→ 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 Organisation (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.
INL 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 on 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 neighborhood. 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 Fitness centre, a Kindergarten and Guest House.
Know more about INL on our website: http://inl.int/
INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n
Tel. + 351 253 140 112
→ 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.
Travel to Braga
→ by Plane
The closest airport is Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO), located in Porto, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) away from Braga, and about 11 km from the centre of Porto, in one of the country’s most important industrial and trading areas.
The airport is currently the second-busiest in the country, based on aircraft operations and the second-busiest in passengers, based on Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics, after Lisbon Airport and before Faro Airport.
Visit the website.
→ from the Airport to Braga:
→ By shuttle (Get Bus): a private shuttle company named Get Bus which offers you several options on a daily basis. It’s a non-stop transport and leaves directly from the airport and stops at Braga’s Central Bus Station. Tickets can be bought on line or from the bus driver.
Cost: €8,00 (one-way) |€ 14,00 (return ticket) |Duration: approx. 45-50 minutes.
For schedules and more information please visit the Get Bus website.
→ By train: to catch a train to Braga you need to go to the City Centre of Porto – Estação de São Bento and Estação da Campanhã. In order to reach the city centre you can go by taxi to one of the stations above or take the Metro – Line E (Purple) to Campanhã Station (Direction Estádio do Dragão). This metro journey will take about 40 minutes. The metro station is located outside the airport at about a 5 minute walk. Tickets are sold at the Airport tourist office, but if it's not open you will need some coins for the ticket machines.
After reaching one of the train stations, you can take the train to Braga Station. The urban railway leaves every 40-45 minutes. The train arrives at Braga train station in the city centre, which is a 40 minute walk away from INL or a 5-10 minute trip by taxi, or you can even catch a bus from the train station to INL.
Cost of the bus ticket: around €1.60. |Bus website: www.tub.pt | Bus n.º 43
Cost of the metro ticket: around €2.00 (Z4 single ticket) | Metro do Porto website.
→ By Bus: the national long distance bus network Rede Expressos has frequent daily service between Porto's Campo 24 de Agosto bus station (city centre of Porto) and Braga. In order to reach the city centre you can go by taxi to the bus station above or take the Metro – Line E (Purple) to 24 Agosto metro stop (Direction Estádio do Dragão). This metro journey will take about 30 minutes.
Bus tickets can be bought online up to 30 days in advance at the Rede Expressos website.
Cost of the bus ticket: €6.00 | Duration: 1 hour.
Rede Expressos website: www.rede-expressos.pt
→ By Taxi: taxis are located on the arrivals floor at the Oporto Airport.
Cost: around €60.00 (one way trip).