Colégio dos Jesuítas, University of Madeira, Funchal: (see map here)
UNIVERSITY OF MADEIRA
The University of Madeira (UMa), is a Portuguese public university, created in 1988 in Funchal, Madeira. The university offers first, second cycle and Doctorate academic degrees in a wide range of fields, in accordance with the Bologna process.
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 to 1986, today’s campus began taking shape, offering courses in the areas of science and technology, arts, humanities, and social sciences. The University of Madeira is established and has its first installation commission in 1988. In 1989 the first Degree in University of Madeira starts operating: the Undergraduate Degree of Physical Education and Sports.
In 2007, Madeira’s Mathematics and Engineering Department, along with Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) established a dual-degree Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction program. In the program, students study computer science, design, psychology, and social and decision sciences. Students enrolled in the partnership program study in Madeira and at Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus, earning master’s degrees from both universities.
The University pursues scientific research activities, promoting the diffusion and social and economic valorization of knowledge and technological innovation. It guarantees the human education at the highest level, in its cultural, scientific, artistic, technical and professional aspects, conducting academic studies to obtain a degree, a Technical Course and other courses. It seeks to prepare its students for the challenges of global society and lifelong learning by providing them with scientific knowledge, technical competence and transversal training.