Locations in Portugal

Carnegie Mellon|Portugal (ICTI) is located in the United States at Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA) and in Portugal at many of that country’s top research universities.


Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is located in the west of the country, on the Atlantic coast at the point where the river Tagus (Tejo) flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, the Greater Lisbon (Grande Lisboa) subregion is considered the second most important financial and economic center of the Iberian Peninsula. The Lisbon region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and well above the European Union's GDP per capita average – it produces 37% of the Portuguese GDP. It is also the political center of the country, as seat of government and residence of the Head of State.

Porto (Oporto)

Porto is located in the estuary of the Douro River in northern Portugal. The largest city in the region, Porto is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire region. The city of Porto comprises 15 civil parishes. The historic centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.



Aveiro is situated 68 km to the south of Porto and 58 km north of Coimbra, straddling the "ria" Aveiro and the river Vouga a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a population of approximately 57,000 inhabitants. Part of the city is full of canals, bridges, and painted boats called moliceiros.



Coimbra is a city and municipality in Portugal. It served as the country's capital during the First Dynasty (12th Century) and remains home to the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the oldest in Europe. Over 430,000 people live in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Coimbra. Like most university cities, Coimbra is home to many students from elsewhere, including thousands of international students.


In the Atlantic Ocean, not too far from the centre of Europe, are the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. The archipelago is famous for its friendly people, exceptional natural beauty and mild climate. Madeira island is 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Lisbon.

Minho - Braga and Guimarães

The University of Minho is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal, a region with an extremely strong tradition of vibrant enterprise, essentially of small and medium-sized businesses. University of Minho has two campuses located 20 km apart: one in Braga and the other in Guimarães.

  • Braga
    Braga is a city and municipality in northwestern Portugal, is the capital of the district of Braga, the oldest archdiocese and one of the major cities of the country. The city of has a centuries-old affiliation with Culture and the Arts, and is firmly established in the service industry sector. It is here, in this city, that the following institutes and schools are installed: the Institutes of Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; and Child Studies; the Schools of Sciences; Health Sciences; Nursing; and Law, as well as some Engineering areas.
  • Guimarães
    Guimarães, often referred to as the birth place of the nation, is dominated by the manufacturing sector with a strong investment in the Textile and Clothing, Metallurgy and Shoemaking Industries. The campus of Azurém, Guimarães, is home to the School of Engineering, and the courses of Architecture, Fashion Design and Marketing, Geography and Planning, and Applied Mathematics.