The University of Coimbra (UC) is a Portuguese public universty and one of the oldest university in Europe. UC has more than 700 years of experience in education, training and research. UC has affirmed its position over the years with a unique mix of tradition, contemporaneity and innovation. Today, UC is a large complex structure with three campuses, over 22,000 students, of which over 9% are international students from 75 different nationalities, and 2813 academic and non-academic staff members highly active and committed to the quality of research and education as well as to the development of knowledge and technology transfer activities. UC is also a reference in higher education and R&D in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its 8 faculties and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various scientific domains and on technology related areas. UC offers advanced training programs in different areas that bind to technology, where we highlight those related to MIT Portugal Program and Associated Laboratories, like ADAI (Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics) , CNC (Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology), IMAR (Marine and Environmental Research Centre), INESCC (Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra), ISR-UC (Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra), IT (Telecommunications Institute – Coimbra Pole) and LIP Coimbra (Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics). UC is a member of several university networks worldwide (Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network, European University Association, SYLFF Network, Association of Portuguese Language Universities, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Ibero-American University Association, Mediterranean University Association, Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities , Tordesilhas Group, etc.), and its activities are carried out in close cooperation with international partners and stakeholders, including collaborative research, business partnerships, and cultural, scientific and technical exchange. UC pursues a policy of continuous improvement in several areas, ensuring high standards of teaching and research, as well as being an active participant in the development of the corporate world. The continuous technological development promoted by UC’S different R&D units, addresses the challenges involved in the design, operation and regulation of technologies, bringing together teachers from different scientific disciplines with a long experience in teaching, research, technology transfer and consultancy in different areas in the context of technology. For more info please click


uxulliary Professor Carlos Francisco de Sousa Reis – University of Coimbra (UC)


PhD in Education Sciences, speciality of Philosophy of Education, by University of Coimbra; Master in Education Sciences, by University of Coimbra; Graduation in Teaching of Philosophy, University of Porto; Graduation in Philosophy, University of Porto (Prize Engº. António de Almeida Foundaton). Auxiliary Professor since 9.2.2015 Coimbra University (Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences). Coordinator Professor until 9.2.2015 of the Superior School of Eucation, Communication and Sport (Polytechnic Institute of Guarda) and former Dean of the same School. Adjunct Coordinator of the Undergraduate Course in Education Sciences (UC), and the Master Course in Education Sciences (UC). Editor of “Revista Portuguesa de Pedagogia” (UC). Integrated researcher of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (GRUPOEDE, CEIS20) (UC). Researche Projects: He coordinated several research projects throughout his 30-year career as a professor of higher education. Curretly he is research collaborator of TKCOM - “Building up Chinese Teachers Key Competences through a Global Competence-Based Framework” (EU-KA2 Grant 586415-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). Congress Coordinator. International Conference on New Horizons in Education – 2019, Prague, Check Republique, 3-5 July 2019; International Conference on New Horizons in Education – 2018, Paris, France 18-20 July 2018; Head Coordinator. International Conference Discourse, Power and Resistance, Universidade de Coimbra, 10-12 May 2018, Coimbra, Portugal; Head Coordinator. Conference on Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education – 8-10 June 2013; ESECD, I.P. Guarda, Portugal. Coordinator. ERASMUS Intensive Programme – Teachers education Intercultural Education for Sustainability – IES 2012 and 2013; ESECD, I.P. Guarda, Portugal. Editor: Reis, C. (Coord.) (2015). Entrepreneurship education. Insights on current challenges. Journal of Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Special Issue, 6(2). Associated Editor, member of the scientific commission and reviewer of several scientific idexed jorunals. Invited Keynote Speaker. Most recently: 2019: 5th ICLEL, Baku, Azerbaijan; 2019: INTE, Prague, Czech Republic; 2018: International Congress Pluralism and interdisciplinary perspectives, Graz, Austria; International Conference on Philosophy for Children: “Enlightenment today”: Sapere aude! , Graz, Austria; 2016: VIII Congresso un nuevo enfoque del desarrollo humano, Valencia, Spain. Publications: Books and book chapters; and Articles in WOS, SCOPUS, ERIC.


