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The University of Coimbra is a reference in the Portuguese research landscape.

Thirty nine R&D units are presently members of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the IIIUC. Research is being developed in the areas of Exact Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

The primary mission of the IIIUC is to promote research and advanced interdisciplinary education, that encourages the crossing of knowledge and building of teams of different areas, in order to assure international recognition of the scientific research of the UC.

In order to streamline this valence of the institution, the Head of the IIIUC is currently the Vice Rector for Research, Professor. Dr. Amilcar Falcão.

Amílcar Falcão

Professor Dr. Amílcar Celta Falcão Ramos Ferreira



Amilcar Falcão graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra and is currently Professor and Director of the School of Pharmacy. As researcher and leader of the group of Pharmacometrics in the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra, Amilcar Falcão is author and co-author of several hundred scientific publications and communications. He was directly involved in the development program of the first Portuguese drug (eslicarbazepine acetate - Zebinix ®) as a consultant at BIAL Laboratories.