Technical University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal University of Lisbon
The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL – Portuguese: Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, pronounced [univɨɾsiˈdad(ɨ) ˈtɛknikɐ dɨ liʒˈboɐ]) is a Portuguese public university. It was created in 1930 in Lisbon, as a confederation of older schools, and comprises, nowadays, the faculties and institutes of veterinary medicine; agricultural sciences; economics and business administration; engineering, social and political sciences; architecture; and human kinetics.
  • 1 PhDs
  • 21427 Students
  • Public Institution Type


The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) is a public university with administrative and financial autonomy that was established in 1930 from the merging of four existing schools: the High School of Veterinary Medicine, now the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV); the School of Agronomy (ISA); the Higher Institute of Economic and Financial Sciences, now the School of Economics and Management (ISEG); and the School of Engineering (IST). "To link higher technical schools more directly with each other for the socioeconomic benefit of the whole of society and the wellbeing of the professions they serve, which are essential for the health and advancement of the country; the University was created to teach how society should be developed to meet all the demands of [...] modern civilisation." From the preamble to Decree-law no. 19081, of December 2, 1930, which created the Technical University of Lisbon. The University was later expanded by the addition of three new higher education establishments: the Institute of Overseas Studies, now the School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP), in 1961; the Higher Institute of Physical Education, now the Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH), in 1976; and the Faculty of Architecture (FA) in 1979. Around 19,000 undergraduate students and 3500 graduate students involved in Postgraduate Programmes currently attend the seven Schools of the Technical University of Lisbon. The premises of the Technical University of Lisbon are located in several parts of Lisbon. Some of the schools remain in their original locations: ISA (Tapada da Ajuda), ISEG (Quelhas) and IST (Alameda). A new Ajuda University Campus was created in 1987. with new premises for the Faculty of Architecture (FA), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) and the School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP), as well as catering facilities and the Centre of Physical Activity and Recreation (CEDAR), located next to the School of Agronomy (ISA). Further expansion of UTL was done within Taguspark (Oeiras), where a second IST campus is operating since 2000. Other facilities include the Ajuda Botanical Garden and the Ajuda Woodlands. The Rectors Office has been located since 1983 in the Centeno Palace (Campo Santana). Administration and the Universitys Social Services (SAS) are housed since 2005 in the Burnay Palace (Junqueira).

PhD Programmes

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Social Sciences (1)

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Cultural and sports clubs at UTL include the UTL Theatre (TUT), the UTL Choir, UTL Aventura (an adventure club) and the Gymnasium and Leisure Centre (CEDAR).

UTL schools run canteens, bars, libraries, book and stationery shops and computer rooms.

Student Life

As soon as you register at the University, you are eligible for various services provided by UTL Social Services, including accommodation, canteens and health and welfare.

Life at UTL goes far beyond academic work, involving cultural and sporting activities organised by the Rectors Office, the different schools and their respective student associations. These activities include Tunas (traditional student music groups), theatre groups, cinema, football, swimming, athletics, rugby and strategy games.

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