University of Porto | Faculty of Engineering
It was only in 1926 that the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto – FEUP) received its name, even though the teaching of Engineering was already an important task in Portugal, assured by other education institutions. The first organized programs allowed in Portuguese Universities were determined in 1955 and included Mining, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical-Industrial Engineering, suffering several reforms throughout the years. From 1981 on, other Master’s studies were developed, as well as Doctoral Programmes and a wide offer of Continuing Education study programmes.
Since 2000, FEUP has new facilities located in the University of Porto Pole II – Asprela Campus. Ever since its creation, it has been growing with activities in the areas of education, research, and innovation at an international level. With a staff group of about 1.000 collaborators, including more than 600 teachers, FEUP offers more than 90 courses, which enrolled last academic year around 9.000 students.
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The UT Austin Portugal 2021 Annual Conference will be held in a hybrid format. The event’s venue will be the FEUP’s Main Auditorium, located in the Asprela Campus. Sessions taking place in a hybrid setting may have speakers/moderators participating either remotely or onsite and interacting with participants at the venue or connecting remotely. Being an international event, remote attendees may join from different locations in the world.
Porto, a city to discover
Located along the Douro River estuary in the North of Portugal, Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major urban areas. Meeting the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is one of the oldest European urban centres. Indeed, the entire Historic Centre of Oporto is classified as a National Monument.
Porto is a city to visit manly on foot, seizing the ancient streets and the characteristic monuments, flavoring the typical delicacies or meeting the iconic people. There are a lot of places to visit and many different activities to do, including strolls by the riverside, dives in blue flagged beaches or rides in the historical tram tours.
Stories say that this historic city had also a great influence on the name of the country. With a center river mouth location known as “Cale”, later called by the Romans “Portus Cale” derived of the port setting, the designation later resulted in “Portucale”, and finally the name “Portugal” arose.