The University of Beira Interior (UBI) is a Portuguese Public Higher Education Institution located in Covilhã.
One of the most interesting physical characteristics of UBI results from the restoration of old buildings with high historical, cultural and architectural value. At the same time, historical landmarks of the city are preserved and are transformed into spaces for teaching and research.
In the Engineering Faculty there is the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DECA). In addition to teaching, in the past years, DECA has been focusing on a Top-Level Research connected to the business world and has been giving technical and scientific support to the local and regional community.
C-MADE (Center of Materials and Building Technologies) is a Research Center of UBI that focuses on “environmentally sustainable building materials and technologies”. The focal point is the development of innovative building products and solutions, more durable, having better mechanical behavior, being environmentally sustainable and energy efficient.