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Time to forge a new plan for the arts for higher education institutions across the EU with the UP

The University of Porto and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU organise the summit themed “Fostering the Union through Culture and the Arts”. The two day online event will be held on 29th March and on 30th March, at 9 am (GMT time). Follow this link or view it on YouTube. No registration is required.

The Gardens of Campo Alegre were brought to life with a new collection of plants and trees

The new Parque Botânico of Campo Alegre encompasses an area of circa 13 hectares, as it currently incorporates the gardens of the faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and the garden of the Primo Madeira house and the Jardim Botânico of the University of Porto, as well. This new project was coordinated by FCUP, under the scientific guidance of Paulo Farinha Marques, director of the Jardim Botânico do Porto and professor at FCUP.

Researcher from FEUP wins ICCES Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Pedro Aires Montenegro, alumnus of the University of Porto and researcher at FEUP, won the ICCES Outstanding Young Researcher Award for his research in Civil Engineering, in the framework of the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2020 (ICCES), as regards road safety and on the impact of severe weather conditions in the circulation of high-speed trains.

Building in Cedofeita is to become a student residence

The once service building in the complex of the Faculty of Pharmacy is now to be transformed into a student residence by the University of Porto. The public tender was launched on 11th March and the budget is circa 1.45 million euros.

Let’s get physical, with UPFit Challenge

The University of Porto launches the UPFit Challenge, starting on 15th March, with the goal of promoting physical exercise. This is “a unique challenge”, as stated by the organisation. Participants also get the opportunity to win awards. Apply today. Let’s move!

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.

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).