The University of Coimbra offers, through the EfS Initiative, advanced educational programs in Sustainable Energy Systems; a cooperation initiated under the MIT-Portugal Program.
EfS-UC is a founding member of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR)
For more information about our courses, including how to apply, please see the individual course pages [Edu. Programs Flyer]:
These interdisciplinary programs offer flexible curricula emphasizing the analysis of systems and their interrelations, including buildings and urban systems, energy efficiency, and the economy-energy-environment interactions.
International Relations Unit (DRI)
is a reference in higher education and research in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight Faculties and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various areas of knowledge. Founded in the 13th century, the University of Coimbra is also well-known for its rich culture, academic traditions, and conviviality. For these reasons, and also because of its cooperation links to more than 550 institutions worldwide, the University of Coimbra is the most cosmopolitan Portuguese university, attracting students from about 60 different countries to one of the most liveable cities in Portugal.
The University of Coimbra pursues a policy of constant improvement in various fields, which allows it to reassert the high quality of research and teaching, as well as to play an active role in the development of businesses and industry. The Energy for Sustainability (EfS) initiative is one of the results of this policy. This initiative addresses the challenges involved in the design, operation, and regulation of systems that generate, transport or use energy, bringing together faculty from diverse scientific disciplines, with long experience in teaching, research, technology transfer, and consulting in the areas of energy and sustainable development.