1 erasmus WELCOME GUIDE 2012/2013 REACH A HIGHER LEVEL. Page 1
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3 Welcome Message João Duque Dean and Professor of Finance. ISEG ready to take off? It is a huge honour and a great satisfaction for me to address you as the president of an institution which is amongst those at the forefront of economic and business thinking and decision-making in Portugal. As we have reached the celebration of our 101st anniversary, in May 2012, there seems no doubt that the success of a great number of our ex-students is an indication of the continuing quality of our educational model. In the globalized and multicultural world of today the only way forward is through learning appropriate ways to exchange goods, services and ideas, while at the same time giving an intelligent hearing to the other, however different they may be. At ISEG we teach people to think and to take decisions based on true individual choice rather than any kind of pre-defined model. We pride ourselves on having a teaching and research staff whose achievements in international research publishing are on a par with the best Portuguese business and management institutes. We are equally proud of our faculty members and researchers, who are leaders amongst the top Portuguese business and economics schools in terms of international scientific publications. We are also proud to have a wide range of course units lectured in English in the three cycles of studies: undergraduate, four master degrees entirely in English and one Doctoral programme. Our goal is to continue increasing our English offer, always maintaining the high quality of teaching that our students are used to receiving. We are proud of our 101 years of existence, especially of the success of our students. In 101 years we have helped to realize childhood dreams and develop talent, always looking to the future. The influence of our school on Portuguese society is an aspect that differentiates us from other schools and is a motive for rejoicing! With this responsibility and the certainty that ISEG will continue to be a reference in the economic and business sciences in terms of teaching and research, we invite you to learn more about us through this brochure. Enjoy your exchange experience at the school that creates leaders! João Duque Dean and Professor of Finance. ISEG Page 3
4 Why Choose ISEG? One of the Top Management & Economics School in Portugal Mission The mission of the ERASMUS Office is to support the University s internationalisation and to facilitate the integration of ERASMUS, other foreign students and scholars into the ISEG community. This office provides advising services in terms of academic orientation, cultural integration and personal concerns. Ongoing support and assistance is available to ERASMUS students throughout the whole year. Feel free to come to the ERASMUS Office whenever you have doubts or problems. We hope you feel happy at ISEG and that your mobility period is an enjoyable and enriching experience. Top levels of research and teaching: The School of Economics and Management is part of the Technical University of Lisbon. ISEG has already celebrated the 101st anniversary although its origins date back to ISEG strives to contribute to the modernisation and development of Portugal by training future economists and managers. The objectives of this school include the promotion of education, culture, research and consulting, as well as nurturing exchange and co-operation at both national and international levels. Many faculty members obtained PhD s and post-doc training in leading foreign universities. The quality of both teaching and research programmes is regularly assessed in order to guarantee students with outstanding services in higher education. We are proud to be recognised as one of the top national s leading universities for the quality of our teaching and research. Promotes internationalisation Since 1989 it has been actively engaged in student s exchanges within the Socrates/ Erasmus Programme. With a view of implementing common procedures and criteria aimed at guaranteeing academic recognition of studies abroad, our school applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Employment Prospects ISEG is one of the top management and economic schools that companies target when they are looking for new employees. ISEG s graduates are highly recognised by employers across the nation and the globe due to the wide choice of courses, which enables students to follow their desired career path. Attractive Location ISEG is located in Lisbon, near the Portuguese Parliament, in the centre of one of the most beautiful and historical cities of Europe. The city has excellent transport connections including an international airport located very close to the city s centre. Meet us If you are interested in studying at our School of Economics and Management but you prefer to get to know us before taking this important decision, there are at least two ways you can meet us and find information about studying here. You can: visit our campus; meet our staff and clear all your doubts. In case your family and friends also wish to come, we will be glad to appoint a joint meeting.
