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The University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. It is organized into eight different faculties according to a wide range of fields, granting academic bachelor's (licenciado), master's (mestre) and doctorate (doutor) degrees in arts, engineerings, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports and technologies. On June 22, 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List

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  • The University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. It is organized into eight different faculties according to a wide range of fields, granting academic bachelor's (licenciado), master's (mestre) and doctorate (doutor) degrees in arts, engineerings, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports and
  • Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The University of Coimbra has approximately 20,000 students, and hosts one of the largest communities of international students in Portugal, being the most cosmopolitan Portuguese university
  • The University of Coimbra, one of the most relevant educational institutions in Portugal and abroad, was granted today (22 June 2013) UNESCO’s World Heritage status, during the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC). Because the University of Coimbra spreads through many areas of Coimbra city, UNESCO’s World Heritage status includes the city of Coimbra, one of Europe’s oldest university cities. It is the 15th Portugal sites being inscribed on the World Heritage List. (Portugal nominated the site for the World Heritage List in 2004)
  • Stairway to the University
  • Calçada à portuguesa (pavimento tradicional portuguese) representing Rainha Santa Isabel
  • The Seal of authority of King Dinis (1261 - 1325) Praça Dinis, statue of king Dinis, founder of the university of Coimbra
  • King Dinis, founder of the university of Coimbra
  • Founded by King D. Dinis of Portugal (1261-1325), and established by Papal Bull of Nicholas IV on the 9th August 1290, the University of Coimbra is Portugal’s oldest and largest university and one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world.
  • The University’s edifices became a reference in the development of other institutions of higher education in the Portuguese-speaking world where it also exerted a major influence on learning and literature.
  • At the university of Coimbra the graduate students wear the traditional kinda robes that you see in many universities around the world. In Coimbra they have a tradition though that they get little emblems to sow on their robes. They will typically have one from their home town, one from their school, one from their best friend, one from their parents, etc. And when they graduate then they cut the robe to pieces, so at graduation time in the spring you will see many pieces of black clothing lying around Coimbra, especially around the university and that is because the students just graduated
  • The first Thursday of May marks the beginning of the University of Coimbra's "Queima das Fitas" (burning of the ribbons) celebration, and it lasts until the following Thursday. There's a variety of concerts, a ball, and a parade. Whoever wins the concerts sponsored by each faculty is awarded with a briefcase full of ribbons. Sala dos Capelos, ou Sala Grande dos Actos is the most important room of the University of Coimbra
  • The students wear the traditional black suit, white shirt, and cape. It is tradition to cut slits at the bottom of the finalists' capes and they must sew it up with the proper faculty color thread.
  • The Baroque University Tower (Torre da Universidade), from the school of the German architect Ludovice and built between 1728 and 1733, is the city's «ex-libris»
  • The first Thursday in May marks the beginning of the Burning of the Ribbons festival, which is a student led celebration of the end of the academic year. There are concerts and parades and more importantly, beer drinking to rival Munich's Oktoberfest.
  • A similar ceremony exists for students graduating. These students burn narrow ribbons in chamber pots of the color corresponding to their faculty, and they exchange them for wider ones
  • Estatutos Universidade Coimbra
  • The University was definitively transferred to the premises of Coimbra Royal Palace in 1537 by King John III. Since then, the city life has revolved around the state-run university, and for many decades, several colleges (colégios) created to provide an alternative to the official form of teaching and established by the religious orders in the city, which were later gradually discontinued through the times with the secularization of teaching in Portugal.
  • There is a Portuguese saying: "Porto works and Braga prays, Coimbra studies and Lisbon plays" who describes the defining characteristic of each city in the Portuguese psyche
  • The University of Coimbra was founded in 1290 and originally located in Lisbon. After moving to Coimbra in 1308 the university was moved between Coimbra and Lisbon four more times before settling in Coimbra in 1537.
  • Courtyard of the old Royal Palace turned into University
  • The old Royal Palace of Coimbra turned into University
  • Statue of King João III, who based the University permanently in Coimbra
  • Pedro Nunes (1502-1578) who lived in the city of Coimbra and worked for the local universityplayed a major part in the discovery of the world by Portuguese mariners. In this book, his mathematical and scientific achievements are described, together with evidence on his life and friends arising from a collection of his Greek and Latin poems, and from religious notes he composed during his later years
  • Coimbra Fado (Fado de Coimbra) is a genre of fado originating in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. It was adopted as the music of the university students of this city, also known as Student Fado (Fado de Estudante), but is usually considered the typical music of Coimbra itself. It is performed with the traditional Guitarra de Coimbra (a kind of Portuguese guitar originating in Coimbra), a modified version of Lisbon's fado guitar allegedly created by Artur Paredes, and usually accompanied by classic acoustic guitar and male voices. Guitarists Artur Paredes and his son Carlos Paredes are considered the pioneers and masters of this musical genre. Among its most renowned singers were Edmundo Bettencourt and António Menano, in the 1930s and 40s, and José Afonso, Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Luís Goes and João Maria Tudela, in the 1950s and 60s, the two so called "golden ages" of the genre
  • Students walking down the road
  • Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tinglazed, ceramic tilework Coimbra Old University, azulejos in Estação (Railway Station) Granja Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Text Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Estudantina Universitária de Coimbra - Madalena + Final