Networks and Associations

Isabel Gil, President of IFCU, with Her Excellency Mary Robinson, President of the Republic of Ireland, and Fr. Michael Mullaney, President of Saint Patrick’s College

Reflecting its internationalisation strategy and its Catholic matrix, UCP participates both in various international cooperation networks and in federations of Catholic universities.

There are over 220 Catholic Universities associated with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC), the world’s oldest association of universities, founded in 1924.

The Universidade Católica Portuguesa Rector, Isabel Capeloa Gil, was recently elected President of FIUC, thus becoming the first woman to take over the leadership of this institution. This federation gathers the leading Catholic universities, for example, Boston College, Georgetown University, KU Leuven, University of Notre Dame and Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

UCP also integrates the European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE), FIUC´s European regional group.

Other international cooperation networks that UCP is a member of:

EUA – Association of European Universities

AULP- Association of Portuguese Language Universities

Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils