COIMBRA AND THE UNIVERSITY
Coimbra and the University of Coimbra are two interrelated realities. The epithet of “City of Students” is not new, but the connection between one of our national institutions with a longer tradition and the city of the river Mondego lives on.
The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional conditions for countless leisure activities, which range from the practice of several sports to numerous suggestions at cultural and artistic levels and to events in unique historical sceneries, just to mention some possibilities among many others. For more information go to www.uc.pt/en/informacaosobre/coimbra
University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is an indisputable reference in higher education and research in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight Faculties and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various areas of knowledge, in Portugal and in the world.
The prestige of the University of Coimbra may be demonstrated by the position it holds in the international rankings of universities and research centres.
This University is not only a true icon of Portuguese culture in the world, but it also pursues a policy of constant improvement in various fields, which allow it to reassert the high quality of research and teaching, as well as an active role in the development of businesses and industry, and in activities involving intensive knowledge in Portugal in connection with pioneer multinational and international organisations working for the advance of science and knowledge.
At this area of the University’s website you will find information which will enable you to get to know the University of Coimbra and its activities in more detail.
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC)
The FCTUC holds 14 Departments, that cover the majority of the scientific areas of the Natural, Physical, and Exact Sciences, of Engineering, of Life, of the biggest Art than is Architecture and of Anthropology and, as enclosed establishments, the Museums of Natural History and of Physics, the Botanical Garden, the Geophysical Institute and the Astrononomy Observatory. There are several integrated Investigation Units and associated ones and around 7000 students.