In recent years there have been many millions that the successive governments PS, PSD and CDS cut in higher education. In the last government were 320 million less. This worsened the conditions of higher education institutions and hampers the access of students to their constitutional right to study.
These institutions, for lack of funds, fail their students and are required to reduce the number of faculty and staff, to close courses and failing to ensure services such as the cafeteria, residence, libraries and study rooms with conditions. The award of scholarships is highly bureaucratized and is generally the minimum scholarship that is far from covering all costs related to the frequency of Higher Education.
Doing against these policies, students from various colleges Port organized themselves, denounced the problems and claimed their resolution and their rights, having already achieved some victories.
In ESE (School of Education), after a process of continuous fighting, the canteen shall be open later, allowing post-employment regime of students to dinner. There will also be works in space.
At FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of Porto) and FCUP (Faculty of the University of Porto Sciences, is being organized a petition demanding quality meals and a lower share price, in addition to more material and human conditions in canteens.
The Faculty (Faculty of Arts, University of Porto), there was a petition that had about 650 signatures for the extension of library hours as well as the improvement of your repository, accompanied by a concentration of students in the 4 November.
In ESAD (School of Arts and Design), is being collected a petition against the lack of ventilation in classrooms. This process already has a big win: works in rooms with the possibility of placing air conditioning.
The Catholic University of Porto in the psychology department, students are collecting a petition against the lack of material conditions of its class.
Private University Fernando Pessoa, stems from a petition with marked concentration due to the absence of internships.
This whole process of struggle is being successful and being made remarkable progress by students in claiming their rights thus bringing great motivation to all those who daily fight for a Public Higher Education system, free, democratic and Of Quality.