Universidade de Lisboa

University Profile

Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is the largest university in Portugal with about 50,000 students and 4,000 faculty members, 2,500 technical staff persons, and 400 degree courses. ULisboa is the most prestigious Portuguese university and a leading European higher education institution and hosts over a thousand foreign students. Notwithstanding assessment methods or criteria, ULisboa also leads the main international rankings and is amongst the 200 best universities worldwide. Located in the heart of the city of Lisbon, it provides its entire community with the best and most diverse academic programs, vowing to deliver a uniquely enriching experience. ULisboa comprehend 18 Schools - designated as Faculties or Institutes – educational and research units with self-governing bodies. In SPIRIT project participates two schools of ULisboa: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH):

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), created in 1911, is the largest and most reputed school of engineering, science and technology in Portugal. IST offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, lifelong training and develops Research, Development and Innovation activities, which are essential to provide an education based on the top international standards. Its mission is therefore expressed in the three functions which characterise the concept of a modern university: to generate knowledge, to provide skilled professionals and to transfer and apply knowledge and innovation by creating cutting-edge science and technology. IST consists of 3 campuses, 3 student residences and 10 Departments. There are more than 11.500 full-year equivalent students, and about 1.500 full time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff. Research at IST is organised in 23 R&D Units and 8 Associate Laboratories that address a multidisciplinary research in an international and multicultural atmosphere. On another note, IST is an important player in the international scenario and is particularly concerned with issues of gender, equal opportunities, inclusion and employability in engineering and science programmes. With its quality staff teams with managerial and leadership skills, along with its accomplished academic and research staff, It has contributed to improve and change mindsets through strategic joint initiatives that aim to educate, shape and have a significant global impact for future generations.

University Website : https://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/en/

The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH) is the oldest sports and physical education faculty in Portugal. Nowadays, the main goal of FMH is human development through movement by means of studying the body and its manifestations in the interaction between biological processes and sociocultural values. FMH covers a wide range of study areas of interest to various sectors of society, with 5 Undergraduate Courses, 15 Master’s Courses & 2 Doctoral degrees (Human Kinetics & Education).FMH has several partnerships with universities, public and private entities, developing relationships in the scientific and pedagogical fields. Its courses and graduate programs cover the areas of human development, motor behaviour, self-regulatory processes, and aging mechanisms are studied to promote Health and well-being, as well as performance improvement within family, community, education, health, employment, and sports.

University Website : http://www.fmh.ulisboa.pt/pt/

Ana Pipio (IST)

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering by IST and a MSc in Economy and Policy of Energy and Environment, she is advisor for International Affairs at IST since 2009. As researcher at IST and consultant in several private companies, throughout the years has coordinated the implementation of numerous projects for the national authorities, industries, SMEs, associations and academy, both international and national.

Project Team