IADE - Creative University

Lisbon, Portugal
IADE belongs to Laureate International Universities, leader in the higher education market with a network of more than 80 institutions serving over 1,000,000 students in 28 different countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.



As a pioneering institution in cultural e creative industries education in Portugal, the core of activities at IADE is design. The work developed over more than 45 years enables IADE a level of competences and sound knowledge to develop products suited to the market and provide sound and effective training.


Laureate's institutions offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs fields such as business and management, medical and health sciences, engineering, information technology, architecture, education, law, communications and hospitality management.


UNIDCOM/IADE - Research Unit in Design and Communication is an autonomous Organic Research Unit of IADE-U Instituto de Arte, Design e Empresa - Universitário, which is recognised since 2003 as a unit of R&D [0711], accredited and funded under the R&D Units' Pluriannual Financing Program of FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

Short Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)


Student services

Services that intend to simplify the student days

  • Food Corner
  • Copy Center
  • Students Services
  • Virtual Campus
  • Free Wi-Fi

Housing services

University does not offer accommodation.

Library services

Study and leisure areas that promote team-work and university life integration

  • Class Rooms
  • Library
  • Study Rooms
  • Lounge

Student Life

Campus life

Lisbon is a quite friendly city. We are mainly known for our gastronomy and hospitality, but we have much for to offer for international students.

Live in Lisbon is having the chance to live in a dynamic and young city where the old buildings live in harmony with modernity.

The land of “fado” (traditional singing style) is growing and defining new concepts. Many fields are being developed and we are, definitely, breaking borders to show all the nice things we have in our city, and country.