Internacional University (Universidade Internacional) or UI for short, was a Portuguese private university with facilities in Lisbon and Figueira da Foz, which had been founded in 1984. It was compulsorily closed in 2009 due to the lack of economic and financial viability.
Inspection and closing
In 2007, Internacional University was investigated by Portuguese government higher education authorities (Inspecção-geral (IGES) and Direcção-geral do Ensino Superior (DGES)) in order to clarify several previous reports that raised concerns about the quality and rigour of this and other private institutions. This situation led to the compulsory closing of Universidade Internacional in 2009 by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES).
- [despacho de 19 de Maio de 2009, publicado na 2.ª série do Diário da República de 27 de Maio de 2009 com o número 12 557/2009 Pedro Sousa Tavares - Governo desencadeia saneamento das privadas], in Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese)
- Comunicado sobre a Universidade Internacional, a Universidade Internacional da Figueira da Foz e o Instituto Superior Politécnico Internacional
- (Portuguese) Ministério alerta que Universidade Internacional não pode iniciar aulas, Público (September 30, 2009)