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Untitled - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
CONTACTS
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL
Palma de Cima
1649-023 LISBOA
Tel: +351 21 721 40 00
e-mail: [email protected]
www.ucp.pt
Over the years the Catholic University of Portugal has established its position as one
of the leading academic communities in the country through its high quality teaching,
demanding training programmes, the prestige of its lecturers, and the many leading
managers, lawyers, scholars, officials, businessmen it has taught and who have been
successful both in Portugal and internationally.
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One University, Four Centres, Eight Campuses
History, Status and Governance
Dates
Academic Structure and Management
Research
Degrees
Facilities. Funding
Publications
Internationalisation
Facts and Figures
Addresses
One University, Four Centres, Eight Campuses
Ours is a nationwide university located in four regional centres (Braga, Oporto, Beiras and Lisbon),
as well as in Macao, where we run a University Institute.
History, Status and Governance
The Catholic University of Portugal (better known in Portugal as UCP - Universidade
Católica Portuguesa or just “a Católica”) was established in 1967 by decree
of the Holy See (Lusitanorum Nobilissima Gens).
Its first constituent Faculty was the Jesuit-owned and run
scientific excellence, an overall education based on the principles
Faculty of Philosophy of Braga (Northern Portugal). However,
and values of Christianity.
the University was soon extended to Lisbon where it opened,
in 1968, the Faculty of Theology and, in 1971, the Faculty of
The late seventies and eighties saw the establishment and
Human Sciences.
development in Portugal of a privately-owned sector in higher
education (including both universities and polytechnics). Within
The Portuguese government’s official recognition of UCP
that context, there has been a generalised acceptance of the
occurred in 1971, via decree-law 307/71, which acknowledged
distinctive position held by the Catholic University - a public,
the Catholic University as on a par with the other Portuguese
non-State and non-profit-seeking institution.
universities and conferred on the degrees it grants - presently
licenciado, mestre and doutor, - the same value and the same
Nowadays, and following the general trend in Portugal and
effects as those awarded by State universities.
abroad, UCP enjoys a large degree of autonomy in the creation
and running of new campuses, faculties and courses.
The creation of the University constitutes a milestone in modern
higher education in Portugal: for the first time the State was
Taking advantage of the fact, it has been a pioneer in some
not directly involved in and responsible for a university. As had
aspects of university development in Portugal, e.g. business
been the case in the 16th and 17th centuries, in the renowned
administration and management, food engineering, multimedia,
Universities of Coimbra and Évora, the Church was given the
digital arts.
opportunity to contribute decisively to the higher education
of young people, by offering them, along with academic and
The University’s Legal Status
University’s strategic direction, ensuring effective management
and control of the University’s affairs, property and finances and
UCP is an autonomous institution of public utility, created by
determining the structure, staffing and overall composition of
the Congregation for Catholic Education (Holy See) under the
the University.
Concordat between Portugal and the Vatican, and recognised by
the Portuguese state in 1971. The University´s legal framework
The Rector is the principal academic and administrative officer of
is established by Decree-Law 128/90 (17 April).
the University. The Congregation for Catholic Education and the
Portuguese Bishops´ Conference are the senior ruling bodies.
Governing Bodies
The University´s current statutes, issued in 1993, establish
the following ruling bodies - High Chancellor, Rector, Board of
Trustees, Financial Management Board.
The Board of Trustees comprises the University’s main
officers – Rector, Vice-Rectors and Deans of Faculties and 10
external independent members drawn from business, under
the chairmanship of the High Chancellor. It is the governing
body responsible for the affairs of the University, setting the
Dates
1971
Official recognition
1967
1978
Braga - Establishment of UCP
Oporto
1967
1982
Establishment of UCP (Braga), Faculty of Philosophy
His Holiness Pope John Paul II visits the Lisbon campus and
High Chancellor: Cardinal Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira
blesses the foundation stone of the University Library
Establishment of the Faculty of Biotechnology (Oporto)
1968
Appointment of a Vice-Rector: Prof. José do Patrocínio Bacelar
1985
e Oliveira, SJ
Establishment of the University Institute for Development
Establishment of the Faculty of Theology (Lisbon)
and Social Progress (Viseu)
1971
1988
New High Chancellor: Cardinal António Ribeiro
Appointment of a new Rector: Prof. D. José da Cruz Policarpo
Official recognition of UCP by the State (decree-law 307/71)
1989
1972
Law and Economics and Business Administration and Mana-
Appointment of first Rector: Prof. José do Patrocínio Bacelar
gement, formerly included in the Faculty of Human Sciences,
e Oliveira, SJ
become separate Faculties, the Faculty of Law and the School
Establishmente of the Faculty of Human Sciences
of Economics and Management
1978
1993
UCP is extended to Oporto
Establishment of the Faculty of Arts (Viseu)
