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Happy Women’s Day! In and out lockdowns, this day is still celebrated!

The University of Porto celebrates World Women’s Day with free online workouts. Zoom in and feel the good vibes.

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.

The Embassy of Ireland Lecture delivers “World into Word: the farm vision of Seamus Heaney”

This year’s edition of the Embassy of Ireland Lecture is themed “World into Word: the farm vision of Seamus Heaney”, and it will be held online owing to the ongoing pandemic. The lecture is scheduled for 11th March, at 6 pm, with invited lecturer Nicholas Grene, Professor Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin.

FEP and PBS earn international accreditation seal by Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Faculty of Economy of the University of Porto (FEP) and Porto Business School (PBS) earned the highest standards of excellence by the Association for Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB, a global non-profit association that brings together educators, students, and business to jointly train the next generation of great leaders.

747 applications received under the Porto Solidário support programme to target housing problems

Porto Solidário municipal programme received 747 applications between 19th January and 15th February. Thus far, 319 applications have been approved, of which 289 have already been granted support for a period of 24 months, worth 198.70 euros per application, on average. The analysis process is ongoing.

University of Porto launches Creativity Talks series

The Creative Talks series kicked off yesterday, on 25th February and will extend for the coming months. The Talks are organised by FEUP, in partnership with FBAUP, FPCEUP, FLUP, UPTEC, and Casa Comum/Reitoria. The goal is to debate the multidisciplinary creative process.

Historic locomotives will be “back on track” and then displayed to the community

Steam trains that were stored in the Port of Leixões will undergo restoration mends in the train maintenance facility of Comboios de Portugal (CP), located in the train station of Contumil, in Porto. This fascinating railroad heritage will be displayed to the community.

EUGLOH – Research and Innovation Action to fight pandemics in the UP

The University of Porto and the remaining partner universities at the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH) have started, last January, the EUGLOHRIA project, which has been financed with 2 million euros in the framework of the SwafS – Science with and for Society, under the H2020 programme.

Porto City Hall is to enter a cooperation agreement with taxis to transport the elderly to vaccination sites

Porto City Hall is preparing a cooperation agreement with both taxi shuttles in town to transport the elderly to the vaccination centres, namely the Health Centres in the Western and Eastern part of the city. Rui Moreira announced the news on 22nd February, during the Municipal Executive meeting.

Students' Ribbon Burning Week is cancelled again due to coronavirus concerns

The "Queima das Fitas", an event that marks the end of an academic year, was cancelled by the Academic Federation of Porto – FAP, just like last year. FAP’s President, Ana Gabriela Cabilhas stated that “respecting the legacy of the Queima das Fitas do Porto is to identify priorities in an unprecedented context, to protect students and their families”. These preventive measures are taken for the greater good of public health and to fight the new coronavirus. The Queima das Fitas is back in 2022.