The Rector's Office, is composed by a Director, Secretariat and International Relations.
Ms. Rita Bacelar
Assistant Director and Coordinator of International Relations:
Ms. Graça Pereira Coutinho
Luísa Pita de Abreu, Anabela Cruz, Helena Eça, Maria João Trincão, Sofia Florentino
Its duties are to:
Ensure, within the scope of the Rector´s Office, compliance to the rules contained in UCP´s statutes and regulations, and in civil law.
Amongst other duties, it shall start, update and file processes on:
- Examinations for doctoral degrees and for career progress;
- Academic progression and promotion;
- Granting equivalent degree status for foreign master´s and doctoral degrees, recording doctorates obtained abroad and recognising foreign qualifications;
- Authorising the hiring of faculty and other academic staff.
Coordinate and prepare dossiers that the Rector´s Office presents to external bodies.
Draw up agendas for meetings of the university´s bodies, provide the required documents, the calendar and summon the meetings.
Check that the mandates of bodies and officials are valid.
Organise the Rector's Office archive; ensure that the archive and the Rector´s Office databases are up to date, ensuring fast and accurate information on the university.