July 19 - July 21 2023
The city of Porto dates back to a pre-roman settlement of the name Cale. Although there is debate regarding the origin of the name, the prefix Portus was eventually attached originating the alternative pronunciation of Portucale, the origin of the name Portugal.
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto) now has a history of just over century. Although it was formalized into its current status in 1911, its roots go even further back into the 17th century in the form of several schools later integrated into the University. In the early days of its inception, the University was comprised of: the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical & Chemical and Historic & Natural Sciences (de Ciências Matemáticas, Físico-Químicas e Histórico-Naturais) and the Faculty of Medicine (Faculdade de Medicina).
Aggregated to the Faculty of Sciences was an Engineering School, which later gained autonomy under the form of the Technical Faculty (Faculdade Técnica). Later reform re-organized the newly founded school into the present day Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).
Current installations for the Faculty of Engineering (2000-present)
How to get to FEUP
Pólo Universitário Station: Line D (yellow) connects the University Campus station “Polo Universitário” to Gaia City Hall in about 15 minutes, via the “Trindade” station, where it connects to line A (blue), line B (red) and line C (green). Leaving the “Polo Universitário2 station, you should turn left into “Rua Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva” and then, after passing Paranhos cemetery, turn left into “Rua Dr. Roberto Frias”. Go straight on and you will find FEUP on your right.
IPO Station: Leaving the IPO station, you should go on down to the end of “Rua Dr. Plácido da Costa” and cross “Rua Dr. Roberto Frias”. You will then be in front of FEUP.
Hospital de São João Station: Leaving the “Hospital de São João” station, follow the Circunvalação ring road until you come to the junction with “Rua Dr. Roberto Frias”. Go down that road until the junction with “Rua Dr. Plácido da Costa”. FEUP will now be on your left.
For more information, please consult the Porto Metro Network Map.
To get out at the Campanhã Station: In this case, you must catch the metro and choose any of the following lines: A (blue), B (red), C (green), or E (purple). You must do the transfer at the "Trindade" Station and catch line D (yellow) . After that, you must follow the indications that are given in the “By metro” section.
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 do any transfer. Then, just follow the indications that are given in the “By metro” section.
By plane (“Sá Carneiro” Airport)
As FEUP is easily reached by metro, especially by using the yellow line, participants may choose to stay at Hotels in Porto’s downtown or near a metro station connecting to this line. There are, however, a couple of hotels at walking distance from FEUP (where the conference will take place):
Eurostar (4 star)
Within a 5 to 10-minute walk to FEUP, the Eurostars Oporto Hotel is a modern, newly-built hotel boasting an optimal, strategic location very near the main entrances to the city and just 15 minutes from the airport. Visit the website for more information and contacts.
Axis Porto Business & Spa (4 star)
The Axis Port Business & SPA Hotel, is the new 4‐star hotel of the AXIS Group, located in the university center, with the ring and access to the highway A3, near the São João Hospital. This modern hotel has 145 rooms ‐ which include 16 junior suites, 4 Senior Suites and 1 Presidential Suite ‐ soundproofed and comfortably equipped with LCD's with several TV channels and Video On Demand, and terrace, where rest is word order. Visit the website for more information and contacts.
Ibis Porto São João (2 star)
Hotel Ibis Porto São João is located close to the University Campus, and 5 minutes by car to the city centre. All its 100 rooms are air‐conditioned and comfortably functional. This hotel is 100% non-smoking. The bar is open 24 hours a day, and wi-fi access and private car parking are available. Visit the website for more information and contacts.