UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAUniversidade Fernando Pessoa was recognized as a public interest organization by the Portuguese State inJuly 1996 and it is the result of a pioneering higher education project initiated in the 1980’s with thecreation of two higher education institutes that provided its structural basis. Today, the University hasaround five thousand students and is organized in three faculties (Health Sciences, Human and SocialSciences, Science and Technology), one School of Health Sciences and one autonomous unit (Ponte de LimaCollege). Being a foundational University, UFP has never been market oriented. It has managed to developinto a solid private higher education institution with a strong academic focus and a constant concern withquality maintenance and improvement in what concerns a highly qualified teaching staff, physicalinfrastructures and equipments and its teaching, research and extension project.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAThe mission of University Fernando Pessoa is to provide high quality education services and to be an internationally recognized Europeanteaching and research university, contributing for the promotion of private higher education as a public good, associated with privatebenefits and based on the over-arching principle of public responsibility. The University understands that it has a key role to play in thescientific, cultural, social and economic development of the society and aims at continuously strengthen its position as a member of theinternational community of scholarly institutions that:• provides excellent education in a wide spectrum of academic disciplines;• promotes scholarship through:– the creation, advancement, application, transmission and preservation of knowledge;– the stimulation of critical and independent thinking;• creates flexible, life-long learning opportunities;• encourages academically rigorous and socially meaningful research;• enables students to become well-rounded, creative persons; responsible, productive citizens and future leaders in their respective fieldsby:– providing an excellent academic education;– developing their leadership abilities and potential to be world-class, innovative graduates with competitive skills;– instilling in them the importance of a sound value framework;– developing their ability to adapt to the rapidly changing environments of the information era;• is locally relevant through:– its contribution to the prosperity, competitiveness and quality of life in Portugal;– its responsiveness to the educational, cultural, economic, scientific, technological, industrial, health, environmental and socialneeds of the country;– its active and constructive involvement in community development and service;– its sensitivity to the demands of our time and its proactive contribution towards shaping the future;– creates an intellectually stimulating and culturally vibrant, pleasant and safe environment in which its students and staff canflourish;– its commitment to effective, efficient, caring and innovative approaches to teaching, research and community service; client-centered management and administration; and good governance.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAUFP sees itself as serving and acting primarily at the national level, even though we understandthat importance of geographical constraints in higher education is being blurred at a very fast pace.We see ourselves as an active member of our community and our action principles privilege thisrole, be it in the form of service providing, be in the development of close relationships with majornational socio-economic actors, in order to promote mutual advancement. Through our Office forOrganizational Quality and Excellence, we are the first Portuguese corporate university, in anotherpioneering step to bridge the gap between business and learning, and contribute to thedevelopment of Portugal’s economic agents. Internationally, we want to contribute with ourexpertise and value to promote a culture of quality in teaching, scholarship and research in privatehigher education, to develop, with similar institutions, national and international channels throughwhich institutional quality cultures can be recognized, legitimatized, and continually enhanced sothat a truly inclusive European Area of Higher Education can be shaped.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOA• Motto: nova et nove• Research networks + R&D with other universities• Financed research: FCT, FFP, EU• Continuous Education Center (2000)• Corporate University (2006)• UFP Academy (2008)• UFP Canarias, Spain (2009)• UFP Hospital School (2012)
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOA• Foundational University not market oriented• Solid private higher education institution with a strong academic focus and aconstant concern with:• quality maintenance• a highly improvement in what concerns:• qualified teaching staff (80% PhD) + Iberian American Prize ofEducational Excellence (2005)• physical infrastructures and equipments (6 buildings + 16 laboratoriesFHS+FCT+PLC + 4 laboratories FHSS)• its teaching (c. 100 courses in Portugal, Brazil & Spain)• research (6 multidisciplinary R&D centers)• extension project
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAInternationalization at home- Foreign language courses in all degree programs- Degree programs taught in English- Growing international enrolment- Dual degree Master in Instructional Technology and Distance Education with NovaSoutheastern University (FL, USA)- Partner institution on NSU’ s degrees :• Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics• Master of Public Health
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAInternationalization abroad- Over 100 academic cooperation agreements with higher education institution in 40countries- Nursing degree offered in Canary Islands (Spain)- Member of UNeECC (University Network of the European Capitals of Culture)- Member of the International Association of Universities (recipient of LEADHER grant in2007 with An Najah National University)- Cooperation agreement with UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training andResearch) signed in April 2010. UFP recognizes and validates training conferred byUNITAR for credit tranfer to UFP’s Master and PhD Programs.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAStudents’ Services• Accommodation• Bars & Cafeterias• Computer services• Copy Center• Intern.Relations Office• Internships & Prof. CareersOffice• Laboratories• Libraries• On line pedagogicalinformation• Counselling Office (free)• Student card• Student Nuclei• Students’ Registrar• UFP Club• UFPUV - Virtual Univ.• Pedagogical Clinics (Dentistry,Physiotherapy, Psychology,Speech Therapy)• Health and Leisure Academy(ASL)
