Católica signs Memorandum of Understanding with University of California, Berkeley

Berkely MoE

The Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) has strengthened its collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December 2023. This new agreement marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership aimed at promoting academic exchange, research collaboration and cultural understanding.

For Francisco Mendes-Palma, Director of Global Engagement at Universidade Católica, "the protocol now signed between Católica and Berkeley highlights Católica's strategic positioning on the international university scene. It is the result of a solid internationalization strategy, driven by Global Engagement, which also counts on the collaboration of the Alumni."

Reflecting the evolution of this alliance, the MoU aims to pave the way for a variety of collaborative activities, which may include exchange programs, joint research projects and faculty development initiatives.

Founded in 1868, UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public university in the United States according to U.S. News and World Report's 2024 ranking. With 35 Nobel Prize-winning alumni, it ranks as the 10th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2024.