Coimbra Group Conference 2017
Image of pinned insects from Coimbra Virtual Exhibition

Online exhibition celebrates shared cultural heritage across the Coimbra Group of European universities. 

To coincide with the June 2017 Coimbra Conference, hosted at the University of Edinburgh, this is the first time that Collections from across 35 member institutions have been brought together in this unique collaboration. 

Over 70 objects have been selected that straddle thousands of miles of the continent and millions of years of its history. From the stunning Augsburg Art Cabinet to a petrified mammoth tooth, these objects highlight the rich cultural diversity and uniqueness of University collections around Europe.

Visit the Coimbra Group Virtual Exhibition

Programmes for rectors, executive board members and participants of Coimbra 2017. 

Map from Picturesque Edinburgh - Copyright British Library Public Domain Mark 1.0

Details on travelling to Edinburgh and staying in Edinburgh during Coimbra 2017.

Blueprint of proposed plan to extend mcewan hall

The Coimbra Group Annual Conference and General Assembly - 7-9 June 2017

The theme of the conference is Universities and the Future of Cultural Heritage, inspired by the Scottish Year of 2017, History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Welcome to Edinburgh!

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.

More information on the Coimbra Group:

Coimbra Group Website

About the University of Edinburgh

The University’s mission is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge.

As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

  • Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
  • Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.