P.PORTO is excellence in higher education, but is also a space of ideas and results in which we make a difference. We are a dynamo of cultural change, in our city, in our region, in our country. We try to meet current demands, building bridges between the academia, the world of work and civil society. We rank fourth among first-choice higher education institutions, and fifth in number of students. In formal education, our aim is full employment of our graduates and post-graduates. To guarantee it, we clearly align our educational portfolio with the needs of the business and social world. We build strategic cooperation with the local economic agents, and contribute with concrete solutions to real problems. We cooperate with and are a critical mass. We are an international community that stems from cooperation within a 300-entity network spread over four continents. Our DNA: transform potential into advantages. We encourage a culture of innovative, applied research, carried out in an educational atmosphere both irreverent and transversal, and focused on practice. It is not enough to be one of the best. It is not enough to rank well among first-choice institutions. To expand what distinguishes us, the P.PORTO balanced profile of knowledge and academic and applied skills, is what really matters. Establishing partnerships and innovating. National and internationally.