THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTO
Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most recent international ranking systems. One of the most international of Portugal’s universities, U.Porto has a fully equipped campus embedded within the city which guarantees an optimal academic, scientific, and also social and cultural experience.
Reasons to choose Porto Business School
With a consistent presence in the Financial Times rankings since 2011, Porto Business School is one of the best European Business Schools (#62, in 2016) and one of the top 30 business schools when it comes to Custom and Open Executive Education. An award-winning school, in the recent years Porto Business School has achieved several international recognition:
- AMBA’s Entrepreneurship Award (2012, 2014)
- AMBA’s MBA Student of the year (2014)
- John Molson MBA Case Competition (2015, 2011)
Porto Business School is the result of an active partnership between the University of Porto and 36 companies, national and international – which allows the school to balance between the quality and rigour of the academy and the real corporate world, turning Porto Business School into a true lab to explore how to best apply top-notch management concepts to the real business world.
Porto Business School is the Business School at the largest Portuguese University, the University of Porto. Its mission is the teaching of graduate courses and advanced executive management training, complementary activities with a permanent involvement in the fields of applied research and business services. Porto Business School brings together the skills and the experience of the former EGP-UP and ISFEP, an executive training project which was successfully developed within the Economics Faculty. As a basic resource, Porto Business School has a teaching staff with lengthy experience in teaching and research, from the University of Porto (Economics, Engineering, Law and Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculties), to which two other teaching categories are added: managers with academic training and solid business careers, and teachers from foreign Universities, namely North American ones (Central Florida, Massachusetts, Miami and New Orleans) and European ones (London Business School and the Business Institute, among others). These connections to similar foreign schools, which have existed since 1988 in some cases, ensure a high level of internationalisation in its activities.
Your life-changing journey starts here.
A city of entrepreneurs is Portugal’s second largest city and one of the country’s leading economic and industrial centre. Strongly linked to trade and love of freedom – so much so, that it is called Cidade Invicta (Undefeated City), Porto is known for the charms of its historic centre (UNESCO World Heritage since 1996) but also for its dynamism - the 21st- century Porto is a modern and vibrant city that never stops. Its green spaces and sports grounds, its comprehensive public transport system and its busy culture and nightlife make it a fun and exciting city, 24 hours a day. Over the last few years, Porto has also become a harbour for visitors from all over the world. A real go-to place, Porto was twice times elected as ”Best European Destination” by European Consumers Choice, and was considered by The Guardian, in 2015, as one of the top 40 hot destinations. When it comes to fashion and design, Porto even beats Paris, according to Bloomberg, which has recently declared the city as Europe’s Hot New Shopping Capital.
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