University of Lisbon Information
The University of Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa), popularly known as UL, is a university in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. It is well-known for its strong research programs and its active and long-standing community service. Similarly ranked universities include the University of Jyväskylä, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Nevada Reno, and the University of Parma.
The university boasts a rich history that reaches back to the early years of the Portuguese Empire. Although it was officially established only in 1911, it traces its origins to the first university in Portugal which was established in the late 13th century. In 1288, King D. Dinis founded the Estudo General in Lisbon which, in 1290, became the Universidade Portuguesa. From 1308 to 1537, the school’s headquarters constantly changed locations between Lisbon and Coimbra, Portugal’s capital in the Middle Ages. In 1537, the school permanently settled in Coimbra. In 1911, four higher education institutions in Lisbon—Medical and Surgical School of Lisbon, Pharmacy School, the Higher Course of Letters and Polytechnic School—were united to form the present University of Lisbon.
UL is composed of eight Faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Education, Institute of Social Sciences, Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning. There are more than 200 graduate and undergraduate courses distributed among the Faculties.
Under the Faculties are Institutes which house several research facilities. Some of the University’s notable research institutes include the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, which is one of Portugal’s leading biosciences research institutes; the Instituto Geofisico do Infante Dom Luiz, the oldest meteorological research facility in the country; the Large-Scale Informatic Systems Laboratory, which has garnered several local and international awards in information technology; and the Institute of Social Sciences, a state laboratory dedicated to advanced training and research in the social sciences.
Having a long and colorful history, the University of Lisbon houses several museums that have become popular tourist attractions. These are the Astronomy Observatory of Lisbon, the Museum of Medicine, the National Museum of Natural History and the Science Museums. Displayed within these museums are old scientific instruments and artifacts which highlight the rich heritage of Lisbon and Portugal, in general.
University of Lisbon Address
The University of Lisbon address is located at:
Alameda da Universidade,
University of Lisbon Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: To the light.
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
403 to 510
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
173 to 208
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