The Optical Centre of the University of Beira Interior, COUBI was created in 1994 and its goals are to promote and support research and scientific and technological development (I&D) in the fields of Optics and Characterization and Analysis of Materials.
These goals are divided into two parts:
- Research and scientific and technological development in the different I&D units and departments of the University;
- The provision of services abroad, including requests from other universities, laboratories, research centres, organisations and public and private companies.
In order to attain these goals, the COUBI gathers manpower and laboratories with advanced equipment for preparation and analysis of specific samples, with a view to their physical, chemical and microstructural characterization.