The General Council
The General Council is responsible for defining the institution's development strategy and deciding on all the decisive aspects related to the management of the University, namely the election of the Rector.
The General Council of the University of Algarve is composed of thirty-five members, ten of whom are external personalities, with relevant knowledge and experience for the Institution.
Its composition is based on the following principles:
- Parity between the university subsystem and the polytechnic subsystem
- Participation of all organic units
- Academic and Research Staff Representatives
- Six student representatives
- Non-Academic Staff Representative
- Ten external personalities of recognized merit, not belonging to the University, with relevant knowledge and experience for this
The members of the General Council do not represent groups or sectorial interests and are independent in the exercise of their functions.
President of the General Council
Vítor José Cabrita Neto, Dr.
Academic Staff Representative
Ana Catarina Baptista de Jesus Correia
Ana Cristina Hurtado de Matos Coelho
Ana Isabel da Costa Conceição Guerra
Ana Maria Duarte Inácio Marreiros
Ana Teresa Luís Lopes Maia
Anabela Maria Lopes Romano
António Manuel da Conceição Guerreiro
Aurízia Félix Sousa Anica
Carina Infante do Carmo
Filipa Perdigão Alexandre Ribeiro
Isménio Lourenço Eusébio Martins
João Filipe Marques
José António de Sousa Moreira
José Manuel Sousa de São José
Luís Sérgio Gonçalves Vieira
Marco Paulo dos Santos Carrasco
Maria Palma Mateus
Rui Carlos Gonçalves Graça e Costa
João Diogo Santos Pereira
João Tiago Pereira Silvestre
João Pedro Sá de Carvalho
Tatiana Alexandra Meireles Mira
Representative of non-teaching and non-research staff
Amadeu de Matos Cardoso , Dr.
Ana Cristina Jacinto da Silva, Dr.
Filipe Duarte Branco da Silva Santos, Prof. Doutor
Henrique Luz Rodrigues, Dr.
Humberto Félix Teixeira da Conceição, Eng.
João Augusto Castel-Branco Goulão, Dr.
José Rui Felizardo, Dr.
Luís Filipe Canadas Ferrinho, Dr.
Paulo Jorge de Lima Dentinho, Dr.
Maria Teresa de Pinho Marques Espassandim, Dr.
Vítor José Cabrita Neto, Dr. - President