Universidade do Porto

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.5 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Universidade do Porto   (U.Porto)

    EU Transparency Register

    870039427179-40 First registered on 17 May 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems. U.Porto combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science and research in Portugal. Indeed, it is the umbilical relationship between learning and creating knowledge that justifies the classification of the U.Porto as a Research University. Being open to the community and business is the main trademark of the U.Porto. The U.Porto creates leaders, promotes innovators and encourages entrepreneurs. In short, it trains people who can make a difference in their communities. Currently, the U.Porto is the most international of Portugal’s universities thanks to its active cooperation with hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide.

    Main EU files targeted

    U.Porto currently follows a myriad of EU policies and initiatives in diverse domains such as agriculture, environment, energy, culture and media, education, justice, health & public health, social affairs, transport, science and technology, and mobility. The combination of structural funds (including territorial cooperation programmes - INTERREG) with national subsidies enables U.Porto to pursue and develop high-end and impactful activities and projects at a local, national and international level. Specifically at a European level, U.Porto shows a significant track record and participation in R&D+i projects funded directly by the European Commission as well as mobility and lifelong programmes (Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, and others). Since 2008, U.Porto’s participation in EU projects and initiatives has increased and widened, covering different 1) R&D+i programmes like FPs FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe, 2) education, mobility and lifelong training programmes, like Erasmus+, and 3) other programmes like Justice, Rights, Equality and Citizenship, Third Health, former Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Internal Security Fund – Police, Union Civil Protection Mechanism, and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology KICs, in a total over 240 ongoing projects (data march 2024).


    Head Office
    Praça Gomes Teixeira, S/N
    Porto 4099-002 Porto
    EU Office
    Praça Gomes Teixeira, S/N
    Porto 4099-002 Porto


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Estimated number of persons involved directly and/or providing support to those involved in the abovementioned projects and activities. This includes a representative for each faculty that can be a project leader/ participant or local support team staff.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Academic institutions

  • Networking


    U.Porto has been participating in European and international initiatives, not only related to funded projects, but also through participation in educational and research networks and partnerships. Some of the most relevant collaborative platforms of which U.Porto is part of/associated with are listed below:

    European Institute of Innovation & Technology - EIT Health, EIT Manufacturing, EIT RawMaterials, EIT Culture & Creativity
    EUGLOH, The European University Alliance for Global Health
    22 Colaborative Laboratories recognized by FCT (COLAB’s): CoLABVines&Wines, CoLab4Food, FeedInov, ForestWISE, MORE, DataColab, +Atlantic, B2E, WATER-CoRe, VORTEX, HyLAB, BIOREF, NET4CO2, SeLAB, VG CoLAB, CECOLAB, BUILT CoLAB, RAIL CoLAB, 4LifeLab, ARCP, ProChild, AquaValor.
    APB - Assoc. Portuguesa de Bioética
    APCTP - Assoc. do Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia do Porto
    APD - Associação Porto Digital
    APEL - Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros
    ATPorto - Porto Convention Bureau
    AUAP - Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific
    AUF - Agência Universitária de Francofonia
    AUIP - Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgra
    AULA CAVILA - Assoc. das Universidades Latino Americanas
    BERD, S.A.
    CCPM - Câmara de Comércio Portugal-Moçambique
    CCVVC - Centro de Ciência Viva de Vila do Conde
    CERUP - Centro de Riscos da UP
    CIA - Conseil Internacional des Archives
    CL Uporto - Coral de Letras UP
    COAR - Confederation of Open Acess Repositories
    CRUP - Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas
    CRUSOE - Conferência de Reitores das Universidades do Sudoeste da Europa
    EAIE - European Association for Internacional Education
    EBM - Estação Biológica de Mértola
    ECSITE - The European Network os Science Centres and Museums
    ECSO - European Cyber Security Organisation
    ENAI - European Network for Academic Integrity
    ENAS -  European Network of Academic Sport Services
    EUA - European University Association
    EUA-CDE - Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association
    EUCU.NET - European Children´s Universities Network
    EUF - European University Foundation
    EUNIS - European University Systems
    EuroCRIS - The International Organisation for Research Information
    FISU - International University Sports Federation
    Fórum Oceano
    FPA - Fundação Portugal-África
    Fundação da AEP
    IAU - International Association of Universities
    ICOM - Conselho Internacional de Museus
    ICS - Instituto para a Construção Sustentável - Associação
    IDARN - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento Agrário da Região Norte
    IDCEM - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Conhecimento e Economia do Mar
    IDMEC - Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica - Pólo FEUP
    IET - Instituto Empresarial do Tâmega
    IGAP - Instituto de Gestão e Administração Pública
    IGeLU - The International Group of Ex Libris Users
    IICM - Instituto Internacional da Casa de Mateus
    ISR - Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica
    IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações
    LEO-NET - Leveraging Education into Organisations
    OBEGEF - Observatório de Economia e Gestão de Fraude
    OUP - Orfeão Universitário Porto
    PILA.Inc - Publishers International Linking Association Inc.
    Portal Universia PT, S.A.
    INESC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores
    S.Group - Grupo Santander
    Grupo Tordesilhas
    TUP - Teatro Universitário do Porto
    U.Porto Group: UPTEC - https://www.up.pt/portal/pt/inovar/incubadora-de-empresas/uptec/ - Associação BIOPOLIS; CAUP; REQUIMTE; INEB; INEGI; INESC TEC; IPATIMUP; ISFEP; ISPUP; PBS; CIIMAR; FIMS; i3S; IBMC; ICETA; IC; IHRH; LEMC - https://www.up.pt/portal/pt/conhecer/sobre-a-uporto/participacoes-sociais/

