The President'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
Anabela Cruz, Helena Eça, Maria João Trincão, Alexandra Lopes, Beatriz Rodrigues, Catarina Mendes and Catarina Alves.
Its duties are to:
Ensure, within the scope of the President'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 President'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 President's Office archive; ensure that the archive and the President's Office databases are up to date, ensuring fast and accurate information on the university.