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Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra)


Paço das Escolas 3004-531 Coimbra; public transport: SMTUC 28 | 34 | 103

If you arrive Thursday or Friday, please find the registration desk in the Chemistry Dept. Enter it via “DQ” on the northern side of the red box below. You’ll be guided in the inside

If you arrive Saturday or Sunday, please find the registration desk in the main Auditorium (Auditorio) – depicted by the green box, more detail guidance below.

For google-maps:

Local overview (green box: main Auditorium; red box: C7-C13; blue arrow on level of Auditorio door to the outside. Follow guidance/signs.

Main Track

To Auditorium, take the steps on the north-west (within the patio/quadrangle) downstairs, the entry is from the west then:

Social Event

The Social Event will happen at “Tertúlia D’Eventos”, please check and bring your badge (SOC)! It’s about 25min to walk (DOWNHILL!). GMaps:

Shopping Emergencies

Drinks/Snacks/Bakery near Universidad: Entrance is east of the parking lot. You can pay cash or CC. Open 8-19 (Sunday maybe closed).

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University general

Paço das Escolas 3004-531 Coimbra

Photo credit: José Francisco García Cuenca on Unsplash.

This year’s conference will be held at the Universidade de Coimbra (the University of Coimbra) a public university in Coimbra, Portugal which was founded in 1290 making it one of the oldest universities in the world, and the oldest in all of Portugal. Until the 20th century, it was the only Portuguese-speaking university in the world. In keeping with its history, the university emphasizes tradition, along with its focus on modernity and innovation. The University of Coimbra is a popular target for science and technology students, having the largest science faculty in Portugal. It is a university that’s educating the world, with international students comprising about 10% of its student population. The incredible campus is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Did You Know: The famous tower at the University of Coimbra was built in 1728, and has four bells. This tower has been affectionately referred to by the University community as the “Cabra” (the Goat).