5 Academics At present the school has 300 teachers, about 5500 students in 5 undergraduate courses, around 20 Specialized Programmes, about 20 Master s degree courses, an MBA Programme and 5 Doctorate courses. ISEG maintains a leading role among universities within its field in Portugal. This is demonstrated not only by the quality of teaching, but also by public recognition of the school s research activities. Bachelor Studies Economics Management Finance Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management Sports Management Master Studies Accounting, Taxes and Corporate Finance Actuarial Science* Applied Econometrics and Forecasting Corporate Sciences Development and International Cooperation Economics* Economics and Management Decision Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation Economics and Public Policy Finance* Human Resources Management International Economics and European Studies Labor, Organizations and Markets Management and Industrial Strategy Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematical Finance Monetary and Financial Economics* And Master in Business Administration/MBA PhDs Programmes Economics; Management; Economic and Organizational Sociology; Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Programme: a joint-venture with the School of Engineering of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico) and MIT Portugal; Technological Change and enterpreneurship: a joint-venture with Carnegie Mellon University, Technical University of Lisbon and Catholical University of Lisbon; Development Studies*; Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management; Economic and Social History. The programme marked with * are offered in English. Research Units and Specialised Post-Graduate Programmes High quality research is very much praised and supported at ISEG, with the school offering a framework of incentives to its researchers to stimulate the number of publications in top scientific journals. ISEG has a total of ten specific research centres committed to produce top-scientific research. Additionally, the school publishes two Scientific Journals, the Portuguese Journal of Management Studies since 1993 and Economic Studies since Both are very important publications for the Portuguese scientific community. ISEG has four main research centres, classified as Excellent and Very Good by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, institution whose main goal consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal. These centres are the following: CEMAPRE - Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics), was founded in 1984 (http:// cemapre.iseg.utl.pt/research/) ; GHES - Office of Economic and Social History, was founded in 1975 (http://pascal. iseg.utl.pt/~ghes/); SOCIUS Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology, was founded in 1991 (http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~socius/home_uk.html); UECE - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics, was founded in 1997 (http://pascal. iseg.utl.pt/~uece/index.shtml). ISEG has also other research centres, namely: ADVANCE - Research Centre of Advanced Management; CEGE - Research Centre of Business Management Studies; CEsA - Centre of African Studies and Development; CIEF - Centre of Financial Economic Research; CIRIUS - Centre of Regional and Urban Research; CISEP - Research Centre About the Portuguese Economy. Page 5
6 LLP - Life long Learning Programme/ERASMUS In the academic year 2007/2008, the Socrates/ Erasmus programme reached an end and it was replaced by the new LLP - Lifelong Learning Programme. LLP s first stage is scheduled for 2007/2013. The Lifelong Learning Programme comprises four sectoral programmes on school education (Comenius), higher education (Erasmus), vocational training (Leonardo da Vinci) and adult education (Grundtvig), and is completed by a transversal programme focusing on policy cooperation, languages, information and communication technology and dissemination and exploitation of results. At last, a Jean Monnet programme is oriented towards European integration and the provision of support for certain key institutions and associations active in the field. Lifelong Learning Programme is an action plan of the European Community in the field of education and training. Its global goal is, in collaboration with the participating countries, to help students of all ages and social groups to improve their knowledge. This period must follow a programme of studies, academically recognised by each home University. The mobility of students also includes student placements in enterprises, training centers, research centers and other organizations. The aim of the new programme is to contribute through lifelong learning to the development of the Community as an advanced knowledge society, with sustainable economic development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. It aims to foster interaction, cooperation and mobility between education and training systems within the Community, so that they become a world quality reference. Source: lifelong-learning-programme/doc80_en.htm Under Erasmus (one of the sectorial subprogrammes of the LLP), students can study in any other eligible Higher Education Institution, for a period of minimum three months and not exceeding one year.
