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University of Madeira

4.1 out of 5 (20 ratings / 16 reviews) Funchal, Portugal
The University of Madeira is a Portuguese public university, created in 1988 in Funchal. The university offers first and second cycle academic degrees in a wide range of fields, in accordance with the Bologna process. It is now under the CMU/Portugal agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, having master programme in Computer Engineering, Human Computer Interaction and Entertainment Technology. 

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

The university’s campus dates back to a 16th century Jesuit college. Its first higher education institution, a medical school, was founded in Funchal in the 18th century. In 1978, the University of Lisbon established a satellite campus in Madeira, and from 1983-1986, today’s campus began taking shape, offering courses in the areas of science and technology, arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Education

The university offers first and second cycle academic degrees in a wide range of fields, in accordance with the Bologna process. It is now under the CMU/Portugal agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, having master programme in Computer Engineering, Human Computer Interaction and Entertainment Technology. Students admitted will be eligible for scholarships and have internship opportunity during the summer break. In addition, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, founded in January 2010, is devoted to building international partnership with other educational institutes and industry.

Research

University of Madeira consists of several research and specialization units:

  • Center for Mathematical Sciences
  • Studies Center of Macaronesia
  • Applied Economics Studies Center Atlantic
  • Centre for Research in Education
  • Chemistry Centre of Madeira
  • Astronomy Group at the University of Madeira
  • Lab-SDR
  • Human Genetics Lab
  • LabUSE
  • Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)

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Student Life

Campus life

Students who wish to explore Funchal will find a modern city of about 100,000 inhabitants. Its harbor and climate, combined with an attractive geographical position, have allowed Funchal to have a rapid population growth.

The university’s campus dates back to a 16th century Jesuit college.

Student clubs

The Academic Association of UMa (AAUMA) provides an array of extracurricular activities for university students throughout the year. Past AAUMA sponsored events have included film screenings, Sports Gala, boating trips, and volunteer opportunities. In addition, representatives from each student association serve on the Advisory Council, affording students an active role in the growth of the university and its relationship with the surrounding community.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had great experience

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In my journey I was able to develop various competences in many fields such as linguistics, management and also improve my language skills in English and German.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good university with well experienced professors.

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