Bachelor in International Relations

DURATION

3 years

ECTS

180

PLACES

40

REGIME

Day-time

DEGREE

Bachelor

LANGUAGES

PT/EN

DURATION

3 years

ECTS

180

PLACES

40

REGIME

Day-time

DEGREE

Bachelor

LANGUAGES

PT/EN

SINGULARITIES OF THE COURSE

  • Adequacy of the training to the student’s interests through the offer of minors in Management, Law, Economics, Tourism or a specialization in Diplomacy and field studies
  • Demanding training for a competitive global labour market, with the development of transversal and technical skills that guarantee success in the performance of functions in the international area
  • Young, dynamic faculty who are attentive to the path and evolution of students

The Bachelor's Degree in International Relations offers students an innovative training: the possibility of a specialisation in Diplomacy and Field Studies or the development of competencies in a scientific field other than that of their degree.

Thus, by opting for a set of course units in a specific field, students obtain one of the possible minors in Economics, Management, Law or Tourism. Alternatively, if the selection focuses on units in the IR scientific field, students conclude their studies with a specialisation in Diplomacy and Field Studies.

Besides this disciplinary cooperation, the common core of the course includes several units of the scientific field of International Relations, taught by a highly qualified, young and dynamic faculty. 

The international mobility of the students, namely in the scope of the Erasmus Programme, is encouraged due to its relevance for the future internationalists. Several workshops and other trainings are regularly organized, aiming at the curricular enrichment of UPT's IR graduates. Among these events, one can highlight the organization of cultural weeks that include a close contact with career diplomats and United Nations simulations - as an example.

Publication in Diário da República, 2nd series - N.º 171 - 5 September 2022 - Announcement n.º 187/2022

With an increasingly globalized world, the contemporary international labor market requires specialization, but simultaneously values the flexibility and variety of skills that make the internationalist especially able to enrich the organization where he belongs and its international projection.

The bachelor in International Relations at the University of Portucalense takes this scenario into account and, through its structure, faculty and complementary activities, prepares internationalists who present themselves to the labour market with a set of transversal skills that make their profile more attractive to employers.

An IR graduate with a degree in Economics or Management may more easily join the staff of a multinational company, while a minor in Law qualifies him/her for a more specialised job in an International Organisation or in state bodies. Alternatively, the ECTS option of the minor in Tourism combines knowledge in this scientific field with an international dimension fundamental for those interested in the tourism economic activity in constant growth and consolidation worldwide.

The transversality of this training will also help those who are interested in pursuing their academic and professional career in the diplomatic field. The internationalist knows the political, social, economic and cultural reality of the various regions of the world and this sensitivity is crucial nowadays in which the growing integration and interdependence at various levels promotes negotiation and interaction between different cultures.

Additionally, partnerships with external entities and the organization of events, workshops and other complementary training will enrich the profile of our graduates, who will be especially apt to integrate the international labour market.

Possible career Prospects:

  • Diplomatic career;
  • International organisations (incl. European institutions);
  • Multinational companies;
  • Public Administration;
  • Media;
  • Research;
  • Consulting;
  • Banking;
  • Order of Official Customs Agents;
  • Foreigners and Borders Service Inspector.

Some Career Prospects

Inspector of  SEF/Foreigners and Borders Service

Deputy

Diplomat

Director of Institutional Relations

Political Scientist – Politician

Protocol Officer

Inspector of the Judicial Police

President of the Parish Council

Flight Attendant and Cabin Crew in Commercial Aviation

Manager of a Higher Education Institution

Administrative Assistant

With the Bachelor degree in IR, it is intended that students acquire and develop knowledge and skills corresponding to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning that enable them to:
  • Master the implementation of IR specific methods and techniques;
  • Understand, describe and critically evaluate contemporary regional and international political, economic and socio-cultural dynamics;
  • Analyse international events in the light of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of the discipline;
  • Develop intercultural communication skills, negotiation techniques and diplomatic practices;
  • Critically and comparatively evaluate foreign policies and know the structures and functioning of international organizations;
  • Cross IR knowledge with other scientific fields, such as Law, Economics, Management and Tourism, strengthening their transversal skills and enhancing their profile for international professional contexts.

According to the student's pathway, the present diploma confers the qualification in:

Bachelor Degree in International Relations with Specialization in Diplomacy and Area Studies;
Bachelor Degree in International Relations with Minor in Law;
Bachelor Degree in International Relations with a minor in Economics;
Bachelor Degree in International Relations with Minor in Management;
Bachelor Degree in International Relations with a Minor in Tourism.

