Forum Host

Under Pressure?
Higher Education Institutions Coping With Multiple Challenges

The Forum will be hosted by University of Porto

Welcome to the University of Porto

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.

The U.Porto combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation from its 14 faculties, one business school and over 50 research centres. The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff and a growing number of international students, teachers and researchers. Its fully equipped campus embedded within the city guarantees an optimal academic, scientific, and also social and cultural experience.

Being open to the community and business is the main trademark of the U.Porto. The University is itself an important driving force for economic, social, cultural and scientific development in Northern Portugal and in the country as a whole. The U.Porto creates leaders, promotes innovators and encourages entrepreneurs. In short, it trains people who can make a difference in their communities.

This is the attitude we are projecting to the world. Currently, the U.Porto is the most international of Portugal’s universities thanks to its active cooperation with hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide. Our ambition now is to establish the U.Porto as one of the top 100 universities in the world by 2020.

The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP) is the school of the University of Porto in which teaching and research within the fields of Psychology and Education Sciences are carried out. The Faculty opened in 1980 and currently there are nearly 2000 students attending for their graduate, integrated master’s, postgraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Additionally, FPCEUP provides continuing education programs that aim to respond to the requirements of professional, civic and cultural training that emerge in today’s society.

FPCEUP is engaged in research and development activities, as well as providing services to the community through research institutes and centers. Internationalization plays an important role at FPCEUP, not only due to the increasing number of projects and partnerships with foreign institutions, but also due to the increasing number of foreign students and the exchange of lecturers and researchers through mobility programs. With more than 30 years of history, FPCEUP looks towards the future with a commitment to quality education and the promotion of an institutional culture of research and social progress.

This is the University of Porto and its doors are open to the world. Come and discover us!