INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n
4715-330 Braga

Tel. + 351 253 140 112

About INL

The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory where the INL Summer Internship Programme will be held was established to foster interdisciplinary research in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. INL is an Intergovernmental institution (IGO) aiming to attract some of the world’s best scientists and engineers. It is the only nanotechnology research organisation worldwide with an international legal status. And offers advanced comprehensive research facilities, where biologists, physicists, materials engineers, chemists, electronic engineers, and pharmacists gather from around the world to work together on interdisciplinary projects.

INL was built in an area of land of about 47,000 m2 in Braga, close to the university campus of Gualtar, extending along one of the main city avenues up to the East River, and next to municipal sport and leisure grounds and a residential neighbourhood.

It has a built area of about 20,000 m2, comprising advanced special installations and several laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, among which is a class 100 Central Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room of circa 700 m2.

The campus comprises a main scientific building and a social support building that includes a gym, a kindergarten and a residence to accommodate visitors and temporary researchers.

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Visit Braga

Situated in northern Portugal, Braga is the country’s oldest city and a beautiful destination with rich culinary tradition and stunning architecture. This modern city is home to the iconic Bom Jesus Sanctuary, impressive churches and monuments.

Standing 400 metres above the seal level, Bom Jesus do Monte is an imposing sanctuary with a remarkable stairway decorated with statues. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most photographed churches in Portugal.

The Archbishop's Palace consists of three buildings with different styles: Gothic, Mannerist and Baroque. Rich in history, the 12th-century Cathedral of Braga is a building with a Romanesque facade and the tombs of important personalities.

Braga features a variety of interesting museums like Biscainhos Museum and Treasure Museum of the Sé de Braga. Visitors can wander around the vibrant Praça da Republica or relax in one of the traditional cafes.

Porto Airport is about 50 km away and has flights to major destinations like Madrid, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Brussels. has a great variety of hotels, pensions and hostels in the city of Braga.

Travel to Braga

by Plane

The principal airport is Sá Carneiro International Airport located 50 kilometres (31 miles) away from Braga, in Porto and about 11 km from the centre of Porto, in one of the country’s most important industrial and trading areas. 14 airlines currently operate out of this airport with flights to 64 destinations. With an annual traffic of more than 6 million passengers, Porto Airport was judged the 3rd Best European Airport in 2011 by the ACI (Airport Council International), its 7th award in 6 consecutive years.

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from the Airport to Braga:

>> Bus - you have several options on a daily basis. It’s a non-stop transport and leaves directly from the airport. Cost: €8,00 (one-way) | € 14,00 (return ticket). Duration: approx. 45-50 min.

>> Train: To catch a train to Braga you need to go to the City Centre – Estação de São Bento and Estação da Campanhã. The urban railway leaves every 40/45 min. | Cost: around €4,00(one-way). Duration: approx. 50min to 1h15min.

>> By road: A3 and A11

>> By coach: Rede Expressos

by Train

Main Railway Station | BRAGA
Braga Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Braga as comfort as possible. From Braga Main Railway Station you reach the City Center in 3 minutes.

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