EurSAFE 2016 will be held at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Porto. It is organized in collaboration between Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology / Institute for Investigation and Innovation in Health (IBMC/i3S) and Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLUP), University of Porto.
Universidade do Porto (University of Oporto) was founded in 1911, based on two higher education institutions created in the 19th century ("Escola Médico-Cirúrgica" and "Academia Politécnica"). At present, the university attracts a population of approximately 30.000 students, distributed among 15 schools endowed with considerable autonomy. The university confers approximately 60 different initial degrees, as well as more than 120 post-graduate programmes.
The Universidade do Porto carries out quality research in all fields of study, and it is home to three out of the nine most highly rated research units in Portugal, including Institute for Research and Innovation in Health Sciences (i3S) and Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa (ILCML).
Founded in 2013, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health Sciences (i3S) hosts researchers working in basic aspects of biology, studying disease and develop biomedical technologies with application in human health. At i3S, the development of science and technology is combined with clinical and diagnostic services and a well-defined responsible research and innovation agenda, which includes effective policies and programs in research ethics, interdisciplinary research, integrative initiatives with and for society, and advanced training for the scientific community. Ongoing research projects in ethics, science and society include ANIMPACT (animal research ethics and regulation) and NERRI (responsible research and innovation in neuroenhancement).
Over the past 15 years, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has been strongly committed, through the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-American Studies (CETAPS), as well as through the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa (ILCML), to the critical enquire about utopian holistic prospective futures. Its interest in food futures is evinced by its most recent project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (“Utopia, Food and the Future: Utopian thinking and the construction of inclusive societies - a contribution from the Humanities”), as well as by its outreach project “PAN-Utopia 2100”.
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