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Welcome to Porto - Best European Destination of 2012, 2014 and 2017!

The Portuguese northern city of Porto is the second largest city in the country and was elected the “Best European Destination" in 2012, in 2014 and in 2017. During the most recent years Porto has become a notorious travel destination! It was in Porto that the independent Portugal was born in the 12th century. The city lies on the right bank of the Douro River and the historic centre was awarded UNESCO World Heritage, in 1996, due to its numerous medieval, baroque, neoclassic churches and palaces. But it is in the narrower streets where the unique atmosphere of the old Porto is to be found, where cultural heritage is an everyday fact of life. In addition, the surrounding region is of major industrial and commercial importance, noted for its textiles, shoes, furniture and jewelry, known for its cuisine, wines and the unique combination of tradition and modernity. Porto is also internationally known for exporting the famous Port wine. Porto offers a variety of resources and historic authenticity to its visitors. Experience a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Porto attending the International Offshore Structures Design Course 2019!

 

FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto

FEUP’s claim to be an international school of engineering does not come down just to the ever-greater number of foreign students that, every year, choose it as their destination and for whom specific programs of soft-landing and integration are developed; nor to the many foreign researchers who enrich the scientific work of the Faculty and 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 programs 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.

During the latest years, FEUP has hosted several international events, such as Coastlab 2006, 4th Coastlab teaching school 2012, 3rd IAHR Europe Congress 2014, IOSD 2016, among several others. With its central location and very good accesses to Porto city and Porto's Airport, FEUP becomes the most suitable place to host the International Offshore Structures Design Course 2019!

  

 

How to arrive?

FEUP is located in Portugal, at the north limit of the city of Porto, near of the "Estrada da Circunvalação (EN12)" and close to the "Hospital de S. João". The address is Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.

 

By Subway ("Metro do Porto")

FEUP is served by the D line of the Subway (yellow) at the C6 zone.

The D line (yellow) connects the University Area to the Town Hall of Gaia in 15 minutes, passing through Trindade, where it has connection with lines A (blue), B (red), C (green) and E (violet). You must get out at the IPO station, contour the "Campus S. João" venue and follow that long street upwards. You'll immediately be facing the FEUP campus.

For more information, please consult the map of the Subway network of Porto.

 

By car

The best way to find Faculty of Engineering is to follow the indications to Hospital de S. João. We present you now the routes from a few points of interest to FEUP.

If you come from Ermesinde, Gondomar and Valongo by the "Estrada da Circunvalação (EN12)":

 You must follow the EN12 until you find the Hospital de S. João on your left. Continue through the traffic lights with Roberto Frias Street and keep left. At the next crossing with traffic lights, turn left onto António Bernardino Almeira Street (IPO will be on your right) and go straight until the intersection with Dr. Plácido da Costa Street, where you should straight ahead. Keep to the left until the next crossing, where you must turn left. Drive straight along this street until you reach another intersection, where you must turn left. Continue until the end of the road that intersects with Dr. Roberto Frias Street, where you must turn left. Keep right until the intersection with Via Estruturante, where you must turn right.

 If you come from Maia and Matosinhos by the"Estrada da Circunvalação (EN12)":

You must go by the EN12 until you find the IPO on your right. At the crossing with traffic lights, turn right onto António Bernardino Almeira Street (IPO will be on your right) and go straight until the intersection with Dr. Plácido da Costa Street, where you should straight ahead. Keep to the left until the next crossing, where you must turn left. Drive straight along this street until you reach another intersection, where you must turn left. Continue until the end of the road that intersects with Dr. Roberto Frias Street, where you must turn left. Keep right until the intersection with Via Estruturante, where you must turn right.

 

By train

If you arrive to Porto by train, you've got 2 choices:

- To get out at the Campanhã Station. 

In this case, you must catch the metro and choose one of the following lines: A (blue), B (red), C (green) and E (violet). You must then transfer at the Trindade Station and catch the D line (yellow), being careful about the direction you take. After that, you must follow the indications that are given in the 'By subway' option.

- To get out at the S. Bento Station. 

 In this case, you must catch the D line (yellow) of the metro. You do not have to transfer. Then, just follow the indications that are given in the 'By subway' option.

  

By plane (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport)

The quickest way to get to FEUP, if you don't have your own car and if you don't want to go by taxi, is to catch the subway, E line (violet). You must then transfer at the Trindade Station and catch the D line (yellow), being careful about the direction you take. After that, you must follow the indications that are given in the 'By subway' option.

 

Where to Stay?

The following hotels provide very affordable accommodation and are placed at a 5 minutes walk from the University Campus:

1 - Ibis Porto - São João (3 stars)

2 - Axis Porto Business and SPA hotel (4 stars)

3 - Eurostars Porto hotel (3 stars)

A little bit further way from the campus, you can also see our suggestion bellow:

4 - Hotel Star Inn (3 stars)

If you prefer an Hotel near the Downtown of Porto, you can easily reach FEUP through the metro stations, do you want some suggestions? Let us know by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.