    Member organisations

    Legally, the U.Porto is a Public Higher Education Institution, assuming a Foundational nature, governed under Private Law. As a Public Foundation, the U.Porto is part of the National Public Administration, under the supervision of the Government of Portugal.
    List of organisations, networks and associations that U.Porto is member and/or is affiliated with:

    Portuguese Government

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Public financing, Grants, Other, EU funding

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Public funding (government funding) 140,738,783€
    Contribution Student tuition and fees (all kinds of teaching courses and degree programs) 51,776,332€
    Contribution Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia 19,484,415€
    Grant ERASMUS + 4,446,758€
    Grant Erasmus Mundus 30,627€
    Grant H2020 3,840,823€
    Grant Horizon Europe 1,596,763€
    Grant Action Grant to support training in conference interpreting - DG Interpretation 26,524€
    Grant COST Action 47,035€
    Grant EACEA 10,609€
    Grant ECHO Programme 23,023€
    Grant EFDS 25,000€
    Grant EFSA 16,000€
    Grant EIT Health 136,316€
    Grant EIT Manufacturing 428,833€
    Grant EU justice Programme 18,104€
    Grant European GNSS Agency 14,896€
    Grant LIFE 23,289€
    Grant NAWA - Narodowa Agencja Wyniany Akademickiej 2,620€
    Grant Reseach Fund for Coal and Steel 67,678€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Information not available yet 0€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    U.Porto's R&D+i ecosystem comprises a diverse set of research, development and innovation structures, in which a multifaceted scientific community works daily to achieve the highest standards of excellence.
    The research ecosystem includes 14 Organic Units (Faculties) and 11 Associated Research Institutes – altogether they host the 48 R&D Units evaluated and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In the last evaluation exercise, 90% of them have been classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Many of these research units act as interfaces for institutions, bringing the University together, as a main partner, along with other organisations representing external interests.
    U.Porto participates in 17 Associate Laboratories (LAs), 22 Collaborative Laboratories (CoLABs) and currently integrates 24 Research Infrastructures of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures.
    U.Porto ecosystem also mobilizes several functional and thematic competence centres as well as two Ciência Viva Centres that are part of the national scientific outreach network, Ciência Viva.
    Continuously committed to supporting and encouraging scientific and technological development, and the production of results, this broad ecosystem of R&D+I encourages a multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach, where the various actors in the ecosystem collaborate and cooperate in a joint strategy with the aim of ensuring a research, development and innovation activity that responds to societal challenges, within different areas of activity and in national and international contexts.

    U.Porto has a significative activity of scientific dissemination and other communication activities, resulting from the scientific activity carried out in the broad ecosystem of R&D+I of U.Porto, in the ongoing research projects, as well as in other cooperation initiatives and networks. According to the Web of Science, between 2017-2021, the U.Porto published a total of 22208 scientific publications (only citable documents), 58% in international collaboration.

    Since 2020, U.Porto is a member of the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH), which is a strategic partnership between the Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay), Lund University (LU), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Universidade do Porto (UPorto) and the University of Szeged (USZ) in the context of the European Commission’s European Universities Initiative. Within the EUGLOH network, a balanced interfaculty consortium of researchers and students will develop interdisciplinary activities, particularly in education and training related to Global Health. Combining expertise and scientific infrastructure in fields such as biomedicine, the life sciences and social sciences, our inter-campus project will tackle a variety of challenges related to well-being and public health. With the approval of the EUGLOH 2.0 project, the Alliance has recently been expanded to 4 new members: University of Alcalá (UAH), The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), University of Novi Sad (UNS) and Universität Hamburg (UHH).

    U.Porto is very active in science communication and outreach. For example, U.Porto "Mostra" - science showcase week - register over 30 000 visitors every year, making the university closer to society and integrating it in the university's daily activities.

    U.Porto uses different resources and tools for communication and outreach activities that include social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter e YouTube), mailing lists for researchers, professors and students of U.Porto, mailing lists for companies and associations of industries, newsletters released by U.Porto, websites, magazines, etc.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

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