University of Coimbra

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Founded

1290

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Founded in 1290, the University of Coimbra (UC) is one of the oldest universities in the world and the oldest in all of Portugal. Up until the early part of the 20th century, it was also the only Portuguese-speaking university in the world. Built in the grounds of a former palace, its 16th century campus is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Located in the historic city of Coimbra, the university is home to over 21,000 students, 10% of whom are international students, placing it among Portugal’s most international universities and lending the city a cosmopolitan feel.

UC is organised across three campuses and comprises eight faculties that offer a large and diverse academic portfolio. The university is particularly popular with technology and science students and the university is home to the largest science faculty in the country.

In keeping with its 700 year history, the university emphasises tradition alongside modernity and innovation.

Key features on campus include a theatre, sports facilities and stadiums, a publishing house, an astronomical observatory, a baroque library and an 18th century bell tower. The university also oversees a number of museums, including a science museum and a museum of sacred art.

The university lays claim to a number of unique traditions such as Queima das Fitas (Ribbon Burning), to celebrate the end of studies, and the tying of tin cans to the legs of new students to welcome them to the university.

Coimbra is regarded as a safe and friendly city to live in. Dating back to the Roman era, it is the fourth largest city in the country, situated on a riverfront, where medieval architecture sits alongside modern buildings.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

Portugal
Paço das Escolas, Coimbra , 3004-531, Coimbra, Portugal

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Tiago
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Coimbra … University of Coimbra … "whoever did not see you walks blind, those who do not love do not live." I am proud to have experienced my academic life at the University of Coimbra. In this magnificent city that lives to and from students,...

Coimbra … University of Coimbra … "whoever did not see you walks blind, those who do not love do not live." I am proud to have experienced my academic life at the University of Coimbra. In this magnificent city that lives to and from students, it fills us with academics, which tells us stories at every corner, which reaches us by the notes and voices of the fado of Coimbra. In Coimbra, above all I learned many of the values ​​that fill me as an adult and a person. For all the cultural and associative experiences offered by the UC, for all the history that it carries through all these years through the oldest Academic Association of Portugal. Environmental Engineering is taught at Polo II - Engineering Center of the University of Coimbra in the Department of Civil Engineering. In UC the Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering is more directed to the subjects of planning and planning of the territory and waters. With prestigious professors and with some political influence, focused on the scientific investigation. And this is the gap I identify at the University of Coimbra, it may lack the understanding that students and teachers need to be connected with applied projects in the industry. Creating connections and opportunities for students.

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Sofia
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For me the university of Coimbra is the best university in my country, Portugal. There there are plenty of traditions and cultural activities you can experience to make your student time the best years of your life. That is a beautiful city with...

For me the university of Coimbra is the best university in my country, Portugal. There there are plenty of traditions and cultural activities you can experience to make your student time the best years of your life. That is a beautiful city with a lot of interesting history and academic life experience. If you chose to study in Coimbra you will have the best personal learnings.

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It's still a very conservative Uni, since it has been living in the fame of being the first Portuguese university, so now it's starting to fall behind in some programmes. But the people and all the traditions are magic. It's another thing, a once...

It's still a very conservative Uni, since it has been living in the fame of being the first Portuguese university, so now it's starting to fall behind in some programmes. But the people and all the traditions are magic. It's another thing, a once in a lifetime experience.

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I've been contacted by the University of Coimbra to promote innovation and technology transfer, establishing the link between the scientific and technological environment and the productive language translation and writing for a project proposal....

I've been contacted by the University of Coimbra to promote innovation and technology transfer, establishing the link between the scientific and technological environment and the productive language translation and writing for a project proposal. Though I may be a recognized translator and linguist, I believe it was inappropriate to falsely claim that the interdisciplinary excellence of its new startup sustainable finance partnership and trade will be ranking in the QS system that is better than the WBCSD business council organization. This was an irrelevant comparison. Lastly, the unexpected headphone gifts and dinner fees that was paid for the meeting to sign a contract exceeded the normal etiquette and personal space for a new invited post-doc student. I will decline and avoid for a post-doc or PhD then, this is not the right way for signing a spontaneous deal scholarship grant for a business exchange project that is overly tainted with goals.

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Francisco
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In terms of education, I have no doubt that it is above average. In terms of academic life and academic environment, I also think it is more than acceptable. The only thing I think this university should be of better quality is on the premises....

In terms of education, I have no doubt that it is above average. In terms of academic life and academic environment, I also think it is more than acceptable. The only thing I think this university should be of better quality is on the premises. It is not permissible to have facilities like those on pole 1 where the material is already old and not the minimum acceptable for students to be able to learn.

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The tradition in this university is very long, the quality of the teaching is very high and the city is a very place to live. The top faculties are Law and Medicine, the others are very good but those first two are more recognized.

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It's my fifth year in the University of Coimbra, and I was already in two faculties (Faculty of Economics and Science and Technology). I would say the strengths of my university are the proximity with professors (they are very accessible), it's...

It's my fifth year in the University of Coimbra, and I was already in two faculties (Faculty of Economics and Science and Technology). I would say the strengths of my university are the proximity with professors (they are very accessible), it's not difficult to have good grades and, in this line of thought, this is good to have extracurricular activities (such as BEST), the fact that the city is small so it creates an incredible environment to study here! The weakness are the lack of investment in some facilities and projects, lives mostly by its fame and, sometimes refuses to change some aspects (like, it's adverse to change the way professors deliver classes). Overall, I like studying in Coimbra and, right now, I wouldn't change university!

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