University of Porto

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HeadquartersPorto, Portugal
Second largest university in Portugal.

The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto) is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded on 22 March 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students, after the University of Lisbon, and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal.


The University of Porto was founded by decree of 22 March 1911, issued by the Provisional Government of the First Portuguese Republic. While it is possible to point the university's predecessors as the Nautical Academy, established by King Joseph I in 1762, and the Drawing and Sketching Academy, created by Queen Mary I in 1779, the university was to be based primarily on higher education institutions created in the nineteenth century, namely the Polytechnic Academy (1836–1911) and Medical-Surgical Academy of Porto (1836–1911).

The inauguration of the University of Porto took place on 16 July 1911, and mathematician Gomes Teixeira was chosen as first Reitor (rector). At this time, the university became economically and scientifically independent, and teaching autonomy was officially recognized.

Currently, there are 14 faculties and a postgraduate business school at the university.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Kaúlza de Arriaga18 January 19152 February 2004PortugalSoldier
Portuguese soldier politician who attended a November 1977 meeting of Le Cercle with his aide
Estela Barbot19 May 1959PortugalPortuguese executive who is heavily involved in the Trilateral Commission and its Portuguese subgroup the Forum Portugal Global. She is a member of the The Club of Rome and attended Bilderberg for the first time in 2019.
Carlos Costa3 November 1949PortugalFinancier
Elisa Ferreira17 October 1955PortugalPolitician
Deep state functionary
Appointed European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms by Ursula von der Leyen in December 2019. In 2020 was helping to fight Covid with emergency spending
Fernando Medina10 March 1973PortugalPolitician
up-and-coming Portuguese politician
Ana Pinho1968PortugalBusinesspersonPortuguese businesswoman
Rui Rio6 August 1957PortugalPoliticianPortuguese politician
Fernando Teixeira dos Santos13 September 1951PortugalAcademic
Portuguese economist
Augosto Santos Silva20 August 1956PortugalPolitician
Attended the 2006 Bilderberg as Portugal/Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Jorge Moreira da Silva24 April 1971PortugalPoliticianPortuguese politician
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