The Municipality of Porto has just launched the "Study in Porto" project, an online information platform aimed at all young people who wish to come and study in the city.
The students who want to follow their academic path in the city of Porto find in studyinporto.pt a set of useful information (in Portuguese and English), capable of assisting their integration process. From teaching and research offers in the city, through accommodation, to tips on getting around within the municipality, it covers a range of topics, and also include job opportunities and suggestions for cultural and recreational activities.
Study in Porto has in its genesis a cooperation strategy, which began to be developed between the Municipality of Porto and the Federação Académica do Porto (FAP), and which was later extended and enriched with the participation of Universidade do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Centro Regional de Porto, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Universidade Lusíada - Norte, Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, Universidade Lusófona do Porto, ISAG -European Business School, Uniplaces, Inspire Future y Erasmus Student Network - Porto and Fulbright Commission.
Catarina Araújo, councillor for the Municipality's Youth and Sports Department, points out that the main objective of Study in Porto is "to promote Porto as a destination of excellence to study and research, to work and to live". The councillor also says that the platform "is targeted at foreign students and domestic students who want to come to Porto" and shares the mission outlined for the project: "We hope that this will serve as a tool that will enables us to attract even more talent in the city".
The platform will also serve to support the implementation of activities and programmes, with a view to promoting Porto as a destination of excellence in the field of knowledge and innovation.
"Studying, Living and Working" is the motto of the new website available at studyinporto.pt.