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About U.Porto - Facts and Figures

With a history spanning over a century and a strategy focused on the future, U.Porto is an institution recognised throughout the world thanks to its quality and dedication to social and economic development. Our figures "speak" for themselves...

The University of Porto in Numbers

The University of Porto in Numbers

The University of Porto in Numbers

The Community

~3.400 Lecturers and Researchers (~100 ETI)

  • 87% PhD (FTE)
  • 45% women (FTE)
  • 6% foreigners (FTE)

~1.700 Technicians and Administrative Staff (~1.700 ETI)

  • 70% women (FTE)

+32.000 Registered students

  • 55% women
  • 14% foreigners

+9.300 Bachelor's Degree Students (1st cycle)
+12.800 Integrated Master's Degree Students (1st and 2nd cycle)
+6.200 Master's Degree Students (2nd cycle)
+4.000 PhD Students (3rd cycle)

~7.500 Graduates

  • 57% female
  • 9% foreigners

~3.500 Bachelor's Degree Graduates (1st cycle)
~1.800 Integrated Master's Degree Graduates (1st and 2nd cycle)
~1.900 Master's Degree Graduates (2nd cycle)
~300 PhD Graduates (3rd cycle)

+115,000 Former students registered in the U.Porto Alumni database

Courses

315 Courses (degree awarding)
50 Bachelor's Degrees (1st cycle)
6 Integrated Master's Degrees (1st and 2nd cycle)
165 Master's Degrees (2nd cycle)
94 Doctorates (3rd cycle)

4.820 Vacancies (1st stage - national entrance competition 2021)
4.748 Placed applicants (99%)
8.783 Applicants in 1st option
1.8 Applicants in 1st option per place
3.307 1st choice applicants (70%)
166.4 Average ranking of the last placed applicants

Research

48 Research units

  • 90% of Research Units evaluated with "Excellent" or "Very Good" (by FCT)

+23.500 Articles and other documents indexed in the Web of Science (WoS)

+19.000 Citable documents (articles and review articles) in the Web of Science (WoS)

  • 24% of Portuguese citable documents indexed in WoS
  • 14% of WoS citeable documents among the 10% most cited (InCites)
  • 56% of WoS citable documents in international collaboration
  • 43% of WoS citable documents in open access
Innovation

+400 Active patents
337 Patents granted
331 International patents granted
99 U.Porto Spin-offs
+1.800 Inventors supported
+600 Entrepreneurship projects supported
+3.000 Qualified jobs created

Internationalisation

+4.300 international students in degree-awarding courses
+1.700 Mobility IN students
+1.300 Mobility OUT students
168 Erasmus+ Projects (2014-2020)
+4.500 Participants in the EUGLOH project
+2.200 agreements/partnerships with foreign Universities

Social Support

+5.400 SASUP Scholarship holders
+200.000 Meals served at SASUP's food service facilities
~1.000 Beds in university halls of residence
+4.500 Medical and psychological appointments made

Sport

+8.000 Participants in CDUP-UP's UPFit Programme
+110.000 Participants in CDUP-UP's UPFit Programme
+400 Participants in the Active Break Programme

Financial Information

233.6 Revenue (M€)
135.0 From the State Budget (M€)
98.6 Own revenue (M€)

346.8 Revenue (M€)
135.0 From the State Budget (M€)
211.8 Own revenue (M€)