Press Release (From the University of Lisbon webpage)
Statutes of the new University of Lisbon approved
1. On 4 April, the new Statutes of the University of Lisbon, public institution resulting from the merger between the University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon were unanimously approved.
It is a moment of enormous significance, the result of a job that lasted nearly two years and involved the two academic communities but also many people from outside. It is the biggest change in Portuguese higher education in recent decades.
The ability to look upon the country and its needs, setting aside a closed vision within the institutions was crucial to the success of a project that Portuguese society understood and supported from the beginning.