International Opportunities and Global Challenges
The University of Coimbra's vision is to be a globally engaged university, opened to cooperation with partners from diverse parts of the world, which share common education, research and development goals. This is reflected in its comprehensive internationalisation strategy aiming to increase the capacity and the visibility of the contribution of UC to tackle global challenges and make societies fairer and sustainable.
The University of Coimbra (UC) is a public higher education institution located in city of Coimbra in the Centre Region of Portugal. It is classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO for its unique tangible (historical buildings) and intangible (knowledge and culture) heritage, a key part of the history of European and global scientific culture.
20% of UC students come
from more than 100 different countries turning Coimbra into a
unique multicultural interface between Portuguese
language speakers and the rest of the world.
UC excels in several scientific fields, from Humanities and Social Sciences to Engineering, Law, Exact
and Health Sciences. It is part of the Centre for World University Ranking of the best 500 universities in the world. Furthermore, UC is classified
as a 5-stars top university by the QS Stars University Ratings and has scored excelent in several U-Multirank indicators,
namely in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.
Come and join some of the most talented international students and researchers from around the globe and meet our inspiring teaching staff.
Get to know some of UC initiatives, research projects and cooperation and development partnerships, across a breadth of interdisciplinary areas, such as active and healthy ageing, environmental sustainability, justice and promotion of science learning, which make a meaningful and socially responsible contribution to the world.
Justice and Human Rights
Promotion of Science Learning
Check our courses, research and innovation centres:
Research & Innovation