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Meeting of Young Researchers of the U. Porto gathers more than 850 participants

More than 865 students will participate in the 11th edition of the Meeting of Young Researchers of the U. Porto that will run from 7 to 9 February at the Centre for Medical Research of the Faculty of Medicine of Porto University. This event is sponsored by Santander Universidades, and its main goal is to bring to light new talents among science students. There will be 251 oral presentations and 163 poster presentations in the fields of health, engineering, architecture, art, culture, economy,...

Researchers from Porto are granted funds to solve unsolved rare diseases

The "Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases" project was recently funded by the European Commission, through the Horizon 2020. The amount of 250 thousand euros has already been found for the i3S Expression Regulation in Cancer research project led by Carla Oliveira.

Transforming lives with Ubuntu Bridges at Serralves Foundation on 7 January

The Serralves Foundation Auditorium hosts the Conference Ubuntu Bridges 2018, on 7 January. This event is entrance free and it is all about sharing the life stories of the participants to the 4th edition of the Ubuntu Leaders Academy. This conference takes place between 10 am and 6 pm.

Christmas came earlier for international students at Porto University

Over 250 international students at Porto University gathered Monday, 19 December at the Faculty of Law for an earlier Christmas celebration, in which the main attraction was the tasting of traditional festive cuisine from more than 25 different countries.

Evening at the pub to debate medicines, sustainable energy, and sexology

Science will be served at the table, 30 November, at Pinguim Café, a pub in Belmonte Street, no. 65, located in the historical centre of Porto, starting at 9.30 pm. The convivial atmosphere, with friends and acquaintances is the ideal setting to debate such issues as sustainable chemistry and engineering and also clinical sexology.

Sir Martin Rees talks about the use of technology in the 21st century

British Astronomer Royal, sir Martin Rees will be in Porto, this week, to talk about the opportunities and threats in the field of science in the 21st century. Regarded as one of the world's greatest scientific minds of our times, Martin Rees delivers a lecture at the Biodiversity Gallery in the University of Porto, 17 November, starting at 6 pm.

The Head of State commends the excellence of higher education in Porto at the opening of the School of Health new installations

The President of the Republic commended the way Porto region has been supporting Education and Social Cohesion by investing in the health component. The Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), also referred to as Porto Polytechnic recently opened the School of Health new premises at the university campus of Asprela and was honoured by the presence of the President of the Republic who praised the "quality and excellence of higher education" in the city.

Researcher from i3S awarded international prize in genetics

The i3S - Research Institute and Health Innovation of University of Porto (U. Porto) is on the spotlight once again for the best reason: Joana Loureiro, a PhD student has won the 2017 edition of the excellence award for genetic research assigned by the American Society of Genetics (SHG). This is the first time that a Portuguese researcher is awarded this challenging prize.

The "Festival Extremus" promotes inclusion through arts

The International Festival Extremus kicks-off 25 October in several schools and auditoriums throughout the cities of Porto and Gondomar and runs till 28 October. This event is sponsored by the Portuguese Cerebral Paralysis Association (APPC) and it is aimed at joining on stage handicapped and non-handicapped actors in order to raise awareness on the value of social inclusion.

Campus Accommodations of University of Porto undergo renewal work

The University of Porto, through its Social Action Services (SASUP), has launched a rehabilitation and reconstruction programme, the purpose being to improve the habitability conditions and streamline student accommodation in the city.