Next Edition of ChIR:
2018 - 2019
University of Algarve, Portugal
The University of Algarve will host the ChIR for the third time since 2013 - 2014. Listen to the testimonials from Sohaib, Jagadish, Victor, Emmanuel, Maybel, Antoine and Pauline - some of our first ChIR students:
Founded in 1979 to serve the southern regions of Portugal, the University of Algarve (UAlg) has a 10,000-student population, from which 10% are foreign students from more than 60 different countries. Study and research focus on Ocean Studies, Biosciences, Arts and Heritage, Tourism, and in transversal areas: Fundamental Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) and Engineering, Social Sciences, Economy and Management. The UAlg has a strong link to the community, providing services necessary for the development of the region. UAlg has a multicultural atmosphere due to visiting researchers and students.
About the region of Algarve:
The Algarve is one of the best kept secrets in Europe: for its spectacular coastline and sandy beaches, awarded by the quality of the greens, the dramatic landscapes of Costa Vicentina or by contact with nature that can be enjoyed in protected areas Ria Formosa, Castro Marim salt marsh or estuary of Alvor. Each visitor to the Algarve ultimately discover your own secret.
There are known hotspots, where they all want to be: the beaches of fashionable, nightclubs on the seafront, the newest five-star hotels, restaurants with Michelin stars, the events of summer. There are a myriad of experiences that mark and that make the Algarve holiday destination most desired by Portuguese and foreign tourists. Learn more...
Useful information about studying in Portugal:
Guide for foreign students in Portugal (EN)
e-flyer: Recognition of foreign academic degrees/diplomas (PT | EN)
2017 - 2018
University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.
Its own history closely tied to the history of Barcelona and of Catalonia, the University of Barcelona combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence: a university that is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.
About the region of Barcelona:
2016 - 2017
University of Algarve, Portugal
2015 - 2016
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.
About the city of Bologna:
2014 - 2015
host: University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2013 - 2014
host: University of Algarve, Portugal