1st Year

1st Semester ECTS
Statistics and Data Analysis
5
English B1.1
5
Introduction to Economics
5
Introduction to Law
8
Methodology and Research in International Relations
6
2nd Semester ECTS
Public International Law
6
International Economics and Globalisation
6
History of International Relations
5
English B1.2
5
Information and Knowledge Society
3
Theory of International Relations
6

2nd Year

1st semester ECTS
Political Science
7
European Union Law
5
Human Rights and International Cooperation
6
6
Contemporary International Politics
6
2nd Semester ECTS
Development, power and inequality
6
Geostrategy and Resources
6
English B2.2
6
International Organisations
6
International Relations Issues
6

3rd Year

1st Semester ECTS
Entrepreneurship
5
Peace and Security Studies
6
OP - English C1.1
6
OP - Mandarin I
6
OP - Economic Development
5
OP - Diplomacy and International Negotiation
5
OP - Administrative Law I
6
OP - Economy and Tourism Policy
5
OP - European Studies
5
OP - Geography of Tourism
5
OP - Human Resources Management
5
OP - Regional Economic Integration
8
OP - Organizational Psychology
5
OP - International Responsibility
6
OP - Sociology of Tourism and Consumer Behavior
5
2nd Semester ECTS
Foreign Policy Analysis
6
Democracy and international governance
6
OP - English C1.2
6
OP - Mandarin II
6
OP - Administrative Law II
6
OP - Constitutional Law
7
OP - African Studies
5
OP - American Studies
5
OP - Asian Studies
5
OP - Quality Management
5
OP - International Business Management
5
OP - Markets and Products in Tourism
4
OP - Commercial Policy
7
OP - Promotion and Dynamisation of Tourism Destinations
5
OP - Seminar
5

Note: The optional CUs available will be defined annually by the Department Direction.

The research lines are developed at IJP - Instituto Jurídico Portucalense, the scientific research centre in Legal Sciences of Portucalense University.
The IJP was accredited in the FCT and European Science Foundation (ESF) evaluation and is considered to be a driving force for the economic and cultural development of the city of Porto.
The Centre favours an integrated and empirical approach to scientific research in Legal Sciences, relying on an international and multidisciplinary team.

DD/ Department of Law

Bachelor in International Relations
(lic.ri@upt.pt)
 
 

Admission Office

Questions can be asked by email (ingresso@upt.pt) or by phone (+351 800 270 201)

DD/ Department of Law

Bachelor in International Relations
(lic.ri@upt.pt)

Admission Office

Questions can be asked by email (ingresso@upt.pt) or by telephone (+351 800 270 201)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 tranches (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 tranches (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Semester

1.984,50 €

Amount per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Application

176,00 €

Portuguese Courses

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Fee

3.928,50 €

English Courses

Annual Fee

5.000,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 tranches (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 tranches (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Semester

1.984,50 €

Amount per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Application

176,00 €

Portuguese Courses

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Fee

3.928,50 €

English Courses

Annual Fee

5.000,00 €

Holders of Portuguese secondary school diplomas, who have passed one of the following national exams may apply to the UPT’s Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations through the Institutional Admissions System:

  • History or
  • English or
  • Portuguese

Calculation of the access mark

  • 65% of the High School Examination grade
  • 35% of the admission exams grade

Code
2500/9229

First time entry to a Bachelor Degree

1st Intake Beginning End
Application to the 1st Intake
7th June
22nd July
Results Display
27th July
Claims
27th July
28th July
Registration and enrolment
27th July
5th August
2nd Intake (Remaining Vacancies) Beginning End
Application to the 2nd Intake
4th August
31st August
Results Display
5th September
Claims
5th September
6th September
Registrations and Enrolments
5th September
12th September
3rd Intake (Remaining Vacancies) Beginning End
Application to the 3rd Intake
13th September
30th September
Results Display
4th October
Claims
4th October
6th October
Registrations and Enrolments
4th October
7th October

  1.  To hold a secondary education course, or legally equivalent qualification;
  2. To have, in the current year, or have taken, in the last two years, the national exams corresponding to the entrance examinations required for the different courses to which they will apply, and have obtained in those exams a classification equal to or higher than the minimum classification established;

