The University of Évora was founded in 1559 and for two centuries it distinguished itself for its role in the education of the elites and the missionaries of the Kingdom. Restored as a public University in 1973, it has aimed at meeting the new requirements of society.
It is specially oriented toward the education of human resources who want to achieve a higher position by merit and good service to the community. The University of Évora has established itself through the high quality of its teaching, associated with perennial values such as mutual respect, desire for knowledge, intellectual honesty and freedom of thought.
We are currently a modern University, with quality Research Centres, evaluated by international panels of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), with highly qualified teachers, integrating international networks and mobility programs that provide its students and professors with opportunities to contact other countries. We have a strong relationship with businesses and industries, always trying that the produced knowledge does not become confined to our historical walls.
Any student at the University of Evora can make use of the Social Services in the following areas:
The university’s Social Services provide 528 beds in 7 halls of residence all over the city within easy and fast access to the university buildings. At present, the farthest residence is about 30 minutes away on foot.
The University of Évora provides general medical care. It also provides medical exams and assistance in sports activities.
Blended in with the city, the campus is comprised of buildings with a high patrimonial value from different historical periods. The following buildings deserve special attention:
The University of Évora offers a range of sports facilities which can be used for individual or team sports such as the Equestrian Centre, the Sports Pavilion and the Racing Track at Mitra, outdoor sports facilities at the Espirito Santo College and a Sports Pavilion in the Nossa Senhora da Saúde district. The university also makes use of municipal facilities (e.g. public pools) and private facilities.
Besides the Students’ Association , there is a large number of student services organized based on different courses or specific themes such as the Students’ Union and the Students’ Centres .
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