Welcome to the Coimbra Group



Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalisation, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society. It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European educational policy and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience.




The 2016 Coimbra Group Annual Conference will take place in Poitiers, 7-10 June, hosted by the University of Poitiers.

Mission Statement, Aims, and Supporting Internal Structures

Governing Bodies

General Assembly History 

Member universities of the Coimbra Group

Statutes (French only)

Foundation Charter 1987