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Dissemination session on mobility opportunities for staff

  October 17th 2016


In order to promote the mobility opportunities among the U.Porto academic and administrative staff, the International Relations Office organized, on October 14, a session addressed to U.Porto teachers and staff interested in undertaking a period of mobility under the Erasmus+ Programme during this academic year 2016/2017.

Erasmus Mundus & Mobile+ Lunch

  October 14th 2016


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.

EUA Funding Forum

  October 7th 2016


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.


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Welcome Session for International Students

  September 23rd 2016


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.

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Welcoming Days EBW+

  September 2nd 2016


For the second consecutive year, the University of Porto has organised a welcoming event for all scholarship holders selected within the scope of the EBW+ Project. More than 30 students, researchers and staff members who were selected in the second call for applications of this Erasmus Mundus – Action 2 project with Brazil did a stopover in Oporto for three days before reaching their final destinations in Europe.

Some of the scholarship holders will do their mobility periods in Portugal (University of Porto and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro), but most of them will be hosted by other partner universities of this consortium: Technical University of Valencia (Spain), University of Lille and University of Rouen (France), Technical University Dresden (Germany), University of Rome – Sapienza (Italy), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Malta (Malta).

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This stay in Oporto offered them a three full-day programme at the E-Learning Café in Campo Alegre, which included several sessions related to the project and their academic and future professional activities, as for example:

  • Useful tools for the academic path: the LaTex tool and study support techniques
  • Knowing to live with multiculturalism
  • How to efficiently manage the monthly allowance
  • How to use the insurance
  • Competences and skills valued by employers
  • Stress management

Apart from the team of the International Office responsible for the management and implementation of this project, the Welcoming Days 2016 also counted with the contribution of other members of U.Porto for the sessions: Professors Cristina Queirós and Ariana Cosme (FPCEUP), the Erasmus Student Network, and several national and international U.Porto students. Representatives from the insurance broker Atlas Seguros and from the online recruitment platform Jobmatching were also invited to collaborate in this event.

In the last day of their stay in Oporto, scholarship holders had the opportunity to get to know Porto through a walking city tour offered by the City Hall.