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PORTUGAL About Portugal Brief History Facts & Figures

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THE ALGARVE REGION About the Algarve Brief History Landscape Traditions Flavours of Tradition

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THE CITY OF FARO About the city of Faro Walking in the City Faro Alive How to Get to Faro

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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE Organisation Degrees Offered Research Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer International Cooperation International Mobility Office Language Academic Calendar Learning Support Facilities The Library Other Support Facilities Cultural and Sports Activities

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Ant贸nio Branco Rector of the University of Algarve


Although we are a very young institution, we should not forget that what we do here is very old, it has come a long way and will continue to do so. It all started on a day lost in time when for the first time a human being understood that it was necessary to pass onto the generation that followed the experience and the knowledge which, as Hannah Arendt would have said, “labor, work and action” provided. On that day, millions of years ago, mankind initiated one of the most beautiful and nobel professions of Humanity: Education. We are a school, a vital space created to practice the on-going and intense experience of argument between teacher and students, a space free of external pressures. In Academia, Everything that we do and everything that we reflect on finds its way into the classroom, which in ancient Greek meant “free space”. We plan, investigate, budget, do inventory, bill, stamp, archive, print, authorize, clean, tidy - and all else that we do in the name of this and for this - so that the encounter between teachers and students in a classroom may happen within the best possible conditions. This is why students are the core and the others, all others, are the caretakers who take their individual responsibility seriously. Each time a student takes his/her duty to learn seriously, which means never ceasing to inquire and not conforming with ignorance, not ceasing to desire to comprehend. Each time a teacher takes his/her teaching seriously, which also means inquiring and consequently, allowing room for more and more questions; not accepting student’s lack of knowledge; and lastly, not ceasing to give students the means to increasingly understand. Each time this happens, undefeatable strength is generated. The strength that comes from the commitment we have with society to teach and learn. This is why it is insufficient to say that we prepare young people for the labor market. Yes, we do that, but we do so much more. It is not enough to say that we transmit techniques and knowledge. Yes, we do that, but we do so much more. For that reason, the classroom is one of the most dangerous places for authoritative power, because the strength of Education, the strength that comes from mankind questioning themselves, from mankind wanting to know and comprehend more, in the end, from wanting to take responsibility of their life, that strength is frighteningly powerful. This is exactly what Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl, discovered on June 12, 2013 as she stated the following words at the UN: “Dear Friends, on the 9th of October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends too. They thought that the bullets would silence us. But they failed. And then, out of that silence came, thousands of voices. […] let us pick, let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education First.” Let us all show the capacity, in our daily lives, of giving substance to this mission, a mission so well defined by a young, sixteen-year-old girl. Furthermore, let us all understand that all other activities of our Academia (the internationalization, the research, the transfer of knowledge and technology, the relationship with the community, the cultural and social intervention, the management and so many others) only make sense if they contribute to the fulfillment of that main mission.

We are sure you have already heard of it, or came across a friend who has told you things about its magnificent beaches, or even more likely you have seen a program about its gastronomy on television. Or else you have been here, among us, and seen it for yourself. If so, we welcome your return, since there is always a different Algarve that you may have not seen, tasted or experienced before. Conversely, if you are one of those who have never visited this region, now is the time to come here and experience everything that the Algarve has to offer. The most famous secret in Europe. Starting with the Algarve University, which has the the best environment in which to study, a quality that attracts annually to the region a considerable number of young foreign students and teachers from 70 different nationalities, all year round. Then, you will find a region where there is always something new to see and experience. Known worldwide for its mild climate, with over 3.000 hours of sunshine per year, and more than 100 beaches and jagged cliffs carved by the sea along 200 kilometres of coastline. A region that has twice been voted as the best golfing destination in the world, offering 40 golf courses for a perfect shot, is the ideal destination for practicing outdoor sports in communion with nature – either in extensive walking tours, or in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal. As for our gastronomy, the best fish and the best seafood are served in the traditional cataplanas casseroles or prepared in a very sophisticated way, because the Algarve is also the region with the highest influx of Michelin stars restaurants in Portugal. Here the entertainment is never ending and the festive spirit of the Algarvian people is what makes staying in the Algarve a unique and unforgettable life experience for the academic community, who we welcome with open arms. Come and discover the most famous secret in Europe! Welcome to the Algarve!

DesidĂŠrio Silva President of the RTA (Tourism of Algarve)


What About it? Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East, Portugal occupies the western part of the Iberian Peninsula, and has two archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean: Madeira and the Azores. Mainland Portugal (Continente) is divided by the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) that rises from Spain. The northern landscape is mountainous with several plateaus indented by river valleys, while plains characterize the southern area, including the Alentejo and the Algarve. Portugal’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a sea zone over which the Portuguese have special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources, has 1,727,408 km2, being the largest EEZ of the European Union and 11th largest in the world.






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Pict.3 / Padrão dos Descobrimentos / Lisbon Pict.4 / Portuguese Tiles / São Bento Station / / Porto

BRIEF HISTORY Portugal is one of the world’s oldest countries. It became an independent nation in 1143, and has maintained its independence and national boundaries since the 13th century, except for a brief period under Spanish domination between 1580 and 1640. Being the pioneers of the Age of Discovery, Portugal established the first global empire in history, and the longest lived of the European colonial empires, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415, to the handover of Macau to China in 1999 (almost 600 years). Portugal became a republic on the 5th of October 1910 and is an established democracy today.

Portugal is a developed country with a high Human Development Index. It is a member of the European Union (since 1986) and the United Nations (since 1955); as well as a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa, CPLP), and the European Union’s Eurozone. Portugal is also a Schengen state. According to the Global Peace Index, Portugal is the 17th most peaceful country in the world (2011).


Pict.5 / Praça do comércio / Lisbon

PORTUGAL Facts & Figures Area

92,090 km2


10.56 million (2011)

Working population

5.54 million (2011)

Population density (inhabitants/km2)

114 (2010)

Formal designation

Republic of Portugal


Lisbon (2.1 million)

Region capitals

Lisboa, Coimbra, Évora, Faro, Funchal (Madeira Is.), Ponta Delgada, (Azores Is.) and Porto

Main religion

Roman Catholic




Euro (in units of 100 cents)

GDP at market place

171,016 million EUR (2011)

GDP per capita

16,192 EUR (2011)

Employment by sector

Services 62.8%, industry 27.3%, agriculture 9.9% (2011 est.)