Bachelor in InformaticsMathematics A or Mathematics A and Physics and Chemistry
Bachelor in Information Systems applied to ManagementMathematics (16) or Economics (04)
Bachelor in EconomicsMathematics A or Mathematics A and Economics or Mathematics A and Portuguese
Bachelor in ManagementEconomics or Portuguese or Mathematics
Bachelor in LawPortuguese or History or Geography
Bachelor in International RelationsPortuguese or History or English
Bachelor in Law for SolicitorsPortuguese or History or Economics
Bachelor in Social EducationHistory or Geography or Portuguese
Bachelor in PsychologyHistory or Geography or Portuguese
Bachelor in Hospitality ManagementEconomics or Portuguese or Mathematics
Bachelor in TourismPortuguese or Geography or Economics
Bachelor in Computer EngineeringMathematics A or Mathematics A and Physics and Chemistry or Mathematics A and Portuguese
Bachelor in MarketingEconomics, Portuguese or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
Bachelor in Engineering and Industrial ManagementPhysics and Chemistry and Mathematics A

  1. application form, duly filled in
  2. identification document;
  3. recent photograph;
  4. original or certified copy of the ENES form

The application grade is a classification on a scale from 0 to 200, the result is rounded to one decimal place.

Candidature mark = (secondary school classification x 0.65) + (entrance exam classification x 0.35) - if an entrance exam is required

Or

Candidature mark = (secondary school classification x 0.60) + (entrance exam1 classification x 0.20) + (entrance exam2 classification x 0.20) - if two entrance exams are required

For students who hold non-Portuguese courses that are legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, the entrance examinations may be replaced by final examinations of subjects from those courses, under the terms of article 20-A of Decree-Law no. 296-A/98, of 25 September, in its wording updated by Decree-Law no. 90/2008, of 30 May. Further Information Candidates who wish to substitute the entrance examinations by final examinations of non-Portuguese courses that are legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education courses, must submit, at the time of their application, the following documents:

  1. Application on a form to be established by the Director-General of Higher Education, requesting the application of the regime established by article 20-A of Decree-Law no. 296 -A/98, indicating the institution/course pairs and the entrance examinations to be covered by such application; see information here.
  2. Documentary evidence of the title of the non-Portuguese secondary education course indicating
    1. The final classification of that course;
    2. The marks obtained in the examinations of the subjects of that course that they wish to substitute the entrance examinations;
  3. Document proving the equivalence of the course mentioned in paragraph 2) above to a Portuguese secondary education course, issued by the authority legally competent for the attribution of the equivalence, including the final classification of the course.
The documents mentioned in item 2) above must
    1. Be issued by the education authorities of the country of origin, even in the case of qualifications obtained in foreign schools in Portugal;
    2. Be authenticated by the official education services of the respective country and recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority, or carry the Hague Convention Apostille. The same should apply to translations of documents whose original language is not Spanish, French or English.

1st Phase
Submission of Applications
1st March to 1st July
Display of results
14th July
Claims
14th to 15th July
Registration and enrollment
27th July to 5th August
2nd phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications
18th July to 9th September
Display of Results
23rd September
Claims
23rd to 26th September
Registration and Enrollment
26th September to 7th October
3rd Phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications
23rd September to 7th October
Display of Results
20th October
Claims
20th to 21st October
Registration and Enrollment
21st to 31st October

Holders of a Higher Course may apply for another course, through an application by Special Contest.

  1. Identification document or citizen's card;
  2. Passport type photo;
  3. Original or certified copy of the qualification certificate of the course he/she holds;
  4. Request for recognition and crediting of competences (application form), in accordance with the regulations in force (including syllabus and number of hours of the subjects to which equivalence is to be requested and a detailed certificate with the marks obtained);
  5. Detailed Curriculum Vitae, duly dated and signed.

1st Phase
Registration for the Exams
22nd March to 9th June
Preparation Session
20th June (6.30pm)
Written exam
28th June (6.30pm)
Interview
Till 30th June
Results
5th June
Claims
5th to 6th June
2nd Phase
Registration for the Exams
22nd June to 31st August
Preparation Session
6th September (6.30pm)
Written exam
13th September (6.30pm)
Interview
Till 15th September
Results
19th September
Claims
19th to 20th September
3rd Phase To be defined in case of excess vacancies

Registration fee: €90.00

It will only be considered Entrance Examinations, for which the respective payment has been made

  • Qualifications Certificate
  • Updated, dated and signed Curriculum Vitae, indicating your educational and professional background (two copies). Curriculum Vitae template
  • ID Card
  • Recent Photo
The documents can be sent: by traditional mail, addressed to the Admissions Office, by email to ingresso@upt.pt, or delivered to the Admissions Office.

  1. Cheque: issued to the order of Universidade Portucalense, CRL, accompanied by the sender's identification. Address: Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, nº 541. 4200-072 Porto
  2. At the University's treasury office

The registration fee will be deducted from the application fee for those who apply within the indicated deadlines.

