Over the years, FPCEUP has become a constant presence in the various competitions carried out by public and private entities that promote research, having positioned itself among the 3 Organic Units of the University of Porto with the largest number of funded research projects underway.
This result reflects the effort led by the Research and Development Units (UI), as well as the activity carried out by the different Laboratories and other research structures based at FPCEUP.
The Research and Development Units are both funded by FCT and have enhanced, in addition to scientific quality, a growing capacity to raise funding for new R&D+i projects
At this level, between 2018 and 2022, FPCEUP contracted a total of 142 new R&D projects, with funding raised in excess of 16.6 million euros.
In building this institutional culture for the promotion of research and in order to encourage the participation of 1st year students in scientific research activities, the FPCEUP also offers a Scientific Research Initiation Program (InIt).