University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)

Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon is a high-quality public university in Portugal, founded in 1972 and distinguished for its strength in postgraduate studies and scientific research. Currently, Iscte hosts approximately 10,000 students in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of its four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Iscte is distinguished as being among the world’s best 150 young universities (THE Rankings 19) and one of the most dynamic and innovative in Portugal, in the areas of Management and Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences (SSH) and Public Policy (PP), ICT and Architecture. The university is committed to internationalisation with nearly 20% students from abroad, and is actively engaged in collaborative projects, networks and partnerships around the world, including a range of European Union-supported educational, training and research programmes.

Iscte promotes multi and interdisciplinary learning, maximizing the interplay between entrepreneurship, technology and innovation to prepare highly skilled professionals, mainly at the postgraduate level, capable of effectively dealing with the forthcoming challenges of society and its sustainable development. To that end, Iscte offers a wide range of programmes of valuable expertise and organises summer school, workshops and seminars.

Iscte already identifies, disseminates and promotes innovative pedagogical practices using technologies for teaching and eLearning: classroom context developments enhanced by online applications, environments and tools in the work developed with students, and sharing experience of distance learning or blended-learning.

University Institute of Lisbon, together with University Gustave Eiffel, can contribute to the ATHENA project by bringing a transnational approach to the creation of a new model of distance education. Both universities are involved in the Erasmus+ project PIONEER.