Expenditure in R&D (% of GDP)

1.6% (2010): High Education 0.6, Enterprises 0.7, Others 0.3

Scientific publications (total):

17,969 (2010)

Scientific publications (per 100 thousand inhabitants)

121.3 (2010)

Individuals using computers and Internet (total % of individuals)

58.2 (2011)

Electricity produced from renewable sources (%)

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A Mediterranean region bathed by the Atlantic Ocean Pict.6 / Nossa Senhora da Rocha


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ABOUT THE ALGARVE Due to its geographical location, the Algarve enjoys one of the best climates in Europe all year round, with only a short period of rainfall (normally between November and March), maximum temperatures varying between 15°C and 31°C, and long hours of sunshine (the highest in Europe). With fine white sand beaches all along its coastline and a calm sea with water temperatures of around 22°C in the summer, the Algarve is perfect for the so-called “beach tourism”, although a wide range of different activities is offered. This is why the Algarve, the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, is its most popular tourist destination, and one of the most popular in Europe. With an area of 5,411 km2 and a permanent population of approximately 451,117 inhabitants, its population triples in the summer season due to a high influx of visitors. In total, the Algarve receives almost 10 million people every year, including national visitors, of which 7 million are foreign tourists. The Algarve possesses two main urban centres: (1) the city of Faro, capital of the region, with an international airport, sports stadium, three university campuses and the main hospital; and (2) the city of Portimão, Algarve’s second main city and home to the University’s fourth campus. 15



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BRIEF HISTORY Pict.8 / Odeceixe Mill Pict.9 / Statue D. Afonso III

A chosen place of settlement for various groups of people, the Algarve derives its name from the Moors AL-Gharb, meaning “The West”. This is but one clear example of the rich cultural heritage that the Moors left dotted across this region. The castles, fortresses, narrow roads and lacework-patterned chimneys are some of the other landmarks that have survived the passage of history. Before the Moors, the Algarve received further valuable legacies. The Ruínas de Milreu, in Estoi, and the Roman villa Cerro da Vila, in Vilamoura, are good examples of Roman civilisation and come fully equipped with visitor centres that illustrate the realities of everyday life many centuries ago. In 1249, King D. Afonso III of Portugal conquered Faro and began to use the title of “King of Portugal and of the Algarve”. The golden age of the Portuguese voyages of discovery placed the Algarve at the centre of some of the key events in those great adventures that opened up new worlds to the West. Setting sail from Lagos and Sagres were caravels of Prince Henry, the Navigator, and explorers such as Gil Eanes, a renowned Algarvian honoured for his daring feats.


Pict.7 / Estoi Palace

Some Figures Area (km2)




Population Density (km2)


Highest Point

902 m (Foia, Monchique)

Average annual rainfall

466 mm

Average annual temperature

17.5ยบ C

Hours of sunshine

2,500 - 3,000 hours/year

LANDSCAPE With its landscape enriched by such history, the Algarve has progressed in modern times, subtly preserving this fine blend of different forms of knowledge and culture. The Algarve landscape is composed of extensive areas of coastline, hills and fertile plains, in an area that is particularly rich in contrasts. The south coast and southwest coast display their differences between vast expanses of sand and steep cliffs. As you make your way inland, the blue of the sea gives way to the green and orange tones of the Barrocal region, the Algarve’s orchard. Its fertile land is home to orange-trees, carob-trees, fig-trees, olive-trees and almond-trees, which at the beginning of each year cover the countryside with a blanket of white flowers.

Further north, the hills of the Serra de Monchique and Serra do Caldeirão, the largest range of hills in the region, are essential places for a visit, with their magnificent cork-trees surrounded by flowers and shrubs. The Algarve’s natural parks and nature reserves are the ideal places for observing plants and animals, for you can get very close to them on a relaxing country walk. Surrounded by the vivid green of the vegetation, these protected habitats provide shelter to migratory birds, flamingos, storks, herons, exotic purple gallinules and other rare species. The headland of Ponta de Sagres, one of the last pieces of unspoilt coastline left in Southern Europe, benefits from its sparse population and low level of human intervention. The different characteristics of its marine ecosystem favour the development of a unique plant life.

In eastern Algarve, the Ria Formosa Natural Park stretches over 60 km of marshland, islets and canals, between Ancão and Manta Rota, offering visitors a magnificent landscape peppered with the pink of the flamingos and the many and varied colours of the purple gallinules, lizards and buzzards. The Sapal de Castro Marim, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, a Nature Reserve, Fonte da Benémola, Rocha da Pena, Monchique Biopark, Vilamoura Environmental Park, Barão de São João National Forest, and Sagres Biogenetic Reserve, are just a few more special places for discovering the native species and admiring the inspirational Algarve landscape.


Pict.11 / Ferragudo Pict.10 / Sagres Stronghold


Pict.12 / Ria Formosa Natural Park

TRADITIONS Influenced by a diverse range of cultures, the Algarve has blended the habitats of its people with the customs imported from many far-off destinations. Such an approach has resulted in the rich Algarve art and handicraft. The studios and workshops of artists and craftsmen produce a wide variety of articles that you will find on display in craft shops across the region. They feature the truly impressive regional range of articles made of copper, wrought iron, wood, cork, ceramic, tile and clay, in addition to all the basketwork, delightful examples of bone lace, coverlets and rag or jute dolls - the famous Martinlongo dolls. Music and dance merge in local Folklore traditions and express all that is most authentic in Algarve culture. The baile mandado with its spoken steps, the twirling baile de roda and the contagious pace of corridinho are some of the most popular dances in the Algarve, enjoyed by both local people and visitors alike.

Pict.13 / Martinlongo dolls Pict.14 / Pottery from Porches Pict.15 / Kork Lamps


To experience the Algarve at its best, you have to try its typically Mediterranean cuisine. Made from ingredients harvested from the sea and the inland hills, the gastronomy of the Algarve is based on the simplicity of great knowledge. Highland stews are served in clay bowls, whilst fish is slowly grilled over charcoal and shellfish prepared in copper cataplana pans. Cuttlefish with ink, whelk bean stew, corn mash, boiled chickpeas, hare soup and braised partridge are all to be numbered amongst the many fine dishes being cooked in family-run restaurants across the region.


