ISCAL International Days 2023 began with a welcome session, attended by the President of the Institute, Professor Pedro Pinheiro, the Head of International Relations at ISCAL, Natacha Ornelas, the Deputy for Internationalization and Cooperation of the Polytechnic of Lisboa, Fernando Melício, and the Responsible of the International Relations and Academic Mobility Office at the Polytechnic of Lisbon, Cristina Marques.
During these three days, several topics were addressed in the classroom context - from Fashion Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Development of Business Skills, Business Financial Management and Sustainable Finance, and also the Change of Paradigm in the Management Area.
Holding the ISCAL International Days event was an opportunity to strengthen ties with some of the European Higher Education Institutions with whom ISCAL has privileged relations, as well as to address the development of research projects in collaboration with those partner Institutions, namely within the scope of the funding of the ERASMUS Programs. Given the similarity of the Course Plans between ISCAL and these Institutions, visiting Professors were invited to teach open classes to the entire community, which allowed both Students and other Professors – from ISCAL and guests, to participate in the sharing of knowledge addressed by the participants, thus bringing a different dynamic to the classes that are usually taught in the respective courses and curricular units.
- Natacha Ornelas, Lecturer and organizer of the event while responsible for International Relations at ISCAL
Our students also had the opportunity to get to know different realities, since the partners took the opportunity to give a first-person testimony on these topics in their countries - Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Italy and Czechia.
As for our partners, ISCAL also provided a moment of social gathering, organizing a City Walking tour that started at Restauradores and passed through other historical spots in Lisbon such as Mouraria and Alfama, ending at Terreiro do Paço.