1st Phase
Application to the 1st Phase
22nd March to 18th July
Display of results
22nd July
Claims
22nd to 25th July
Registration and Enrolment
23rd to 30th September
2nd Phase
Application to the 2nd Phase
25th July to 20th September
Display of Results
22nd September
Claims
22nd to 23rd September
Registrations and Enrolments
23rd to 30th September
3rd Phase To be defined in case of excess vacancies

  1. Request for recognition and crediting of competences in accordance with the regulations in force (if you wish to apply for equivalences).

And also, for candidates who have not taken the exams in Portucalense:

  1. Identification document or citizen card;
  2. An updated colour photo;
  3. Original or certified copy of the certificate of the especially adequate tests designed to evaluate the capacity of the over 23 years old to attend higher education
  4. Information about the tests (Enunciation and other relevant information).

Re-entry/Change of Institution/Change of Pair

Note: According to the new Ordinance No. 181-D/2015 of 19 June course change and transfer has been replaced by a single regime called “change of institution/course pair”.

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and admission regime and has registered and enrolled.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Admission and Student Support Services Department, using the appropriate form.

Calendar 2022/2023

1st Phase
Submission of Applications
1st March to 1st July
Display of results
14th July
Claims
14th to a 15th July
Registration and Enrolment
27th July to 5th August
2nd Phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications
18th July to 9th September
Display of Results
23rd September
Claims
23rd to 26th September
Registration and Enrolment
26th September to 7th October
3rd Phase (remaining vacancies)antes)
Submission of Applications
23rd September to 7th October
Display of Results
20th October
Claims
20th to 21st October
Registration and Enrolment
21st to 31st October
According to this new Administrative Rule the requests for re-entry and change of pair institution/course during the academic year can only be accepted on an exceptional basis, for particularly compelling reasons, and as long as the conditions for the academic integration of the applicants exist.

  • Identification document
  • Passport size photo
  • ENES file for the year in which he/she entered the institution/course
  • Original or certified copy of the document proving the enrolment at the home institution (except for UPT's candidates) (*)

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

  • Application for recognition and creditation of competences, (Application for Recognition and Creditation of Competences) according to the regulations in force (including syllabus and workloads of the subjects to which equivalence is to be requested and discriminatory certificate with the marks obtained).
  • Detailed certificate of the curricular units carried out in the original education institution (*)

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Law-Decree 28 of 13/03/2000).

  • ID document;
  • Passport-type photo;
  • Application for recognition and crediting of competences (Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences), according to the regulations in force, if he/she intends to request the equivalence of competences other than those acquired in the course for which he/she is re-entering.

The Special Schemes are intended for students who meet specific qualifications and personal conditions, identified in each of the schemes described below, and are an autonomous form of access, distinct from the Institutional Admission and the Special Admissions.

The delivery of the application is made, exclusively, in person, at the Access to Higher Education Offices(GAES)or, through diplomatic channels, according to the special regime the student is applying for, if necessary:

Application form - Signed by the student. If the student is a minor the application form must be signed by the holder of parental authority or guardian.

  • Identification document/Citizen Card/Passport/Residence Permit, or other official documents, legally admissible;
  • Document proving the previous consent of Universidade Portucalense;
  • Specific documentation required for each candidate of the special schemes

Calendar of special regimes

The application deadline is in a single period, according to the calendar approved by dispatch of the Director-General of DGES.

Decree-Law No. 393-A/99, of 2nd October 1999 regulates the special regimes for access and admission to higher education

Ordinance no. 854-B/99, of 4 October Regulation of the special regimes for the access to higher education

Decreto nº 1/97, de 03 de janeiro Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools

Decree-Law No. 272/2009, of 1st October Establishes the specific support measures for the development of high performance sport and proceeds with the first amendment to Decree-Law no. 393-A/99, of 2nd October

Holders of Double Certification Courses of Secondary Education and Specialised Artistic Courses

According to Decree-Law No. 11/2020 (https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/131016733) Portucalense University admits candidates with double certification courses of secondary education and specialized artistic courses (graduates from vocational courses).

Registration Form

Admission tests Calendar 2022/2023

1st Phase
Registration for the admission tests
23rd May to 4th july
Preparatory Session
6th July (10:00am)
Written test
8th July (10:00am)
Results
11th July
Claims
11th and 12th July
2nd Phase
Registration for the Admission Tests
1st to 31st August
Preparatory Session
6th September (10:00am)
Written Test
12th September (10:00am)
Results
15th September
Claims
15th to 16th September

  • Identification document
  • Document proving the ownership of the Double Certification Course of Secondary level or the Specialized Artistic Course
  • Declaration under oath that he/she is concluding a Vocational Course, stating the date of conclusion.

