The commitment to internationalization is one of the development paths of ISCTE-IUL, and the Institution is permanently involved in initiatives that accompany the increasing globalization of teaching, research and innovation activities, through the definition of a strong and lasting alliance policy, capable of promoting an overall profile of competitiveness.
International co-operation involves integration into networks and inter-university cooperation consortiums, participation in a considerable number of European education, training and research programmes, student, teaching and non-teaching staff mobility, involvement in innovative and partnership courses.
To this end, ISCTE-IUL maintains approximately 450 general and specific protocols with Higher Education Institutions around the world, in particular with the European Union member countries, Australia, Brazil, China, India, United States of America and the African speaking countries (PALOP's).
The cooperation of ISCTE-IUL with other universities is also visible in the form of the award of the European doctorate degree, joint degrees and also doctorates under joint supervision.
For the development of its internationalization strategy, ISCTE-IUL has the Office of International Relations (IRO) that ensures coordination and development of international cooperation actions.