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OTHER INITIATIVES

mulheres_cienciaUC WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Get to know the career of female researchers at the University of Coimbra. [webpage in Portuguese language]



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ECOLITERACY
The Ecoliteracy course unit has as its main goal to enhance the debate about several environmental and ecological issues, such as sustainable agriculture, the loss of biodiversity or the Ocean protection.The subjects chosen are based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, with a special focus on the priorities within Natural Sciences.
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EXPERIMENTA
 - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMME 

Experimenta is an intitiative provided by the the University of Coimbra Sports Office (GDUC), which allows the academic community to try several sports activities, together with different partners in different sports disciplines, according to the choice of each one of us.  

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SOCIAL SUPPORT FUND

The Social Support Fund is a specific support created by the UC Senate in 2004/2005 as a complementary tool to scholarships. The Fund has the dual objective of reimbursing expenses with tuition fees to students without scholarships who, however, prove to have economic difficulties and who face situations of proven emergency, such as situations of serious risk of survival for a student who does no longer have the means to provide for his/her basic needs: accommodation, health and food.



OFFICE FOR COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The Office for Cooperation and Development's mission is to support cooperation actions aimed at training higher education systems and institutions in emerging and developing countries, especially Portuguese-speaking countries. It aims to facilitate the initiatives of the various sectors of the UC by providing an institutional framework and guaranteeing the articulation between the different stakeholders.

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COIMBRA UNIVERSITY GAMES 

This initiative aims to promote sports and physical activity among UC students, alumni, faculty, staff, researchers, encouraging socialisation and regular sports and physical activity. 



LESS = MORE

The campaign to combat food waste Less=More aims to sensitize all members of the university community to the importance of a rational use of available resources and to the adoption of responsible consumption behaviours at the UC canteens and cafeterias, namely the adjustment of portions to individual needs and the adoption of cooking methods that promote efficiency in the use of food and the monitoring of waste.

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PASEP - 
SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS THROUGH PART-TIME ACTIVITES 

PASEP consists in providing students offers of part-time activities, to be carried out in organic units / services of the UC, whose remuneration is carried out in the attribution social benefits. In addition to the assigned social support, the activities carried out are included in the Diploma Supplement.



REFUGEES WELCOME AND INTEGRATION PROGRAMME 

The University of Coimbra (UC) created a special programme for students, academics and professionals with refugee status under the Geneva Convention and applicable Portuguese Law. 

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMME OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA

The UC+Ativa (+ActiveUC) initiative aims to contribute to the promotion of an active and healthy lifestyle, targeting all teachers, researchers and technical staff who, seizing their breaks at work, remain active, thus contributing for a postural improvement.

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INTEGRATED PROGRAMME FOR THE PROMOTION OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EQUITY IN ACESS AND ATTENDANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA 

The University of Coimbra defends and promotes the dignity of all people and respect for their rights, equal opportunities and equal treatment. In this sense, the UC For All programme aims to aggregate a whole set of initiatives and projects that aim to achieve these objectives and values.

PROJECT 1 | Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and Special Needs at the University of Coimbra
The promotion of accessibility to higher education, and the knowledge it entails to people with special needs, as well as guarantees for a frequency guided by integration and good academic results are core objectives of higher education institutions in general, and of the UC in particular. 

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SUPERA (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia)

The main aim of the SUPERA project is to implement 6 fully-fledged Gender Equality Plans to articulate a structural understanding of gender inequalities, stereotypes and biases in research as a cross-cutting issue to tackle in their complex, multi-layered dimensions and the inclusion of a gender perspective in research and academia. 

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UCICLETAS (UCYCLING)

The UCicletas project consists in the provision and temporary use of bicycles at the UC, in order to promote physical and sporting habits within the academic community, through the adoption of alternative means of transport, thus encouraging attitudes and behaviours that contribute to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, through physical activity and sport.

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UC.PLANTAS

Biodiversity Promotion Initiative  where all new students are invited to adopt and take care of a plant during an academic year, which will afterwards be planted in the region (oak trees, arbutus, hawthorns, stone pines, cork trees, rowans and maple trees).