University of Porto in new project for the exchange of students, researchers, and teachers

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Filipa Brito

The University of Porto is one of nine European institutions to integrate the new project of the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH), which will allow the exchange of students, researchers, and professors between partners. The creation of this free circulation “supercampus” has the support of 18 million euros from the European Commission.

To Lusa, the rector of U. Porto explains that “this represents the possibility for students at these universities to do mobility programs and to be able to move freely in these Universities”.

“We also want to enhance the connection between the members of this alliance, exchanging professors, developing research projects and connecting to the University together”, says António Sousa Pereira.

Among the objectives are the creation of an “ increasingly multinational and multidisciplinary environment”, promoting diversity and inclusion at all levels (with plans to create international training and research modules in the area of “global” health), and also the creation of the 'European Student Card', a student ID card in any of the institutions and which will bring them “advantages and privileges”.

In total, more than 350 thousand students from any area of education and 50 thousand teachers, researchers and technicians will have the opportunity to join this European “supercampus”, which should start in the next academic year.

In addition to the institution from Porto, the University of Paris-Saclay (France), the LMU Munich (Germany), the University of Lund (Sweden), the University of Szeged (Hungary), the Novi Sad University (Serbia), the University of Alcala (Spain), the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Artic University in Tromso (Norway) are also part of the project.

The University of Porto is a founding member of the European University Alliance for Global Health, created in 2019.