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University of the Algarve

University of the Algarve
Universidade do Algarve
Established 1970s
Type Public University
Rector Prof. Doutor João Guerreiro
Students 9,095 (2008)[1]
Location Faro, Portugal
Website www.ualg.pt

The University of the Algarve (Universidade do Algarve or UAlg for short) is a Portuguese public university with administrative and financial autonomy. Its two campuses and the central administration are located in Faro, the capital city of the Algarve region. It has about 9,000 students.

History and organisation

It was founded at the end of the 1970s. During the 1980s, the former and short-lived Polytechnic Institute of Faro, was incorporated into the University of Algarve, but as a totally independent institution in terms of staff, curricula, and competences, remaining a full public polytechnic institution within a larger and independent public university. The university is thus an unusual example of the cohabitation of two distinct subsystems of higher education in the same institution: university and polytechnic. The university subsystem is organised by faculty. The polytechnic subsystem is organised by school.

University of Algarve's highest academic official has the title of Reitor (Rector) and is responsible, on behalf of the institution, for the running and maintenance of faculties and schools, the organisation and planning of courses, as well as the administration of its finances and subsidiary services.

The University of Algarve is particularly well known for its marine biology, marine sciences and biochemistry licenciatura degrees (in Portuguese: "cursos de licenciatura"), offered by its Sciences & Technology Faculty. UAlg awards licenciatura degrees (bachelor's degree); mestrado degrees (masters' degree); and doutoramento degrees (doctorate degree - only awarded by the university faculties) in several fields, ranging from economics to environmental engineering.

Faculties (Gambelas Campus)

University higher education is provided by three faculties:

  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Sciences & Technology
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT)

History

The FCT is a unit of the University of Algarve (UAlg).

It is endowed with scientific, pedagogic, administrative and cultural, as stated in the Statutes of the University of the Algarve and its own statutes.

As currently exists, the FCT was established in 2008, the Statutes of the University of Algarve, arising from new Legal Institutions of Higher Education.

The current FCT results from the merger of three colleges then existing: Faculty of Marine Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology Faculty of Engineering and Natural Resources.

The College, as the University is located in Faro, capital of the region of the Algarve, southern Portugal and southern Europe. In this region, the Algarve University is the only institution of higher education.

The College is located on the campus of Gambelas, next to Faro airport, Campus where are all units of university education at the University of Algarve. The statutes of the College are published in the Official Gazette, 2nd s, n. 103 of May 28, 2009 (Notice no. º 10215/2009).

The Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve develops its activity in teaching, research and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge in the areas of Life Sciences and Bioengenharias; Earth Sciences, Ocean and Environment, Electronics and Computer Engineering , Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Pharmacy. Its mission fits you promote higher education supported in scientific research, developed in its five research centers nationally and internationally recognized, ensuring the achievement of courses leading to the award of various degrees of higher education in high-tech fields constantly updated . In pursuing its goals of excellence, the FTC has established partnerships enabling students and teachers unique opportunities to access international exchange programs at both training and research. The know-how established in FCT allied to the dynamism of its members, also allows the transfer of knowledge and technology is presented with one of their actual contributions to society.

Courses

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

  • ELECTRONIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (Integrated Master)
  • PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (Integrated Master)
  • BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (Integrated Master)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (Integrated Master)
  • AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES (2. Cycle)
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (2. Cycle)
  • MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION (2. Cycle)
  • MARINE BIOLOGY (2. Cycle)
  • MICROBIAL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2. Cycle)
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY (2. Cycle)
  • Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2. Cycle)
  • DIDACTIC AND INNOVATION IN EDUCATION SCIENCES (2. Cycle)
  • Eco-hydrology (2. CYCLE)
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT (2. Cycle)
  • COMPUTER ENGINEERING (2. Cycle)
  • TEACHING IN THE 3RD CYCLE OF SCHOOL EDUCATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (2. Cycle)
  • Geomagnetic (2. Cycle)
  • WATER MANAGEMENT AND DA COSTA (2. Cycle - Erasmus Mundus)
  • QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING AGRI-FOOD (2. Cycle)
  • SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RURAL AREAS (2. Cycle)
  • HORTICULTURE (2. Cycle)
  • QUALITY ANALYSIS (2. Cycle - Erasmus Mundus)

PhD Courses

  • ELECTRONIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (3. Cycle)
Electronics and Optoelectronics
Telecommunications and Networks
Signal Processing
Intelligent Systems
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (3. Cycle)
  • BIOTECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES (3. Cycle)
  • SEA OF SCIENCES (3. Cycle - Erasmus Mundus)
  • SCIENCE OF THE SEA, THE EARTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3. Cycle)
  • AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (3. Cycle)
  • COMPUTER ENGINEERING (3. Cycle)
  • MARINE COASTAL MANAGEMENT - (3. Cycle - Erasmus Mundus)
  • MATHEMATICS (3. Cycle)
  • CHEMISTRY (3. Cycle)

Polytechnic schools (Penha Campus)

Polytechnic higher education is provided by four schools:

  • School of Education
  • School of Management, Hotelary and Tourism
  • Superior Institute of Engineering
  • School of Health

Sports and Culture

The University has a students' union called the University of Algarve Academic Association (Associação Académica da Universidade do Algarve). The Academic Association organises cultural events such as Theatre, Music activities and Journalism for students, and also sporting events and training in sports such as rugby union, football, jujutsu, cycling, etc.

See also

References

External links

  • Universidade do Algarve

Coordinates: 37°1′20.5″N 7°55′39.5″W / 37.022361°N 7.927639°W / 37.022361; -7.927639

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