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.
The UCP is recognized by the Portuguese State as a free, autonomous university institution of public utility.UCP was founded in 1967 and gained official recognition in 1971.It was the first modern Portuguese university not to be founded by the state but instead the result of the Concordat between the Portuguese government and the Vatican, which established the university under the tutelage of the Catholic Church.Since its foundation, it has made a significant contribution to the development of higher education in Portugal, as recognized in the legal framework (Decree-Law 128/90) for the university, published in 1990.Teaching at UCP, which has awarded degrees to around 44,000 students over the past 49 years, aims to combine academic excellence and education in human values.
The UCP has a regional structure. Although it is just one university, it is made up of four major regional centres: Lisboa (the headquarters), Braga, Porto, and Viseu. We are excited to connect you with the people, ideas, and initiatives that bring our mission to life. CATLICA-LISBON is one of the preeminent business and economics schools in Europe, ranked 23rd in The Financial Times’ list of top European business schools.