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Filipe Madeira, one of the Faces of the Year, in Portugal!

“Working at the University of Lleida in Spain I enjoy all basic and supplementary benefits regardless of nationality. Living and working in the EU, I benefit from important rights such as free movement across EU countries, which simplify my life. Through the Universitat de Lleida, I've also been to Germany, Italy and France. Also for basic things like opening a bank account, getting an accommodation contract, driving a car, among other things, we need only the foreigner identification number.” - Filipe Madeira, Agricultural Engineer



Filipe Madeira was born in Seia, Portugal, on September 16, 1981. He studied Engineering of Agricultural Sciences in the School of Agriculture at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco.

From 2008-2009 he was a fellow in the Laboratory of Entomology at the University of Lleida. In the same year, Filipe undertook a Masters and from 2009 to now he has been undertaking a PhD in Applied Entomology in a laboratory at the University of Lleida.

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