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University of Porto - International Staff Training Week
Published on / opublikowano 17-08-2018

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to our International Staff Training Week concerning Employability Services at Porto, to be held from Monday, November 26th to Friday, November 30th 2018. Both academic and non-academic staff from our international partner universities are welcome to attend this event.

In a join venture with University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal) and University of Vigo (Spain), the main purpose of our International Staff Training Week is to widen and strengthen the cooperation with partner institutions, to share different experiences on career & employability services, to facilitate networking and establish new partnerships.

It is a fantastic opportunity to share best practice with colleagues from all over the world.

REGISTRATION: Please do your registration at this form until September 28th. 

PROGRAMME: The theme for this first Staff Week is “Employability: a challenge to Universities and Companies” and will include the following topics:

•    Training for career & employment counsellors
•    Work & living in Portugal
•    Trends and challenges - Unemployment in the North Region of Portugal
•    Data Protection and GDPR:  the impact in the Employability & Career Services
•    Successful studies and projects presentations
•    Round table with companies – discussion about soft skills
•    Presentations by HEI participants on a theme of their choice
•    Visit to “Cidade das Profissões” (City of Professions – service based on the "Cité des Métiers" model, created in France in the early 1990, promoted by the Porto City Hall, which aims to foster people's employability and entrepreneurship)
•    Visit to UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, which supports the creation of technological, scientific and creative based companies and attracts national and international innovation centres)
•    Visit U.Porto & UTAD campus and discover the city of Porto

It will be possible to get individual appointments in the faculties or other university facilities of your interest. You are welcome to give a short presentation (max. 15 mins) about your home university.

Please find enclosed the preliminary programme for the Staff Week.

REGISTRATION: Please do your registration at this form until September 28th.

We will communicate the results by the beginning of October 2018. The staff will only happen with a minimum of 15 participants.

Each participant that has been selected will have to send the organizer a small description of the practices and challenges that they have to face in their institution. The deadline for this will be announced in the acceptance letter.

Since the number of participants is limited (max 20), we recommend the interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.  Please be aware that we’ll give priority to representatives from different institutions.

COSTS: 250€ participation fee, which includes: daily lunch; official dinner; coffee-breaks; visits and social programme; certificates of attendance.

Participants are required to cover their own travel and living expenses (e.g. accommodation) through the Erasmus funds for staff mobility or otherwise. Information on travelling, accommodation and other practical matters will be provided to the selected participants. Please contact the International Office at your home university in order to obtain funding from the Erasmus+ programme to attend the International Staff Training Week.

Our whole team is looking forward to welcome you in Porto! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.


Albino Oliveira                                            
Employability Office Coordinator

Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto. Portugal                   
+351 220 408 093 | +351 962 203 499 | albino.oliveira@reit.up.pt |empregabilidade@reit.up.pt |www.up.pt |Skype: aoliveir_5   

preliminary staff week programme

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