7 Academic Information Subjects Taught in English All 1st and year course units common to Economics, Finance, Management and Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management degrees are available in English. Moreover, a wide range of course units are also taught in English in the 3rd year. 1st Year Course units available Course unit Code Course unit Department Semester ECTS Credits IG AIEE E1 M1 CIF HEE E2 M2 CGE1 ID Principles of Management Economics and Business Information Economics I Mathematics I Quantitative Finance Economic and Business History Economics II Mathematics II Accounting I Foundations of Law Management Economics Economics Mathematics Management Social Sciences Economics Mathematics Management Social Sciences 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st Year Course units available Course unit Code Course unit Department Semester ECTS Credits CG2 TI MO EST1 GF1 CAN SIG DE EST2 MEST Accounting II Information Technology Operational Marketing Statistics I Corporate Finance I Cost Accounting Management and Information Systems Business Law Statistics II Strategic Marketing Management Management Management Mathematics Management Management Management Social Sciences Mathematics Management 1st 1st 1st 1st Page 7
8 3rd Year Course units available Course unit Code Course unit Department Semester ECTS Credits STE DEU GF2 EI IO S PSI MRA SEF EFP EIE GPO AP EEMP OINT MAE GRH Sociology of Work European Law Corporate Finance II International Economics Operational Research Sociology Human Behaviour in Organisations Actuarial Risk Models Economic and Financial Sociology Economics of the Public Sector Industrial and Firm Economics Production and Operations Management Project Evaluation Strategic Management International Organisations Socioeconomic Applications Human Resources Management Social Sciences Social Sciences Management Economics Mathematics Social Sciences Social Sciences Mathematics Social Sciences Economics Economics Management Economics Management Social Sciences Economics Management 1st 1st 1st/ 1st 1st 1st ISEG offers a wide-ranging choice of course units/subjects for students studying abroad. Most students can take course units from the different academic departments, from across the whole range of degree programmes taught by the School.
9 Academic Calendar The academic year is divided into two semesters. All degrees offer semester-based courses. Generally, the winter semester starts in September and finishes at the end of December. The spring semester starts in February and finishes at the end of May. The exam period for the 1st semester occurs in January and for the semester in June. Academic Calendar 2012/2013 (for bachelor and master studies) 1st Semester (Winter Term) Lectures Christmas Holidays Interruption Normal period of assessment Interruption Appeal period of assessment Time Period 17/09/2012 to 14/12/ /12/2012 to 01/01/ /01/2013 to 0/01/ /01/2013 to 18/01/ /01/2013 to 27/01/ /01/2013 to 01/02/2013 Number of Weeks st Semester (summer Term) Lectures Easter Holidays Interruption Normal period of assessment Interruption Appeal period of assessment Time Period 18/02/2013 to 24/05/ /03/2013 to 01/04/ /05/2013 to 02/0/ /0/2013 to 18/0/ /0/2013 to 25/0/2013 2/0/2013 to 02/07/2013 Number of Weeks National Holidays 1st of January: New Year s Day 25th of April: 25th of April Revolution Liberty (Revolution) Day 1st of May: Labour Day (International) 10th of June: Portugal s National Day 15th of August: The Assumption 5th of October: Implantation of the Republic 1st of November: All Saints Day 1st of December: Independence Day 8th of December: Immaculate Conception 25th of December: Christmas Day Varying Holidays: 29th of March: Saint Friday 31st of March: Easter Sunday 13rd of June: St. Antony s Day (Lisbon Only) Page 9
10 Assessment The academic year is divided into two semesters. A student may attend courses chosen from 2, 3 or 4 different academic departments (Economics, Management, Mathematics and Social Sciences). Foreign students take the same type of examination as Portuguese students, who are continuously assessed in a number of different ways. These may include formal examinations at the end of each semester, participation and class attendance, group projects and the presentation of case studies or essays. You will also be asked to work with other students to illustrate your ability to work as part of a team and be actively involved, encouraged to ask questions and join in discussions and debate with your teachers. In some courses, foreign students will be allowed to do their reports and written examinations in English or another foreign language but this must be agreed upon by teachers on a case-by-case basis. A final mark is given at the end of each exam period. Grades are given on a scale with a maximum score of 20 and the minimum passing grade is 10. Students who fail in the normal exam, 1st period of exams, have a second opportunity in a final exam, period of exams (please consult the academic calendar). Examination dates and results are to be found online at our website. On successful completion of studies, students are automatically issued with an official certificate of studies. This document is subsequently delivered to the student s home university one month later.
