About the Lisbon Consortium

About the Lisbon Consortium

Ranked #3 by the Eduniversal Worldwide Best Masters Ranking in Arts and Cultural Management

The Lisbon Consortium is a partnership between the Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs in Culture Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal and prestigious cultural institutions in Lisbon:

Lisbon Municipality

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


National Museum of Theatre & Dance

Portuguese Film Museum

National Centre for the Promotion of Culture

Orient Foundation

Associate Partners

Lisbon Oceanarium

Millennium bcp Foundation

Luso-American Development Foundation

EDP Foundation


The aim of this network is to promote the advanced training in the multidisciplinary field of Culture Studies as well as the professional integration of students. This collaborative network brings together theory, applied research, cultural programming and management.

The Lisbon Consortium is structured in accordance with four fundamental principles:

• Inter-institutional cooperation;

• excellence in research;

• creativity and cultural entrepreneurship;

• social responsibility in the production of knowledge.

The Lisbon Consortium is a unique and innovative cooperation program with an international focus.


The scope of Lisbon Consortium activities is as follows:

• Coordination of academic activities with partner cultural institutions in Lisbon, granting due accreditation.

• Organisation of thematic seminars/workshops in conjunction with partner institutions.

• Development of research projects with the objective of studying and promoting the partners’ cultural and heritage assets.

Professional integration by means of internships in the partner institutions. Career Development Program.

• Annual organisation of the Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture (June/July), with the participation of national and international academics, artists and curators.

Doctoral double degrees with international partners (Justus-Liebig University Giessen, University of Copenhagen and PUC-Rio, Brazil)