Pict.16 / Cataplana Pict.17 / Doce Fino / Regional sweets

Faro (Portuguese pronunciation: “fah-roo�) is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region with a population of approximately 60,000 inhabitants spread over 210 km2, of which 30% are integrated in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.

Pict.18 / View of the Marina of Faro

The city of Faro is bordered to the south by the Ria Formosa lagoon, a 19 km long system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets, five of which are natural and have mobility characteristics, and one is an artificial inlet that was opened with the purpose of allowing easier access to the port of Faro. This system forms three main islands, which can be reached by boat, and are excellent places to enjoy pleasant days in contact with nature, enjoying boating, biking or walking. The local cuisine, typically Mediterranean, the white sand beaches and balmy waters awarded with the “blue flagâ€?, in some places inhabited only by migratory birds, are aspects to discover on the islands of the Ria Formosa, with a high potential for nature tourism. As an ancient city, Faro is to be (re) discovered. From pre-Roman origin, known at that time as OssĂłnoba, Faro was one of the most important urban centres of the southern peninsula.

Pict.19 / Ilha Deserta / Ria Formosa Pict.20 / Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção

The city has both Arab and Roman ruins but most of the present attractive older buildings were constructed after the disastrous earthquake of 1755. Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Moors walls, which date back to the 9th century. Currently, due to its central role and as the regional capital, Faro has significant infrastructures and public services in the region. The airport handles more than five million passengers a year, the University is internationally known in the fields of marine sciences, tourism management, biotechnology and arts apart from the Central Hospital and six secondary schools, all showing the central role of Faro in the whole region. The city also has an attractive marina, well-maintained parks and plazas and an old town full of outdoor cafĂŠs and pedestrian lanes. Besides its museums and beautiful churches and chapels, Faro also boasts a vibrant nightlife. 27

Cost of Living People have different needs and lifestyles, and therefore expenses vary from person to person. Some people might find cheaper accommodation; others might look for something more expensive. If you take your meals at the University canteens or cook at home you will spend less money than if you go to restaurants. If you purchase a monthly bus card it will be cheaper than buying tickets on a daily bases. The table below gives you an idea of how much things cost in Faro. Still, at some places you are entitled to a student discount on presentation of your student card.

Accommodation (sharing/per month)

125-200 €

Meal (University campus canteen)

2.30-2.70 €

Public transport (monthly bus card)

24 €

Single bus ticket (Faro-Gambelas)

1.90 €

Daily newspaper


Petrol (1 L)

1.67 €

1 Beer

0.85 €

1 Coke


Milk (1 L)

0.80 €


5.70 €


WALKING IN THE CITY To know better the city and its essence it is recommended to walk through the streets of Faro. Pict.21 / Rua de St. António

The City Center

To discover the city and its essence, a walk through the streets of Faro is recommended. The garden Jardim Manuel Bívar, an ex-libris of the city, is a mandatory passage point for anyone wishing to know the city, with a pleasant sidewalk and several esplanades where you can enjoy the mild climate of the Region. The garden is surrounded by a remarkable set of buildings with emphasis on the building of the Banco de Portugal (the National Bank), the Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy), the former Hospital da Misericórdia (Mercy Hospital) and the Arco da Vila (the Arch of the village), the main entrance to Vila Adentro, the administrative and ecclesiastic centre of Faro. It is here that the main cultural events occur in the county, especially in summer. The Rua de Santo António is the main pedestrian street and the best choice for shopping for traditional handicraft, and to taste the traditional regional sweets, as well as a wide variety of fashion shops, perfume and cosmetic shops, all within a very comfortable walking distance. 29

Close to the Garden is the night-life area in the city, commonly called Rua do Crime, consisting of a couple of streets and alleys, and home to a diversified set of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, all animating Faro’s night-life.


Pict.23 / Teatro das Figuras / Municipal Theater Pict.22 / Jardim Manuel Bivar


Pict.22 / Arco da Vila

Pict.23 / Igreja da Sé / Faro Cathedral / Largo da Sé


Vila Adentro (old town) This is the primitive nucleus of the city of Faro, formerly called Ossónoba and fully enclosed by walls. The oldest building in the city, the Igreja da Sé (the Cathedral) is located here, built in 1251, with its marvellous altarpieces and the impressive 18th century organ with chinoiserie motifs. From its bell tower, you can enjoy a breath-taking view over the city and the Ria Formosa. Adjacent to the building is the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones). The Paço Episcopal and the Seminário Episcopal, respectively the residence and place of training for the Clergy, surround the stately Largo da Sé.


Their “scissor roofs” (shaped like open scissors) and whitewashed façades, associated with the orange trees that adorn the public space, transport us to the urban landscapes of a Mediterranean paradise. By walking through the irregular streets of Vila Adentro you will find the Faro Municipal Museum in the old convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Lady of Assumption), one of the first examples of a type of Portuguese protoRenaissance cloisters. Right in the centre of Vila Adentro is the Câmara Municipal de Faro building (the City Hall), housing the administrative power of the city.

Faro has a diversified architectural heritage with a natural backdrop for providing excellence, and the necessary requirements for the practice of nautical tourism and for nature-lovers. The unique characteristics of the Ria Formosa, one of the national Seven Wonders, allow for the practice of several activities, such as kite-surfing, canoeing, windsurfing, rowing, boating and bird-watching, granting the visitor unique moments in contact with nature. Pict.26 / Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) Pict.27 / Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) Pict.28 / White-stork (Ciconia ciconia) Pict.29 / Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)


FARO ALIVE The municipality of Faro promotes a number of initiatives and events throughout the year, thus providing pleasant leisure moments. Summer is undeniably the period with most activities on offer, ranging from thematic fairs, concerts, sports activities, shows, and festivals to other initiatives.


Grande Prémio dos Reis (Grand Prix of the Three Wise Men)


Carnival Parades and dances (sometimes falling in March)


Walk Race of the Ria Formosa


Easter processions (in some years in March)


University Academic Week; Festa da Pinha (Pine Cone Festival); Festa dos Maios (Feast of Maios)


Popular Saints Festivals


Motard (motorbike) Concentration; summer programme (music, theatre, dance, food, outdoor cinema, fairs, folk festivals, etc.).




