Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Colégio dos Jesuítas ( Jesuits' College of Funchal ), Rua dos Ferreiros, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal.

Founded by royal charter of D. Sebastião in 1569, the Jesuits' College of Funchal, regarded as one of the most remarkable buildings that exists on the island marked, served a number of tenants, from British invaders to the University of Madeira. The Colégio dos Jesuítas is the seat of the University of Madeira administration.

The University of Madeira, a public institution that is young, dynamic, open and attentive to the needs of the archipelago and the Euro-Atlantic area, aims at preparing its students to be full citizens of the 21st-century global society and, through its entrepreneurial nature, the quality of its research and its spirit of service, to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Madeira, Portugal and the world. (source: “The World University Rankings, Times Higher Education).

University of Madeira main campus

Funchal is the largest city, the municipal seat and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of Madeira, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a population of 111,892, making it the sixth largest city in Portugal, and has been the capital of Madeira for more than five centuries.

Funchal is one of Portugal's main tourist attractions, and it is the leading Portuguese port for the cruise liners.

Funchal is located inside a natural amphitheater-shaped valley, with gentle slopes beginning at the coast which rise to 1200 meters.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, professional footballer and captain of the Portugal national team was born and grew up in Funchal. Museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo is one of attractions in Funchal for the football fans.