Auxilliary Professor Albertina Lima Oliveira – UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA


Expert in Adult Education and Development at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). She got her PhD in 2005 in Educational Sciences, specialization in Lifelong Education and Adult Training. Her research interests and participation in national and European projects include adult education, self-directed learning, reflective thinking, well-being and quality of life of adults. From 2009 to 2011 she has coordinated the team of the University of Coimbra in the European project PALADIN (Promoting Active Learning and Ageing of Disadvantage Seniors - 502217-LLP-1-2009-1-PT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP) financed by the European Communities and that got the final evaluation of excellent. She has published several articles, chapters and books about adult learning, self-directed learning and well-being of adults and older people, from which we highlight the coordination of the book published in English language by the University of Coimbra Press - “Promoting conscious and active learning and ageing: How to face current and future challenges?”( She is associated researcher in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra.

Associated Professor Maria Teresa Ribeiro Pessôa – UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA


Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Degree in Psychology and PhD in Educational Sciences. Member of the Ibero-American project “ Red iberoamericana para el desarrollo de una plataforma tecnológica de soporte a la evaluación de los procesos de formación” coordinated by the University of Barcelona 2012-2015 which main purpose is to develop a technological platform to support the evaluation of training processes based on open tools, taking advantage of the free software to create a repository of tools and free online resources. She participated in LLP European projects namely: CyberTraining-4-Parents - Cyberbullying and e-Training Courses for Adult Literacy Educators working with Parents (2010-2012), CyberTraining - A Research-Based Training Manual on Cyberbullying (2008-2010), and also coordinated the Portuguese team of an Iberian project “Casebook and Teacher Training”, and participated in a Luso-Brazilian project “Higher education: challenges and perspectives”. She is member of the IPCDVS a R&D unit of the University of Coimbra and she is an integrated member of the Research Center - CEIS XX,University of Coimbra and member of Le@ds, Open University. She is the pedagogical coordinator of the E-learning project of The University of Coimbra. She has participated in graduated and post-graduated courses at an international level in the field of Educational Technology and Teacher Training.

Associated Professor António Gomes Alves Ferreira – UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA


PhD in Education from the University of Coimbra and is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the same university, where he has been involved in considerable academic activity. At present, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and is member of the Council for Quality of the University of Coimbra and Scientific Coordinator of the Policies and Educational Organizations and Educational Dynamics Research Group at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (GRUPOEDE, CEIS20). He is currently the President of the Scientific Council at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and is a member of the Senate of the University of Coimbra. He has been the Coordinator of a variety of degree programmes among which are the Master’s in Training and Educational Administration Management and the PhD in Educational Science at the University of Coimbra. He has served as Subdirector at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences; President of the Pedagogic Council at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, and Vice President of the Scientific Council and Pedagogic Council of the same institution; Coordinator of the Mobility Programmes at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra and member of the Coordinating Council for Teacher Training and member of the Bologna Observatory at the University of Coimbra. He has participated in several national and international research projects, has been part of the commissions of various Portuguese and foreign journals in the field of education and has served as Editor of the Revista Portuguesa de Pedagogia. He has worked on the various commissions for scientific events, both in Portugal and internationally, participating regularly in national and international conferences, and has been invited to speak at a variety of conference venues both in Portugal and abroad. He is the author of several books and dozens of articles published in both national and international journals.

Master student in Educational Sciences Diana Monteiro Pinto – UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA


DGraduated in Educational Sciences from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (FPCEUC), in Portugal, and currently attends the Master of Science in Education, at the same Faculty. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Psychology, Education Sciences and Social Work Students Group of the Academic Association of Coimbra (NEPCESS/AAC), where he currently serves as president. She was part of some projects at FPCEUC, such as Educere Socialis | Seminar on Socio-Educational Intervention Projects; I and II FPCEUC Employment Fair; the last three editions of the Transdisciplinary Days and the IV and V Symposium of the Portuguese Institute of Body Psychotherapy, with the themes "Emotional Health" and "Intervention in Psychological Trauma", respectively.

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