The XXV Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society will be held in the Main Auditorium and amphitheater of the Department of Chemistry.
Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Larga, Coimbra, Portugal (see map)

The University of Coimbra is an indisputable 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, in Portugal and in the world. This University was founded in 1290, one century after the foundation of Portugal, is one of the worlds oldest universities.

The prestige of the University of Coimbra may be demonstrated by the position it holds in the international rankings of universities and research centres. This University is not only a true icon of Portuguese culture in the world, but it also pursues a policy of constant improvement in various fields, which allow it to reassert the high quality of research and teaching, as well as an active role in the development of businesses and industry, and in activities involving intensive knowledge in Portugal in connection with pioneer multinational and international organisations working for the advance of science and knowledge.

Due to its monumental buildings and history, the University attracts visitors from around the world, making the city an important touristic destination. Among the most visited place are the Pátio das Escolas, the Biblioteca Joanina (a baroque library built between 1717 and 1728, housing books from the 16th to the 18th century), the Sala dos Capelos (The Grand Hall), the Universitys Chapel and the Botanic Garden.

Also the student traditional celebrations are adopted by the city as their own. The “Latada”, or the freshman (caloiro) reception in the begining of the student year and the “Queima das Fitas”, in May, are part of Coimbra celebrations, and bring thousand of visitants every year. The Academic Association activities, sport or cultural, like the “tunas” coral grups or teatrical and clubs are also conimbricenses (Coimbra natural). The fado of Coimbra (fado is the portuguese traditional song) has is special characteristics and is sing by the students, this is a city and University tradition.

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