University of Madeira

University Information, Campus and History
(Madeira, Portugal)

The University of Madeira (Universidade de Madeira) or UMA is a public university located in Funchal in the island of Madeira in Portugal. Established in 1988, it started as an extension of Lisbon University. It depended on the support of private and government institutions during its first few years of operation. It initially used the 16th century College of Jesuits building. Now, the university is made up of several buildings, with a new campus located in the outskirts of Funchal city.

The university offers administrative and rectory services. In 1992, it broadened its academic offerings by establishing different academic departments and degree programmes.

The University of Madeira has 12 departments:
  • Department of Art and Design
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English and German Studies
  • Department of Health Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department of Physical Education and Sports
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Psychology and Humanities
  • Department of Romance Studies
  • Department of Science Education


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Contact University of Madeira:
Address: University of Madeira, Colegio dos Jesuitas, 9000-081, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Tel: +351 291 209 400
Fax: +351 291 209 410
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