1980
1996
UCP is extended to Viseu
Third Rector: Prof. Manuel Isidro Araújo Alves
Establishment of:
College of Sciences and Technology (Viseu and Figueira da Foz)
1980
2001
2007
Viseu
Sintra Inauguration of campuses
40th Anniversary Braga
1982
2003
John Paul II visits UCP
Honorary Degrees Cerimony
School of Fine Arts (Oporto)
Management, formerly included in the Faculty of Economics and
Macau Inter-University Institute
Business Administration, become a separate Faculty, the Faculty
of Economics and Management
1997
Dentistry and Architecture in Viseu
Establishment of:
Institute of European Studies
2002
Institute of Political Studies
Establishment of:
Institute of Education (presently the Faculty of Education
Institute of Oriental Studies
and Psychology)
Institute of Bioethics
1998
2004
High Chancellor: Cardinal José da Cruz Policarpo
Institute of Health Sciences
1999
2005
Establishment of the Faculty of Engineering (Sintra campus)
Higher Institute for Canon Law
First courses in Caldas da Rainha
Creation of Braga Regional Centre
2006
Incorporation into Institute of Health Sciences of Nursing
2000
Schools in Oporto and Lisbon
Appointment of a new Rector: Prof. Manuel António Garcia
Braga da Cruz
2006/2007
Within the framework of the Bologna Process, extensive
2001
reorganization of studies
Establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Braga)
In Oporto, Economics and Business Administration and
2007
40th Anniversary of the Catholic University of Portugal
Academic Structure and Management
The Catholic University of Portugal is:
- An academic community that helps defend and develop the human being and his/
her cultural heritage through research, teaching and services;
- A major presence in the Portuguese university world, characterized by a Christian
vision of mankind and making a specific contribution to all areas of knowledge.
Academic structure
and management
Beiras Regional Centre
Department of Architecture, Sciences and Technology
UCP consists of faculties, schools and institutes,
Institute of Health Sciences
which are the basic education and research units.
Department of Economics, Management and Social
They are located in the four centres: Beiras, Braga,
Sciences
Lisbon (seat) and Oporto. The latter can have one
Department of Arts
or more local centres or campuses in the same city
or in other locations.
Braga Regional Centre
Each education and research unit is run by a
Dean/Head of the Faculty, the Faculty Board and
Faculty of Philosophy the Faculty Academic Board.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Lisbon
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Higher Institute for Canon Law
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Institute of European Studies
Main Fields of Study
Institute of Health Sciences
Institute of Oriental Studies
Architecture
Institute of Political Studies
Arts and Humanities
Lisbon School of the Faculty of Law
Biosciences and Bioengineering School of Economics and Management
Business Administration and Management
Communication studies
Economics Oporto Regional Centre
Education Sciences
Engineering
Faculty of Biotechnology
Fine Arts Faculty of Economics and Management
Health Sciences Faculty of Education and Psychology
Law Faculty of Theology
Music Institute of Bioethics
Nursing
Institute of Health Sciences
Philosophy
Oporto School of the Faculty of Law
Political Science
School of Fine Arts
Psychology Social Sciences Sound and Image
Abroad
Macau Inter-university Institute
Theology and Religious studies
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Research
“UCP recognises that academic research is a prerequisite for the proper
achievement of its cultural and teaching activities, and shall make every effort to
provide the means to foster this research” (Article 7 of the Statutes)
The research centres are based within the Faculties
Bioethics Research Centre
and most of the academic staff belong to one or
Cardinal Hoeffner Centre for the Study of Religions
more of the centres. The centres and their projects
and Cultures (CERC)
are funded from a variety of sources: institutions
Centre for Applied Management and Economics (CEGEA)
and societies; the EU; the Portuguese government
Centre for Applied Studies (CEA)
departments and initiatives; commercial and
Centre for Art Conservation and Restoration (CITAR)
industrial organisations. They are regularly sub-
Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemicals (CBQF)
ject to external assessment exercises, where their
Centre for Management and Economics (CEGE)
ratings have been very good or excellent.
Centre for Opinion Polls (CESOP) Centre for Social Work Studies
Centre for the Study of Canon Law (CEDC)
Centre for the Study of Communication and Cultures
Centre for the Study of Languages and Literatures
Centre for the Study of Philosophy (CEFi)
Centre for the Study of Portuguese Thinking
Centre for the Study of Portuguese-speaking Peoples
and Cultures (CEPCEP)
Centre for the Study of Psychology and Education
Centre for the Study of Religious History (CEHR)
Centre of Philosophical and Humanistic Studies
Economics and Business Ethics Centre
Environmental Studies Group (GEA)
Family Sciences Institute
Research Centre in Science, Technology and Arts (CITAR)
School of Economics and Management Research Unit
(UNICEE)
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Degrees
The courses taught at UCP and the resulting
qualifications (degree, master’s and doctorate) have
Quality assessment
Organisation
the same value and effects as those from state
. of the quality assessment procedure organised by the
As part
universities (Decree-Law 128/90).
