University of Coimbra, Portugal

University of Coimbra has a strong internationalisation, one can feel the international atmosphere created by the gathering together, on a permanent basis, of students, teachers and researchers of different cultural backgrounds from all around the world (20% of its students come from about 60 countries).  

University of Coimbra has also a large experience in managing European exchange projects and in supporting the foundation of important European networks.

The Faculty of Science and Technology is the major Faculty of University of Coimbra (FCTUC) drawing on its involvement in cutting-edge research to make sure that students get the best education at all levels. The UC members of this proposal integrate the biggest RTD centre in mechanical engineering at Portugal (CEMUC), ranked as Excellent by international evaluation committee. Furthermore, surface modification and tribology are exciting scientific domains being developed in CEMUC and giving rise to outstanding results with scientific, learning and social impact.

Representatives: Prof. Bruno Trindade and Prof. Albano Cavaleiro