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List of international affiliations

Current Position: Member
A member since 1998

IAU was founded in 1950 which is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions with members from 150 countries. IAU aims to encourage universities and other higher education institutions as social institutions to promote the principles of freedom, justice, human dignity and solidarity, and contributes to the development of material and moral assistance for the strengthening of higher education.

Current Position: Member
A member since 1998

IAUP, founded in 1964, is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions worldwide, include 38 countries, territories, and special administrative regions (S.A.R.). IAUP aims to strengthen the international mission and quality of education of these institutions, to promote global awareness and competence, peace and international understanding, and to facilitate the exchange of professional experience through conferences, seminars, publications, and commissions.

Current Position: Invited Member
A member since 1995

Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP) is based in Lisbon, Portugal that is composed by all the Rectors of around 15 or 16 Public Universities in Portugal, namely, University of Lisbon, University of Porto, University of Coimbra, University of Aveiro, University of Minho, New University of Lisbon, Technical University of Lisbon, Catholic University of Lisbon, University of Algarve, etc. University of Macau was a full-member represented by the Rector or Vice-Rector between 1995 and 1999. Since 1999, and based on the decision of the Joint-Liaison Group between Portugal and China, University of Macau became an Invited Member and will participate in the CRUP meetings when they are held in Macao during the AULP Annual Meetings.

Current Position: President
A member since 1995

AULP covers more than 200 higher education institutions from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, East-Timor and Macao, including Universities, Polytechnic Institutes and other Research Institutes as members. They also have Associate Members from Department of Portuguese in local higher education institutions of USA, France, Italy, etc. AULP members in Macao are University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies, International Institute of Macau (President - Dr. Rangel) , University of Saint-Joseph (former International Institute of Macau) and City University of Macau (Macau). The Association is run by a Board of Administrators with one President and four Vice-Presidents. University of Macau runs the Vice-Presidency of AULP for year 2005-2011 (in 2 mandates of 3 years each). AULP will hold an Annual Meeting by rotation among Portugal, Brazil, Africa and Macao. Macao has already organized the VIII (1998), XIII (2003), XVI (2006) and XX (2010) Annual Meetings in cooperation with the local higher education members, in particular University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies and International Institute of Macau.

Current Position: Associate Member
A member since 2004

IAESTE, founded in 1948 in UK, deals exclusively with the exchange of students for technical experience including Engineering, Science, Applied Arts, and Agriculture on a reciprocal basis. It is a non-political, independent, non-governmental organization in operational relationship with the UNESCO. Member countries and co-operating institutions of IAESTE cover more than 70 countries/ territories worldwide.


Current Position: Member
A member since 2005

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet was established in 2000 for promoting multilateral scientific cooperation, joint research projects, conferences, faculty and student exchange, with a total of 130 member institutions in Austria, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

Council for European Studies

Current Position: Member
A member since 2015

Founded in 1970, the mission of the Council for European Studies (CES) is to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe and the European Union (EU) through a wide range of programs and initiatives. These include fellowships, grants, publications, awards, conferences and meetings, public lectures and symposia, as well as direct research.