Disclaimer

Translations of these materials into languages other than Portuguese are intended solely as a convenience to the non-Portuguese-reading public.

Any discrepancies or differences that may arise in translations of the official Portuguese versions of these materials are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes.

Decree Law No. 79/2021


Publication: Republic Diary No. 193/2021, Series I of 2021-10-04
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 79/2021
  • Pages: 2 - 6

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law changes the recognition of public interest of three private higher education establishments:

    • Universidade Lusíada (Lusíada University);
    • Escola Superior de Enfermagem Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa – Alto Tâmega (Portuguese Red Cross Higher School of Nursing);
    • CESPU - Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte (Polytechnic Institute of Health of the North)
What is going to change?

Universidade Lusíada

The Universidade Lusíada – Norte (Lusíada University – North) is integrated into the Universidade Lusíada, which will now operate in the municipalities of Lisbon, Porto and Vila Nova de Famalicão.

Escola Superior de Enfermagem Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa – Alto Tâmega

Is renamed Escola Superior de Saúde Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa - Alto Tâmega (Portuguese Red Cross Higher School of Health).

Its educational project is changed.

CESPU - Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte

Becomes part of the new Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Tâmega e Sousa (Higher School of Nursing of Tâmega & Sousa), operating in the municipality of Penafiel, and is renamed Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte – CESPU (Polytechnic Institute of Health of the North).

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law, by recognizing the public interest of a private teaching establishment, integrating it in the higher education system, grants it the power to grant academic degrees with official value.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 5 October 2021.

Original Version

LEGAL TRANSLATOR

  • Legal translator is the translation of texts within the field of law

CONSOLIDATED LEGISLATION

Legislative consolidation integrates the various amendments and rectifications made into an original legal diploma in order to make its consultation more accessible to the citizen.