Festival Adentro; Day of the City; Night Walk


Feira de Santa Iria (Fair of Santa Iria)


Festival do Órgão (Organ Festival)


Winter Jazz Festival; New Year’s Eve


Pict.30 / Booted-Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) Pict.31 / Faro aerial view Pict.32/ Beach aerial view

Pict.33 / Surf Pict.34 / kitesurf Pict.35 / Golf

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Pict. 39 / Faro Public Library

Pict.40 / Faro Municipal Museum Pict.41 / Lethes Theatre

Pict.42 / View of Faro from the airport

HOW TO GET TO FARO Due to its peripheral location, the Algarve enjoys good transport connections, both internally with other Portuguese cities and externally with the rest of the world. The city of Faro has a privileged location, enhanced by the proximity to Faro International Airport, where various national and international airline regular flights connect Algarve to several main European cities. Faro International Airport is 4 km from Faro city centre. The Algarve can easily be reached from anywhere in continental Europe. A superb network of motorways and dual carriageways allow one to reach Faro across attractive regions of southern Portugal. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is about 2 hours and 30 minutes away by motorway (A2), and Andalusia, in Spain, less than an hour, via the A22.


Travelling by train is also an option, since Portugal is part of the European rail network and can easily be reached from most European capitals. Alternatively, you may reach Faro by bus. A train or a bus from Lisbon to Faro takes between 3 to 4 hours. Last, but not least, you can reach the Algarve through the many ports and marinas spread all along the south Portugal coast. Useful links to get to Faro: By Air

By Train

By Bus

By Sea

By Road

National Access Roads: A2/IP1, IC1, N2, IC27, N120, N122 International Access Roads: N431 (Huelva, Spain) / A22 41




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Historical Overview The University of Algarve is a young state university, established in 1979 and acquiring a sound international reputation over the years. The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer. Founded on the 16th January 1979, the University of Algarve results from the union of two preexisting institutions, the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Faro, which makes it somewhat unique from most universities given that Faculties and Schools of both systems, coexist. In 1982, the first rector of the University, Prof. Gomes Guerreiro (1982-1986) was appointed, following by Prof. Lloyd Braga (1986-1990), Prof. Montalvão Marques (1990-1993), Prof. Alte da Veiga (19931997), Prof. Adriano Pimpão (1998-2006), and Prof. João Guerreiro, the current rector since 2006.

Following the approval of the Universities Autonomy Law, the Assembly of the University of Algarve, comprising the representatives of academic and administrative staff and students of all the Faculties and Schools, approved the Statutes in 1991, which received subsequent approval by the Ministry of Education. In 2001, the first University Statute amendment was published in the Portuguese government’s official gazette. The University student population is today close to 10,000 and employs over 700 academics. It has three faculties and four schools, offering a range of quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses in beautiful academic settings. It is an important centre for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.

Organisation The following governing bodies are responsible for the strategical, financial and administrative management of the University, as well as directing educational, scientific and cultural activities: General Council Rector Management Board Academic Senate I The University of Algarve has three Faculties and four Schools distributed over four campuses: The Penha Campus, in downtown Faro, with three Schools: School of Education and Communication (ESEC); School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism (ESGHT); Institute of Engineering (ISE). II The Gambelas Campus, 6km from Faro and 2km from Faro International Airport, has three Faculties and a new Department: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS); Faculty of Economics (FE); Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT); Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine (DCBM). III The Saúde Campus, situated at the entrance of the city, comprises the School of Health (ESSUAlg). IV The Portimão Campus, located in the city of Portimão, the second largest city in the Algarve, offers degrees in management and tourism. This campus arose from a need for decentralisation. 46


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The Central Library Entrance / / Gambelas Campus

Established in 1984, the School of Education and Communication (Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação - ESEC) is one of the seven Schools and Faculties of the University of Algarve. It is a centre for creation and dissemination of knowledge in the areas of education, culture, arts, technology and science. Besides awarding polytechnic degrees, it provides in-service, specialized, and advanced training as part of a lifelong learning policy. It is committed to undertaking knowledge transfer and promoting research in its key scientific areas. It provides services to the community and cooperates with public and private institutions within the scope of training, research and development programmes. It is highly motivated to make a substantial contribution to its areas of intervention, yet without losing sight of its specificity as a training institution, which is in a close relationship with both the regional and international communities, especially through student exchange programmes and international projects. Address: Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação (ESEC) Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator:


Pict.45 / ESEC

The School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism (Escola Superior de Gest達o, Hotelaria e Turismo - ESGHT) is based at the Penha Campus in Faro and also in Portim達o Campus (located 70 km west of Faro), running daytime and evening programmes. In order to give students a smooth pathway into the professional world, all the undergraduate courses include an internship in an outside company or organization, which helps graduates to obtain their first job. Every year, approximately 350 students are involved in this process. Undergraduate courses are the main focus, with 1,700 students enrolled in six different programmes: Business Studies; Hotel Management; Marketing; Secretarial Studies; Tourism Information and Entertainment; and Tourism Studies. It also offers two master programmes in Tourism Marketing and in Tourism and Urban Cultures. The School offers good facilities, including audio-visual equipment in the classrooms and computer labs, and provides an atmosphere that is much appreciated by national and international students. Address: Escola Superior de Gest達o, Hotelaria e Turismo (ESGHT) Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator: 49

Pict.46 / ESGHT

The Institute of Engineering (Instituto Superior de Engenharia ISE) has as its main goal education and research in engineering and technology, covering the areas of Food, Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Survey Engineering. The ISE is a centre of creation, transmission and dissemination of culture and scientific and technological knowledge, more specifically: To provide updating courses, advanced and specialised advanced training, as well as pre-university courses of technological specialization; To promote applied research in the scientific areas developed in the ISE; To promote knowledge transfer to the community; To promote lifelong learning and training; To provide services to the community. The ISE has several well-equipped laboratories and computer classrooms, library resources and online library access. Address: Instituto Superior de Engenharia (ISE) Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator:


