United Lisbon is proud to announce the kick-off of its partnership with Microsoft as this allows the school to leverage learning using the latest available technologies and through collaboration within an exclusive global network of leading schools. This adds to the opportunities for students at United Lisbon to learn beyond the curriculum and develop a crucial skill-set for their success in the 21st century.
From left to right: Rui Grilo, Microsoft, Western Europe Director Education Sector; Anthony Salcito, Microsoft, Global Vice President Worldwide Education; Chitra Stern, Owner/Founder of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts and Founder of United Lisbon International School; Nils Remmel, United Lisbon International School, Founding Head of School; Sandra Martinho, Microsoft, Education Lead Portugal; Roman Stern, Owner/Founder of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts and Founder of United Lisbon International School; Vânia Neto, Microsoft, Western Europe Education Product Marketing Manager.
From left to right: Rui Grilo, Microsoft, Anthony Salcito, Microsoft, Chitra Stern, Martinhal; Nils Remmel, United Lisbon International School, Sandra Martinho, Microsoft, Roman Stern, Martinhal; Vânia Neto, Microsoft.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Worldwide Education at Microsoft says:
“The global education system faces the immense challenge of a constantly widening skills gap. There is a significant need for transformation in schools to ensure that the students of today are well-prepared to create the world of tomorrow. At Microsoft, we are working hard to empower schools in this transformation. Sharing the innovation vision of the United Lisbon International School, we are excited to create a strong partnership between United Lisbon and Microsoft. We welcome United Lisbon in our global network of schools that we believe will lead in transforming education and enable impact at a wider scale.”
Microsoft empowers United Lisbon to give its students even better access to learning in innovative ways and with state-of-the-art tools, commonly used in modern workplaces. It enables them to connect to other learners as well as experts around the world to create shared learning experiences for a common purpose. Through technology, learning can now happen anytime and anywhere and becomes interconnected with latest technology innovations such as in the area of artificial intelligence.
In order to ensure ongoing innovation, the school is created as part of the Education Hub Lisbon, and an integral part of a lifelong learning ecosystem. With a capacity of up to 1’000 students from 3 years to graduation in grade 12, the school will be the largest international school in central Lisbon. As part of the Edu Hub ecosystem, the school will operate an “educator lab” that creates a new professional development offer for teachers from all different backgrounds, including the Portuguese public schools.
Sandra Martinho, Education Lead at Microsoft Portugal says: “The United Lisbon International School is an important addition to the international school landscape of Greater Lisbon. Over recent years, the strong rise in demand for international education and a lack of supply in the central Lisbon area has become a limiting factor for the further development of this region in terms of attracting talent and investment. We believe that United Lisbon, with its innovative vision and integration in a wider Education Hub, will be a flagship school for transforming education in the 21st century that we look forward to partnering with.”