11 Application for Student Mobility/Erasmus Application The School of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon welcomes applications from foreign students who are already registered at a Higher Education Institution outside Portugal and who wish to take some course units from our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In order to make the necessary arrangements, there must be a written agreement between ISEG and the home Institution of the applicant, which describes the terms and conditions of the mobility period (sometimes called the exchange period ). How to Apply All students wishing to attend lectures at ISEG should fill in the following forms and send them to the International Office of their home institution which is responsible for forwarding it to the Erasmus Office at ISEG (School of Economics and Management), within the deadlines below. Exchange Student Application Forms ECTS Learning Agreement Attendance of Portuguese Course For Foreigners The Erasmus Application deadline is the 30th of June for the Winter term and the 30th of November for the Summer term. The Home University, including a contact person, must be indicated on the application form, which should be signed and stamped by your International Exchange coordinator. Successful applications will receive their application documents (Learning Agreement and Student Application Form) signed and stamped by the Erasmus Office. Upon arrival, you should contact the Erasmus Office, bringing along the following documents: Identification (ID card or Passport) Letter of presentation from the University of origin or document confirming you are an Erasmus student; European Health Insurance Card (medical assistance) One recent passport-size photograph Academic Transcript of Records from the student s home University ECTS Learning Agreement (list of course units) to be attended at ISEG (in case they haven t already sent to the Erasmus Office of ISEG) The Erasmus Office of ISEG is the link between yourself and your departmental coordinator, who is responsible for the academic orientation and supervision of your studies. Never hesitate to contact us whenever you have any doubts or problems. Once you have enrolled, you can begin attending classes, you will be given a student identification number which will entitle you to use the library, the canteen and other school facilities. Entry Procedures/VISA To live in Portugal all students must be bearers of a travel document, such as a valid passport or a national ID card. This is the document usually presented by citizens of the European Union and EEA (European Economic Area), who have the right to move to another Member State to live, study and work. Nationals of non-eu or non-eea countries must apply for a Study Visa. This is a special permit issued for foreign students coming to Portugal (unless the country and Portugal have an agreement which provides exemption from visas). In this case, you can obtain the study visa from the Portuguese diplomatic representative of your country (i.e. the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate). This document may be granted on various entry basis. Family members may accompany you for the period of staying, by requesting a temporary visa at the Embassy or consulate of the country where they reside before coming to Portugal. Page 11
12 ECTS European Credit Transfer System The ECTS - European Credit Transfer System is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, which are specified with regard to learning and competences outcomes. One of the key objectives of the Bologna Declaration of June 1999 is to facilitate the recognition and transparency of periods of study abroad. With this system, the study programmes become easy to compare for all students, both local and foreign, and, as a consequence, it facilitates mobility and academic recognition among universities. On the other hand, universities are stimulated to organise and revise their study programmes in order to make them more attractive for foreign students. What are ECTS credits? ECTS credits are basically a numerical value, ranging from 1 to 0, which are allocated to course units in order to describe the overall student workload required to complete them. ECTS credits are a relative rather than an absolute measure of student workload. Thus, the credits reflect the quantity of work that each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at the higher education institution - that is, work involved in lectures, seminars, practical work, tutorials, fieldwork, personal study (e.g. your own studies carried out in the library or at home), examinations or other assessment activities. So, you can see that ECTS credits are based on the overall student workload and are not strictly limited to the hours of contact (in classes, for instance). In ECTS, 0 credits represent the workload of an academic year of study and normally 30 credits represent a semester and 20 credits a term. In addition to this, in case of a study period abroad the ECTS credits ensure that the programme will be reasonable in terms of workload. What is the ECTS grading scale? Many different national grading scales exist in Europe. Thus, in order to facilitate the mobility of students and the transference of their grades between institutions, a common ECTS grading system has been developed. The ECTS grading scale is based on the combined use of keywords with short explanations and alphabetical definitions, ranging from A to F. The ECTS grading scale ranks the students on a statistical basis. The aim of the scale is to provide an instrument of transparency within the European higher education system, to build bridges and foster partnerships among institutions, as well as to broaden the choices available to students. The system makes it easier for institutions to recognize the learning achievements of their students through the use of commonly understood measurements credits and grades - and it also provides a means to interpret national systems of higher education. ECTS is based on three core elements: information (on study programmes and student achievement), mutual agreement (between the partner institutions and the student) and the use of ECTS credits (which reflect the overall student workload).
