Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa was created by Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário (CEU) on 13 December 1985, which is responsible for the economic and financial management of the university, as a centre for the creation, transmission, critique, and dissemination of culture, science and technology.
It is now a flexible structure that allows streamlining, at all times, the most appropriate
organizational structure with a view to creating harmony between the various academic
The governing bodies of C.E.U. are the Board of Directors, the General Assembly and the
Audit Committee, and the holders are elected for a period of four years.