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The School of Health (Escola Superior de Saúde – ESSUAlg) is a structure unit of the University of Algarve. It counts on a dynamic group of both Professors and Researchers, articulating the long teaching experience of senior Professors, with the energy of a group of young Researchers, highly dedicated to form qualified professionals in the Health field, through both undergraduate and Master courses. This multidisciplinary qualified team has also developed several community services that help promote new areas of investigation, which have been recognized through several national and international awards. The School of Health is situated in the Saúde Campus at the entrance of the city, and was integrated into the University of Algarve in June 2003, providing new facilities and offering new degrees in the Health Sciences. Address: Escola Superior de Saúde (ESSUAlg) Av. Dr. Adelino da Palma Carlos 8000-510 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator:


Pict.48 / ESSUAlg

The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais - FCHS) is a young faculty, thus having the energy and tenacity, characteristic of youth. Nevertheless, its staff has a long professional and academic history, dating back to the Exact and Human Sciences Department. The Humanities, the Arts and the Social Sciences, the three big intervention areas of FCHS, shape themselves within the large diversity of projects, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, as well as non-curricular courses and life-long learning courses offered by the faculty’s two departments: Arts and Humanities; and Psychology and Educational Sciences. FCHS, constantly aware of social and cultural transformations, places upon itself the responsibility of keeping up-to-date, active, restless, nonconforming, but also vibrant and complex-free. It is conscious of its place within the University of Algarve, established through its short but unique history of affirmation in an unparalleled wealth. A wealth intrinsic to the identity of a University that strives to be both classical and modern: a richness in humanistic knowledge, which is ineffable and unquantifiable, allowing for a challenging encounter with the predicament of our human condition. Address: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS) Campus de Gambelas, Edifício 1 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator: 53

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The research developed at the Faculty of Economics (Faculdade de Economia - FE) of the University of Algarve covers a broad range of interests, mainly related to Economics, Management Sciences, Quantitative Methods and other Social Sciences. Its dynamic staff cooperates with a vast number of universities, research centres and private enterprises in Portugal, as well as abroad. The Faculty of Economics confers Doctoral/PhD degrees (3rd cycle) in Tourism, in Innovation and Land Use Management, in Economic and Management Sciences, and in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management. At Masters (2nd cycle) level, a considerable number of degrees is offered: Administration and Regional Development; Accounting; Economics; Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Tourism Economics and Regional Development; Finance; Tourism Organizations Management; Health Care Services Management; Business Management; Marketing; and Sociology - Mobilities and Identities. At Bachelor (1st cycle) level this Faculty offers degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Sociology. Address: Faculdade de Economia (FE) Campus de Gambelas, EdifĂ­cio 9 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator: 54

Pict.50 / FE

The Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - FCT) from the University of Algarve develops its activity in the field of training and lifelong learning, research, as well as in scientific and technical dissemination in the fields of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering; Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Electronics and Computer Engineering; Physics; Mathematics; and Chemistry and Pharmacy. Its mission is to promote higher education supported by scientific research, developed in its five research centres, nationally and internationally recognized, thereby ensuring the completion of courses leading to the achievement of different degrees of higher education in high-tech fields constantly updated. In pursuing its goals for excellence, FTC has established partnerships allowing its students and faculty staff unique opportunities to access international exchange programs at both training and research. The know-how established at FCT combined with the dynamics of its members, also allows the transfer of knowledge and technology as one of its effective contributions to society. Address: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) Campus de Gambelas, Edifício 2 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator: 55

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine (Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina - DCBM) has been set up as a special unit in 2008, temporarily under the Vice-Chancellor´s Office (Reitoria), while the new medical degree is developed. The Department offers courses in Biomedical Sciences at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. There are recently established laboratories carrying out world class research in the field of regenerative medicine, focusing on stem cell biology and organogenesis, cancer cell biology and cell therapies. This is run by a team of 11 senior scientists, soon to increase to 18, who also tutor the medical students. More interestingly, the medical degree course offered by the DCBM presents important innovative and unique characteristics. It is the first 4-year, graduate entry course in Europe outside the United Kingdom and Ireland, the curriculum is based on Problem Based Learning and it is the first programme in Europe to offer clinical training clearly centred on primary care practice. It truly represents a significant leap into the 21st Century for medical education in Portugal. The first batch of doctors (Masters in Medicine in Bologna parlance) is expected to graduate in July 2013. The medical course is a new “offspring” within the University of Algarve and, if properly nurtured, will firmly put the University in the world map of medical education. Address: Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina (DCBM) Campus de Gambelas, Edifício 7 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL General Enquiries: Mobility Coordinator: 56

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Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS)


Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT) (Informatics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics)

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Main Teaching Building


Grand Auditorium


Rectory / Library / / International and Mobility Office



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Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT)


(Marine and Environmental Sciences)


Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT) (Agricultural Sciences)

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Faculty of Economics (FE)


Greenhouse Research Building


Sports Field


Academic Services


Main Entrance


North Wing Entrance


CRIA - Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer



Landscape Architecture; Languages and Communication; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Marine Biology; Marine Sciences; Marketing; Mechanical Engineering; Moving Image; Nursing; Orthotics and Prosthetics; Pharmacy; Psychology; Radiology; Social Education; Sociology;

Undergraduate (1st cycle) Agronomy; Basic Education; Biochemistry; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Biotechnology; Business Administration; Business Studies; Civil Engineering; Clinical Analysis and Public Health; Communication Design; Communication Sciences; Cultural Heritage and Archaeology; Dietetics and Nutrition; Economics; Educational and Training Sciences; Electric and Electronics Engineering; Food Technology and Safety; Hotel Management; Informatics Engineering; Information and Communication Technologies;

Sports; Tourism Studies; Visual Arts;


Masters (2nd cycle)

Integrated Masters (3 + 2 years)

Accounting; Aquaculture and Fisheries; * Archaeology; Applied Languages for Business Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; * Biotechnology; Buildings Services Engineering (Energy & HVAC); * Business Management; Civil Engineering; Clinical and Health Psychology; Cognitive Neurosciences and Neuropsychology; Communication, Culture and Arts; Communication Design for Tourism and Culture; Content Production, Edition and Communication; Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Educational and Training Sciences; Educational Psychology; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; * Finance; Food Technology; * Geomatics;

Biological Engineering; Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications; * Environmental Enginnering; Medicine; * Pharmaceutical Sciences;

Erasmus Mundus Masters (2nd cycle) Chemical Innovation and Regulation; * Ecohydrology; * Emergency and Critical Care Nursing; * International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology; * Marine Biodiversity and Conservation; * Quality in Analytical Laboratories; * Water and Costal Management; *

