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Culture and Sport

The University of Porto offers a wide range of options in the areas of sport and culture. This is consistent with the belief that university is much more than simply a place for the acquisition and development of academic knowledge, but should aim, instead, to galvanize the development of talent at many levels and encourage a view of society from distinct perspectives.


The existence of a Cultural Commission at FEUP confirms the great importance given to culture and arts.

Activities are regularly scheduled ranging from music to theatre, and including exhibitions, film cycles, debates about art and society, etc. Some of these activities are promoted in collaboration with other cultural institutions in the area.

Throughout the year, Music and Painting Workshops take place, open to students, teachers and other staff members.

Being one of the main means of accessing the arts, the Library also has several cultural activities. As a way of encouraging reading habits in the university community, the Library set up the FEUP Reading Club, presenting sessions to stimulate discussion about authors and literary works. Other activities include training in information literacy, organizing lectures, exhibitions and sessions commemorating significant dates. The Library is also responsible for the FEUP Museum, created with the aim of categorising, preserving and disseminating the Faculty’s collection of artefacts and equipment.


Students can use a number of facilities to do sport, the main ones being:

  • University Stadium Prof. Dr. Jayme Rios de Souza, which includes Pavilion Prof. Galvão Teles, a football pitch, a rugby pitch, an athletics track, two tennis courts, a stadium for multiple sports; sporting activities offered here include handball, athletics, badminton, basketball, football (indoor and outdoor), rugby, tennis, fitness classes, etc.

  • Boa Hora Sport Centre with university swimming pool, judo centre, table tennis centre, chess centre, medical clinic and sauna; activities offered here include aikido, billiards, gymnastics, judo, karate, weightlifting, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, table tennis, volleyball, chess and yoga.

The University of Porto’s sport facilities also include the Rowing and Canoeing Centre, located on the south bank of the river Douro (Vila Nova de Gaia).

Besides providing various facilities to do sport, the University of Porto also has agreements with several gyms, thus offering students even more opportunities to do physical exercise.

FEUP, together with its Sports Commission, also organizes regular sporting activities. Every Tuesday and Friday, between 1pm and 2pm, Yoga classes are held at the Faculty.

Find out more about what the University of Porto offers in the way of sport through CDUP – University of Porto Sport Support Office.

    Students’ Association Sports Leagues

    The Faculty of Engineering’s Students’ Association (AEFEUP) gives students the opportunity to play sports and, at the same time, represent the Faculty in the Porto Academic Championships (CAP) organized by the Academic Federation of Porto (FAP), or the National University Championships (CNU) organized by the Academic Federation of University Sports (FADU).

    FEUP fields teams in the following sports:

    • Handball

    • Basketball

    • Football

    • Indoor Football: Men and Women’s

    • Volleyball: Men and Women’s

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