University of Lisbon


The University of Lisbon is the most prestigious and largest Portuguese university and a major European university. It is a science and education university focused on transmission, creation and economics and social appreciation of culture and knowledge, committed to the progress of society.

The university has over 100 research units and 18 Schools, 400 degree courses, 4,000 lecturers, and 2,500 non-academic staff. It is a significant centre for research, teaching, innovation, sports, art, and culture. ULisboa is the inheritor of a seven-century-old university tradition¸ it was created in July 2013 due to the merger of Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. This institute deeply elaborates on Portuguese society and the Lisbon urban area, accepting its duty to make the city of Lisbon one of the great European capitals of sciences and culture.

The quality of research, culture and innovation of research units and schools at the University of Lisbon in all subject areas attract a growing number of international talent to create research and project partnerships at the highest level. The university respect social and cultural diversity. It promotes the quality of work and life for students, mainly through its integration programs and social action in active life and through its artistic, sports and cultural activities.


The university has a student population of 50,000. The University of Lisbon welcomes more than 1,000 international students every year in search of high-quality education and the hospitality culture that Lisbon offers.

Student Unions at the ULisboa are the organizational structure representing students of each university school. Each has an active role in the integration, reception and interaction of students in academia. These unions also help develop cooperation with other educational institutions. These Unions cultivate the relationship between the university’s Governance Bodies and students. The Student Union promote events and activities at an academic, educational and cultural level.

ULisboa integrates a set of dedicated units that aim to promote health, sport and well-being among the students and staff. It also holds university championships to encourage and use free time in an active, healthy way. Several sports infrastructures offer physical exercise modalities (examples: collective activities, fitness, tennis, combat sports, volleyball).


At the University of Lisbon, students and visiting academic staff are offered accommodation in its 22 University Residences, 6 for professors and researchers and 16 for students, with a capacity of more than 1300 beds.

Student Support Services at the university sets aside vacancies in their residences for international students under the Mobility Programs.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Lisbon ranks 335.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Lisbon ranks 501-600.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Lisbon at 197.


University of Lisbon
Cidade Universitária, Alameda da Universidade, 1649-004 Lisboa, Portugal

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