Porto City Hall grants financial support of 280 thousand euros to public schools in the city

Porto City Hall grants financial aid of 280 thousand euros to public schools in the municipality. This decision was approved unanimously during the last Executive Meeting. This amount will be used to support logistical and material costs, socio-educational support, scientific and technological literacy projects and the purchase of Individual Protection Equipment (IPE).

FEUP student creates game that helps teens control their emotions

The GamEmotion is a computer game that will make it possible to improve the emotional regulation process. It was developed by Pedro França, a finalist of the master degree in Informatics and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

Researcher of the University of Porto discovers a 300 million year fossil

The fossil of an already extinct plant was found in the coal field of the Douro, in Gondomar, by the palaeontologist and researcher Pedro Correia, of the Earth Sciences Institute (ICT), headquartered at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP).

Learn about digital recruitment rules with Career Day U.Porto

The Career Day U.Porto is scheduled to take place on 24th February. The event’s main goal is to provide interactive sessions and simulated interviews in an online format. Target audience are students and graduates, who will be able to approach the topic “Nova Era das Entrevistas Digitais”, aka “New Era of Digital Interviews”.

CIIMAR obtains international quality certification

CIMMAR, the Interdisciplinary Centre of Maritime and Environmental Investigation obtained international recognition by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO 9001 certification puts CIIMAR, the research centre of the University of Porto, among the best institution in the world as regards management and organisation.

The U.Porto is part of the RESET project that furthers gender equality in the scientific field

The University of Porto, alongside other seven European universities, is part of the RESET – project (aka Redesigning Equality and Scientific Excellence Together). The purpose of such endeavour is to boost gender equality and diversity within the scientific area of study and research.

American film festival acknowledges work by 8-10 year old students from Porto

The Belmont World Film (BWF), a nonprofit corporation that aims to create cross-cultural understanding through the screening of top international films, acknowledged short animated films created and narrated by 8-10 year old students from Porto. The 2020 edition was pushed forward, to 2021 and it took the online format, between 15th and 24th January, due to the pandemic.

Schools are closed but family support is ensured

Porto City Hall reactivated the programme to support vulnerable families amid the hardening of the pandemic crisis; as such, meal service is available in designated schools for the children that need it, as well as for children whose parents and tutors have to work as essential workers and do not have a household background to support them.

Students of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto battle misinformation on Covid-19

Get your information right with the support of the students of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), under the “Ciência em 3 minutos” [“three minutes of Science”, free translation] project. The purpose is to counter the level of misinformation battling for people’s attention on social media.

Award for Excellence by the University of Porto open applications

The University of Porto awards in-house researchers. The application period concludes on 31st January. The winners of the scientific research award will be announced in March 2021 and, pandemic constraints permitting, the awardees will be presented with an in-person prize ceremony.