Porto University

Time to experience safe outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic

The U.Porto (CDUP-UP) launches the initiative “Experiências Outdoor" this December, with sports activities such as Skate, Golf and Tennis. All sessions are held outdoors, in compliance with ongoing safety measures. Applications are open.

See the Sea Monsters running loose at the Rectory of the University of Porto

The Rectory building of the University of Porto hosts an incredible exhibition made of waste collected in the beaches of the Invicta. Sea Monsters ("Monstros Marinhos”) is the theme of the exhibit jointly organized by the Interdisciplinary Center of Maritime and Environmental Investigation (CIIMAR) and the campaign Ocean Action Hub.

Alumnus of the Faculty of Architecture of the UP is the Emergent Architect of the Year 2020, by dezeen

The studio SUMMARY, led by architect Samuel Gonçalves, alumnus of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), won the prestigious dezeen Awards 2020 in the category “Emerging Architect of the Year”.

U. Porto cooperates with the new Chamber of Commerce Portugal-China SME

The U.Porto and the recently created Chamber of Commerce Portugal-China SME (CCPC-PME) signed a cooperation agreement on 19th November, with the purpose of implementing joint programmes and initiatives in the scientific, cultural areas and recruitment of foreign students.

Tomorrow Summit goes online for valuable networking on the challenges of the next decade

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Smart Cities and sustainability are some of the topics under approach in this year’s Tomorrow Summit. Owing to the pandemic, the summit, exclusively organised by the Federação Académica do Porto - FAP, takes to a virtual platform. The event is free and it is held on 25th, 26th and 27th November.

The U.Porto provides talent to the Ariel Space mission

The University of Porto (UP) is part of the European Space Agency mission Ariel, the first devoted to studying nature, the development and evolution of exoplanets, whose launch is Schedule to happen in 2029.

The University of Porto dressed up to welcome the new students

The building of the Rectory of the University of Porto dressed up to welcome the new students for the academic year 2020/2021. As tradition, newcomers are gifted a welcoming Kit, which takes place in an especially arranged space, following all the health measures, from 12 to 23 October. The kit includes a t-shirt, a tote bag, a cape and a bracelet that ensures privileged access to museums and venues in the city of Porto, and also a week free of the UPFit programme.

The University of Porto makes headway as the leading University in Portugal

The highest scores were registered at the University of Porto, regarding the National Competition for Access to Higher Education 2020/2021. Three out of the five courses with the highest score are from the UP. The number of students to apply to a faculty of the UP as a 1st choice represents almost the double of the available vacancies. A total of 4715 students were admitted to degrees at the UP, which means that 100, 5% of the study programmes of the faculties of the UP were chosen by...

The University of Porto promotes digital inclusion in older adults

The UP- Centro de Competências em Envelhecimento Ativo e Saudável, aka Porto4Ageing, jointly with the Santa Misericórdia do Porto, promotes digital inclusion in older adults through face-to-face training in the framework of the European project ICTskills4All. The goals are as simple: learning basic digital skills for basic tasks, such as sending an email or navigating the internet.

CIBIO-InBIO team of the University of Porto discovers new bat species in Portugal

A new bat species, officially named (Myotis alcathoe) (aka morcego-de-bigodes de Alcathoe), has been discovered in Portugal, by CIBIO-InBIO team of the University of Porto, in the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Researchers believe this species can be found in the entre northern region.