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28 - 26 April Porto

SPACE Network Conference
Dear SPACE colleagues,

In a month we will meet with our colleagues in Porto, Portugal from 26 to 28 April for our 28th Annual SPACE Network Conference “Equality, Equity and Efficiency in Higher Education Worldwide” 
Your colleagues and partners are most welcome!
Registrations remain open, so if you have not yet registered and are interested in joining us, go to the following link
http://www.space-network.org/event/?Id=719

Here follows more information about the event:
 
Venue
The conference is hosted at ISCAP Accounting and Business School, located at Rua Jaime Lopes Amorim, 4465-004 Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal.
The Metro (urban train) Station closest to ISCAP is “Hospital de S. João” Station. From there you can walk (12 minutes) or catch a bus to ISCAP. For more information about ISCAP and how to get there, go to https://www.iscap.ipp.pt/site/php/howtoiscap.php
 
Schedule
During this 3-day conference 2 workshops, 3 keynote speeches, 1 poster presentation, 13 paper presentations will take place, presented by people from all over the world.
To see the program of the Conference, go to
http://www.space-network.org/event/?Id=719
The program will be updated in the following weeks and the room numbers where the events will take place will be announced here shortly.
 
Website
In the coming weeks, we will continue to update our website where you can already find the full programme, keynote speakers’ biographies, and practical information.
At the end of the Conference, the results, presentations and photos will be uploaded on the website under “Conference results”.
 
Good to know: Porto
Located along the Douro river in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European cities , and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Porto was, for the 3rd time, awarded the label of European Best Touristic Destination 2017.
The average temperature in Porto for the month April lies between 18°C and 9°C.
The currency of Portugal is Euro (EUR).
The local time in Porto will be Central European Summer Time (WET/GMT+1).
For more info about Porto, go to http://www.visitporto.travel/Visitar/Paginas/default.aspx

Airport
The airport of Porto is called Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro. The airport is located about 12 km from the city center. A trip from the airport to the city by taxi will take between 20 and 30 minutes and will cost you between 20 and 30 euros. Beside taxi services, there are several transport possibilities available, of which the urban train (Metro) is the fastest. You can walk to the Metro Station from inside the Airport building, by walking through an underground passage. Take line E (violet) to go from the Airport Station to the city center. Get off the train at the Bolhão station. To go to ISCAP, get off the train one stop further, the Trindade station. From there, take line D (yellow) and take the direction of Hospital de S. João. To know more about the kinds of metro tickets and their prices, go to
http://en.metrodoporto.pt/pages/397
 
I hope to see you in the beautiful city of Porto!


Julie Verstraeren
Secretary
SPACE Network

 
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