Coimbra Group



A tradition of innovation




Coimbra Group at a glance

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.

Annual Conference


  • Next Annual Conference

    The 2022 Coimbra Group Annual Conference will take place at the University of Padua from 7 to 10 June 2022.

    In 2022 the University of Padua accomplishes 800 years of history and the Coimbra Group Annual Conference is an integral part of the related comprehensive programme of celebrations.

    Academic Freedom will be the topic for the Public Conference, which goes under the title «Universa Universis»: Academic Freedom in a Transforming World.

    For more information and registration please click here (Coimbra Group members only)