“Timorese will not have to travel overseas for a good higher education. They can be educated in Timor-Leste, in a professionally run university, by well-trained Timorese lecturers.”
Dr Lucas is the economics lecturer and head of UNPAZ – University of Peace in Dili. He founded the university with the support of staff and 1,200 students. He designed the operations of the university making UNPAZ the only higher education institution owning its own land. Of the 85 lecturers, 75 are owners.
Dr Lucas works in collaboration with many international universities in research and lecturer exchange programs.