In order to foster closer links between the scientific and business communities, companies may promote research by giving tax-deductible donations and contributions. Thus, by choosing to invest in the knowledge society, they can become patrons of science.
At FEUP patronage can assume the following forms:
Social responsibility plays an increasingly important role within organizations which aim to contribute towards a fairer society. FEUP also shares this concern and companies can join in through “Project FEUP Social”.
Project FEUP Social
This project, which arises from a partnership between FEUP and GASPorto – a nongovernmental organization, targets students in financial difficulty, such as those from Timor and PALOP countries, and aims to facilitate their social inclusion by helping them to overcome problems that can result in academic failure and lead to them dropping out. Companies can offer summer internships to these students in exchange for a scholarship that covers their academic fees. Such internships can cover a wide range of tasks and are not necessarily related to the engineering field.
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