About FEUP

FEUP: A school of international reference

With its roots in the Polytechnic Academy, which was founded in 1837, the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), is a leading institution of international reputation whose achievements in research and teaching have positioned itself in the forefront of the schools of engineering.

FEUP is the largest faculty of University of Porto, with more than 8,000 students and 530 professors across 9 departments. It is located in the Asprela Campus, the main university campus in the city of Porto, where the University of Porto Science and Technology Park (UPTEC) is also to be found. UPTEC is a space which brings together more than a hundred businesses in incubation.
Besides other faculties of U.Porto, other universities and polytechnics, the Asprela Campus also hosts a central teaching hospital and a cancer institute, as well as recognized Portuguese and foreign research institutes. It is an eminently technological campus, in which the presence of engineering technologies, health sciences and entrepreneurship are seen to be high propitious to the process of innovation.

FEUP's claim to be an international school of engineering does not come down just to its ever-greater number of foreign students and researchers who make the atmosphere of the campus multicultural. The principal force of internationalization in FEUP resides in the cooperative relations that it maintains with businesses and prestigious higher-education institutions in Europe and the rest of the world, with special emphasis on the USA and Brazil. This collaboration covers aspects as diverse as research applied to industry, professional training and mobility programmes for students and staff, and the establishment of joint degrees.

FEUP has come to enlarge its basis of cooperation, also participating in the main international networks and in prestigious engineering associations. Its vast network of contacts has stimulated the organization of numerous international conferences on its campus, giving the whole community the opportunity of seeing topics of general interest debated by the world’s top specialists.

Recognition of the quality of FEUP is also visible in the high place it occupies in the most respected international rankings of engineering.

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