Portuguese Universities Foundation, the degree courses at UCP
The University´s Legal Status
UCP is an autonomous institution of public utility,
created by the Congregation of Catholic Educa.
tion under the Concordat between Portugal and
The University was also one of the first to undergo an institutional
the Vatican, and recognised by the Portuguese
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evaluation
within the framework of the EUA International
state in 1971. The university´s legal framework is
Evaluation Programme.
established by Decree-Law 128/90 (17 April).
have. been regularly assessed both internally and externally.
A very broad reform of all degree-granting courses has been
carried out in the past years, within the framework of the
Bologna process.
The already-existing three-cycle system has been maintained.
The duration and organisation of each cycle, however, has
considerably changed.
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Executive
training courses
The University now offers:
“licenciaturas”
1st cycle – between 180 and 240 ECTS credits;
“mestrados”
2nd cycle – between 90 and 120 ECTS credits; there are masters
by teaching and research and professional masters;
Governing Bodies
The university´s current statutes, issued in 1993,
establish the following ruling bodies - High
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Management
and Law in Lisbon and Oporto have been extremely
Chancellor, Rector, Board of Trustees, Rector´s
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successful.
Council, Financial Management Council.
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The following are also senior bodies of the uniThe Financial Times Executive Education Survey 2007 has
versity: the Congregation of Catholic Education
. FCEE-Católica’s executive education as 42nd best in the
ranked
and the Portuguese Bishops´ Conference.
The executive courses of the Schools of Economics and
world and 19th best in Europe. This is the first time a Portuguese
“mestrados integrados”
university has entered the FT rankings of business schools,
integrated 1st and 2nd cycle – 300 ECTS credits
. also evaluate business schools from all over the world
which
on their Executive MBA, Global MBA, and European Masters in
“doutoramentos”
Management programmes.
3d cycle – doctoral programmes or traditional doctorates by
research and thesis.
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Facilities
On all campuses there are excellent working
services, the production and sharing of academic contents and
conditions, including libraries, laboratories, computer
free internet (and intranet) access from inside and outside the
and study rooms, cafetarias and restaurants.
university “at any time and from any place”.
The campuses are covered by a “wifi” network, which permits
UCP is part of a major nationwide electronic University project
access to the internet and to university services via portable
called e-U. This has enabled the creation of online university
computers.
Funding
Since the state does not grant it any direct funding,
UCP relies almost entirely on student fees.
However, Portuguese, EU and Brazilian students in financial
difficulties can apply for state-funded study grants.
Furthermore, the various faculties award “Prizes of Excellence”
recognising excellence and academic merit. These are scholarships
that cover the yearly tuition fees.
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Publications
UCP publishes in a broad range of areas, including
collections, academic journals and newsletters
from the faculties and study centres.
Several publications, such as «Revista Portuguesa de
Filosofia» (the Portuguese Philosophy Journal), have
existed for many years and enjoy considerable prestige in
academic circles.
In 1998, the university created its own publishing company Universidade Católica Editora - which publishes in a wide
range of academic areas, from theology to biotechnology
and the social sciences to engineering.
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Internationalisation
The internationalisation strategy of UCP dates back to its beginnings but has focused
on different aspects over the years.
Currently it is aligned along three main axes:
Associations and Federations
of which UCP is member
Convergence of higher education systems and degree
structures in Europe (the Bologna process);
EUA
European University Association
Student and staff mobility: enhancement of the international
experience of home students and staff through exchange
IFCU/FIUC
and internship schemes; integration of international
International Federation of Catholic Universities
students into campus life, recruitment of foreign staff,
internationalisation of curricula; organisation of joint or
FUCE
dual degree programs; introduction of English as language
Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européennes
of instruction;
AULP
Cooperation and exchange with the Portuguese-speaking
countries in Africa, Asia and America, and in particular with
their Catholic Universities.
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Association of Portuguese-language Universities
Facts and Figures
Undergraduate enrolment in 2007/08: 8 063
International student from 58 countries
Post-graduate enrolment in 2007/08: 2 549
Staff as at 31/12/2006: 1 473
Incoming and outgoing ERASMUS students:
Degrees awarded in 2006: 1 600
ca. 200 each way
Degrees awarded since the university began: 24 000
Total Enrolment 2007-08
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Addresses
Braga
Porto
Campus Camões
Pólo da Foz
4710-362 Braga
Rua Diogo Botelho 1327
Tel. 25 320 61 00
4169-005 Porto
[email protected]
Tel. 22 619 62 00
[email protected]
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Lisboa
Viseu
Palma de Cima
Estrada da Circunvalação
1649-023 Lisboa
3504-505 Viseu
Tel. 21 721 40 00
Tel. 23 241 95 00
[email protected]
[email protected]
CONTACTS
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL
Palma de Cima
1649-023 LISBOA
Tel: +351 21 721 40 00
e-mail: [email protected]
www.ucp.pt
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