Aveiro has been one of the most innovative Portuguese university cities since 1973. Located between the salt ponds and the city centre, the University of Aveiro provided a new dynamic to Aveiro. A city within the city!
Based upon the founding values of freedom of thought and expression, dialogue and integrity, the University of Aveiro is a true engine of the overall development of the city and the region.
The collaboration of the University of Aveiro with the local community and society as as whole is reinforced by the UA's engagement in promoting the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation within the world of business.
The University of Aveiro paved the way in the creation of teaching offers in several knowledge fields. Today, UA is widely recognised as one of the most innovative universities in Portugal, the quality of its teaching and research and for its cooperation with regional and national business, assuring high employability rates to its students.
Built as small city, Aveiro University Campus was designed by some of the most important Portuguese contemporary architects. Stroll through the Campus and be amazed by works with the signature of Siza Vieira, Souto Moura, Alcino Soutinho, Carrilho da Graça or Gonçalo Byrne.
The Campus of Santiago and the Library are opened to visits. The whole University Campus is like an open air contemporary art museum that welcomes numerous specialists, architecture students or simple curious visitors every year.
The area, just one step away from the city’s historic centre, is surrounded by the natural beauty of the salt ponds which spread into the lagoons like a white sea. Enjoy the campus green areas which blend quietly and modernly with the Lagoon. This area is inviting to ride a BUGA, the free use bike of Aveiro. Ride along the outer space, stop at a coffee shop while you enjoy the view or visit the university’s Library, designed by Pritzker award-winning architect Siza Vieira. The Library of the University of Aveiro has over 230 000 books.
Projected in harmony with the cultural and architectural heritage of Aveiro – the City of Art Noveau – the residences RUN Aveiro - Contemporary Living Spaces are located at the heart of the city, close to the Museum of Aveiro.
Combatentes and Castro Matoso residences are housed in completely refurbished buildings. These residences 10 rooms and several social areas for sharing experiences or simply relax. Castro Matoso residence also offers a very pleasant exterior place.
Santa Joana residence was designed, projected and built from scratch side by side with a building classified as historical, respecting its cultural and architectural context. This residence has 21 rooms, a small fitness center and several social areas to provide students all the necessary comfort.
Your home away from home !