Erasmus Staff exchange week at Mykolas Romeris University

Paula Dias, from UFP’s Communication Office, visited Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the 4th Erasmus Staff Exchange Week hosted by the LLP Erasmus Office at that University.

The visit took place from the 6th to 10th May, and had the objective of widening and strengthening cooperation, exchanging know-how, good experiences and practices between partner institutions.






Luso-Canadian Day at UFP

On the 15th of May, University Fernando Pessoa hosted a visit of 15 students from the University of British Columbia (Canada), in the scope of the “Geographies of Migration and Settlement” program oriented by Prof. José Carlos Teixeira.

The visit to UFP followed a week spent in the Azores Island,  in a program that lasts a total of 3 weeks, and included a series of lectures which took place at University Fernando Pessoa:

- “The Impact of Gentrification in Toronto’s Little Portugal”. (Prof. José CarlosTeixeira, University of British Columbia)

- “Portuguese Emigration to Venezuela and South Africa; A Comparative Analysis” (Prof. Victor DaRosa, University of Ottawa)

- “Beyond the geography of words and migrations” (Prof. Isabel Patim, Universidade Fernando Pessoa)

- “My Story, my words” (Sheliza Chandani, Dentistry student at UFP)

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Prof. Sofia Gaio visits the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, in Austria

Prof. Sofia Gaio, of UFP’s Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, is visiting the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, in Austria, for a teaching assignment under the LLP-Erasmus programme.

This visit aims to further the partnership between the two institutions and to explore the contact with colleagues and students, and includes a series of lectures by Prof. Sofia Gaio on Communication and Marketing.

Pastoral Universitária do Porto

A Pastoral Universitária do Porto promove um encontro para estudantes estrangeiros no Porto, com uma visita até Aveiro no dia 17 de Março. Mais informações em

The Pastoral Universitária do Porto is promoting a meeting of international students in Porto, with a visit to Aveiro on the 17th March. Check their website at for more information.



Erasmus Staff Week for Librarians

UFP is organizing an Erasmus Staff Week for Librarians from 18-22 March 2013, with the participation of librarians from other institutions of higher education in Europe. The programme includes several workshops, as well as visits to UFP and points of interest in the city of Porto.

UFP’s Libraries have prepared a specific web blog for this event:

EIP – Erasmus Intensive Program “Cultural Management Policies and Practices for the Creative Use of Cultural Heritage”

EIP – Erasmus Intensive Program “Cultural Management Policies and Practices for the Creative Use of Cultural Heritage”
Créditos ECTS: 4
Local de realização: University of Pécs (Pécs – Hungary), de 14 a 27 de Abril 2013
Destinatários: alunos de Pós-graduações, Mestrado (2º Ciclo) e Doutoramento (3º Ciclo) da Universidade Fernando Pessoa, nas seguintes áreas: Ciências Sociais / Humanidades; Artes / Arquitectura; Tecnologias de Comunicação.
O curso é totalmente gratuito (financiado pela UE) – os alunos seleccionados serão alojados em quartos da Universidade; os voos de avião (do Porto até Pécs) são pagos pelo programa; os almoços são gratuitos, não havendo taxa de inscrição.
Informações: Prof. Doutor Álvaro Campelo (campelo[at]

Alternative accommodation offers and services for incoming students

New accommodation info for incoming students:

- Student residences managed by the the Diocesis of Porto. Details, photos and contacts available at

- CasaSwap is a worldwide roommate and housing service (primarily for students, but anyone is welcome to sign up!) where you can find new roommates and rent, sublet & swap accommodation with other members. You can:

  • Find a new roommate
  • Find a furnished room or apartment for rent
  • Exchange/swap your own room, apartment or house
  • Furthermore, you can sublet your own room, apartment or house


TEMPO Project






University Fernando Pessoa is a partner in the project “Trans-European Mobility Project On Education for Sustainable Development“, supported by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Union.

“The TEMPO Project seeks to have a significant impact for the institutions of higher education of the Third Countries (lot 5) not just through the mobility, which the project will naturally promote, but also by focusing on the sustainability of the multilateral ties that will ensue. And also by seeking through education and professional training, to provide practical results in terms of a better quality of life, and to promote a healthier environment and a striving for sustainable development of the countries”.

Complete information available here: