Coimbra is called the Portuguese city of students. Built and grown around the Coimbra’s University , Coimbra is one of the most interesting touristic spots in Portugal.
There are multiple buildings in Coimbra which reflect the richness of the Portuguese Monarchy during the Overseas Empire Period representing true architectural masterpieces, including the “Sala dos Capelos”, Museum of Science, “Santa Cruz Church” and the most important “Biblioteca Joanina”.
“Biblioteca Joanina” is the baroque library of the University of Coimbra,its interior is covered in gold and it was recognised in 2013 by the british “The Telegraph” as “the most spectacular library in the world”.
However, it was only in 2013 that the University's magnificent buildings and sights have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage.
The Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra - CHUC (Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Center) belongs to the University of Coimbra and it consists of several hospitals and healthcare units. This complex is known as a centre of research with a broad range of clinical services and medical specialities. Nowadays, the main centre of CHUC operates in HUC - Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, inaugurated in 1987 in Celas area of Coimbra. Also in Celas, there’s a compound of buildings composing Bloco de Celas, which comprises several medical and surgical specialities, as well as an advanced Biomedical Simulation Center. Another hospital that is part of CHUC is Hospital dos Covoes, also known as Hospital Geral, which is located in São Martinho, Coimbra.
Regarding Paediatric and Neonatal departments, there are also three other centers, Hospital Pediatrico (Celas, Coimbra), Maternidade Daniel de Matos and Maternidade Bissaya Barreto. It is also included in these group of facilities, a psychiatric hospital - Hospital Sobral Cid (Castelo Viegas, Coimbra).
IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences is a research Institution of the Faculty of Medicine – University of Coimbra which relies on excellent clinical and laboratory facilities as well as on a highly skilled and multidisciplinary scientific staff.
IBILI is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in health sciences. Particular strengths include research in Vision Sciences. IBILI is evaluated regularly by an independent panel from “Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia” (FCT) and has been judged as“Excellent” in 1999, 2004 and 2008 evaluations.IBILI fosters an environment for research, education and training that promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to health sciences, crossing traditional boundaries between Medicine, Biology and Engineering.
ANEM-Portugal provides you the lodging and lunch tickets - 1 meal per week day in the local student canteen. There is usually a choice between two plates (fish or meat) and also a vegetarian option. No Pocket Money is provided.
You’re going to stay mostly in student’s dorms . Most rooms are double; toilets and showers are shared. Laundry room and kitchen are available. Male and female students are lodged in different floors of the residence. Be in mind that you will have to purchase kitchen utilities, as usually the cooking areas in the residences have the utensils already distributed and owned by the students that are previously there during the year. Either you buy these kitchenware on the local stores, or, if it is available on the LC, you can ask to rent a bundle.
As specified on the Exchange Conditions of ANEM-Portugal, please notice that the placement with another incoming student is ONLY concerned with the CITY of the internship. It DOES NOT mean that you have to be placed in the same room in the student's hostel nor in the same project or even in the same Hospital/Department.
Lisbon-Coimbra is about 200km, which can be made in about 2 hours, by train or bus. You can take a bus expresso/national or a train to go to Coimbra.There are 2 train stations in Lisbon: Santa Apolónia station, in the centre of the city, and Oriente station – with connections by bus and underground- in «Parque das Nações».Lisbon airportFrom this airport, you can take the subway (1.4€ Red Track) or a taxi.
Porto-Coimbra is about 100km, which can be made in about 1 hour, by train or bus. You can take a bus expresso/national or a train to go to Coimbra.There are 2 trains stations in Porto: S.Bento station, in the centre of the city,and Campanhã station – with underground connection.Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro) airportFrom this airport, you can take the underground (the newest Violet/E line – www.metrodoporto.pt or +351 808 205 060) to Campanhã station; aerobus,from the airport to the city center; a bus (nº 601 or 87 link various parts of the city with the airport); and a taxi.
In Coimbra the students usually prefer to travel on foot, however you can use the Local Bus Network (SMTUC) to travel if you prefer, and we also have available transport services like Uber, Bolt, among others.
- Sé Velha (Old Cathedral);
- Sé Nova (New Cathedral);
- Portugal dos Pequenitos (Portugal for the Little Ones);
- Biblioteca Joanina (Library).