founded on July 2013 has been the result of a merger process between the former Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) and the University of Lisbon (UL). ULisboa extends the continuity of both institutions recognized scientific and cultural traditions. As a privileged space of science and knowledge, ULisboa is today one of the major institutions of Higher Education in Europe and one of the leading Universities in the country.
The University of Lisbon plays an important role in creating knowledge and innovation, in fostering the economy, and educating the leaders of the 21st century. The diversity of competences is a competitive advantage of ULisboa compared to traditional universities. ULisboa is composed of 18 Schools and Faculties - the Schools that make up ULisboa are the largest and oldest in Portugal and all have extensive and active international networks. ULisboa offers a total of 462 Programmes (Undergraduate, Integrated Master, Master and Doctorate Degree) of which 243 are Master Degrees and118 are Doctoral Degrees. It enrols around 50 thousand students each year. The EU student exchange flow (coming and going) of ULisboa under the SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme totalled almost 1700 students.
The School of Agriculture, is the largest and most qualified school of graduate and post-graduate degrees in the Agricultural Sciences, in Portugal, and its know-how is recognized nationally and internationally. With over 100 years of experience, it has been adjusting its teaching to both the technological evolution and the reality of the country, focusing both on quality and modernization.
ISA was integrated in the Technical University of Lisbon in 1930. Since 2013 it became part of the University of Lisbon, resulting from the merger of the Technical University of Lisbon and the former University of Lisbon. It has about 1500 students in graduate and undergraduate programmes, a faculty of 116 teachers and 47 Researchers.
Located in the heart of Lisbon, Tapada da Ajuda – an Environmental and Botanical Park with about 100 ha, of recognized interest – it is also a pleasant place for events, recreational activities and the discovery of sites, such as the interesting Amphitheatre of Stone, the Belvedere, the Garden of the Parada, the Rugby field, the Astronomical Observatory, the Exhibition Pavilion, the Auditorium of Lagoa Branca, among others.