These documents must be originals or certified according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

Enrolment fee: 92,00 Euros

Only those registrations will be considered, for which the respective payment has been made.

Means of payment available:

Cheque: issued to the order of Universidade Portucalense, CRL, accompanied by the sender's identification. Address: Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, nº 541. 4200-072 Porto

At the University's treasury office

The payment of the enrolment fee will be deducted from the application fee, for those who apply within the indicated deadlines.

The holders of double certification courses and specialized artistic courses can apply to the Special Access and Admission Competitions, which fall within the areas of education and training (CNAEF) corresponding to the areas of 1st cycle and integrated master's degree in Architecture to which they apply, provided in the table contained in the Deliberation No. 860/2021 of 16 August of CNAES

Students coming from secondary level vocational courses, being considered for this purpose the holders of:

  • professional courses
    Apprenticeship courses;
  • education and training courses for young people;
  • sectorial scope courses of the Tourism of Portugal schools network;
  • specialized artistic courses of double certification of secondary education;
  • specialised artistic courses in the area of music;
  • Vocational training courses within the scope of the Youth Insertion Training Programme of the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  • Courses of Member State of the European Union, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, conferring double certification, school and vocational, and conferring level 4 of qualification of the European Qualifications Framework;
  • Other non-Portuguese courses, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, granting double certification, schooling and vocational, in situations where the candidates concerned have Portuguese nationality.

The candidates must take, at the Portucalense University, one of the Knowledge Assessment Tests set for the course they wish to enrol in and which are presented below:

Bachelor in Multimedia and Arts
Drawing
Bachelor in Hospitality Management
English or Portuguese
Bachelor in Marketing
Marketing
Bachelor in Management
Economics
Bachelor in Information Systems for Management
Maths
Bachelor in Computer Engineering
Maths
Bachelor in Engineering and Industrial Management
Maths
Bachelor in Social Education
Portuguese
Bachelor in Tourism
English or Portuguese
Integrated Master in Architecture and Urbanism
Drawing

The assessment of the application to a bachelor's degree cycle or integrated master's degree cycle implies the evaluation of the capacity to attend them, under the following terms:

  • 50% weighting: final classification of the course obtained by the student;
  • 20% weighting: marks obtained in the assessment/aptitude tests;
  • Weighting of 30%: marks obtained in the entrance examination, held at the Portucalense University.

In determining the final mark of the application, the following formula will be observed:

NFC = (CFC * 0.5) + (CPF * 0.2) + (CPAC * 0.3)

Where

NFC corresponds to the Final Application Score;

CFC is the Final Course Classification

CPF corresponds to the Final Examination Classification

CPAC refers to the Classification of the Knowledge Assessment tests

The access and admission under the special competition referred to in the present article depends on the candidate obtaining classifications equal to or higher than 95 points, on a scale of 0 to 200 points, in each of the assessment elements referred to in the previous paragraph.

  • Bachelor in Social Education
  • Bachelor  in Engineering and Industrial Management
  • Bachelor in Informatics Engineering
  • Bachelor in Management
  • Bachelor in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor in Marketing
  • Bachelor in Multimedia and Arts
  • Bachelor inInformation Systems for Management 
  • Bachelor in Tourism
  • Integrated Master in Architecture and Urbanism

1st Phase
Application to the 1st phase
6th June to 18th July
Display of Results
22nd June
Claims
22nd to 25th July
Registration and Enrolment
26th to 29th July
2nd Phase
Application to 2nd Phase
1st August to 22nd September
Display of Results
23rd September
Claims
23rd ro 24th September
Registration and Enrolment
26th to 30th September

  • Application form
  • ID Card
  • Recent Photo
If the candidate has taken an aptitude test or final assessment in another Higher Education Institution, he/she must also present:
  • Documentary evidence that the applicant holds the qualification with which he/she is applying, indicating the final classification obtained;
  • Documentary evidence of the marks obtained in the aptitude test or in the final evaluation, depending on the course the applicant holds.
Candidates who apply with a foreign diploma of secondary education of the respective country or obtained in that country, in addition to the documents mentioned above, should also attach to their application:
  • Document proving the title of the secondary education course obtained in the respective country with indication of the respective final classification obtained;
  • Declaration, issued by the official education services of the respective country, attesting that the secondary education they hold is a double certification, scholar and professional, corresponding to the level 4 of qualification of the European Qualifications Framework, or certificate of equivalence to the Portuguese secondary education issued by the competent national entity;
  • Explanatory statement of the grading scale, when this is different from the Portuguese system (0-20 values, positive note from 10), issued by the teaching institution where the degree was obtained
The documents referred to must be translated into Portuguese or English, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Hague Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

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