We Will ROCK Your World! – Summer Course 2017

July 16th-24th 

Ponde 25 de Abril

Hi there! And welcome to Almada 🙂

For some of you this will be the first BEST summer course, and for others it will be the BEST summer course.

You will know one of the biggest campus in Europe while learning basic geology.

You will discover the amazing beaches of Caparica and visit the beautiful city of Lisbon, all along with an amazing weather. Learning, partying, tasting awesome food, meeting great people, these are just some of the reasons you should not waste another minute to apply!

FCT“We Will ROCK Your World!” is a technological course related to basic Geology, Industrial and Ornamental rocks.

Come and see some precious minerals, and you’ll find out which are the best rocks for industrial and ornamental purposes.

Get in touch with these while having fun practical lessons, “partir calhau” and finding all about them!

But don’t worry, this course it’s not all about work, there will also be a strong cultural element associated to the academic part of the course in which we will visit the most interesting places in Almada and Lisbon.

We will have a lot of fun, learning how to sail, or surf, enjoying the beautiful beaches from Caparica and seeing the amazing city that Lisbon is.

BEST Almada

BEST Almada is one of 94 Local BEST Groups spread across Europe.

We organize several international, national and local activities such as job fairs, company presentations, conferences, workshops, engineering competitions and summer courses.

Throughout the years, BEST has organized different activities where students from our university get the opportunity to increase their international experience, establish contacts, improve their English and have fun.

The City

AlmadaAlmada is a city in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tejo River.

Although small in area, Almada has a high population density. It is bounded to the southeast by Seixal, to the south by Sesimbra, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and northeast by the Tejo River. At Cacilhas, its main port, ferry boats transport visitors and local residents across to Lisbon daily, while the 25 de Abril Bridge, which spans the Tagus, is traversed by rail, commercial and personal vehicles daily. Almada is considered a transportation hub and a fast-growing suburb; its coast has several sandy beaches and panoramic views.

The Campus

The Faculty of Science and Technology is one of the nine academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). The campus covers approximately 30 ha. Founded in 1977, FCT/UNL is one of the most prestigious Portuguese public schools of science and engineering today, with a total enrolment of 7500 students.

A beautiful Campus is waiting for you to lay on the grass and enjoy the sun. Only 5 minutes from the sea, you can definitely feel the summer vibe around here, where shorts and flip-flops are not a rare sight.

A Special thank you to Solancis, Mármores Galrão, Frontwave, Secil, Funceramics, the teachers of DCT, the dean of Cristo Rei and to the school EB1 JI da Ericeira who help us a lot in this course.


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Survival Guide

You can check the Survival Guide here.

The Classes

Learn some basic knowledge about geology, ornamental and industrial rocks. Identify different types of minerals and rocks.

The Schedule

You can check the schedule here.


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Mineralogy part 1

You can also check here.

Mineralogy part 2

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Mineralogy part 3

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 Rocks classification and properties

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Exploitation technologies

You can also check here.

André Batista
Main Organiser
E-mail: andreflbatista@gmail.com
Tel: +351 914 344 524

Tiago Carapinha
Main Organiser
E-mail: tiagomcarapinha@gmail.com
Tel: +351 926 986 630

Maria Inês
E-mail: mid.pires@campus.fct.unl.pt
Tel: +351 913 692 362

For more info about BEST Almada go to our Contacts Page

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