University of Aveiro

Created in 1973, the University of Aveiro quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Now a public foundation under private law, it continues to develop and implement its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and promote cooperation with society.

Attended by about 15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the UA has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.

See more information: http://www.ua.pt/#

The city

Close to the Atlantic Ocean, and placed in a wonderful region where the rivers run into the sea, the city of Aveiro has an academic and industrial history and is called the “Venice of Portugal” due to the traditional boat rides for tourists in the fishermen’s Moliceiros.

See more information: http://www.aveiro.eu/default.asp?lg=en

See some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitor107/sets/1419602/