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Erasmus Mundus & Mobile+ Lunch

  October 14th 2016

  Events

The International Office of U.PORTO offered on October 13th a get together lunch for the new Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility - MOBILE+ students.

This lunch, attended by over 150 students from 50 countries outside Europe, was preceded and succeeded by an Orientation Session, where the students were given important information on academic, financial and administrative aspects.

The event also aimed to bring together the two generations of mobility programmes of the European Commission with countries outside Europe: the “Erasmus Mundus” programme, which has its official end in July 2018, and the new program “Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility”, which replaces it.

Some of the countries represented at the lunch were Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Myanmar, Armenia, Ukraine, India, Brazil, Albania or Nigeria.

To see some of the moments captured during the lunch visit the album on Facebook.

Intensive PhD courses at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

  October 14th 2016

  Courses

1-2 weeks intensive courses on the following fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Informatics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Musical Semiotics

More information online at http://ktu.edu/phd and via e-mail phd@ktu.lt.

Annexes: Musical_Semiotics_Nov2016.pdf; Technological_Sciences_2016_2017.pdf

Meeting | GT_CIM | 13-oct-2016

  October 13th 2016

  GT_CIM

Today the GT_CIM gather for another meeting to, besides the preparation of the new academic year, present the final (and positive) results of the Erasmus Report + 2014-2016. Also, the satisfaction surveys of international students were discussed and, again, the University of Porto exceeded the expectations.

This meeting also count with the special participation of the Faculty of Medicine that presented a study on the evolution of mobility programmes in the FMUP in the past 10 years.

All the faculties were represented in the meeting.

European universities gather in Oporto to discuss funding of these institutions

  October 7th 2016

  News

EUA Funding Forum

  October 7th 2016

  Events

Between 6 and 7 October, the city of Oporto hosted the Funding Forum of the European University Association (EUA), an  representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries.

In the third edition of this meeting, under the theme "Efficient universities: Value for society", the results of the study of the EUA Public Funding Observatory, which analyses the evolution of the systems adopted in 28 countries and demonstrates the tendency of European governments to reduce the funding for universities, were introduced.

     

Watch the video here.

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Delegation of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, EUA

  October 6th 2016

  Visits

The University of Porto welcomed, between October 3rd and 6th, an institutional visit of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA, in order to deepen and expand the existing collaboration since 1999.

The delegation, composed by Prof. Antonio Moreira, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Prof. Lee Blaney, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Prof. Marc Zupan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Global Engineering, International Mobility Exchanges, and Dr. Brian Soulders, International Education Services, Administration and Logistics of International Mobility exchanges, was received, on the first day, in the Rectorate, by the Rector, Prof. Dr. Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, and the Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Culture, Prof. Dr. Fátima Marinho.

The programme also included visits to FEUP and to the Centre for Competences in Cyber Security and Privacy (C3P).

Results: Competition "Wear the U.Porto t-shirt"

  October 4th 2016

  Awards

The jury of the photo contest "Wear the U.Porto t-shirt", promoted by the International Relations Office, within which a total of 110 photographs of U.Porto students, 49 incoming and outgoing students,  were submitted by filling out the online form available on this platform, gathered today.

After a selection of the best photos, the highest score was for the original photo of Chiara Rotter, from the University of Primorska, Slovenia:

The jury also deliberated to commend the photos of Alla Tirsina, from the National Center of Public Health, Moldova, and João Carlos Araujo, from FEP/U.PORTO.

         

Thank you all for your valuable participation!

We wish you many successes in your future experiences!

I INTER Congress, Bahia, Brazil

  October 3rd 2016

  IRO

The University of Porto was present at the I INTER Congress about Internationalization of knowledge from the perspective of higher education institutions of Northeastern Brazil, organized by the State University of Bahia (UNEB). The congress, held from September 25 to 28, in Salvador, Brazil, was attended by participants from 5 countries. It held several initiatives in parallel addressed to the academic and scientific community and also the 20th Meeting of FAUBAI Regional Nordeste.

The U.Porto, represented by the International Relations Office, led a course on project management, with a focus on management and fundraising and on modernisation and innovation processes through Information and Communication Technologies.

Agreements signed in September 2016

  September 30th 2016

  Agreements
Country
InstitutionSignatureType of agreementFieldsValidity
BrazilUniversidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú29-09-2016BilateralGeneral29-09-2021
BrazilUniversidade do Estado do Pará22-09-2016BilateralGeneral22-09-2021
KazakhstanS.Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University20-09-2016BilateralGeneral20-09-2021
MacedoniaUniversity of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the  Apostle" Ohrid19-09-2016BilateralGeneral19-09-2021
RussiaLobachevsky University14-09-2016BilateralGeneral14-09-2021
CanadaUniversité d'Ottawa08-09-2016BilateralGeneral08-09-2021
SerbiaUniverzitet u Novom Sadu06-09-2016BilateralGeneral06-09-2020
BrazilPontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais05-09-2016BilateralGeneral05-09-2021

Welcome Session for International Students

  September 23rd 2016

  Events

On September 22, the University of Porto welcomed more than 1,300 international students from 84 countries who arrived this semester to study in one of the 14 faculties of the University, under international mobility programmes such as Erasmus+, Science Without Borders (Brazil), or Ibero-American Santander Scholarships, among others.

The welcoming session took place in the building of the Rectorate, followed by a performance of the Academic Group of the Faculty of Law.


Video produced by TVU

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