In 1288, the first Portuguese University was established in Lisbon. In 1537, the University was transferred to Coimbra. From the late eighteenth century, higher education was reestablished in the capital, Lisbon. With the first Republic , in 1911, University of Lisbon was born and, later on, in 1930, was founded, the Technical University of Lisbon.
Research at ULisboa is undertaken within its Schools and Research Units, that, under the applicable provision of the law, Articles of Association and regulations, define their own purpose and internal structure.
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The Student Support Services provide and manage social services for students, with the aim of ensuring equal opportunities in terms of access, attendance and academic success, regardless of socio-economic background.The activities of the Student Support Services mainly comprise:
There are 18 Student Residences, for accommodation of students of the Universidade de Lisboa, in the degrees of Bachelor and Master, which need to be away from their household for attendance of academic activities. The total accommodation capacity is 951 beds, 602 for female students and 349 for male students. These beds are distributed through 495 rooms, of wich 349 are doubles, 52 are triples and 94 are singles.
In order to respond to the users’ needs (students, professors, researchers and Non Academic Staff), Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) libraries specialize throughout different thematic domains, offering several services such as reading and consultation of books, periodicals, publications, monographs, electronic documents and cartographic documents.
The Student’s Unions are the organizational structure that represents the students of each School of Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa). Each Student’s Union has an active role not only in the reception, integration and interaction of the students in academia, but also in developing cooperation with other higher educational institutions.