13 The ECTS Grading Scale As mentioned before, the grading system is an essential issue in the academic recognition process of international mobility programmes. Grading scales vary according to host countries and institutions, accounting for the difficulty and complexity levels of the equivalence process. Therefore, in order to overcome this wide complex universe of national grading systems throughout Europe, a grading scale has been developed in the framework of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) to make the comparison between different national scales easier and the assessment process more transparent. The ECTS grading scale allows the qualitative assessment of student s performance in the course units (subjects) attended at the host institution. Firstly, this grading system divides students into two categories: pass and fail ; then, those obtaining passing grades are divided into five subgroups and an ECTS grade is allocated to each subgroup. The ECTS grade provides additional information regarding the student s achievements in a specific subject. It is based on the rank of a student in a given assessment, i.e., how he/she performed relative to other students in the same class (or in a significant group of students). It is important to note that the ECTS grade does not intend to replace the local grade (see topic below); the main objective is to provide qualitative information about the student s academic performance. Therefore, it is based on a relative grade that can be represented as follows: ECTS Grade A B C D E F % of successful students normally achieving the grade The ECTS credits have been fully introduced in all graduate programmes offered by ISEG. A credit indicates the average amount of time necessary to fulfill the course requirements: attendance of lectures, seminars, workshops, practical exercises, preparation of papers and exams. Sixty credits corresponds the average workload of a full-time student during one academic year. ECTS is based on the principle that 0 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. Credits in ECTS can only be obtained after successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. Definition Excellent: outstanding performance with only minor errors. Very Good: above average standard but with some errors. Good: generally sound work with a number of notable errors. Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings. Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria. Fail: some more work required before credit can be awarded. The National Grading System Sufficient Good 1-17 Very Good Excellent In the national grading system, the results are represented in a scale from 0 to 20, and the minimum mark required to approval is 10. Page 13
14 How are ECTS credits transferred among higher education institutions? Home and host institutions have to prepare and exchange transcripts of records for each student participating in ECTS. This process is required before and after the period of study abroad. Copies of these transcripts are given to the student for his/her personal file. The home institution recognises the amount of credit received by the students coming from partner institutions abroad, so that the credits for the course units replace the credits which would have been obtained from the home institution. The Learning Agreement provides the student a guarantee in advance that the credits for the approved programme of study will be transferred. The ECTS credit system provides transparency through the following means: ECTS credits, which are a numerical value allocated to course units in order to describe the student workload required to complete them; The transcript of records, in which the students learning achievements are fully displayed in a comprehensive way, so as to be understood and easily transferable from one institution to another; The learning agreement, which covers the programme of study to be taken by the student, as well as the ECTS credits to be awarded in case of satisfactory completion. This involves the commitment of both home and host institutions, as well as of the student. The information package, which supplies written information to students and staff of institutions, departments/faculties, the organisation and structure of studies and course units; Full academic recognition is a fundamental condition for student mobility in the framework of the Erasmus and Socrates programmes. The study period abroad replaces the equivalent period of study taken at the home university (including examinations or other forms of assessment), within the framework of the agreed study programme between partner institutions. Buddies Programme The first days in a new environment may not be easy. In order to facilitate your integration and the contact with local students, ISEG has set up a buddies programme, in which local students voluntary offer their help and support to new fellows. Before your arrival at ISEG you may be allocated an Erasmus Buddy. This means that a student from ISEG will help you in your social and academic integration. In this procedure, the Erasmus Office will have in consideration your fields of study, so that your Erasmus Buddy can be more helpful. Portuguese Language Course If you want to learn about Portuguese language and society, why not enroll in a course of Portuguese as a Foreign Language. There are many Portuguese language courses to which you may apply in Lisbon. As mentioned above, in recent years this school has provided students with a Portuguese language course. When you arrive, you can sign up for the course and pay a fee of 50 euros. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate. If there is a minimum of 10 students enrolled for the Portuguese language course, it will be held at ISEG. If not, the students will be distributed within the other schools of the Technical University. The total duration of the course is 40 hours (usually 4 times a week, 2 hours each day). In case you are interested in attending this course, please fill in the Attendance of Portuguese Course for Foreigners and send it back to us together with your exchange student application process. By sending us this document you are just demonstrating your interest in attending the Portuguese Language Course.
