Financial Times confirms CATÓLICA-LISBON as the premier business school in Portugal

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:01

Among 90 European Business Schools

  • The School conquers the 23rd place, the best position ever awarded by this prestigious ranking to a Portuguese school;
  • CATÓLICA-LISBON has been consistently ranked as the best business school in Portugal since its entry into the rankings list, in 2008;
  • CATÓLICA-LISBON is the most international school in the country.

Lisbon, December 5, 2016 - The Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics is the leading Business School in Portugal since 2008, according to the Financial Times, the ranking that globally evaluates the performance of the Top Business Schools in Europe. Currently in 23rd place, the School was the first in Portugal to be part of this list, standing out continuously as the best in the country.

For Francisco Veloso, director of the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics "it is a matter of great pride for us to achieve this prestigious classification. CATÓLICA-LISBON was a pioneer in Portugal in this recognition of the Financial Times, has led this ranking very consistently, and this year achieved the best position ever achieved by a Portuguese school. This result reflects the excellence and quality of our teaching and research, reinforcing our commitment to inspire the future of our students."

A variety of elements contribute to the international reputation of the School and its programs, which are recognized throughout this ranking. The extraordinary capacity of attracting talent in teaching and student bodies, the excellence of its educational offer and its overt international orientation, stands out with 40% of foreign teachers coming from countries as diverse as Italy, Turkey, USA and Finland, with about 50% of foreign students and a great diversity of global executive education initiatives. Equally important is the job market confidence in our graduates, which manifests itself in odd employability figures - 97% of students placed in the job market in less than 3 months. The consistency of CATÓLICA-LISBON's leadership position is also recognized by the Financial Times, which favors the average rating of the last three years as a complementary criterion for sorting the schools.

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