University of Porto History
The University of Porto also known as Universidade do Porto is a Portuguese university located in Porto. The university was founded in 1911 by the decree of Provisional Government of the First Portuguese Republic and mathematician Gomes Teixeira was chosen as its first rector. The university currently comprises on 30,000+ students and 3500+ staff.
University of Porto Programs, Courses, and Schools
The University of Porto offers various programs across 13 faculties, a biomedical sciences institute, and business school. The courses include Architecture, Dental Medicine, Economics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Letters, Medicine, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmacy, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Science, Sports, and Business.
The University of Porto is home to numerous research centers conducting specialized or interdisciplinary work. Some of the well-known research institutes include the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto and INESC-Porto (Research Institute of Computer Systems).
University of Porto Campuses
University of Porto’s buildings is scattered across the city centre of Porto in three major sites. A neoclassical building in the city centre marks the birthplace of the university and is home to the administrative offices. The faculties and research and development centres are based in the city centre and beyond.
The University of Porto also offers student residences and sports facilities to its students. The university offers a fun and vibrant student life and houses various recreational and leisure services. Medical support and counseling services are also available in addition to student clubs and associations.
University of Porto Achievements
The University of Porto is ranked as one of the best universities in Portugal. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the university as top 400 universities in the world. The university was ranked 328th worldwide by QS World University Rankings.
The University of Porto has most noted research output in Portugal owing to its exceptional research and academic community and world-class research centers and institutes. The university collaborates with many local companies through its Parque da Ciencia e Tecnologia do Porto program, business entrepreneur centre, and a business incubator.
University of Porto USP
The University of Porto is one of the handful of Portuguese universities to promote university-industry collaboration. The university is open to organizations interested in collaborating with its researchers, contributing to internationally recognized discoveries and inventions.
The University of Porto has an acceptance rate of 58.8% and the tuition fee is subsidized for local students. The university also provides financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and bursaries to students which are performance or need-based.
University of Porto Notable Alumni
Froilano de Mello (Microbiologist and MP in the Portuguese National Assembly), Kaulza de Arriaga (Brigadier General, Writer, Professor, and Politician), Sergio Godinho (Musician), and Rui Rio (Politician and Mayor of Porto).
Average Academic Score
Masters: € 6,000
Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
For the academic year: May 31
2nd semester: October 15
University of Porto Rankings
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