University of Coimbra

University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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It offers a wide variety of recognised graduate and postgraduate degree programmes covering almost all fields of scientific research and knowledge. Currently, the UC has 8 Faculties and 150 Research Centres and Institutes.
Every year, the UC welcomes more than 1600 international students from all around the world. Its scientific activities are developed in international interpersonal and inter-institutional networks. The different projects developed in consort and cooperation with other universities enhance innovation and updating in learning contents, project incubation, curriculum development, scientific research and training.
In the field of innovation and knowledge transfer, we may count more than one thousand contracts covering scientific research and the provision of specialised services, and yet the fact that more than a dozen research units of the University have received the classification of excellent from the Foundation for Science and Technology.
Concerning the pedagogical area, the designing of a model for the certification of the pedagogical quality of the degree programmes and the implementation of the Virtual Campus project, among are projects, are noteworthy.
A true icon of Portugal in the world, the capacities of the University of Coimbra and the links it establishes with the community make it an essential reference point in the dissemination of the Portuguese culture throughout the world and in the gestation of the science and technology made in Portugal.
We are confident that the high value of both cultural and academic life in Coimbra will make your stay here intellectually stimulating and personally enriching.

The University of Coimbra (UC) was founded in 1290 and it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is located in the city of Coimbra, in the Portugal’s Central Region between Porto and Lisbon.  

Science and technology
Psychology and educational sciences
Sports sciences and physical education

Courses Taught in English

The University of Coimbra offers some courses in English. For further information please see: 

Contact Information
Dra. Maria Teresa Silva

Apartado 3026 3001-401 Coimbra, Portugal

Tel: +351 239 857001; Fax: +351 239 857002; E-mail: