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About U.Porto - U.Porto in the Rankings

The University of Porto is one of the most distinguished Portuguese institutions in international academic and scientific rankings.


U.Porto’s notable evolution in education and research is illustrated by its position in the major international academic rankings, which evaluate the quality of higher education institutions worldwide.

In recent years, U.Porto has consolidated its position in leading world rankings, generally ranking among the top 100 European universities and among the top 350 universities in the world. It also stands out in these rankings among the Portuguese higher education institutions with the highest standards and reputation.

U.Porto’s excellent performance is also recognised in specialised rankings, where it is listed among the best institutions in the world in a variety of fields.

The University’s classification in the rankings is the result of its dedication to excellence in education, scientific production, innovation and knowledge transfer, culture and openness to society.

World rankings

QS World University Rankings 2024
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Ranking 2023
  • 12 in Portugal
  • 2–7 in Ibero-America
  • 74–106 in Europe
  • 201–300 in the World
Times Higher Education (THE) 2024 World University Rankings
  • 1-3 in Portugal
  • 8–11 in Ibero-America
  • 185–232 in Europe
  • 401–500 in the World
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023
  • 2nd in Portugal
  • 5th in Ibero-America
  • 36th in Europe
  • 160th in the World
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
  • 92nd in the World in Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • 51–100 in the World in Architecture / Built environment
  • 51–100 in the World in Sports-Related Subjects
  • 51–100 in the World in Petroleum Engineering
Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022
  • 29th in the World in Food Science and Technology
  • 76–100 in the World in Civil Engineering
Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2023
  • 1st in Portugal
  • 6-11 in Ibero-America
  • 25-43 in Europe
  • 50-100 in the World