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Team of the U.Porto reaches podium at the World Data League Final

A team of PhD students of FEUP and researchers of INESC TEC reached second podium position at the World Data League (WDL) Final.

Porto PianoFest sixth edition brings international artists to different venues in the city

Porto PianoFest 6th edition kicked off yesterday and will run until 8 August, with concerts in several spaces in town. A programme novelty this year is the artistic residencies for musicians. “Vem ouvir pianistas de topo”, which translates as “Come listen top-level pianists” (free translation] is the motto for this edition of Porto PianoFest, an event that gathers internationally recognised pianists in town, who will offer concerts and masterclasses.

Step into the Patio of the University of Porto and rejoice with simple pleasures

The cultural highlights of these past evenings at the U. Porto included cinema, theatre, music, toads and frogs (!) and concludes on 1 August the Teatro Universitário do Porto (TUP) takes to the stage the performance ‘Mono’, by Joana Mont Alverne: “It is a tribute to the ‘lifeless monos [word used to describe people who do not experience a true life, who do not fully enjoy and feel alive], or to the ‘mono-people’.

Mayors of Porto, Valongo and Maia argue that a heliport is urgently needed in the Hospital de S. João

The outlining goal is to shorten the response times when dealing with serious patients’ situations, namely politraumayised patients, whose handling must be as swift as possible in order to, literally, increase the chances of saving more lives. Thus, the Hospital de São João wants to have a heliport, as it once did.

“There is no place like Porto”, as the Invicta is under the Hollywood’s radar, this time starring in 'The Suicide Squad'

Porto is (again) in the international spotlight and this time it involves actress from Porto, Daniela Melchior and the Invicta as ‘characters’ in the latest “The Suicide Squad” film, by James Gunn. The film gets to movie theatres this 5 August.

Working space reservations at the Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva are open

Starting in September, the Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva will have a daily class programme for performing arts professionals. It will begin after the summer and classes run from Monday to Friday, in the morning, between 9.30 am and 11.30 am. Classes can be purchased as of July, at 3 euros per class. However, there is a class package of 10 classes at 25 euros, which can be purchased via the Online Ticket Office, at

“Hello darkness my old friend!”

The next “Noite com Morcegos”, aka “Evening with Bats” happens on 6 August, but there are other dates in the timetable that will give you this unique opportunity to enter a not-to-miss nocturnal adventure in the city’s parks and green spaces.