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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 2023
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - Shanghai Ranking 2022

12 in Portugal
3–10 in Ibero-America
77–110 in Europe
201–300 in the World

Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 World University Rankings

23 in Portugal
8–15 in Ibero-America
192–243 in Europe
401–500 in the World

National Taiwan University Ranking | NTU Ranking 2022

2nd in Portugal
7th in Ibero-America
91st in Europe
220th in the World

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022

2nd in Portugal
5th in Ibero-America
38th in Europe
161st in the World

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

49th in the World in Management
51–100 in the World in Architecture
51–100 in the World in Civil and Structural Engineering

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022

15th in the World in Food Science and Technology
76–100 in the World in Veterinary Medicine

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021

1st in Portugal
4th in Ibero-America
21st in Europe
50th in the World

NTU Rankings by Subjects 2022

33rd in the World in Pharmacology and Toxicology
39th in the World in Agricultural Science
86th in the World in Chemical Engineering
86th in the World in Plant and Animal Science
98th in the World in Environment and Ecology