RIP - Steve Jobs

This man born on 1955 and he sadly left our world on 2011.

During his life he brought several good things to our world such as his big company Apple. Apple is one of the biggest technological company's of the whole world. Apple technological products changed our vision of the IT world. Thank you Steve for revolutionizing and to give to the IT world a new breath and a new life. 

Autonomous University of Madrid

The Autonomous University of Madrid, UAM, also known as the autonomous, its a public university in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1968, a time when colleges were spread over several buildings of the Spanish capital. Nevertheless, the current location of this university is the Cantoblanco Campus, north of Madrid, next to Alcobendas and San Sebastian de los Reyes. 

The campus was inaugurated on 25 October 1971. It has more than 30 000 students.

University - Must Know


A university is an institution of multidisciplinary training for professionals with higher education, research, extension and field and cultivation of human knowledge. [1] A university provides both tertiary education (undergraduate) and quaternary (graduate). According Mazzari Junior "universities enjoy autonomy to execute its purposes, in strict compliance with the constitutional text, but this right does not prohibit the State to verify the use of this prerogative in the activities of their own."


Within the modern definition, the first universities emerged in medieval Europe during the Renaissance of the twelfth century.In a broader definition, the Academy, founded in 387 BC by the Greek philosopher Plato in the grove near Athens Academos, can be understood as the first university. Here students were taught philosophy, mathematics and gymnastics. There was, however, actually a university, as each thinker founded a school to share knowledge, not to discuss them. However, only in the Middle Ages was that universities were established body and won by the Catholic Church where his students learned the faith related subjects, such as theology, philosophy and languages.The first European universities were founded in Italy and France to study law, medicine and theology. Before that, there were similar institutions in the Islamic world, the most famous being that of Cairo. In Asia, the institution of higher education was the most important of Nalanda in Bihar, India, where the second century Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna.In Europe young men were heading to university after completing the study of the trivium: the preparatory arts of grammar, rhetoric and logic or dialectic, and the quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. [5] [6] [7] [8 ]The University is the oldest Portuguese University of Coimbra, initially founded in Lisbon in 1290, one of Europe's 10 oldest in continuous operation.In Brazil, the oldest institution with university status is the Federal University of Paraná, formed in 1912 as University of Paraná. Other institutions of higher education in Brazil are older, but did not enjoy the status of university before 1912.Universities are generally established by statute or charter. In the UK, a university is defined by a royal charter and only institutions with such a document can offer degrees of any kind.In the last decades of the twentieth century, a number of universities with more than 100,000 students was created, taught through distance learning techniques.

Academic Regards

University of Evora


The University of Evora was the second university to be founded in Portugal. After the founding of the University of Coimbra in 1537, Portugal felt the need for another university to serve the south.
Evora, ecclesiastical metropolis and temporary residence of the Court, appeared once as the city most suitable. Although the original idea of creating the second university in the kingdom have belonged to D. John III, came from the Cardinal Henry achieving them. Interested in issues of education, began by founding the College of the Holy Spirit, trusting it to the then recently founded the Society of Jesus. While the building works were taking place and has asked Cardinal of Rome the transformation of University College in full. With the approval of Pope Paul IV, expressed in the bull Cum nobis April 1559, created the new University, with the right to teach all subjects, except medicine, law and civil litigation part of Canon Law.
The solemn inauguration took place on November 1 that year. Even today, this day marks the anniversary of the University, with the solemn opening ceremony of the academic year.
The main subjects were taught philosophy, ethics, scripture, Speculative Theology, rhetoric, grammar and Humanities, the University is fully inserting the traditional framework of the Counter-Reformation European Catholic institutions of higher education, most of which are in fact controlled by the Jesuits .