* Classes taught in English 59

Health Care and Services Management; History and Cultural Heritage; Hospitality Management; Human Resources Management;

Social Gerontology; Sociology - Mobilities and Identities; Special Education - mental and motor disabilities; Sustainable Management of Rural Areas; Tax Management; Teacher Training in the 1st and 2nd cycle of Basic Education; Tourism and Urban Cultures; Tourism Economics and Regional Development; * Tourism Marketing; Tourism Organizations Management;

Informatics Engineering; * Information Sciences; Islamic Portugal and the Mediterranean; Landscape Architecture; Language Sciences; Language Teaching for Basic and Secondary School Teachers; Literary and Artistic Studies; Management and Evaluation in Healthcare Technologies;

Erasmus Mundus Doctorates (3rd cycle)

Marine Biology; * Marine and Coastal System Marketing; Molecular and Microbial Biology;

Marine and Coastal Management; * Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation; *

Oncobiology - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer; * Preschool Education; Renewable Energies and Energy Management; School Management and Administration; Social Education

* Classes taught in English


Pict.53 / Graduation Ceremony


Doctorates (3rd cycle) Language Sciences; Literature; Marine and Environmental Sciences; Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanisms of Disease and Regenerative Medicine; * Psychology; Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management; * Sociology; Tourism; *

Agricultural Sciences; * Archaeology; Biological Sciences; * Biomedical Sciences; * Biotechnological Sciences; Chemistry; * Communication, Culture and Arts; Economics and Management Sciences; * Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering; Informatics Engineering; Innovation and Land Use Management; *

* Classes taugth in English 61

Pict.54 / Pict.55 /FCT Laboratory / Gambelas Campus Pict.56 / Field Studies / Ria Formosa Natural Park

RESEARCH Research at the University of Algarve is carried out in dynamic and prominent research centres, which produce innovation and added value enhancing research and development in different fields such as Marine Sciences, Biology and Biomedicine, Electronics and Telecommunications, Literature, History, Communications, and Arts. 62

The University of Algarve clearly follows a path of growing assertion at national and international level. Due to increased globalization its laboratories are open to the world, recruiting the very best young researchers across the various research areas of excellence that come to the University of Algarve for their post-graduate studies and for research. Therefore, the University of Algarve contributes every year with a large number of scientific results in a variety of fields ranging from Social Sciences to Technology, across basic sciences, Engineering and Medicine. From one area to the other, from one discovery to the other, the University of Algarve builds on its teaching and research excellence.

Research Centres CBME - Centre for Molecular and Structural Biomedicine: CCMAR - Centre of Marine Sciences: CEOT - Center of Electronics Optoelectronics and Telecommunications: CIAC - Research Centre in Arts and Communication: CIEO - Research Centre for Spatial and Organisational Dynamics: CIMA - Centre for Marine and Environmental Research: CIQA - Chemistry Research Centre of Algarve:

Research and Development Units CASEE - Centre for Advanced Studies for Economics and Econometrics CECTA - Centre for Studies in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies CEDMES - Centre for Studies and Development of Mathematics in Higher Education CECL - Centre for Studies in Language Sciencies CFMFT - Centre of Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Physics CINTAL - Centre for Technological Research CTA - Centre for Water Science and Technology CUIP - University Centre for Research in Psychology GLACIP - Plant Science Laboratories Group ILAB - Informatics Laboratory NAP - Centre of Archaeology and Palaeoecology 63

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER The Division for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA) is the body established at the University of Algarve in order to facilitate technology transfer and the creation of an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Academy. CRIA aims to promote relations between the university and the industry, to increase the technology and knowledge transfer, to support the establishment of new enterprises, to generalise the use of industrial property rights mechanisms and developing technological infrastructures to enhance specific research fields in the Algarve.

Pict.57 / Detail of Library Entrance

CRIA was established in 2003, from the need for a support service to develop advanced business ideas and inventions created at the university, which could migrate to the market. The main intervention areas of CRIA are: Intellectual Property and Licensing Support, Commercialisation and Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, European Projects and Studies. More information in :


INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION International cooperation is important to the University of Algarve since it contributes to education, research, development and society. Studying or carrying out research activities in another country enhances personal development and capacities, provides new perspectives, offers networking opportunities, and can be a valuable and rewarding experience. All University of Algarve activities are developed in the context of internationalisation. International, interpersonal and inter-institutional networks, and projects developed in cooperation with other universities are reflected in its teaching and research activities, so as to foster innovation and update of learning contents, project incubation, curriculum development, scientific research and training. International projects are fully integrated into the life of the institution. The University of Algarve participates in the Erasmus programme since 1993 and holds an Erasmus Charter. The internationalisation of the University is well demonstrated by the successful partnership in various projects under several cooperation programmes such as Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Mundus, External Cooperation Window, Tempus and Atlantis. 65

Of its 10,000-student population, 10% are foreign students, of which nearly half are at the University under bilateral agreements and cooperation programmes, mainly Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. Visiting staff (teaching and non-teaching) and students from other countries contribute to new ways of thinking and add to the dynamic academic population a multicultural atmosphere. International students can either study at the University through an exchange programme or as full students. The University of Algarve is also a mobility centre of the EURAXESS network, launched by the European Commission. The mobility of researchers is considered an essential tool for knowledge transfer and for research career development. The main goal of the centre is to assist researchers in their mobility experience, offering general and practical information in such areas as research opportunities, visas, work permits, recognition of degrees, job opportunities, taxation, health and medical care, accommodation, schooling, language courses, etc. There are currently 200 EURAXESS Mobility Centres spread in 32 countries.




