The new University of Lisbon, created in July 2013, resulting from the merging of the Technical University of Lisbon and the University of Lisbon, is the biggest University in Portugal, with its 18 Schools, more than 3.500 academic staff and about 48.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, and 87 recognized research units.
University of Lisbon main aim is the construction of a research university, committed to education, innovation and technology transfer, focused on people, valuing knowledge, merit, and participation, with an european dimension open to the world, with its wide range of courses and research areas.
The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH) is the oldest Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, in Portugal, and it is the fruit of a 70 years’ long historical route, started in 1940, with a wide tradition in the area of PETE and Sport Pedagogy.
Today, FMH is inserted not only in the Higher Education community but also in various sectors of society, by keeping fruitful co-operation relationships with the Educational, Sports, Production, Artistic and Health Systems. The establishment of selective co-operation relationships and the constant seek for strategic partners, of whom FMH is very proud, are well expressed in the diversity and quality of the partnerships and co-operation relationships already established.
At the moment, the FMH offers Undergraduate Courses in Sport Sciences, Dance, Psychomotor Rehabilitation, Sport Management and Ergonomics (with over 1.200 students) and 15 Master Courses (with over 600 students). Doctoral degrees can be obtained in the Doctoral degrees can be obtained in the Area of Human Movement and in Area of Education Sciences. The teaching staff (over 120 teachers) is highly qualified, consisting of about 90% Ph.D.’s .
Several research projects, with strong links to the surrounding community, are framed within the FMH labs, allowing/requiring a dynamic participation from the Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral students.