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.