|Mission and goals
In relation to its identity, the UCP falls within the scope of the Church's mission while specifically serving both the ecclesiastical and lay communities.
The University aims to:
- advance culture, promote research and higher education;
- educate ecclesiastical members in the humanities, philosophy and theology;
- prepare students to contribute to society;
- create a genuine university community;
- continue graduates training;
- carry out extra-university activities;
- contribute to Portuguese society through both the study of its problems and the promotion of its cultural values;
- spread Christian thought, values and ideals.