15 Upon arrival at ISEG, you will receive the detailed timetable and you will be requested to confirm your participation. At that moment, and if you confirm, you will be allocated a place in the course and you will be committed to attend it entirely. If you give up before its end, you will not be refunded with the 50 fee paid. Page 15
16 Facilities and Services at ISEG Library Computing Facilities Bars and Canteens The school has a modern central library and computer centre, offering over specialised books, journal and periodicals. In fact, its economic documentation is the most complete of its kind in the country. As well as hosting all the modern information services necessary for study and research, the library provides very comfortable reading facilities. Any student wishing to borrow books from the library must request a loan card. Timetable: Monday-Friday 9.30 am to 23 pm. Saturday 9.30 am to 17 pm. Bookshop ISEG has a bookshop selling school books, literature and stationery. Timetable: Monday-Friday 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. All students have access to computer rooms, which can be an invaluable asset in obtaining information and preparing class assignments and projects. About two hundred computers are available with internet access, and the most common software. Remember, you are also entitled to your personal address at ISEG. Users who have a portable computer with a wireless network board can read their or access the web from numerous locations around the Campus of ISEG without having to hook up their modems. Virtual Secretariat - Academic Service for Students AQUILA System Standing around in queues to register for courses is a thing of the past. At ISEG, students register on-line through the web. They can view their exam results and check their credit accumulation. Note however that first-time registrations are carried out on paper. Upon first registration, new students receive their username and password for future use of AQUILA that is the virtual face of the Academic Services of the University. Timetable: Monday/Friday 9 am to 23 pm. Closed during the month of August. ISEG boasts three snack bars, a canteen and a restaurant. The canteen serves lunch and dinner. The price of a standard meal is around 2,40 and includes soup, the dish of the day, milk or fruit juice and dessert. The snack bars serve a variety of hot and cold light meals and refreshments. Timetable: Bar: Monday/Friday: 8.30 am to 10 pm; Saturday: 8.30 am to 2 pm Canteen: Monday/Friday: 12 am to 2.30 pm; Saturday: 12 am to 2 pm Study Rooms There are several study rooms, if you need to study at ISEG. On the Library (on the Ground Floor): Monday/ Friday: 9.30 am to 11 pm, Saturday: 9.30 am to 5 pm.
17 Bank (CGD) During the week, banks are open from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. On weekends and on public holidays these services are closed. However Lisbon abounds in cash point dispensers (ATMs), which can be identified by an MB sign. The maximum withdrawal per day is 400. Within the ISEG building there is a branch of one of the major Portuguese banks, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD). This CGD branch has special opening hours, being open from 10 am to 4:30pm. The widely accepted credits cards are VISA, American Express, Euro Card and MasterCard. Your pin number enables you to withdraw cash from any of the Multibanco automatic cashdispensing machines. You may also apply for a University Card authorising you to open a bank account. The Students Union It is not easy to move to a new country and make new friends. But friends are never far away. There are many opportunities to make contact with students here in ISEG, whether it is through the Students Union or with other international students. AIESEC The International Students Association of ISEG performs a number of valuable services to the student community through its efforts in forging links between students and the business world. ALUMNI The liaison between the academic and the professional world is fostered through the Alumni Association. Besides upholding the reputation of ISEG as a nucleus for excellence in teaching and research, the aim of the Alumni Association is to strengthen the close co-operative ties among former students. TUNA ECONÓMICAS Any student who can sing, dance or play a musical instrument is invited to join the school band, interpreting traditional academic songs. Join Tuna Económicas and share in the country s culture. THE UNIVERSITY CHOIR If you have a melodious voice, feel free to come along for a rehearsal. You may well be selected to join this highly renowned choir. AEISEG The students union (AEISEG) is responsible for cultural activities such as publishing books, organising conferences, exhibitions, festivals and concerts as well as athletic activities at different sports tournaments. Page 17
