|Short Description:||The University of Aveiro is one of Portugal's 14 public universities. Founded in 1973, has grown into a successful, dynamic institution. Integrated in the community and region, has a strong research dimension and offers a wide range of educational programmes, from post-secondary vocational to doctoral programmes. Committed to quality and innovation on Education, Research and Cooperation with Society, UA has built a profile based on sciences and technology. Major partners of UA include Siemens and the Carnegie Mellon University.|
The UA offers 1stand 2nd cycle degrees in the area of marine research, as well as a doctoral programme on Environmental and Marine Sciences in collaboration with the Porto and Algarve Universities and the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. The UA is a key member of the Maritime Cluster, a consortium of Portuguese universities, public institutes and private companies aiming at increasing knowledge building and linking science to socio-economic development.
The UA hosts the Associated Laboratory CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies. With 150 professors, researchers and post-doc fellows in a variety of areas CESAM is one of the largest research centres in Portugal and able to provide the infrastructure, financial resources and expertise for interdisciplinary training-through-research.
The UA is willing to provide a training course in Physical Oceanography and Modelling, and to host students in the research lines on Recruitment, connectivity and population dynamics of fish and invertebrate species and on Deep-see ecology. These themes have a wide range of applications connected to the health of marine ecosystems, including climate change, inventory of biodiversity, forecasting of biodiversity change in relation to natural and man-made environmental change, MPA design, invasive species, stock management and ecosystem management. The UA is able to provide training in transversal skills,including Marine law and foreign languages.-