Although with a long tradition at the National Defence Institute (IDN) and also at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL), area or regional studies attract little interest in Portugal.
IDN and UAL thus decided to promote, in partnership, a set of five Advanced Courses of Regional Studies for all those interested, including non-graduates, in learning or deepening their knowledge about the following regions:
Eurasia ++ Middle East and Maghreb ++ Sub-Saharan Africa ++ Asia-Pacific ++ Latin America.
The Courses are entirely autonomous, and candidates may attend only one, several or all.
Training takes place at UAL.
IDN also hosts other open classes and students can participate in thematic conferences organized by IDN and/or UAL.