Supporting mental health in schools in Porto

“Quanto mais cedo melhor” [“The sooner the Better”, free translation] and “Levar a saúde mental onde ela não chega” [“Take mental health to where it has no reach”, free translation] are two programmes to promote children’s mental health. The goal is to establish early intervention mechanisms in the school context.

Municipality of Porto ensures more than 150 meals a day to students during school break

Summer vacations and the respective school break can bring some constraints for those who do not have the much needed family background or that are in need of keeping meal services even during the academic pause for vacations. Thus, students can still have access to meals – lunches and snacks – under the initiative “Escola Solidária” (Solidarity School”, free translation], by the Municipality of Porto, which ensures in-person or take-away services.

Digital Days: the gateway to the digital talent made in U. Porto

The University of Porto continues to take its place at the top of the technological supply and the Digital Days initiative, by the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and the Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) of the University of Porto shows exactly that. The virtual fair happens from15 to 16 July with the goal of bringing together people and Portuguese and international companies on digital Talent.

U.Porto offers a new graduate course in the area of Computer Engineering and Computing

The U. Porto will offer a new graduate course in the academic year 2021/22 in the area of Computer Engineering and Computing. This new graduate course is jointly organised by the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and by the Faculty of sciences (FCUP), and the course will be delivered at FEUP. The number of vacancies is 260 in 2021/22.

Arco Maior is a “second chance school” for children and young people

Arco Maior is an institution that promotes the professional training of young people signalled by the CPCJ (Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People), so that they conclude their 6th, 9th and 12th school levels.

One in every four Portuguese scientific papers is made in U.Porto

Between 2015 and 2019, the University of Porto was in charge or participated in 23. 8% of all scientific papers of Portuguese scientific institutions. This conclusion is based on the results provided by the Web of Science – WoS (SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI e A&HCI), a database that is at the heart of the Web of Science platform and provides access to thousands of bibliographic references on high level of editorial rigor journals, in several areas.

Casa de São Roque hosts artwork by primary-school students of Porto

“Art is beautiful and sometimes hard to understand”. This and other thoughts are shared by some of the over 500 students of the Agrupamento de Escolas do Cerco that participated in the initiative themed “Descobrir com a arte e natureza. Labirinto de ideias” [“Discovering with art and nature. Maze of ideas”, free translation]. Artwork made by 1st to 4th graders of that school were on display at the Casa de São Roque, in the space Cubo Branco.

FEUP starts the ICT Academy by Huawei and boosts talent

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) officialised a partnership with Huawei Portugal to implement the ICT Academy, the knowledge and innovation programme by the multinational company Huawei, with the main objective of both enhancing the Faculty’s educational contents in the Information and communication technologies (ICT) area and strengthen Huawei’s rapport with the university milieu in the country.

Doctoral Congress in Engineering boosts research made in FEUP

Two years after the last event, the Doctoral Congress is back from 28 to 29 June, in a virtual format. The event is organised by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

Round table on the new degree on AI and Data Science organised by the FCUP and the FEUP

The FCUP and the FEUP will debate the state of play regarding the new degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. The Round Table gathers on 21 June and joins several experts, from companies and from the academia, to answer questions such as “what are the needs of companies operating in these domains?”, “who are the experts that work in the field of AI and Data Science?”. The Round Table starts at 4.30 pm, at the FCUP’s Library and will be streamlined live via the FCUP YouTube channel.