Porto - Portugal

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Porto, Portugal

Paranhos is a parish in the north of Porto that is home to biggest university campus in Porto, the Pólo Universitário da Asprela. As such, you can expect the area to be brimming with students all day round. The campus is home to more than 10 universities, including the Faculty of Medicine, Engineering, and the Economics one. Besides its large student community, Paranhos is also where you'll find Porto's Tech Incubator, UPTEC. At UPTEC, there's always a cool event to take part in or someone inspiring to meet. Paranhos is the perfect place for students who want to live near their university, as well as for those who want to constantly be involved in student associations and organisations.

The neighbours

Students, students, and more students. Paranhos is the place to be if you want to be near your colleagues. Despite being full of students, it's still a calm place.

Interesting points

When in Paranhos, you must drop into UPTEC. Here, you can meet some of the most inspiring startups in Portugal in action. Meet new and creative people, and beat them at table tennis.

You will fall in love with

Paranhos is the centre stage for Porto's entrepreneurial events. Home to UPTEC and the Porto Design Factory, there are all sorts of events and training sessions for you to attend.

The lifestyle

If you are eager to learn about technology and how to create your own startup, Paranhos is the place to be. It's not the best place for going out for a drink, but you'll learn some valuable skills.



About the city

Porto is a city with character. Studying in Porto is all about living and loving that work-hard, party-hard spirit. From the welcoming weeks (so-called Praxe) to celebrating graduation at the Queima das Fitas, student traditions embrace this.

Eat the best sandwich in the world - the Francesinha - try the famous local Port wine, and enjoy the student spots such as Ribeira and Piolho with your friends, or just meeting new people.

If you’re going to study here, we have apartments in Porto for Erasmus and other international students.