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III UPT International Week

Universidade Portucalense, Porto – 26-28 April 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Portucalense University is pleased to announce its 3rd edition of the INTERNATIONAL WEEK, from 26th till 28th April 2017.

This III Staff Training Week is open to administrative and academic staff from partner institutions.

The activities will comprise, besides lectures/open classes, interactive group sessions including workshops and training courses, all focused on the strengthening of international cooperation by encouraging the exchange of best practices and experiences. Guest lecturers are invited to prepare lecture sessions (duration 45m) for our Bachelor degree students within the following fields of studies:


Economics Psychology
International Relations Social Education
Law Technologies and Information Systems
Management Tourism

The programme is provisional. After the admission, the participants will receive the final version.

Please feel free to contact the International Office by e-mail if any doubt arises.

We look forward to welcoming you in Porto, Europe’s best destination in 2014.

Our best regards,

The International Relations Office team
Susana Carvalho & Susana Correia da Silva

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 26th April Thursday, 27th April Friday,  28th April
Place: Universidade Portucalense, Porto Place: Universidade Portucalense, Porto Place: Universidade Portucalense, Porto/Foz and Ribeira
Meeting at UPT/Delivery of material
Practical information by Susana Carvalho and Susana Correia da Silva, UPT
Workshops/lectures by participants to be announced
UPT’s sessions:
·         How it works the curricular unit “Entrepreneurship”
·         How the curricular unit “Portuguese culture” led to an exploratory case study
·         Best practices at UPT Psychological and Educational Support Office
10h- Coffee-break and Networking
8h30-10h30- Crash course of Portuguese
Susana Correia da Silva, UPT
10h30 – Bus trip to the seaside. Stroll along Foz beaches and return to Porto’s downtown by tram, along riverbanks
12h30- Lunch (canteen) 12h- Lunch (canteen) 13h- Lunch (canteen)
Welcome by the Vice-Rector for International Relations
Presentation of UPT
Presentation of Participants and Institutions
17h-Coffee-break and Networking

19h- Looking over Porto from Vila Nova de Gaia
20h- Welcome dinner
13h – Tour to Douro Valley with visit to farm and Port wine tasting comprised.
Workshops/lectures by participants to be announced
UPT’s sessions:
·         Research environment at UPT: Converis
·         Erasmus+ KA2 projects at UPT
·         Workshop on Portuguese wines

16h- Coffee-break and Networking

20h30 -Farewell dinner



Practical Information

Some suggestions for Accommodation :

Hotel IBIS

Hotel Internacional

Moov Porto centro hotel

Hotel Pão de Açúcar
All these hotels have a price between 40 and 50 €/night. We recommend you do the booking on-line.
Hotel Ibis is just opposite university building, practical but with no history.
Hotel Moov Centro is modern and trendier.
Hotel Internacional and Hotel Pão de Açúcar are old fashion although restored.
All the last three are located in the very downtown and really near to metro stations (5m or less). The trip to UPT is in all cases approx. 10 minutes long.
Price per lunch at University canteen €4,30 (includes soup, main dish, dessert, water or juice)
Price per trip by metro to city center €1,20 (pack of 11 trips=€12) + €0,60 (rechargeable card)
Price of bus to seaside and return by tram  (Friday morning) Aprox. €4
Price of extra journey to  Douro Valley (Thursday afternoon):
Quinta do Seixo
Aprox. € 30


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