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Venue


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The visum summer school will take place in INESC TEC, Campus da FEUP, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Porto, Portugal.

In order to access to INESC TEC from city centre, the easiest way is by metro (tram-underground).

About U.P. - Universidade do Porto

With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal.
Close to 31,000 students, 2,300 teachers and researchers along with 1,700 administrative staff attend its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto. With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. In fact, offering over 700 training programmes per year (from degrees to continuous professional training), the University of Porto has teaching solutions for everyone.

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Teaching staff comprising 1,860 full-time equivalent teachers (71% of which PhDs) ensures a high quality of training that makes the University of Porto the most sought-after University in Portugal and the chosen university for candidates with highest grades. Currently, nearly 31,000 students (6,500 postgraduates) attend the 273 degrees, masters and doctoral courses of the University of Porto. Every year, around 2,000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education. With 69 research units, the University is responsible for over 20% of the Portuguese articles indexed each year in the ISI Web of Science. Over half of its research units were classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the latest international evaluations. In fact, the University of Porto has some of the most productive and internationally renowned Portuguese R&D centres.

In the last years, the University has been focusing in providing greater economic value to its scientific production and recent partnerships with the Portuguese industry leaders have already resulted in several innovations with proven success in the national and international markets.

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About Porto

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

Porto has beautiful and attractive places to see. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Church of Saint Francis, the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses. The baroque style is well represented in the city with some monuments such as the churches of Mercy and of the Clerics, the Episcopal Palace of Porto, and others. The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries are also expressed for instance in the Stock Exchange Palace, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace.

Porto is also known for its fantastic port wine that is produced in the Douro valley and transported to Porto in barcos rabelos (flat sailing vessels). Port wine cellars are located in Vila Nova de Gaia and everyone can visit.

Porto features the Mediterranean climate, so the weather usually is warm with dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Mean annual precipitation is very high and Porto is one of the wettest cities of Europe. Summers are typically sunny with average temperatures between 15 °C and 25 °C but can rise to as high as 35 °C during occasional heat waves.

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Accomodation

To be announced.
(As in previous visum editions, we will announce a list of hotels in which visum participants have a special discount)

Transport

Porto's main railway station is situated in Campanhã, located in the eastern part of the city. From here, both light rail and suburban rail services connect to the city centre. The main central station is São Bento Station. The Porto Metro has 60 km (37 mi) using 68 stations, being the biggest metro system in the country. The city has an extensive bus network run by the STCP.

Porto is served by Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport which is located in Pedras Rubras, Municipality of Maia, around 15 km to the north-west of the city centre. There is a subway connection from the airport to the downtown city (Porto Metro). Take the subway on the airport (violet line - E) until Trindade.

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