The Lisbon Consortium is a partnership between the Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs in Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal and prestigious cultural institutions in Lisbon:
• Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation • Culturgest • Portuguese Film Museum • Oriente Foundation • Lisbon City Hall • National Theatre Museum • National Culture Centre •
The objective is to bring about the professional integration of students through advanced training in the multidisciplinary field of Cultural Studies based upon cooperation in academic reflection, scientific research, programming and cultural 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 an innovative cooperation program and unique within the Portuguese panorama 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.
• Access to partner institution collections for the purposes of undertaking research within the Doctoral Degree 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.
• The Lisbon Consortium Award for the best academic work undertaken under the auspices of the Master’s and Doctoral Programs.
Coordination of the Lisbon Consortium program:
Scientific Coordination: Isabel Capeloa Gil
Pedagogic Coordination: Alexandra Ambrósio Lopes
Project Management: Paulo de Campos Pinto
Scientific Assistant: Daniela Agostinho