2018 2nd International Conference on Structural and Civil Engineering
University of Lisbon, Portugal September 26-28, 2018
Visit & Visa
|Morning September 28, 2018||Academic Visit in University of Lisbon, Portugal|
The University of Lisbon is a public research university in Lisbon, and the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former University of Lisbon (1911–2013) and the Technical University of Lisbon (1930–2013). The history of an university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century.
|Afternoon September 28, 2018||Half day tour in Lisbon, Portugal|
Lisbon is the capital and the
largest city of Portugal, with a population of
552,700 within its administrative limits in an area
of 100.05 km2. Its urban area extends beyond the
city's administrative limits with a population of
around 2.7 million people, being the 11th-most
populous urban area in the European Union. About 3
million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area
(which represents approximately 27% of the country's
population). It is continental Europe's westernmost
capital city and the only one along the Atlantic
coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula
on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The
westernmost areas of its metro area form the
westernmost point of Continental Europe.
Lisbon is recognised as a alpha-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is the only Portuguese city besides Porto to be recognised as a global city. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast. Humberto Delgado Airport serves over 20 million passengers annually, as of 2015, and the motorway network and the high-speed rail system of Alfa Pendular link the main cities of Portugal. The city is the 7th-most-visited city in Southern Europe, after Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Athens and Milan, with 1,740,000 tourists in 2009. The Lisbon region contributes with a higher GDP PPP per capita than any other region in Portugal. Its GDP amounts to 96.3 billion USD and thus $32,434 per capita. The city occupies 32nd place of highest gross earnings in the world. Most of the headquarters of multinationals in the country are located in the Lisbon area. It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of Government and residence of the Head of State.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.
Portugal is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.
Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Portugal as a member of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.
Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Portugal. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Portugal, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and find out whether you require a Visa.
Note: During your stay in Portugal, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.
Please note ICSCE is not authorized to assist with
the VISA process beyond providing the Notification
of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter (after
registration) issued by the ICSCE Committee
Board. The invitation letter will be issued after
the successful registration.
Should your application be denied, ICSCE cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICSCE engage in discussion or correspondence with the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.