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.

i3S is among the team which won a European Health Care Prize

The Research Institute for Healthcare Research and Investigation (i3S) has announced today that a European project, in which i3S is part and that helps identify signs of genetic problems, namely cancers and hereditary neurodegenerative conditions, has won the Health European Award.

Yoga and children is the topic for next get-together at "Serão da Bonjóia"

The "Benefits of Yoga in early childhood" is the topic of conversation for 21 September, at Quinta da Bonjóia, in Campanhã. This informal gathering starts at 9.15 pm under the Cycle of Health and Well-Being municipal programme Serões da Bonjóia - Get-together Porto Style. Entrance is free.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Ada Yonath was invited to Porto by medical students

Over 500 students from 25 countries take part in the 12th Edition of the YES Meeting, promoted by students from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP). The main goal of this event is to promote networking between medical students and qualified scientists.

The most sought out University in the country welcomes new students tomorrow

Among all Portugal's Universities, the University of Porto is the University with the highest demand rate. This Thursday, the incoming students will be greeted at the Welcoming Session to New Students.

University of Porto is Portugal's Best Higher Education Institution

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Porto (UP) stands out as the best at national level in the QS World University Ranking 2018, one of the most reputable rankings for Higher Education.

Europe Direct Information Centre in Porto marks Europe Day

In Porto, a number of initiatives and activities is being undertaken to celebrate the day French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman delivered the declaration appealing for the construction of Europe, on May 9, 1950.


Twin pregnancy is the theme of the 4th YES Talk initiative, in the context of the YES (Young European Scientist) Meeting. The talk takes place on April 26 at the António de Almeida Foundation, in Porto, under the telling title "And then ... there were two".