AULP ( The Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities)
Current Position: President
A member since 1995
AULP covers more than 200 higher education institutions from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, East-Timor and Macao, including Universities, Polytechnic Institutes and other Research Institutes as members. They also have Associate Members from Department of Portuguese in local higher education institutions of USA, France, Italy, etc. AULP members in Macao are University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies, International Institute of Macau (President – Dr. Rangel) , University of Saint-Joseph (former International Institute of Macau) and City University of Macau (Macau). The Association is run by a Board of Administrators with one President and four Vice-Presidents. University of Macau runs the Vice-Presidency of AULP for year 2005-2011 (in 2 mandates of 3 years each). AULP will hold an Annual Meeting by rotation among Portugal, Brazil, Africa and Macao. Macao has already organized the VIII (1998), XIII (2003), XVI (2006) and XX (2010) Annual Meetings in cooperation with the local higher education members, in particular University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Institute for Tourism Studies and International Institute of Macau.