About Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)

History
: The Faculty of Engineering dates back to 1762, when the Nautical School was created.
In 1915, it became a Technical Faculty and later gained the status of Faculty of Engineering in 1926. Nowadays, it is one of the largest Faculties of the University of Porto, with about 5.150 students and more than 400 members of academic staff.

Research
: The Faculty of Engineering develops research activities and provides services through research centres and interface institutes. The research centres also provide assistance to the investigation performed by the Master and Doctoral students.

Services
: The Faculty of Engineering has several services, including a modern Library with 500 seats, a Computer Centre which provides network connections and manages more than 20 computer rooms, an Auditorium with 500 seats, a Multimedia Centre, three bars and several areas for work and leisure. The Faculty also provides a Student Support Office, External Relations and Continuous Training services.
 

How to get there

: The easiest way to get to FEUP is by using the subway system - METRO.

: Before using the system, the passenger needs to acquire a travel ticket (called Andante). Automatic selling machines with English menus are available in all stations. Normally, there are at least two of these machines - one of them accepts only coins while the other accepts both coins and bills. Some ATM cards can also be used on these machines.

: Before buying your travel ticket, you must first consult the map representing the zones covered by the subway system. These maps are normally positioned next to ticket selling machines. The departing zone as well as the destination zone must be considered while selecting your travel ticket.

: The picture above represents three situations. Each block represents a zone. The white zone represents the departing zone. If the passenger wishes to travel inside the white zone or to one of its neighbouring zones, a Z2 ticket is enough for the journey. From that point on, everytime an extra zone is crossed by the passenger a higher valued ticket must be acquired - Z3, Z4, Z5, etc... In other words, a Z2 ticket allows the passenger to travel inside the white and yellow zones in the left picture, a Z3 ticket allows the passenger to travel on the white, yellow and orange zones in the middle picture, and a Z4 ticket allows the passenger to travel on the white, yellow, orange and red zones in the right picture, and so on. The further the distance, the higher value ticket should be acquired.

: The passenger only needs to buy the ticket card ONCE. After that, journeys can be added to the same card indefinitely. The zone can also be changed but only when the card has 0 journeys in it; for example, if a Z4 ticket was bought with one journey, after the journey is carried out, the card can be converted into a Z2 ticket or any other zone ticket.

: Very important, is that after buying or recharging the ticket card, or when arriving at a station with an already charged ticket card, the journey must be validated before boarding on the subway carriage. This is done in one of these machines. It is this act that will validate the journey and one journey is discounted from the ticket card. Once this is done, there is a period of time during which the passenger can travel freely and as many times as wanted inside the chosen zones - for example, for a Z2 ticket this period of time equals one hour and the passenger can travel as many times as wanted through the departing and its neighbouring zones during that one hour period.

: Here is a map with all existing zones (pdf format). White circles represent stations where a cross-over of two lines occurs and passengers can shift carriages and follow towards a different destination.

: On each station, there are two boarding docks, each signaled by the final station of the lines that station serves. For example, the path towards the dock of Salgueiros Station (Line D) headed North (towards Hospital S. João) is indicated by this roof-hanged signal. Once on the boarding dock, an electronic board informs the passengers of the current time, the final station on the line passing by that dock and the estimated time for arrival of next carriage.

: The METRO station serving FEUP is IPO, in the north side of the Yellow Line (or Line D). All conference attendees should travel along the Yellow Line, also known as Line D, and exit on this station. For journeys from the hotels announced on the Accommodation tab, a Z2 ticket is required. This satellite image shows how to get to FEUP from IPO station. It is a straight path along Street Doutor Plácido da Costa.

: For more informations on the subway system and other destinations, please visit the subway system METRO official webpage.