Official Opening of the American Corner at the University of Lisbon

On November 15, the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters (FLUL) opened a brand new expanded American Corner space on the ground floor of the library at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters. The new space was jointly inaugurated by Ambassador George Glass and Dean Farmhouse Alberto, and is located in one of the most important and oldest humanities schools in Portugal.

The American Corner partnership between the Embassy and the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters started in 2011, and the launch of the new expanded space highlights our growing engagement and brings new resources, equipment and programs to the entire community.  This includes the latest hardware and software, academic and scientific databases through the eLibraryUSA, access to 3D printing technology, and new programming opportunities.

We at the Embassy believe in the value of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship everywhere and helping everyone develop business skills, regardless of their major in school.  The University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters is truly leading the way in Portugal by bringing 3D design and printing technology to the arts and humanities setting.  It is our hope that the new space and the programs that go with it, will help students achieve success in their academic and professional pursuits.  And, of course, we can’t wait to see what will be created in the new American Corner!

In addition to FLUL, our network of six American Corners (ACs) in Portugal, include partnerships with the University of Porto’s Faculty of Letters, University of Aveiro, University of Lisbon’s Technical Institute, Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and the University of the Azores.