18 How to Get to ISEG Getting to ISEG Arriving by Plane: Lisbon is just a few hours away from North America (about to 8 hours) and 2 to 3 hours from most European cities. Lisbon s international airport (Aeroporto da Portela) is only 7 km away from the city centre. A complete public transport network is available in the main towns. In Lisboa there are three kinds of public transport: buses and trams (Carris) and Underground (Metro). The bus fares range from 1,75 to 3,00 and the Metro fare is 1,25. If you wish, you may choose to purchase a monthly ticket for buses, Metro and trams at the price of about 32, which allows you to travel as many times as you wish. A simple and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus, take the AeroBus number 91 at the Airport, service begins at 07:45am and ends at 22:30pm. Buses pass every 20 minutes, and the ticket price is 3,50. Get off at Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo bus stop. From there you take the number 727 bus to go to ISEG and get off at Conde Barão / Av. D. Carlos I bus stop. Alternatively, since the Lisbon Airport is very close to the City Centre, you can reach ISEG by taxi (ask about the fare beforehand and for a receipt at destination), they are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts minutes and costs between EUR, ask to come to Rua das Francesinhas, near the Parliament (Assembleia da República). Taxis are mostly painted cream with a roof-light to identify them. However, some taxis keep the old colours, green and black. In towns, taxis use taximeters, but outside urban boundaries, the service is charged by the kilometer, and includes the price for the driver s return to his starting point. From 10 p.m. to a.m., the fare increases 20%. It is usual to give a tip of 10% on top of the price registered. Luggage is charged according to a fixed rate. All taxis have an updated chart in two languages. Arriving by Train: If you arrive by train, you will reach the elegant Victorian-style Santa Apolónia railway station. To get to ISEG, you should take the 794 bus and get off at Rua Conde Barão. Then you have two alternatives: either to walk up Av. D.Carlos I or to take the number 70 or 727 bus and get off at the last stop in Av. D.Carlos I. You can also take from Santa Apolónia railway station bus number 70 and get off at Conde Barão / Av. D. Carlos I bus stop. Transports to Get to ISEG By bus (bus numbers): Av. D. Carlos I: 70, 727 By tram: Calçada da Estrela: 28 By train: From Station of Santa Apolónia: take bus 794 to Rua Conde Barão. Then either walk up Avenida D.Carlos I or take bus 70 or 727 to last stop in Avenida D. Carlos I. Station of Santos (Railway Line of Cascais) By underground: Rato (Yellow Line) Cais do Sodré (Green Line) By foot: Follow directions to the Parliament ( Assembleia da República ). ISEG is just across Calçada da Estrela.
19 iseg campus map Calçada da estrela QUELHAS 2 FRANCESINHAS 2 Rua miguel Lupi Alumni Economicas; Doctor s Office; Teachers Offices; Research Centers; Logistics and Technical Support Division; Financial Division; Treasury. QUELHAS 4 Amphiteatre; Classrooms; Computer Centres; Team-work room; Meeting Rooms; Students Union; Canteen; Bookshop; Bank; Parking Car. ISEG is a campus with a variety of buildings: Bento Jesus Caraça Building - Rua Miguel Lupi (Street), 20. Quelhas Building, with an entrance in Rua Miguel Lupi (Parking Lot); an entrance in Rua do Quelhas,, and Rua das francesinhas Rua do Quelhas Teachers Offices; Restaurants; QUELHAS Reception; ISEG s Presidency; Graduate Office; IDEFE; Marketing Services and Public Relations Department; Auditoriums; Classrooms; Research Centre; Teachers Offices; Mathematics Department; Secretariat. FRANCESINHAS 1 Reception; Undergraduate Office; Erasmus Office; Amphiteatres; Classrooms; Study Rooms; Meeting Rooms. BIBLIOTECA Library; Reception; Magazines; Books; Team-work room; Informal reading area; Library staff offices. BENTO DE JESUS CARAÇA Reception; IT Department; Teachers Offices; Team-work room; Meeting Rooms; Students Union; Bar; ATM; Parking Car. through Rua das Francesinhas. Francesinhas Buildings (Buildings 1 e 2), situated between Rua das Francesinhas and Rua Miguel Lupi, with entrances in Rua das Francesinhas and internal entrance through the Quelhas Building. Page 19
20 Useful Information for International Students local map ACCOMODATION The Erasmus Office is not responsible for settling students in accommodation but tries to do its best providing all the necessary orientation and information for all incoming students. For this purpose, it works together with the aforementioned group of local students. Accommodation in Halls of Residence is extremely scarce and only 1% of foreign students manage to get a place there. To overcome this problem, renting a room in an apartment, shared with other students looking for an extra flat mate to share bills, is the best solution and a less expensive option. Remember that finding lodgings in Lisbon can be difficult, especially if you are staying for less than a year. While seeking for permanent accommodation the best option for first nights is to stay at a Youth Hostel. Make sure you have a reservation.