The Rector is responsible for the academic and administrative running of the university.
He is supported by one or more vice-rectors.
The university's statutes establish that the headquarters are in Lisbon.
Therefore, the Rector's Office is located on the Palma de Cima campus, although the Rector regularly visits the Regional Centres to chair ceremonies, academic events and meetings, and to stay in contact with students, teachers and staff at the various centres.
Professor Isabel Maria de Oliveira Capeloa Gil
Professor Teresa Teixeira de Vasconcelos Llyod Braga
Professor José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça
Professor Miguel José Pereira Athayde Marques
Professor Luís Gustavo Pereira Marques Martins
Professor Fernando Augusto de Sousa Ferreira Pinto
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
Dra. Helena Brissos de Almeida
The name of the Rector is proposed by the High Chancellor to the Congregation for Catholic Education, considering opinions from the Portuguese Bishops' Conference and the university's Board of Trustees.
He has a four-year renewable mandate.
The vice-rectors are appointed by the High Chancellor, following proposals by the Rector. Their mandates cease at the same time as that of the Rector.