Social Collaboration of University of Porto

The University of Porto promotes cooperation and the establishment of relationships, projects and partnerships with various institutions, contributing to a closer relationship with the outside world and to reciprocal learning processes.

U.Porto has fostered the creation of or participation in a wide range of entities that seek to complement and leverage its activity in the implementation and pursuit of its strategic goals in the areas of Education and Training, Research and Innovation.

These entities tend to develop their activity in more specific and delimited areas of intervention, focused essentially on carrying out research and development activities, on promoting and supporting innovation, on the economic valuation of knowledge, and on providing services to the community.

The area of Management of Participations of the U.Porto follows and monitors the economic and financial performance of these entities, supporting the representatives of the University in the decision-making process, in the governing bodies. This control has as main purposes not only to assist the decision-making process but also to assess the strategic interest and risks for the U.Porto of participation in these entities.

Given the close working proximity and wide cooperation, these entities are extensions of the U.Porto, being considered part of what is called the “Universe of the University of Porto”.

Considering the dense and diversified range of the University’s participations, we present below the entities that make up the “U.Porto Group”, which stand out for their close relationship with the University.

Source: University of Porto


European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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