Welcome to FE!
The Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve (FEUALG) began operating in 1982 and is currently responsible for the 1st cycle/Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Management, Economics and Sociology.
FEUALG also offers ten 2nd cycle/Master’s courses (Tourism Economics and Regional Development, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management, Business Management, Marketing Management, Tourism Organisations Management, Health Units Management, Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Sociology) and four 3rd cycle / Doctorates (in Tourism, in Economic and Business Sciences, in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management, and in Sociology - this, in consortium with other universities). In an effort to become more international, some of these courses (three Master’s and three Doctorates) are entirely taught in English and a considerable number of foreign students are admitted.
Accordingly, our research activities, which have long been developed in an international context, focus on the areas of Economics, Business Sciences and other Social Sciences, specifically in the fields of Tourism, Natural Resources, Planning and Regional Development, Quantitative Methods, Innovation Economics, Financial and International Economics, Finance, Marketing, Sociology, Management and Law.
FEUALG is located on the Gambelas University Campus and in the Ria Formosa Natural Park area, about 3 km from the airport and 5 km from Faro city centre. In addition to its prime location, there is a set of modern infrastructures to support training and research. The FEUALG building has nine classrooms, five amphitheaters, a lecture hall, an auditorium and two computer labs equipped with a hundred computers. All of these spaces, which are equipped with projectors, are adequately sized for undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses. FEUALG also grants several facilities to two Research Units, rated as “Very Good” by the Science and Technology Foundation: CInTurs - Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, and CEFAGE - Centre for Advanced Studies and Training in Management and Economics.
Students have a range of services at their disposal, provided by the General and Support Secretariat for 1st Cycle Courses, the Support Secretariat for 2nd Cycle Courses, the Support Secretariat for 3rd Cycle Courses, the Pedagogical Nucleus of the Academic Association, Junior Consulting FEUAlg and the IT Centre. FEUALG also provides, in its facilities, direct access to 3 digital photocopying machines, a bar service and several food and beverage vending machines.
In order to reinforce an image of seriousness, rigor, sobriety, dynamism and leadership in innovation, the Faculty has been developing a continuous effort to reflect on the courses it offers, on the teaching/learning processes of the knowledge it teaches, on the nature and relevance of the research it practices, on the degree of involvement of other institutions in its activity, on its development prospects and on its own organisational culture.
FEUALG's accumulated knowledge of socio-economic reality, coupled with the strong links it holds with the business community and public administration, ensure that the Faculty of Economics seeks to adapt university education to the labour market, and its research to the technical-scientific needs of today's society.
The Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve is proud to be an important reference in university education, having consolidated its image nationally and internationally.
The key to this success has been the practices that the Faculty has developed, in order to meet high standards in the training of its teaching staff, and in the constant adaptation of teaching and research to the concerns of today's society and to the technical-scientific needs of the labour market.
We believe that, in one way or another, you will already be aware of the Faculty's work, either through the quality of its academic programmes, or through the various national and international conferences, seminars and workshops that we have organised.
The continued commitment to meet the needs of those who hold us to a high degree of responsibility in the region, and in the country, means we permanently review our training offer, with regard to the syllabus content of the Bachelor's (1st Cycle), Master's (2nd Cycle) and PhD (3rd Cycle) Degrees.
The logistical conditions in which we carry out our work have also been worthy of continued attention, since they provide an excellent work environment and the reinforcement of our organisational culture.
At the beginning of another school year, here I reiterate, in particular to new students, a very special welcome message and best wishes for success in your work.
The Director of the Faculty of Economics
Efigénio da Luz Rebelo