Portugal's first Olympic medal in judo participates in a judo class with pre-school children
Portugal's first Olympic medal in judo, Nuno Delgado was the guest of honour in a judo class at the Escola Básica da Pasteleira for a very special audience: kindergarten pupils.
In-person and virtual commencement ceremonies mark FMUP’s Medical Students Graduation Day
Amid the pandemic, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) celebrates medical training and health research. The Graduation Day of the Faculty of Medicine, which took place on 5th May, is a milestone of the medical academic life, and was marked with an in-person and online tribute to circa 600 PhDs, Masters and graduates, as well as academics that are now full professors.
U.Porto biologist is awarded a National Geographic Society grant
Luís Ceríaco, biologist and curator of the National History Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP), was awarded a National Geographic Society Grant to study in the Serra da Neve in Angola, one of the most unchartered and fascinating regions in the African continent.
Students from Cerco Schools area receive 200 computers by the EDP Foundation
This morning, Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira and the General Director of the EDP Foundation, Miguel Coutinho paid a special visit to students in Cerco Schools, with a special mission: to grant 200 computers that will help them tackle constraints regarding access to remote education. Parents accompanied their children to school today, as this marks full access to remote learning for the most vulnerable students at Cerco Elementary School.
Phone call from space: Russian cosmonaut is back to the University of Porto
The online talk between the Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and Portuguese students will take place on 14th April and will be streamed via the faculty’s YouTube.
CIIMAR paid internship: applications are ongoing
CIIMAR is looking for the best Sciences and Marine and Ecosystem Biotechnology students to enter a paid internship, under the 8th edition of the Blue Young Talent (BYT) programme. Applications are open till 30th April.
Researcher from FEUP wins ICCES Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Pedro Aires Montenegro, alumnus of the University of Porto and researcher at FEUP, won the ICCES Outstanding Young Researcher Award for his research in Civil Engineering, in the framework of the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2020 (ICCES), as regards road safety and on the impact of severe weather conditions in the circulation of high-speed trains.
Building in Cedofeita is to become a student residence
The once service building in the complex of the Faculty of Pharmacy is now to be transformed into a student residence by the University of Porto. The public tender was launched on 11th March and the budget is circa 1.45 million euros.
Schools within the Porto Municipality network ensure meals and projects to suit children’s needs
There is a host service in place, in Porto, for those children with no support background in the household, as their parents are essential workers or cannot work from home. Keeping the quality of learning and teaching, even during the school remote system in place, owing to the pandemic, is a major priority of the Municipality of Porto. Currently, over 400 first graders benefit form a daily meal service; also, the educational programmes have been adjusted and adapted to the current needs.
University of Porto is among the World's Top Universities, again
The QS World University Rankings by Subject latest edition spotlights the University of Porto among the top 400 Best Universities in the world in 25 out of the 51 study areas assessed. The highlight is the enhancement of UP in the World Top 100 in Architecture, Sports, Civil Engineering, and a debut area is Management Information ranking at the 49th position. This year’s edition also marks the return of Psychology and Sociology to the elite ranking positions, according to the UP news release.