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Coimbra University

Founded in 1290 by King D. Dinis, the University of Coimbra is the oldest Portuguese-speaking university and one of the oldest in the world. Originally, the University had 4 Faculties; Theology, Canons, Laws and Medicine, with its facilities traveling between Lisbon and Coimbra for three centuries.

With 730 years of history, the University of Coimbra is an unavoidable institution in the history of Portugal and the entire Portuguese-speaking world, having been considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, due to its unique tangible and intangible heritage, fundamental in the history of scientific culture. European and worldwide.