University of OPorto

Hi again. Someone asked me on a comment to bring information about OPorto university. So i did a research and i found some interesting things about that university. So check that information bellow:

Short Presentation of the University of 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.
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.

Brief History of the University of Porto

The University of Porto is approaching its one hundredth birthday, having been formally founded on 22nd March 1911, immediately after the Portuguese Republic was established. The roots of the institution, however, date back to 1762, when the Nautical Class was created by D. José I. This school, along with subsequent schools which were created, (Sketching and Drawing Class, created in 1779; Royal Academy of Maritime and Trade Affairs, in 1803; Polytechnic Academy, in 1837) were to be responsible for training students in Porto over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, providing a response to the need for qualified staff in the fields of naval affairs, trade, industry and the arts.
In 1825, the first medical school was founded in Porto, entitled the Royal School of Surgery, which was transformed in 1836 into the Medical-Surgical School, as another axis of training at the University of Porto.
In parallel, the Sketching and Drawing Class gave rise to other schools – the Porto Academy of Fine Arts (1836), later the Porto School of Fine Arts (1881), and finally the Porto Higher Institute of Fine Arts (1950). The latter transformed over the last quarter of the twentieth century, into the current faculties of architecture and fine arts at the University of Porto.
While the University of Porto was initially structured around two faculties (Science and Medicine), over the course of the twentieth century, a diversification of knowledge arose and schools gained autonomy. Even during the 1st Republic, in 1915, the Technical Faculty was born (renamed the Faculty of Engineering in 1926), along with the Faculty of Arts in 1919 and the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1925.
During the authoritarian regime, created after the military movement on 28th May 1926, growth at the University of Porto was conditioned: the Faculty of Arts was removed in 1928, and only restored in 1961; only the Faculty of Economics was truly created from scratch during this period, in 1953.
After the revolution in April 1974, and until the end of the century, the University of Porto finally began to expand. The six existing faculties at the time were completed by a further eight: the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (1975), the Faculty of Sport (1975), the Faculty of Psychology and Education Science (1977), Faculty of Architecture (1979), Faculty of Dental Medicine (1989), Faculty of Nutritional and Food Science (1992), Faculty of Fine Arts (1992) and Faculty of Law (1994). Today, the University of Porto has fourteen faculties and one post-graduate school, the Porto Management School, created in 1988 and whose name changed to University of Porto Business School in 2008.

13 Responses
  1. RG_PankO Says:

    Didn't know that thoguh

  2. Publius Says:

    I'm looking into going to school in Spain (UEM's Real Madrid Sports Management program)... maybe you can do a post about that?
    Great blog, keep it up! Follow +1

  3. University of Oporto looks good, but University of Minho will always be better :P

  4. bodymind Says:

    The history of the university is very interesting. Good findings and keep it up.

  5. Gaberabtic Says:

    sounds like a nice school

  6. pv Says:

    sounds like a wonderful school

  7. MacTuffy Says:

    I would go if I didnt live so far away! Yikes!

  8. blaack Says:

    My neighbour was studying there . I remember she said that Porto is amazing city .

  9. Uberbyron Says:

    The OPorto curriculum sounds impressive. If I wasn't allergic to Portugese weeds I might even consider going there...

  10. Byakuya Says:

    That is one old uni.

    I'd be interested in going there

  11. Anónimo Says:

    Oh, i wished I lived near Porto...

  12. Hombre Alado Says:

    Porto has such a vast history and that is surely traspassed to its university. Thanks for the insight on it.

  13. Manu Says:

    oporto must be a great university.... I heard that now occupies a place among the 400 best universities in the world, having risen 100 positions this year in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities".
    Porto is a great city... I think they also have a soccer team (but i´m not sure about that)