MOBILITY OFFICE To ensure the coordination and development of international coo-peration, in an integrated way, the University has an International Mobility Office. Its main function is to inform, accompany and manage all international cooperation programmes in Higher Education, in which the University participates. The University of Algarve International and Mobility Office develops, promotes and coordinates international activities at the University. This involves, among other things, support and feedback to the university management on internationalisation issues, and developing agreements for the academic exchange and research cooperation. This Office works closely with its Faculties and Schools for the development of, and support to, the internationalisation

and support to, the internationalisation process, and articulates with internal and external services, managing all mobility programmes. It provides information and advice on pre-arrival needs (visa information), arrival orientation (accommodation, residence permit) and cultural integration (Portuguese language courses, Orientation Week, welcome meetings, cultural events). Pict.58 / Pict.59 / Erasmus Students 67

LANGUAGE The language of instruction on all Bachelor programmes (1st cycle) is Portuguese. However, most academic staff members speak English, and some also speak other languages, namely Spanish and French, which helps with bibliography and/or tutoring classes. English is only used in some Master and Doctoral programmes as the main language of instruction. To better integrate in the daily local life, one needs to learn the national language. Therefore, the University of Algarve offers a number of Portuguese language courses at various levels, and students are strongly advised to enrol in them.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR The academic calendar is organised into two semesters. The first semester begins in September and ends in January; the second semester begins in February and ends in June. Courses may be semester or year-long, and in general, exams are held at the end of each semester: January and June. For international students, the academic year starts with the Orientation Week, dedicated to help students integrate better and faster into the new cultural environment.

LEARNING SUPPORT FACILITIES The teaching and research labs at the University of Algarve, with state-ofthe-art equipment, are important resources for academic and experiment activities. All campuses offer specific classrooms, computer and multimedia labs, auditoriums, study and meeting rooms. Wireless Internet access is available on all campuses of the University and in most spaces (class and study rooms, libraries, laboratories, etc.).

THE LIBRARY The University Library is composed of different services, with library on each campus. The Library receives, organises and provides access to bibliographic and documentary resources in several formats, in order to respond to educational, scientific and research activities of the University and the community. Bibliographic catalogue and access to the online resources are available from the library webpage at (select Structure - select Library).

Pict.60 / Students in ESGHT / Penha Campus

The Gambelas Campus Library and The European Documentation Centre (EDC) ca. 100,000 documents 350 seated places 26 study group (max. 8) rooms

The Penha Campus Library ca. 75,000 documents 170 seated places 8 study group rooms

The School of Health Library ca. 4,300 documents 50 seated places 3 study group rooms

The Portim達o Campus Library ca. 4,000 documents 20 seated places Pict.61 / The Central Library / Gambelas Campus

Online Knowledge Library - B-On Besides the resources made available in each of the libraries, the University offers b-on (online knowledge library) access. B-on access is available on all University network computers (recognition and B-on access control performed through IP protocol). Users can access B-on through the University library website ( or through the official B-on site ( Users have free access to full text articles of main international journal publications. B-on allows online access to more than 22,000 electronic publications, breaking the barrier, which in the past made accessing reference resources difficult. Besides gaining access to full-length articles, other resources such as bibliographic references, catalogues, indexes, citation tools and other portals are available. SFX is another important tool which links records (results) from major databases directly to fulltext articles: information is given on full text accessibility, available issues, embargo, abstracts, bibliographic citations, indexes and research links. In addition to acess to Web of Knowledge database, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, IEEE and SAGE publishers, the Online Knowledge Library since 2005 also incorporates other important ressouces and publishers: Academic Search Premier and Business Source Complete, Cinahl Plus with full text, MedicLatina, MedLine with full text, Psychology & Behavioral Science, SportDiscus with full text databases; American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, Annual Reviews, Association for Computing Machinery, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Taylor & Francis, Zentrallblat and Nature.




The University of Algarve has several Residence Halls located in the city of Faro, on Penha Campus, near the Gambelas Campus and near the Portimão Campus, in a total of 600 beds.

There are three on-campus canteens located at Penha Campus (Administration Building), Gambelas Campus (Main Refectory Building) and Saúde Campus (School of Health).

The accommodation consists of common living rooms, single or double rooms, bathrooms, kitchens equipped with the necessary appliances, in addition to other existing equipment in the living rooms, such as television, video and music devices.

There is also a Grill Eatery on both Gambelas and Penha Campuses, a restaurant at Gambelas and several cafeterias throughout the various campuses.

Although the University has limited places at the University’s Halls of Residence, mobility students may apply for accommodation when filling in their application. It is also possible to find in the city of Faro private accommodation, with suitable prices. The International and Mobility Office, as well as the Student Union, may also help you with the necessary contacts upon arrival. 72

Medical Services The Student Support and Welfare Services (Serviços de Ação Social – SAS) offer healthcare, free of charge, to registered students in areas of general practice and different medical specialties, as well as psychology and nutrition counselling. The University also holds contractual agreements in areas of dental care, physiotherapy and chiropody. The SAS services also carry out different types of tests, promote the prevention of diseases, participate in international projects on different studies, and are also partners in transnational observatories.

Pict.62 / Gambelas Campus

CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES Student Union The Student Union of the University of Algarve (Associação Académica da Universidade do Algarve, AAUALG) is a representative body of all the students belonging to the institution, founded on 1st October 1997. The importance of sports and the physical balance and psychological well being of university students is a concern of the Student Union. For this reason, sports activities are under the auspices of the Student Union in close collaboration with the University and the Student Support and Welfare Services. The Students Union Sports Department, promotes all kinds of sport activities with very low prices for students. You can choose from Salsa to Hip-hop, from Tai Chi and Yoga to Bujinkan, from Basketball to Football.

The Sports Department of the Student Union also organises water sports activities such as canoeing, windsurfing and sailing and are free of charge at the Nautical Sports Centre at Faro Island (Centro Náutico da Ilha de Faro).

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Competitive sports include handball, women’s futsal, women and men’s volleyball and men’s rugby. Federated teams (district championships) are active in men and women’s basketball, men’s futsal and men’s football 11. The Student Union also organises several important and well-known events, such as: The Semana Académica (Student Academic Week) in May with a broad programme; The Sports Festival in September, in the streets of downtown Faro, with exhibitions and workshops on a variety of sports activities; The Snow Campus, a winter event for skiing and snowboarding; The Sports Exchange Programme, with national and international teams; The Academic University Sports Federation tournaments, such as the Open Tennis, Volleyball and Beach Rugby tournaments; the Non-Federated National University Championships; The University Student Union Mini-Half-Marathon.

