University of Porto (U.Porto)

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems

U.Porto combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation.

U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country´s highest ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff and a growing number of international students, teachers and researchers.

Being open to the community and business is the main trademark of the U.Porto. The University is itself an important driving force for economic, social, cultural and scientific development in Northern Portugal and in the country as a whole.

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U.Porto: some facts and figures

  • Campuses: 3
  • Faculties: 14 + 1 business school
  • Students: ~ 29.900
  • Teachers and Researchers: ~ 2.200
  • Administrative Staff: ~1.500
  • Courses: 636 degrees + 34 bachelor degrees + 18 integrated masters degrees + 124 masters degrees + 84 doctoral degrees
  • Research Units: 49
  • Libraries: 16