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Institutional - Accreditations, Representations & Rankings



All FCNAUP degree courses (bachelor's, master's and doctoral) are accredited by the Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). A3ES is a national accreditation agency that seeks to ensure the quality of Higher Education, in the national territory, through the regular promotion of evaluation processes of institutions and their courses. The University of Porto also has the Institutional Accreditation and Internal Quality Assurance System certification awarded by A3ES.


FCNAUP is also affiliated with national and international partners and networks through the participation of its faculty members in societies and strategic bodies, such as:

  • Ordem dos Nutricionistas (ON);
  • Direção-Geral de Saúde (DGS);
  • European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD).

This underlines the positioning of the Faculty in the academic, scientific, professional and social communities.

Some of the representations stand out:


The FCNAUP, Portugal's leading school in Nutrition and Food Sciences, has been improving its positioning in international academic and scientific rankings.

The University of Porto was ranked among the top 15 universities in the world in Food Science & Technology (Food Science & Technology).

  • 1st in Portugal;
  • 15th in the World.

More information about GRAS 2022.

The University of Porto is in the top 146 in Lebenswissenschaften und Medizin (Life Sciences and Medicine).

  • 146th in the World.

More information about the QS WU Rankings 2022.

The University of Porto ranked in the first 33 places in Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • 33rdin the World.

More information about NTU Rankings 2022.offset-key="f03ra-0-0">More information about the NTU Rankings 2022.