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOACommunity Services• Ambulatory Project of Oral and Public Health,clinical analysis,osteoporosis, dentistry, speech therapy)• Pedagogical Clinics:• Dentistry• Pshysiotherapy• Psychology• Psychomotor Rehabilitation• Speech Therapy• UFP Publishing:• +- 230 book titles (academic, poetry, novels, …)• 10 academic journals
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAIn what would be the height of our educational project we are waiting for theState to grant us authorization to teach an integrated Masters Degree in MedicalSciences and because we are committed to make an active contribution to renewmedical teaching and learning by introducing methodological and didacticinnovations, we started in March 2010, the construction of our own hospitalschool.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAFernando Pessoa Hospital School
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAUFP opened December 4 2012, its own Hospital School , located in theneighbouring city of Gondomar.• Philosophy of action :: Assuming that one invests in health and spends indisease, we want to contribute to creating a culture of prevention andpreservation of mental and physical well-being, timely controlling andcountering as much as possible the extraneous factors that lead to thedisruption of the mind / body balance.• :: Our logic of service and care is therefore primarily pedagogical, investingin a humanized counseling and therapy relationship, compassionate andunderstanding of the suffering and frailty of patients.• :: We want to be the central quality hospital that the 200 thousand peoplewho live in Gondomar and in the geographical area directly covered by theHE, have for long desired and deserved.• :: The HE is also available for international partnerships with like mindedinstitutions and open to serve the growing global demand for quality andaffordable health services.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOAFernando PessoaAnglo maniac, myopic, courteous, elusive, dressed in black, reticent and familiar, the cosmopolitan who preaches nationalism, thesolemn researcher of useless things, the humorist who never smiles and make our blood run cold, the inventor of other poets andself-destroyer, the author of paradoxes clear as water, dizzying: to pretend is to know oneself, the mysterious one who does notcultivate mystery of the Portuguese midday – who is Pessoa? (Octávio Paz)Fernando Pessoa, one of the most original poets of European modernism, was born in Lisbon on the 13 th June 1888. Pessoa’sformal education was British. In 1905 he left for South Africa with his mother and stepfather who had been appointed PortugueseConsul in Durban. Having spent his formative years in South Africa, his first poems were, naturally, written in English. Only uponhis return to Portugal and then not immediately, did he begin writing in Portuguese.Pessoa returned to Lisbon at age 17 expecting to continue his studies. He never did. A few mouths after registering at universityhe gave up studying and engaged in activities related to publishing and handling foreign correspondence for various commercialfirms on the city. Fernando Pessoa’s life and work are intimately connected with Lisbon, its streets and cafés but, it was in Portothat he began his literary activity in Portuguese through his collaboration with the literary magazine Águia and the Movimento daRenascença Portuguesa (Portuguese Renascence Movement).Writing in Portuguese meant the return to his motherland, after living under the influence of “a great European culture”, todiscover that “all the great cities lived within him”. It was this interior life so richly complex that gave birth to Pessoa’sheteronyms. As a child, he addressed letters to himself that he described to an imaginary friend identified as “Le Chevalier dePas”. Towards the end of his life he wrote to himself: Today I have no personality: all that is human I have divided among thevarious authors of whose work I have been the executant. I am today the point of reunion of a small humanity, which is only mine.Fernando Pessoa died in 1935 and, lying in his hospital bed, again in English, he wrote: “I know not what tomorrow will bring”.The future brought him the recognition he did not have outside literary circles during his lifetime. For the future, Pessoa left usthe now famous wooden trunk, repository of his literary legacy, filled to the rim with more than 25.000 originals, from poetry anddrama to prose texts on philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, occultism, novels and detective stories. Undoubtedly, a small partof a life of restlessness and disquiet among the “small humanity which was only his”, in a quest of discovery of himself and of theworld around him.
UNIVERSITY FERNANDO PESSOASome of our Students and Alumni• Fernando Pimenta , Olympics Mens canoe sprint K2 1000m silver medal (2012)• Nuno Braga, General Manager at Toyota-Caetano (Portugal)• Brisa Araújo, Human Resources Manager at Zagape (Mozambique)• Alessandro Corsetti, Film Editor for Rai Cinema (Italy)• Marek Guzowski, Systems Engineer at Tech2h (Brazil)• Yeliz Senel, Project Manager at Sony (Turkey)• Pedro Lopes, Assistant Professor at Henderson State University (USA)• Fernando Rodrigues Pereira, Senior Partner, PRESS À PORTER (Portugal)• Elgar Rosa, Executive director at PURE ativism (Portugal)• Fábio Mota, Race Driver• Rui Martins, Journalist at RTP (National Television, Portugal)• Frederico d’Orey, Owner, dOrey Consulting (Portugal)• Vasco Espinheira, Executive general Manager Grupo Spirit – Gabba Music (Portugal), Guitarist BlindZero• Luis Gonçalves, Lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish, Princeton University (USA)• Filipe Fangueiro , Director at DSECTION MEDIA, LDA (Portugal)• João Espírito Santo, Dentist, Implantology, Plastic surgery• Francisco Gomes, Pastry Chef at Colonial (Barcelos, Portugal)• Edilson Saede Cristóvão Moreira Director Traffic and Mobility - Luanda (Angola)