Application for UNESCO World Heritage

Declaration of The Portuguese State

The history of the University of Coimbra – heir to the foundational act of the university studies in Portugal of the 13th century – has been, for over seven centuries so closely connected to the production of knowledge, the rise of new worlds, the tensions of the human genius, the interchange of ideas, the statement of science, the humanities and the political thought that it is impossible to forget it in the making of the Portuguese history and of its globalization experience, many centuries before the term was created.


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