SiPN's Governance

SiPN reflects a great compromise of efforts and resources from both the Luso-American Development Foundation and its Portuguese partner universities.

Meet the two governing bodies of SiPN.

Academic Council


The SiPN Academic Council seeks to provide SiPN with tangible recommendations regarding academics, program policies, student issues and general programming.


  • To serve as a sounding board for current issues in study abroad, and how those issues should affect SiPN programs and services
  • To provide feedback for future direction of SiPN editions
  • To assess current SiPN policies
  • To formally evaluate SiPN sites and programs, and provide recommendations for improvement

Intent Outcomes

Achieving the mission and goals of the SiPN Academic Council should result in the following outcomes:

  • Detailed monitoring of program learning outcomes
  • Continued excellence in SiPN program offerings
  • Further strengthening of SiPN’s policies and student services
  • Strategic improvements for stateside operations and program function in Portugal
  • Promoting programatic changes based on regular external assessment of program outcomes

Current SiPN Academic Council

  • Prof. Elsa Henriques, Member of the FLAD Executive Council
  • Prof. Alexandra Assis Rosa, Vice-Dean, Universidade de Lisboa – School of Arts & Humanities
  • Prof. João Amaro de Matos, Vice Rector – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, School of Arts & Humanities
  • Prof. Nelson Ribeiro, Dean – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, School of Human Sciences
  • Prof. Maria dos Dores Guerreiro, Vice Rector of ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon


Coordination Council

SiPN’s Coordination Council (CC) assures the vision and the day-to-day operation established and envisioned by the Academic Council.

Besides SiPN’s On-Site Coordinator, Ricardo Pereira, who will be available every weekday from 9am-5pm in  designated office located at the host-university (+ 24/7 availability for emergency purposes), SiPN’s CC assures a peer-point based strategy so SiPN interests are always physically represented at each school of the network allowing a short lead-period response for all the program and students needs.

Members of the Academic Council

    • FLAD (Luso-American Development Foundation) – Ricardo Pereira (Study in Portugal Network, Program Manager) –
    • ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon – Alejandra Ortiz (International Relations Office, Coordinator)
    • UCP (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) –  School of Human Sci., Lisbon S. of Business and Economics – Clementina Santos –
    • ULisboa – FLUL – School of Arts & Humanities – Eduarda Camilo (External Relations and International Cooperation Department, Director) –
    • ULisboa – ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management– Rita Jordão (Head of the Academic Services, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator) –
    • UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) – School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Fernanda Vicente (International Relations Office) –
    • UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) – School of Law – Francisco Pereira Coutinho (International Relations Office) – Frederico Cruz Jesus
    • UNL (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) – Information Management School – Frederico Cruz Jesus – (International Relations Office) –