The Rectory and Administration Building lies adjacent to a plaza which serves as a primary entrance to the heart of the University of Aveiro's campus. It contains various offices including the Academic and Administrative Services, Financial Services, International Office, Undergraduate Studies, and the Graduate Studies and Research Institutes.
This building is one of many on the campus that has been designed by acclaimed Portuguese architects. "Besides being a university campus, the campus of the University of Aveiro could also be called a site of Portuguese architecture. It includes over thirty buildings by twenty architects and it has created a new urban pole within the city of Aveiro, which is widely known and appreciated both at the national and international level."
Keywords: Portugal, Aveiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Edificio Central da Reitoria, institutional buildings, school, university buildings, administrative buildings. Submitted by Timothy Crowther, recipient of the 2005 Whitaker Travelling Fellowship.