Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of UAlg within RISC-KIT will be (i) WP5 leader and steering committee member; (ii) coordinate the CRAF tool application to all study sites; (iii) coordinate the implementation of the EWS/DSS operational models to all sites; (iv) responsible for all tests, application of tools, DRRs and EWS/DSS at Ria Formosa (Portugal); (v) organise a summer school.
Description: The University of Algarve is a young state university, located in the southern part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal.The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer. Founded on the 16th January 1979, the University of Algarve results from the union of two preexisting institutions, the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Faro, which makes it somewhat unique from most universities given that Faculties and Schools of both systems, co-exist.
The University student population is today close to 10,000 and employs over 700 academics. It has three faculties and four schools, offering a range of quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses in beautiful academic settings. Recently, there has been a significant increase of foreign students from more than 60 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with post-graduate courses open to students from all over the world justify the magnitude of this mobility.
In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organisations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with an impact across the community.
Lead person: Óscar Ferreira
Associate Professor lecturing in Coastal Dynamics, Coastal Management, Marine Geology.