IADE is a laboratory of creativity, talent and leadership recognised by society as a whole. It has encouraged students to put their own talents to the test, to believe in themselves, making them the best of the best, in their personal lives or in their future professional integration.

IADE today is a reference to teaching Creativity. It is also one of the best Design schools in Europe and a pioneer in Marketing, Advertising and Photography.

Founded in 1969, in Lisbon, it has been a pioneer in teaching Design in Portugal. Currently, it is the institution that trains the most students in this field, with an employability rate of 97 percent. In 2012, it gained the status of University Institute, a title which enabled the creation of a modern Doctoral programme in Design, focusing especially on creativity and internationalisation.

Since 2015, IADE has been a part of Laureate International Universities, the largest global group of higher education, whose mission is to offer higher education with a multicultural focus. Founded in 1988, Laureate has over 70 institutions in 25 countries and is also available online, with over a million students and more than 70 thousand collaborators.

Since 2016, IADE has been a part of Universidade Europeia, reinforcing its positioning as a creative school in Europe.

Currently, IADE grants academic Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral as well as Post-Graduate Degrees in areas related to creativity: Design, Arts and Communication, Marketing, Advertising and Photography.


2017 - For the third year, IADE is featured as one of the top 50 Design schools in Europe in the Domus ranking.
2014 - IADE was awarded the DS Label by the European Commission.

The DS Label is a seal of quality which recognises and distinguishes the excellence and best practices of the institutions of higher education with regard to the implementation of the Diploma Supplement.

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Universidade Europeia

The Universidade Europeia is part of the largest global group of Higher Education - Laureate International Universities - and offers access to Student-centred quality education.

It stands out for its ability to innovate and for its differentiated academic model which is founded on the principles of quality, internationalisation and the proximity to business and the labour market.

The preparation of its students aims at making them the Global Professionals of the future, equipping them with all the tools they need to achieve professional success anywhere in the world.

Universidade Europeia grants academic Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees, and also offers Post-Graduate courses in a host of areas such as Business, Law, Psychology, Human Resources, Marketing, Communication, Sports, Computer Science and Technologies, and it stands out as a leading establishment of higher learning in Hospitality and Tourism Management.


Create global professionals.
Contribute to the development of a global society by preparing students, promoting an entrepreneurial attitude, based on the principles of social responsibility, internationalisation, excellence in research and employability.


To be a benchmark international University and the establishment of choice for students and employees.

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Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Santos Campus has a privileged location in Lisbon's city centre with a breathtaking view over the Tagus River, offering its students an environment that seeks to enhance their creativity.

  • Study areas and communal spaces which intend to stimulate teamwork and foster university integration
    Class Rooms | Library | Study Rooms | Lounge
  • Services which aim at facilitating the students’ daily lives
    Food Corner | Copy Centre | Students Services | Virtual Campus | Free Wi-Fi
  • 15+ Laboratories with technological equipment which enables the implementation of an innovative teaching model
    MediaLab Studio | Game Studio / Project Factory | Photography Lab | 3D Lab | Digital Labs | Engineering Labs | IT Labs



Av. Dom Carlos | 4
1200-649 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal