With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal.
Close to 31,000 students, 2,300 teachers and researchers along with 1,700 administrative staff attend its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto.
With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. In fact, offering over 700 training programmes per year (from degrees to continuous professional training), the University of Porto has teaching solutions for everyone.
Teaching staff comprising 1,860 full-time equivalent teachers (71% of which PhDs) ensures a high quality of training that makes the University of Porto the most sought-after University in Portugal and the chosen university for candidates with highest grades.
Currently, nearly 31,000 students (6,500 postgraduates) attend the 273 degrees, masters and doctoral courses of the University of Porto. Every year, around 2,000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education.
With 69 research units, the University is responsible for over 20% of the Portuguese articles indexed each year in the ISI Web of Science.
Nearly half of its research units were classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the latest international evaluations. In fact, the University of Porto has some of the most productive and internationally renowned Portuguese R&D centres.
In the last years, the University has been focusing in providing greater economic value to its scientific production and recent partnerships with the Portuguese industry leaders have already resulted in several innovations with proven success in the national and international markets.
ESN-Porto (Erasmus Student Network - Porto) is a group of volunteer students created to help you integrate and adapt to Porto.
With the support of the International Relations Office of the Universidade do Porto, we organize several activities so that you get to know Portugal and its culture.