Some useful contacts:

University of Évora

Address: Largo dos Colegiais 2, 7004-516 Évora
Phone: +351 266 740 800
FAX: +351 266 740 806

Mobility and International Relation Section

Address: Rua Duques de Cadaval 
Edifício da St. Agostinho 
Apartado 94

Academic Services

Director: Margarida Maria Santos Murteira de Sousa Cabral
Address:Edifício Santo Agostinho, na Rua Duques de Cadaval, 7002-554 Évora
Phone: +351 266 760 220
FAX: +351 266 760 223
Hope this information was useful to you. Look forward to bring you more information ;)

New at university ? See some tips to be sucessful!!

So i decided to do this publication for those who will enter university this year. It's the beginning of a new life to those who have suffered (or not) to enter. So ill give five tips to be successful at university.
Be Proactive: Do not expect teachers to provide things for you, go back, insist, be persistent, show your interest.

Make different: Take courses from other courses, learn different things, be different. Make theater, dance, financial mathematics, history of ur country. Diversify your curriculum vitae and your view of things. Try to differentiate yourself from the majority, all of your course will have the same degree, but natural selection is constantly applied, and Darwin's Law applies to the labor market as well.

Make network, make contacts, exchange business cards, has an interesting network of friends. The networking is a great way to get good opportunities in the future. Some gossips say, "You need not be good enough to have good contacts." Enjoy the moment, cultivate potential professional partners.

Study: this seems to be a useless tip but it is not. Four or five years seems too much, it is not. Don't be just satisfied with the lessons given, everyone learned that now stands out from the herd , learn something new.

Academic life: join the academic center, be a representative of the room, of course,junior company. It makes you learn to deal with issues and circumstances that adds a lot of experience. Attend meetings, organize events, all this contributes much to yours know-how.

Academic Regards,
Bruno Silva

Coimbra University

University History
The history of the University of Coimbra dates back to the century following the very foundation of the Portuguese nation, since the University was established in the thirteenth century, in 1290.
But first, in 1288, was drafted a Petition to Pope Nicholas IV (which only knows the shuttle) dated 17 November 1288 and signed by the abbots of monasteries of Alcobaça, Santa Cruz de Coimbra and S. Vicente de Lisboa and the top 24 churches and convents of the kingdom.
This document called for the establishment of a "General Survey" and those religious institutions assumed the guarantee of funding. It is not known if the Petition came to the Holy .

International Relations Unit
University of Coimbra 
Colégio de S. Jerónimo 
Largo D. Dinis
Apartado 3026 
3001-401 COIMBRA
Head of the International Relations Unit
Filomena Marques de Carvalho
Phone: +351 239 857 003 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Cláudia Plácido
Phone: +351 239 857 003 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Projects' Support
Lucília Ferreira
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Sílvia Silva
Telefone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Rita Maia
Telefone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002

Bilateral Agreements and Network Cooperation
Ana Filipa Val-do-Rio
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Other Outgoing Mobility Programmes
Ana Isabel Ferreira
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Inês Pratas
Phone:  +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002

Outgoing ERASMUS Mobility Programme

Sofia de Jesus
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Incoming Mobility Programmes
Maria Teresa Silva
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
skype: dri_incoming
Regina Freitas
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
skype: dri_incoming
Support Office for Students from Portuguese-speaking Countries
Ana Luísa Campos
Telefone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
skype: dri_incoming
Postgraduate Mobility Centre
Joana Tereso
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Internships and Teaching Staff Mobility
Ana Catarina Machado
Phone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002
Rute Carrington
Telefone: +351 239 857 000
Fax: +351 239 857 002

General Attendance

Isabel Miguel
Telefone: +351 239 857 000 
Fax: +351 239 857 002

University of OPorto

Hi again. Someone asked me on a comment to bring information about OPorto university. So i did a research and i found some interesting things about that university. So check that information bellow:

Short Presentation of the University of Porto

With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal.
Close to 31,000 students, 2,300 teachers and researchers along with 1,700 administrative staff attend its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto.
With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. In fact, offering over 700 training programmes per year (from degrees to continuous professional training), the University of Porto has teaching solutions for everyone.
Teaching staff comprising 1,860 full-time equivalent teachers (71% of which PhDs) ensures a high quality of training that makes the University of Porto the most sought-after University in Portugal and the chosen university for candidates with highest grades.
Currently, nearly 31,000 students (6,500 postgraduates) attend the 273 degrees, masters and doctoral courses of the University of Porto. Every year, around 2,000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education.
With 69 research units, the University is responsible for over 20% of the Portuguese articles indexed each year in the ISI Web of Science.
Over half of its research units were classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the latest international evaluations. In fact, the University of Porto has some of the most productive and internationally renowned Portuguese R&D centres.
In the last years, the University has been focusing in providing greater economic value to its scientific production and recent partnerships with the Portuguese industry leaders have already resulted in several innovations with proven success in the national and international markets.

Brief History of the University of Porto

The University of Porto is approaching its one hundredth birthday, having been formally founded on 22nd March 1911, immediately after the Portuguese Republic was established. The roots of the institution, however, date back to 1762, when the Nautical Class was created by D. José I. This school, along with subsequent schools which were created, (Sketching and Drawing Class, created in 1779; Royal Academy of Maritime and Trade Affairs, in 1803; Polytechnic Academy, in 1837) were to be responsible for training students in Porto over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, providing a response to the need for qualified staff in the fields of naval affairs, trade, industry and the arts.
In 1825, the first medical school was founded in Porto, entitled the Royal School of Surgery, which was transformed in 1836 into the Medical-Surgical School, as another axis of training at the University of Porto.
In parallel, the Sketching and Drawing Class gave rise to other schools – the Porto Academy of Fine Arts (1836), later the Porto School of Fine Arts (1881), and finally the Porto Higher Institute of Fine Arts (1950). The latter transformed over the last quarter of the twentieth century, into the current faculties of architecture and fine arts at the University of Porto.
While the University of Porto was initially structured around two faculties (Science and Medicine), over the course of the twentieth century, a diversification of knowledge arose and schools gained autonomy. Even during the 1st Republic, in 1915, the Technical Faculty was born (renamed the Faculty of Engineering in 1926), along with the Faculty of Arts in 1919 and the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1925.
During the authoritarian regime, created after the military movement on 28th May 1926, growth at the University of Porto was conditioned: the Faculty of Arts was removed in 1928, and only restored in 1961; only the Faculty of Economics was truly created from scratch during this period, in 1953.
After the revolution in April 1974, and until the end of the century, the University of Porto finally began to expand. The six existing faculties at the time were completed by a further eight: the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (1975), the Faculty of Sport (1975), the Faculty of Psychology and Education Science (1977), Faculty of Architecture (1979), Faculty of Dental Medicine (1989), Faculty of Nutritional and Food Science (1992), Faculty of Fine Arts (1992) and Faculty of Law (1994). Today, the University of Porto has fourteen faculties and one post-graduate school, the Porto Management School, created in 1988 and whose name changed to University of Porto Business School in 2008.

50 Followers Reached

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My efforts to keep my blog up and updated are bringing good results.
Thank you very much for the support and for the comments. It gives me the motivation that is necessary to keep updating my university blog and to bring u clear and good information about universities around the world.
First Goal Check: 50 Followers, new congratz post when i have 100 followers :)

University of Lisbon

The Foundation aims to study, develop and support any initiative that falls within the purposes of the University of Lisbon, particularly in aspects of research development, education and community services. Preparation and development of its objectives the Foundation may enter into contracts or promote any kind of participation with any institution or public or private, domestic and foreign, waking up and ensuring the payment of both parties, and may parallel or separately, provide awards, scholarships or to support and promote debates, conferences, studies and publications, or any action that theBoard deems most appropriate.