Pict.63 / Kitesurf on Faro Beach Pict.64 / Fartuna (male Tuna)

TUNAS (Traditional University music groups) Tunas are a special music group of students, usually from Universities. They dress with a traditional costume that represents their University. The University of Algarve has the following groups: Versus Tuna - The University of Algarve’s Academic Tuna; Feminis Ferventis - The University of Algarve Women’s Tuna; Real Tuna Infantina - The University of Algarve’s Co-ed Tuna; Tuna Bebes - The Portimão Campus Co-ed Tuna; Engatatunus - The Portimão Campus Men’s Tuna;

Sin-Cera University Theatre Group

RUA The University Radio of Algarve

The Sin-Cera University Theatre Group has been running for about 15 years, having performed several plays, directed workshops and organised theatre courses. For over a decade the theatre group has promoted culture at the heart of the University and region.

The University Radio of Algarve (RUA FM), based at Horta do Ferragial, was the result of a partnership between the Student Union and the Rectorate. It commenced broadcast operations on FM102.7 in July 2003. Through original and creative programming, it aims to target not only the university public but also the whole of the Algarve community. The RUA website, available at, broadcasts the University Radio of Algarve all over the country and worldwide.

A Peste The University Theatre Group A Peste (The Plague) was Founded in 2007 by teachers and students from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS). Although young, this theatre group have already performed several plays, being today notorious in the University and in the region.


Other Associations @ the University AIESEC - International Association of Economic and Management Students; BEST Group - Board of European Students of Technology.

CONTACTS University of Algarve

Academic Services:

Official Address: Universidade do Algarve Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL

Address: Serviços Académicos Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL

Tel: +351 289 800 100 / +351 289 800 900 E-mail: Website:

Tel: +351 289 800 100 / +351 289 800 900 Fax: +351 289 888 407 Email:

International and Mobility Office:

University Social and Welfare Services

Address: Gabinete de Relações Internacionais e Mobilidade Campus de Gambelas, Edf 5 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL

Address: Serviços de Ação Social (SAS) Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - PORTUGAL

Tel: +351 289 800 003 Fax: +351 289 800 025 E-mail: /

Tel: +351 289 882 556 Fax: +351 289 818 780


University Student Union Address: Associação Académica Universidade do Algarve Campus da Penha 8005-139 Faro - Portugal Tel: +351 289 888 444 Fax: +351 289 888 440 Email: Website:


Faro City Hall Address: Câmara Municipal de Faro Largo da Sé 8004-001 Faro - PORTUGAL Tel: +351 289 870 870 Fax: +351 289 870 883 Email: Website:

Image Index Pict.1 / João Guerreiro / Rector of the University of Algarve: University of Algarve Pict.2 / Desidério Silva / President of the RTA (Tourism of Algarve): Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.3 / Padrão dos Descobrimentos / Lisbon:, Stefan Barth (copyright: CC BY-SA 2.0) Pict.4 / Portuguese Tiles / São Bento Station / Porto:, Adam Jones (copyright: CC BY-SA 2.0) Pict.5 / Praça do comércio / Lisbon:, Stijn Nieuwendijk (copyright: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Pict.6 / Nossa Senhora da Rocha: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.7 / Estoi Palace: Faro Municipality Pict.8 / Odeceixe Mill: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.9 / Statue D. Afonso III: Faro Municipality Pict.10 / Sagres Stronghold:, Robert Slater (all copyrights reserved) Pict.11 / Ferragudo: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.12 / Ria Formosa Natural Park: Faro Municipality Pict.13 / Martinlongo dolls: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.14 / Pottery from Porches: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.15 / Kork Lamps: (TASA/CCDR Algarve) Pict.16 / Cataplana: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.17 / Doce Fino / Regional sweets: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.18 / View of the Marina of Faro: Faro Municipality Pict.19 / Ilha Deserta / Ria Formosa:, Niels Sienaert (copyright: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Pict.20 / Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção: Faro Municipality Pict.21 / Rua de St. António: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.22 / Jardim Manuel Bivar: Columbus Bar Pict.23 / Teatro das Figuras / Municipal Theater: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.24 / Arco da Vila: Faro Municipality Pict.25 / Igreja da Sé / Faro Cathedral / Largo da Sé: Faro Municipality Pict.26 / Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus):, Armando Caldas (all copyrights reserved) Pict.27 / Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus):, Nico Kaiser (copyright: CC BY 2.0) Pict.28 / White-stork (Ciconia ciconia):, As de copas (copyright: CC BY-ND 2.0) Pict.29 / Stilt (Himantopus himantopus):, Armando Caldas (all copyrights reserved) Pict.30 / Booted-Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus):, Bart vanDorp (copyright: CC BY 2.0) Pict.31 / Faro aerial view: Bing maps Pict.32/ Beach aerial view: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.33 / Surf:, Dave Young (copyright: CC BY 2.0) Pict.34 / Kitesurf:, KA13 (copyright: CC BY 2.0) Pict.35 / Golf: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.36 / University Academic Week:, Ricardo Bernardo (copyright: CC BY-ND 2.0) Pict.37 / University Academic Week: Faro Municipality Pict.38 / University Academic Week:, Ricardo Bernardo (copyright: CC BY-ND 2.0) Pict. 39 / Faro Public Library: Faro Municipality Pict.40 / Faro Municipal Museum: Faro Municipality Pict.41 / Lethes Theatre: Algarve Regional Tourism Board Pict.42 / View of Faro from the airport: Luis Rosa (all copyrights reserved) Pict.43 / The Central Library Entrance / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve Pict.44 / The Central Library Entrance / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve


Pict.45 / ESEC: University of Algarve Pict.46 / ESGHT: University of Algarve Pict.47 / ISE: University of Algarve Pict.48 / ESSUAlg: University of Algarve Pict.49 / FCHS: University of Algarve Pict.50 / FE: University of Algarve Pict.51 / FCT: University of Algarve Pict.52 / DCBM: University of Algarve Pict.53 / Graduation Ceremony: University of Algarve Pict.54 / FCT Laboratory / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve Pict.55 / FCT Laboratory / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve Pict.56 / Field Studies / Ria Formosa Natural Park: University of Algarve Pict.57 / Detail of Library Entrance: University of Algarve Pict.58 / Erasmus Students: University of Algarve Pict.59 / Erasmus Students: University of Algarve Pict.60 / Students in ESGHT / Penha Campus: University of Algarve Pict.61 / The Central Library / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve Pict.62 / Gambelas Campus: University of Algarve Pict.63 / Kitesurf on Faro Beach: University of Algarve Pict.64 / Fartuna (male Tuna): University of Algarve

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