Coimbra is a university town and the most famous landmark is the Old University, founded in 1290. It's in the highest part with an excellent vantage point. Around is the Baroque Patio das Escolas, a clock tower and a statue of Joao III. In front of the tower is a coated tile chapel and a stunning Baroque library.
The University of Évora is the 2nd oldest in Portugal after Coimbra. Perhaps a place too close to go on Erasmus, but ... Why not? It is near Lisbon, has barely 40,000 people living in the town and is a historic heritage site, reminiscent of all different types of cultures: Romans, Jews, Arabs. Also, a visit is always another opportunity to enjoy the traditional Portuguese tiles, cuisine and those bolinhos.
Vila Real is an important cultural center in northern Portugal, following the creation in 1986 of the university (or UTAD Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro). It has a large university campus on the outskirts of the city and other downtown buildings, teching over 40 types of science degrees (diplomas), upper (undergraduate) and postgraduate, doctoral, masters, etc. It also participates in the Erasmus scholarships and student exchange programs. About 6,000 students study here. Some of the subjects that can be studied are: Veterinary studies, physical education, geology, biological engineering, chemistry, mathematics, education, economics, engineering and psychology . The headquarters of the University of Trás-os-Montes are located in Vila Real.
The headquarters of the University of Minho is in Central Avenue, next to the Church of the Banded. In fact, the building is arranged around a beautiful central cloister belonging to the Convent of the Banded. It's a public university, one of the largest Portugal, founded in 1973. In Braga you can study Science, Social Sciences, Economics and Management, Arts, Law and Health Sciences; Engineering, Architecture, Geography and Statistics are studied in nearby Guimaraes. The University also offers a range of postgraduate and master's degrees, and the Chancellor is in the former Palace of the Republic Bracarense in Largo do Paço. The University of Minho depends on other cultural centers, such as the District Archive of Braga-Public Library, the Exhibition Hall-Casa Museu Moncao and the Museum Nogueira da Silva. Braga has another university, the Portuguese Catholic University, in the Camões Campus.
Braga has 2 universities, the Portuguese Catholic and the University University of Minho. The Portuguese Catholic University is private and was founded by the Jesuits, it has campuses in Braga, Lisbon, Oporto and Beiras. Campus Braga is in the upper area of the city, on donated land on Mount Santa Margarida, seminars were held here by S. António and S. Luís Gonzaga. As well as facilities such as a library, residence hall, auditorium, etc., it has 3 faculties: philosophy, social sciences and theology.