Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Coimbra (UC) is a point of reference regarding higher education and research in Portugal, having been acknowledged for the quality of the education being delivered by its eight colleges and for the advances that it has made in several fields of knowledge, in Portugal and in the world. The prestige of UC is proved by the position it holds in international rankings concerning universities and research centres.
As a higher education and research institution, the reputation of UC can be assessed through independent and external rankings, such as the one issued by The Times Higher Education Supplement. Evaluation criteria and corresponding ranks: Research quality (60%), employability (10%), internationalization (10%), teaching quality (20%). (http://www.webometrics.info/ ).
The collaboration agreements that were signed with Carnegie-Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Texas, through protocols that were promoted by the Portuguese government, will open up new collaboration opportunities, whether in R&D or in highly-qualified training.
With its long-standing tradition and its knowledge heritage, UC must carry out the duty of encouraging change, thus leading the process for knowledge generation and dissemination.
Established in 1290, UC is the oldest Portuguese university (and one of the oldest in Europe); also, it is the most internationally acclaimed and one of the most important national institutions in Portugal.
UC has 22.000 students, 1.600 professors and researchers and 1.100 non-teaching employees, and it is made up by 8 colleges and nearly 150 R&D Units concerning multiple fields.
Likewise, it hosts 1.500 foreign students coming from 60 countries of the 5 continents, numbers that turn UC into the most international university in Portugal.
Currently, UC offers 157 degrees, 196 postgraduate courses, 265 master's degrees and 83 doctor's degrees.
The 8 colleges, the dozens of R&D Units and other infrastructures are located in 3 campuses that amount to a total surface of 333.000 m2: Campus I—205.000 m2; Campus II—82.000 m2; Campus III—25.000 m2; outside campuses—25.000m2.
UC Campus I
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Departments of Sciences)
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Life Sciences
- Department of Physics
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Chemistry
- Laboratories, Research Centres
UC Campus II
- Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Departments of Engineering)
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electric Engineering
- Department of Computing Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Laboratories, Research Centres
UC Campus III
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- ICNAS—Instituto de Ciências Nucleares aplicadas à Saúde (Institute of Nuclear Medicine)
- IBILI—Instituto Biomédico da Luz e da Imagem (Instituto of Biomedicine for Light and Imaging)
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
- Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education
- Instituto Politécnico Nacional
- Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Universidad de Cantabria
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas
- Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Universidade de Coimbra
- Universitat de Barcelona
- Universidad de São Paulo
- Universidad de Buenos Aires
- Universitat de València
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Universidad de Antioquia
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- Universidade do Porto
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
- Universitat Politècnica de València