The Symposium will take place in the Chemistry Department of the University of Coimbra. Coimbra is situated between Lisbon (200 km) and Porto (100 km) and about 35 km from the Atlantic coast at Figueira da Foz. It is easily reached from Lisbon and Porto, which both have international airports, by train (2 hours from Lisbon, 1¼ hours from Porto) or by bus. The A1 motorway from Lisbon to Porto passes close to Coimbra: there are also good road connections with Spain through Salamanca.

The city of Coimbra

The city of Coimbra holds a special place in the hearts of all the Portuguese, rich in its history and said to be the oldest seat of learning in Portugal with a University founded on the 13th August 1290 by King Dinis. Six of Portugal’s Kings were born here and from 1139 until 1256 it was the capital of the country. There are testimonies that take us to the Celts before the Romans arrived. The original name in the Roman period was Aeminium, and it later developed under the influence of the greater nearby town of Conimbriga, now a large archaeological site of great interest. The Renaissance had a profound impact on the city as does the University, where the students gave and still give to Coimbra, music, poems and nostalgia that makes Coimbra's life so special.

Internet pages

University Coimbra http://www.uc.pt
Coimbra http://www.portugalvirtual.pt/_tourism/costadeprata/coimbra
Conimbriga http://www.conimbriga.pt/index.html
General information portal http://www.portugal-live.net/UK/essential/general.html
Train Services http://www.cp.pt
Bus Services http://www.rede-expressos.pt
Accommodation http://www.booking.com

Important Dates

Information to authors about acceptance of abstracts
January 15th, 2014

Early registration with reduced fee
February 1st, 2014