Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) intends to strengthen its potential for intervention and influence in strategic international areas by maintaining a strong focus on Portuguese-speaking countries, and by contributing to a broader use of the language as an institution of reference in teaching Portuguese as a foreign language.
By establishing new partnerships, ULisboa seeks to attract an increasing number of international students and to promote international cooperation by establishing agreements for scientific and academic cooperation with higher education institutions in different countries, particularly Brazil, China and PALOP countries.
The agreements and existent partnerships emphasize on different study cycles and most of the achievement of this cooperation agreements are the student exchanges. However it seeks also the teaching and non-teaching staff exchanges, as the creation of joint degrees.
ULisboa’s network of strategic partnerships includes not only countries from Europe but also North America (United States and Canada) Latin America (Brazil, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico e Argentina) Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé, Algeria and Gana) and Asia (East Timor, India, Macau, China , Japan, Russia, Georgia, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand) and Oceania (Australia) countries.