Inclusion, Equality and Solidarity
The social inclusion of the FDUP community, based in principles of social justice, human rights and social cohesion is one of the pillars that guide the activity of the Faculty. FDUP aims to contribute to the implementation of inclusion and diversity valuing policies and practices, with particular emphasis on teaching and learning processes, and on research and professional activity.
At this level, it is possible to highlight the practices that the Faculty has been adopting, through its Student, Employability and Alumni Office (GEEA), of monitoring and supporting the inclusion of Students with Special Educational Needs, in close articulation with the Inclusion Support Unit (NAI) of U.Porto. Students with Special Educational Needs at FDUP can book individual appointments with GEEA here.
Also through GEEA, and in collaboration with U.Porto, FDUP promotes several volunteering activities, aimed at the whole academic community. Student Volunteering is an example of success, with great involvement from FDUP students, focused on fighting school dropout and the academic underachievement among students from schools in Porto.
In order to ensure equal opportunity regarding access to our courses and to reward the merit of those who stand out for their academic achievement, U.Porto promotes and/or sponsors a wide range of financial support for its students and researchers, where the FDUP community is included. Among these, we highlight the SASUP Scholarships, the Merit Scholarships and the Scientific Scholarships.
In order to improve the quality of life of its community, FDUP has closely followed the U.Porto project "Conciliação4U.Porto", which aims to create the conditions that promote a better balance between professional responsibilities, family time and personal activities. The website "Conciliation@UPorto Portal" project is soon to be launched, which will provide access to information and the possibility of online interaction with other professionals.
In order to promote gender equality, FDUP is aligned with the Gender Equality Plan of the University of Porto, which recommends the implementation of several measures to promote gender equality within the University. There are four priority intervention areas:
- Leadership and Decision Making;
- Recruitment, Selection and Career Progression;
- Gender Dimension in Research and Knowledge Transfer;
- Gender Biases and Stereotypes, Sexism and Harassment.
Finally, at the scientific research level, the Faculty has not neglected its role in social inclusion. The CIJ - Centre for Legal Research project, “Vulnerability and Diversity: Fundamental Rights in Context” stands out, which aimed to reflect on fundamental rights in a context of diversity and to contribute to cement an inclusive society.