International Conference on  Applications of Optics and Photonics


Universidade do Minho

The main conference venue is at the Universidade do Minho' Campus de Gualtar in Braga, and at Meliã Braga Hotel & Spa.

Campus de Gualtar                                                Melia Braga

The University of Minho, founded in 1973, is one of the then named "New Universities" that, at that time, deeply changed the landscape of higher education in Portugal. Located in the region of Minho, known for its significant economic activity and by the youth of its population, University of Minho has played the role of development agent in the region. The level of the scientific, technological and cultural activity of the University has granted its international recognition. Its students finish their degrees and diplomas with a universal perspective, acquiring a rich knowledge and experience that qualifies them over a broad range of competences for their professional activity, and assimilate this reality. The reputation of University of Minho is reinforced by demonstrative projects, namely: formats the introduction of teaching methodologies, the offer of teaching typologies that address new audiences, the configuration of innovative interfaces, consistent with the scientific structure, and subject to entrepreneurial management."

The Hotel & Spa Meliã Braga is a new and only 5* hotel in Braga. Is located 5 to 10 minutes walk to the University of Minho campus in Braga at the base of Bom Jesus hill and near the jogging trails and open soccer and sports fields,

Aerial view of Braga (UM and Hotel Melia Braga area) and conference rooms:

 Free wireless web access is offered at Hotel Melia Braga

Manuel F. M. Costa’ 2010

Universidade do Minho

Hotel & Spa Melia Braga

Braga, Portugal

May 3 to 7, 2011

Melia Hotel

 From the center of Braga the University’ campus and Melia Hotel’ area are easily reachable by walking (~30 min) or by bus lines: 7 (S. Mamede/Celeirós), 24 (Gualtar/Sequeira) both passing through Largo Sra-a-Branca; 43 from train station to the university campus; and line 2 to Bom Jesus with stops at Av. João XI and right in from the Melia Hotel