The technical-administrative services of CESAM are located on the 5th floor of Building 3 on the Santiago Campus of the University of Aveiro.

CESAM integrates researchers from 5 different departments of the University of Aveiro: Biology, Chemistry, Environment and Planning, Geosciences, and Physics. It also incorporates a research group located at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, researchers at the National Institute of Health Ricardo Jorge (INSA), and at the Superior Institute of Engineering of Porto (ISEP).

How to get to CESAM

By car:
A1 Highway: Connects Lisbon to Porto in a North-South direction. A25 Highway: Connects Spain to Aveiro, crossing Portugal in an East-West direction. If coming from the North on the A1 highway, you should exit at Albergaria/Aveiro and enter the A25 highway towards Aveiro. To reach CESAM (University of Aveiro Campus), exit at Aveiro, and at the roundabout, take the second exit towards the University of Aveiro. The University of Aveiro is located near the hospital. If coming from the East on the A25 highway, follow the same route. If coming from the South on the A1 highway, exit at the first exit for Aveiro (Aveiro Sul/Águeda) and take National Road 235 towards Aveiro, heading to the city center. At the first roundabout within Aveiro city, take the third exit to enter the University of Aveiro Campus.

By plane:

The nearest airport to Aveiro is Porto Airport, located approximately 80 km north of Aveiro. Lisbon Airport is located about 250 km south of Aveiro. If you arrive at Lisbon Airport (Portela Airport), you can take bus number 44 or a taxi to the main train station, Estação do Oriente. Alternatively, you can rent a car at the airport and drive on the A1 highway towards Porto. If you arrive at Porto Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport), you can take the Porto Metro (Line E) or a taxi to one of the train stations, either Campanhã or São Bento. You can also rent a car and follow the signs towards Lisbon on the A1 highway. Please note that transportation options and directions may change, so it’s advisable to check the most current information and routes when planning your trip.

By train:
The country’s main railway line between Lisbon and Porto passes through Aveiro (CP – Comboios de Portugal), with its station serving as a stop for the high-speed Alfa Pendular and Intercity trains. It takes about a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute taxi ride from the train station to the University of Aveiro Campus. You can also take a bus or use a “Buga” (Aveiro’s free bicycle-sharing system).