About FEUP


The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) is a public institution of higher education with statuary, scientific and financial autonomy. Our mission is to train world-class engineers and our effort is on research and development of excellence.

Founded in 1926, FEUP is one of 14 faculties at the University of Porto. We are the largest faculty of the University of Porto, with 3 Licenciaturas, 9 Integrated Master Programmes (5 years), 7 Master Programmes (2 years) and 20 Doctoral Programmes. FEUP has more than 7,000 students and 450 professors across 9 departments.

FEUP works closely with several respected institutions such as the European Space Agency (ESA), IBM, Microsoft and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It also teams up with research universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Supported its high quality R&D, which is produced as a result of the excellence of its various research units and its strong international partnerships, FEUP is an institution that seeks to ensure that students are able to conceive, develop, implement and operate complex systems in order to generate added value in an environment of social and professional sustainability, based on ethical principles.

More information: www.fe.up.pt

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About Porto


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities. It developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.

The Port Wine is a sweet fortified wine, exclusively produced in the Douro designated region, was named after the city of Porto, where it is aged and bottled. Its unmistakable bouquet, body and flavor are due to the high quality of the grapes, as well as to the region's soil and climatic conditions. Vinho do Porto is basically a geographic name of origin. There are, in fact, several types of Port Wine - some are aged in wooden casks and others in bottles.

Porto is exceptional. In more ways than one. Elected Best European Destination 2014 by the European citizens, Porto, the "Cidade Invicta" (unvanquished city) is history, is architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries.

Porto has all the charm of towns which happily cohabit with their river. You can stroll along the River Douro (river of gold) in the Ribeira, fly over it by helicopter or discover Porto ‘s architecture, its amazing landscapes and magnificent bridges by taking a cruise on this majestic river. Porto is also a sea city and in the briefest of time a tram will bring you to Foz do Douro’s gentle beaches face to face with the Atlantic.

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Traveling to Porto

By Plane: Sá Carneiro Airport, (IATA: OPO), Pedras Rubras, Maia (+351) 229 432 400. Also known as Aeroporto do Porto or Aeroporto de Pedras Rubras. This is the second busiest airport (after Lisbon) in the country and is located at approximately just 15 km from the city centre, making it one of the easier airports to fly in and out of. It is rated as Europe’s 3rd best airport under ACI-Airports Council International 2015 ranking, which is the ninth award in the past ten years. Porto airport was in the top three between 2006 and 2011 and was voted by passengers as the best European Airport in 2007. After an intermission of one year, it was again awarded 3rd place in the ranking in 2013 and 2014. The airport presents a large number of nonstop destinations over Europe, US and Brazil and some of the main airlines that travel to Porto include Iberia, Lufthansa, Luxair and Ryanair. It also serves the Galiza region.

Just outside of the airport there is a bus stop for the AeroBus which takes you to Praça da Liberdade (city center) or will drop you off at the Pousada da Juventude (youth hotel, but with no age limit). A similar taxi trip will cost 25 Euro. The Metro line (E-Violet: Aeroporto – Estádio do Dragão) connects the Airport to the city centre, offering a fast ride into the heart of the city.  This line operates daily from 06:00 - 01:00 and takes about 30 minutes to get to the city centre (either Trindade or Bolhão station). The Andante ticket needed for this journey can be purchased at any of the automatic ticket machines in the Metro station – occasional ticket (Z4). It costs 2.45€, is valid for 1 hour and 15 minutes and is also rechargeable.

Public Transportation

By metro

Metro do Porto has 6 lines that run across the center of Porto and to some suburban areas. It is quick, and probably the most efficient way to get around Porto.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The ticket is printed in a card called Andante, and you can purchase as many rides (or travels) as you want for the zone you are staying in (Porto and surrounding is Z2, Matosinhos Z3 and Airport Z4). One travel will take you anywhere in your zone, and you can travel as many times as you want during one hour. If you plan on using it again, Do not throw away the card! The card can be re-charged (the card itself costs €0.50).

For more information please check http://en.metrodoporto.pt/

By bus

STCP has many lines and buses, which are modern and comfortable. If you do not have the Andante (see Metro above) you can purchase tickets once you board a bus.

For more information please check: http://www.stcp.pt/.

By taxi

Porto’s taxi services provide a good alternative to get rapidly to/from the city. There are taxis waiting in the stands outside the airport and in different spots all around the city (train stations, some metro stations, etc). The taxis are all equipped with a meter and the number of passengers will not affect the travel cost, though taxi fares also include surcharges depending on circumstances such as time of the day, moment of the week, public holidays and extra luggage. The cars can have two different colors: most of them will be light beige, but some blacks with a green rooftop can still be found.

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Recommend hotels are listed below. Prices start at 50 Euros per night.


Rua Dr. Placido Costa, Bonfim
4200 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 225 513 100

Rua Maria Feliciana, 100
São Mamede de Infesta
4465-283 Matosinhos, Porto
Phone: +351 229 052 000

Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, 212
4200-537 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 707 500 224
Email: reservas@eurostarsoporto.com

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