GIKA 2017. Lisbon

GIKA 2017. Lisbon

GIKA 2017. Lisbon

GIKA 2017. Lisbon

GIKA 2017. Lisbon

GIKA 2017. Lisbon

ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management

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The Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) will host the 2017 GIKA conference in its prestigious school ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management ( Located in the heart of the city, ISEG facilities combine the beautiful features of a historic Convent with modern, functional and comfortable classrooms, auditoria and other amenities.

At ISEG you will find a culture of excellence and achievement alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation that has enabled our school to educate a large number of business and political leaders and also to develop a strong academic reputation over its more than 100-year history.

Served by a faculty of recognized merit, ISEG has followed a strategy of internationalization, both in terms of research and teaching, and it is well represented in international research networks. Exchange agreements with more than 140 universities exist for both faculty and students alike. We also provide several joint degrees with internationally-renowned universities and we are proud to possess relevant international accreditations (AMBA, RICS and PMI, and member of AACSB International and EFMD).

ISEG’s Mission is to create and share knowledge and culture in the fields of Economics, Finance and Business, and to enhance its socio-economic value by using an approach of plurality, guaranteeing freedom in intellectual and scientific expression, and respect for ethical principles and social responsibility.

Some key facts:

  • For more than a century, ISEG has educated generations of leaders and professionals in the fields of Management, Economics and Finance;
  • ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the Universidade de Lisboa, the best Portuguese university in international rankings (SIR IBER 2015; Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015);
  • ISEG is the school with the highest scientific production in the fields of management, economics and applied mathematics of economics and management;
  • Three research centres are considered “excellent” of “very good” by the Portuguese foundation for science and technology (FCT);
  • Alumni Económicas is the largest and more prestigious association of former students of economics and management in Portugal;
  • The faculty is made of 243 professors, 80% possess a PhD. and many of these graduated in the best international schools (e.g. London Business School, Manchester Business School, Tilburg University, Cranfield School of Management, Warwick Business School, Harvard Business School, etc.);
  • Offers 7 bachelors degrees, 20 masters degrees and 8 doctoral programmes;
  • Since 1993 ISEG has also an executive training activity, offering the MBA ISEG, 30 distinct post-graduation programmes and brief courses;
  • Has approximately 4,950 students (including 10% foreign students from more than 50 nationalities), distributed by the bachelors degrees (2,597), masters degrees (1,458), doctoral programmes (289) and executive training (600).

About Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and the hub of a multifaceted area that appeals to different tastes and senses.

In a city that has been influenced by many different far-off cultures over time, there is still a village feel in each historic neighbourhood. Stroll through the Pombaline grid of streets in the Baixa district that opens on to the Tagus in Praça do Comércio, then follow the river to discover some of the city’s most beautiful parts: the monumental area of Belém with its World Heritage monuments, the mediaeval quarters and the latest contemporary leisure spaces, such as the Parque das Nações.

If you continue to the mouth of the river, you’ll understand why we say that Lisbon is the centre of a vast resort. Along the coastal road you’ll find beaches and beach resorts that combine villas and hotels from the beginning of the 20th century with marinas, terraces and excellent golf courses. Further along the coast you’ll come across world-renowned surfing beaches, but also the palaces scattered across the cultural landscape of Sintra, a World Heritage Site.

Fado is another expression of what it is to be Portuguese that has also been awarded World Heritage status. You can hear it at night in a fado house or in a traditional neighbourhood. But go, as well, to the lively bars and nightclubs, to find other types of music. From reggae to African music, new wave, indie or electronic, there’s a great diversity of sounds and environments, but all are good excuses to have a drink and dance the night away.

With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round.

This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world.

Portugal is situated at the south-west point of Europe and also includes the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. Mainland Portugal occupies an area of 88,889 km2. It is 218 km wide and 561 km long. It has 832 km of Atlantic coast and a 1,215 km border with Spain.

Portugal has a population of about 10 million.

The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Oporto in the north.

Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country’s coastal regions than in the inland areas.

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