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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.

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.

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”.

Non-digital ideas on social interaction? Meet “The Power of Design” challenge by the UP

The University of Porto opened an international competition to find a design solution that solves the pandemic conviviality crisis and provides fresh interpretations of social interactions. Applications are open until 15th March. First prize is three thousand euros.

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.

Professor of the UP and researcher at INESC-TEC was named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow

João Gama, a full professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and researcher at INESC TEC, was recently named fellow of IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering, with its corporate office in New York City. João Gama was named for “his contributions regarding knowledge extraction techniques from continuous data flows”.

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.