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About U.Porto - Facts and Figures

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 (~2100 FTE)

  • 87% PhD holders (FTE)
  • 45% women (FTE)
  • 6% internationals (FTE)

~1,700 Technicians and Administrative Staff (~1,700 FTE)

  • 70% women (FTE)

+34.000 Registered students

  • 54% women
  • 13% internationals

+15,000 Bachelor's Degree Students (1st cycle)
+5,500 Integrated Master's Degree Students (1st and 2nd cycle)
+9,500 Master's Degree Students (2nd cycle)
+4,300 Doctoral Students (3rd cycle)

~7,500 Graduates

  • 57% women
  • 9% internationals

~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 Doctoral Degree Graduates (3rd cycle)

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


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)


48 Research units

  • 90% of Research Units were classified as “Excellent” or “Very Good” (by FCT)

+25,000 Articles and other indexed documents in Web of Science (WoS)
+20,500 Articles and review articles (citable documents) in Web of Science (WoS)

  • 24% of Portuguese citable documents indexed in WoS
  • 14% of citable WoS documents among the top 10% most cited (InCites)
  • 57% of citable WoS documents with international collaboration
  • 54% of citable WoS documents with open access

+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


+4,500 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
+6,500 Medical and psychological appointments made


+8,000 Participants in CDUP-UP's UPFit Programme
+110,000 Uses of CDUP-UP's UPFit Programme
+400 Participants in the Active Break Programme

Financial Information

233,6 in Revenue (M€)
135,0 State Budget (M€)
98,6 Own revenue (M€)

346,8 in Revenue (M€)
135,0 State Budget (M€)
211,8 Own revenue (M€)

Consult the technical note for the date, origin and exact figures of the data presented on this page.