The VISUM 2018 edition will take place in FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto.
The easiest way to get to FEUP from the city centre is by metro (tram underground).
FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, is a globally renowned institution in a variety of areas of Engineering, for students, technicians, researchers and managers, and for innumerable national and international organizations. This is due to the persistent work of its Community and its various partners over many years, overcoming obstacles of various sorts, and always seizing the opportunity to develop.
FEUP undertakes activities in the realms of education, research, and innovation at international level. Accordingly, the results of these activities lead to the creation and transmission of knowledge, training of competent and ethical professionals, and future leaders in the area of engineering and similar areas, and also the promotion of wellbeing of our global society.
FEUP is divided into nine departments, which reflect the Faculty’s major areas of academic study, delimited according to their objectives and scientific research methods:
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Informatics Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Physics Engineering
Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
Porto has beautiful and attractive places to see. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Church of Saint Francis, the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses. The baroque style is well represented in the city with some monuments such as the churches of Mercy and of the Clerics, the Episcopal Palace of Porto, and others. The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries are also expressed for instance in the Stock Exchange Palace, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace.
Porto is also known for its fantastic port wine that is produced in the Douro valley and transported to Porto in barcos rabelos (flat sailing vessels). Port wine cellars are located in Vila Nova de Gaia and everyone can visit.
Porto features the Mediterranean climate, so the weather usually is warm with dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Mean annual precipitation is very high and Porto is one of the wettest cities of Europe. Summers are typically sunny with average temperatures between 15 °C and 25 °C but can rise to as high as 35 °C during occasional heat waves.
We encourage our participants to stay at hotels in the city center or Ribeira (riverside) in order to enjoy our vibrant city.
We suggest the hotels of HF Hotels Group, that provide some booking options, with special conditions for VISUM participants:
- Breakfast included
- Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the check-in date (14:00 GMT+0)
The first night will be charged up to 2 days before the date of arrival and the remaining will be paid upon check-in
Porto’s main railway station is situated in Campanhã, located in the eastern part of the city. From here, both light rail and suburban rail services connect to the city centre. The main central station is São Bento Station. The Porto Metro has 60 km (37 mi) using 68 stations, being the biggest metro system in the country. The city has an extensive bus network run by the STCP.
Porto is served by Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport which is located in Pedras Rubras, Municipality of Maia, around 15 km to the north-west of the city centre. There is a subway connection from the airport to the downtown city (Porto Metro). Take the subway on the airport (violet line – E) until Trindade.