Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal and Europe.
The 16th century was Lisbon's golden era: the city was the capital of one of the first's Global Empires, and was a European hub of commerce between Africa, India, the Far East and later, Brazil.
The devastating earthquake at 1755, and loss of the empire left the city a little threadbare, but 21st century commerce took a hand, sprucing the place up for Euro 2004. Portugal might have been the runners up, but Lisbon emerged a winner.
Recently, in 2018, our capital was home of Eurovision Song Contest. It was the first time Portugal hosted the competition.
Hospital de Santa Maria - This hospital is the biggest in the country. Equipped with the most recent technology, this public hospital receives the most interesting patients to diagnose and serves the majority of the population of LIsbon.You will find a variety of specialities for your SCOPE internship to choose from.
The Faculty of Lisbon belongs to the University of Lisbon (UL), one of the oldest in Europe. Many famous doctors got their medical degree in our faculty, including the nobel award winner, Egas Moniz, and the famous neuroscientist, António Damásio. Located in the center Lisbon, the faculty is integrated both in the hospital and in the campus of UL, providing a rich environment where students can live both academical and medical experiences since the beginning.
IMM - Research Institution
The Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) is our main research institute and it is one of the leading medical research institutes in Portugal. It’s mission is to foster and promote basic, clinical and translational scientific research in the medical field, with the aim of contributing to a better understanding of disease mechanisms and developing new therapeutic approaches.
Students will be given one lunch ticket per weekday (1 per day of clerkship) to eat at the Hospital Cafeteria. Meals include 1 soup, 1 main course with or without side salad and a bottle of water.
Exchange students will be lodged in student residences owned by the university’s social services: SASULisboa.
Most rooms are double, with shared bathroom. The residences provide a fully equipped kitchen, laundry services, a common room and wifi. However, the residencies are not equipped with dishes. We will lend you supplies for which we ask for a deposit.
For transportation we advise you to a acquire a public transportation monthly combined pass which includes metro, buses (Carris), trams and a large área by train. This will make easier going around and exploring the city as well as reaching the hospital or research center from your residence. Doesn’t include TST buses or some of the further areas by train (CP) and Fertagus.
This is the best way to work your way around Lisbon. The "Metro" (http://www.metrolisboa.pt/) is cheap and allows you to go almost everywhere in the city.
There are 2 major bus companies in Lisbon: Carris and TST.
Carris (http://www.carris.pt/) is a state-owned transportation company and has the advantage of travelling to some parts of Lisbon that the Metro doesn’t reach.
TST (http://www.tsuldotejo.pt/) is a private company (tickets are usually more expensive) and travels mostly around the southern margin of the river Tagus.
The trams ("eléctricos") are the most traditional means of transportation in Lisbon and are mostly still in use in the historical part of the city. They are also operated by Carris.
Fertagus is the private company that operates the train that crosses over to the southern margin of the river Tagus.
CP is a state-owned company and besides having some (not very important) urban routes, it connects Lisbon to the rest of the country and to the beautiful nearby towns of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra.
- Torre de Belém;
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos;
- Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT);
- Lx Factory;
- Palácio da Pena;
- Quinta da Regaleira;
- Castelo de São Jorge;
- Bairro Alto;
- Terreiro do Paço;
- Parque Eduardo VII;
- Parque das Nações.
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