Prof. António Sampaio of Nóvoa

Members of the Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. José Manuel Henriques Simões
Prof. Dr. Paulo Jorge Alberto Simões Farmhouse

Dr. Sandra Pina


Fundação da Universidade de LisboaEdifício da ReitoriaAlameda da Universidade1649-004 Lisboa

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Historical Note
The Portuguese university has very ancient origins who join in the request addressed to Pope Nicholas IV, dated 1288, the creation of a general study, in Lisbon. The headquarters of the University until 1537 and changed in this time interval was in Lisbon or Coimbra, until, in 1537, was transferred permanently to the latter city, where he remained a unique institution in the country. It was only in the century. Century that, in the capital, were reappearing higher studies: theMedical-Surgical School of Lisbon (1836), the School of Pharmacy (1836), the Polytechnic School (1837) and the Degree of Letters (1859).

These were four schools that the Constitution University April 19, 1911 sent to gather together at the University of Lisbon (created by decree of March 22, 1911), changing their names to the ones we all know them today. Later, there were changes in these colleges and annexations of more research and education institutions. This is the case of the Bacteriological Institute Câmara Pestana, the Geophysical Institute Infante D. Luiz, the Institute of Career Guidance, the National Museum of Natural History (encompassing the BocageMuseum, Museum and Botanical Gardens and Geological and MineralogicalMuseum) and the Museum of Science.

Photos (Minho University - Portugal)

Today i will post some images of my university, and sooner as possible i will bring information of Minho University

Informatics Engineering FreshMan's favourite place :D

Academic Regards :p

Queen's University (Canada)

Queen's is one of Canada's leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit. Consistently highly-ranked, Queen's is known for its incomparable 24-hour learning environment. Great teaching, great students, community and tradition - these are the hallmarks of the Queen's experience.


The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 - twenty-six years before Canadian confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. The earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, and the first to establish a student government, Queen's has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country's most notable political and cultural figures.

Students & Faculty

Queen's student body represents 83 different countries, along with every Canadian province and territory. Our faculty is drawn from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, and Queen's faculty members regularly receive international recognition and numerous teaching awards for their research and innovative contributions.


Graduates of Queen's become part of a living, legendary tradition. Queen's graduates can be found in boardrooms, courtrooms, hospitals, art galleries, laboratories, libraries, and governments around the world.

Community & Kingston

Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a quintessential university community big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, but small enough for students, staff and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. For more than a century-and-a-half, the stories of Queen's and Kingston have been inextricably entwined. Kingston is Canada's 3rd best "place to live" in Canada according to a 2009 Canadian Businesspublication survey.

Hope u like this information. Probably one of u that visit my blog will enter Queen's in Canada :D If u join this great academy leave a report here pls. I would like to know things like academic spirit, learning methods and things like that.
See ya!
Bruno Silva

University of New England

As some users requested a did a research of New England University.
And now i can tell some interesting things about this university.

A reputation for excellence

The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities. Its graduates consistently rate their experience at UNE highly, a reflection of the University's commitment to student support. More than 75,000 people now hold UNE qualifications, with many in senior positions in Australia and overseas. UNE has built up its academic profile to the point where it now has more than 500 PhD candidates, an important sign of the University's academic vigour and rigour.

Research excellence

UNE is internationally recognised as one of the great teaching and research universities. The university undertakes fundamental and applied research in many disciplines. Its scholars and scientists have established international reputations through their contributions in areas such as rural science, agricultural economics, educational administration, linguistics and archaeology. Collaborative research with other institutions includes projects with the CSIRO and the high profile Cooperative Research Centres. Through its research UNE assists in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Australia and in the advanced training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learning on campus

The majority of first-year, on-campus students choose to live in on campus residences, within easy walking distance of lectures and tutorials. In addition to providing food and lodgings, the colleges offer organised social activities as well as academic and pastoral support networks. The University prides itself that students from more than 50 nations study on-campus, providing a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The campus is well equipped with its own child-care, medical facilities, a post office, credit union, shops and restaurant, as well as the full range of sporting facilities. A regular bus service links the campus to town.

I hope that information helped you, if you need more information pm me.
Bruno Silva