António de Sousa Pereira

President of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the CRUP webpage.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the CRUP website, the representative and coordinating entity of 16 Portuguese higher education institutions.
I was elected president of CRUP at a particularly complex and challenging historical moment. Phenomena such as the 4th industrial revolution, digital transformation, energy decarbonization, labor automation or biomedical advances are having a strong impact on higher education and opening new scientific and technological opportunities for its institutions.

The disruptive vertigo in which the world finds itself accentuates the importance of higher education for a more intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development. Given their historical, humanistic and cultural dimension and their science, technology and innovation ecosystems, universities are key players in the transition to societal models in which knowledge is the main transforming energy.

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Rectors of Portuguese Universities