Founded in 1911, the University of Porto is a leading teaching and scientific research institution in Portugal, currently ranked among the top 150 European universities in some of the most important international rankings of Higher Education.
Combining quality teaching, focused on individual vocations and market needs, with the status of Portugal’s largest scientific “cradle”, the University of Porto is an institution committed to translating the talent and innovation that populate its 14 faculties, a business school, and over 50 research centers into added value for society. Here, the richest academic community in Portugal moves, the result of the meeting of the best students in the country with a highly qualified teaching and scientific staff and a growing number of international students, teachers, and researchers. All this is in a set of university centers strongly integrated in the city and equipped with infrastructures that ensure the best academic, scientific, social, and cultural experience.
Our Partner institutes
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) was created in 1976/77 at the University of Porto and is the school where teaching and research in the fields of Psychology & Education Sciences is carried out. Nowadays nearly 1500 students attend FPCE’s courses (undergraduate, master & doctoral) and over 1200 participants per year come to FPCEUP for their highly reputed continuous education and professional training opportunities. FPCEUP has a significant involvement in education and training in areas such as education, justice, health, central and local public administration, socio-cultural work, corporations, among others. FPCEUP is also very actively engaged in R&D activities mainly through research centres funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology that have been very positively evaluated by international committees. Internationalization plays also an important goal in FPCEUP, not only by the increasing number of projects and protocols established with national and international entities but also by an increasing exchange flow of students, professors, and researchers. For example, the doctoral program of education is an international program in cooperation with the State University of Rio de Janeiro. With almost 30 years of activity, FPCEUP is committed to high level quality education and research and the promotion of an institutional culture that is concerned with well-being and social justice.
Competences Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing
The Competences Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing of U.Porto (Porto4Ageing) holds the mission of promoting, transversally to U.Porto, the quality and multidisciplinary of training, research, development and innovation activities carried out in the field of active and healthy aging. Moreover, Porto4Ageing is a consortium that brings together over 100 organizations, representing different stakeholders – regional governments, health and care providers, academia and research, industry and civil society – and building upon the quadruple helix approach. The Porto4Ageing alliance is committed to promoting local convergence and improving the health innovation ecosystem while reducing and overcoming existing bottlenecks.
It is doing so by promoting joint work for high impact, thus bridging the gap between public and private actions and instruments and, ultimately, facilitating knowledge exchanges and scaling up of results. Porto4Ageing is enrolled in several national and European projects in the field of healthy aging and management of chronic diseases, including SKILLS4ADHERENCE, FAIR4HEALTH, and SHAPES, between others.