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What We Research - R&D Projects

U.Porto is at the forefront of Portuguese higher education institutions with the most success in fostering national and international projects.

Over the years, the U.Porto ecosystem has increasingly participated in and attracted external funding through R&D+i projects in a wide variety of academic fields and categories, resulting in a diversified project portfolio.

Between 2018 and 2021, U.Porto’s research ecosystem hired a total of 1483 new R&D+i projects (350 of those projects were established in partnership with businesses), and received funding of more than 285 millions of euros.

U.Porto’s R&D strong cooperation with other regional, national and international entities results in various projects in essential sectors of Portuguese economy, often integrated in industry clusters and associations, and in different collaborations and partnerships with external entities of the business sector. U.Porto coordinates or regularly participates in projects which provide management support regarding city infrastructures (transportation, urban policies, etc.) and participates in training programmes and international research in emerging areas (for example, UT Austin Portugal, MIT Portugal, among others).

The growing cooperation and internationalisation of research “made in U.Porto” not only boosts scientific capacity, but also the growing capacity for integration and raising funds for new R&D+i projects.