At the School of Sciences, we develop teaching projects, research, outreach and extension activities, transversal to a great diversity of scientific and technological domains that cover Biology, Physics, Geology, Mathematics and Chemistry.
This Science variety and dimension generates a stimulating environment for those who work here. An environment that, increasingly, promotes interactions between people from different scientific fields, unfolding new paths and new visions.
The School of Sciences aims at attracting more international students, promoting more projects and more funding, and stimulating an engaging environment to attract the best researchers and the best students.
We have 228 teachers and/or researchers, all qualified to a PhD degree level, and 36 non-teaching and non-research staff, with specific training in Science and Technology. The School's students’ population is of 2600 students, including 400 master students and 167 doctoral students, carrying out their projects at the School of Sciences.
For the future, the School of Sciences will continue its path focused on two main goals: i) To promote informative initiatives about the courses, increasing the attractiveness of scientific professions; and ii) To stimulate the perception of the public, families, schools, educators, and in particular of companies, on the importance of science and technology in the development and well-being of society.
To achieve these objectives, we have new and differentiated research structures that reinforce the access of teachers and researchers to better experimental conditions, such as:
- IBS (Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability), based on the Center of Molecular and Environmental Biology, dedicated to the questions of the environment, sustainability and global changes with impact on Biodiversity;
- QuantaLab (Laboratory of Science and Technology and Quantum Materials), based on the Center of Physics, dedicated to the Physics of Condensed Matter and the exploration of quantum materials and quantum technologies.
These new infrastructures were designed to develop multidisciplinary projects and, consequently, students of the School of Sciences will be the first to benefit from this scientific culture that characterizes us.
Being of Sciences is having curiosity about the natural phenomena, is having critical spirit, creativity and a lot of imagination. Come and visit us, come and surprise yourself, and perhaps discover that you are also of Sciences.