Internacional University (Universidade Internacional) or UI for short, was a Portugueseprivate university with facilities in Lisbon and Figueira da Foz, which had been founded in 1984. It was compulsorily closed in 2009 due to lack of funds and academic integrity.
Inspection and closing
In 2007, Internacional University was investigated by Portuguese government higher education authorities (Inspecção-geral (IGES) and Direcção-geral do Ensino Superior (DGES)) in order to clarify several previous reports that raised concerns about the quality and rigour of this and other private institutions. This situation led to the compulsory closing of Universidade Internacional in 2009 by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES)., in Diário de Notícias(in Portuguese) , Público (September 30, 2009)