DEI was created in January 2008, following the activities that had been developed at FEUP since the beginning of the 90s.

Scientific areas:

Computing Systems and Architectures | Computer Graphics and Interactive Digital Media | Programming Sciences and Technologies | Software Engineering | Information Systems | Intelligent Systems


Provide world-class education in Computer Engineering, in scientific, technical, ethical and cultural aspects.

Carry out research and development of excellence for the progress of Computer Science, and support training activities in Computer Engineering.


DEI's vision is to retain and strengthen its advanced position in Computer Science and Engineering teaching and research in the national context and to assert itself in the ranking of the best schools/departments in Europe.


The quality of the education is witnessed by the Alumni community and its contributions to the country and the world.

There are many former students who are now leaders in companies and institutions, authentic success stories that carry the DEI-FEUP DNA, through their innovative and entrepreneurial spirits and great human dimension.

Along with the education of young future leaders of digital transformation and investing in top-level research, DEI has always invested in the connection to the Industry. The relationships of trust and cooperation with a large number of companies are well established and many of them have accompanied the department since its creation. This proximity to the Industry eases knowledge transfer and monitors the companies needs in terms of technology and human resources; win-win relationships valued bilaterally.

DEI is a member of Informatics Europe and iSchools.


Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Department of Informatics Engineering
Edifício I – Sala I012A

Secretariat Opening Hours
10h – 12h / 14h30 – 16h30

Phone: +351 225 082 134