University of Lisbon

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For the institution previously known as University of Lisbon, see University of Lisbon (1911-2013).
University of Lisbon
Universidade de Lisboa
ULisboa logo.svg
Latin: Universitas Olisiponensis
Motto de Lisboa para o Mundo (from Lisbon to the World)
Established 1911 (University of Lisbon)
2013 (merger of previous University of Lisbon with Technical University of Lisbon)
Type Public University
Rector António da Cruz Serra
Academic staff
3,494 (2012)
Administrative staff
2,425 (2012)[1]
Students 46,989 (2013/2014)
Undergraduates 35,175 (2013/2014)
Postgraduates 11,814 (2013/2014)
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Campus several locations, Lisbon Metropolitan Area

‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›     Black and White (University; Rectory)


The University of Lisbon (ULisboa) (Portuguese: Universidade de Lisboa, pronounced: [univɨɾsiˈdad(ɨ) dɨ liʒˈboɐ];) is a public research university in Lisbon, and the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon (1911-2013) and the Technical University of Lisbon (1930-2013). The history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century.


The current University of Lisbon is the result of the merger of two former public universities of Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon (1911-2013), founded in 1911 and the Technical University of Lisbon, founded in 1930. The merger process was initiated in 2011 and was made into law on December 31, 2012. As stated on the decree-law nº 266-E/2012, the new University of Lisbon began its legal existence on the day the newly elected rector took office, on July 25, 2013.



As of 2013, the University of Lisbon comprises eighteen schools and its research institutes:

It also comprizes six specialized units, social and shared services, and the Lisbon University Stadium.


According to one of the most notable rankings Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 also known as Shanghai Ranking, the newly founded University of Lisbon is ranked 1st in Portugal and 201-300 (overall) in the world. In the discipline of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, the university is ranked 76-100 worldwide.[3]

In Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) 2014-15, the University of Lisbon is regarded as the largest university in Portugal and is ranked 351-400 (overall)[4] while in QS World University Rankings 2014-15, it is ranked 501-550 (overall).[5]

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