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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.


The notable evolution in education and research at the University of Porto is illustrated by its position in the main 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 as one of the institutions of higher quality and reputation in Portuguese higher education.

Excellent performance is also confirmed at the level of specialised rankings, where the University of Porto is among the best in the world in several areas of knowledge.

U.Porto'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

No. 1 in Portugal
No. 16 in Ibero-America
No. 112 in Europe
No. 274 in the World

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

No. 1-2 in Portugal
No. 3–10 in Ibero-America
No. 77–110 in Europe
No. 201-300 in the World

Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 World University Rankings

No. 2-3 in Portugal
No. 8–15 in Ibero-America
No. 192–234 in Europe
No. 401–500 in the World

National Taiwan University Ranking | NTU Rankings 2021

No. 2 in Portugal
No. 7 in Ibero-America
No. 86 in Europe
No. 223 in the World

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022

No. 2 in Portugal
No. 5 in Ibero-America
No. 38 in Europe
No. 161 in the World

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

No. 49 in World in Library & Information Management
No. 51-100 in the World in Architecture & Built Environment
No. 51-100 in the World in Civil and Structural Engineering

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

No. 15 in World in Food Science and Technology
No. 76-100 in World in Veterinary Sciences

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

No. 1 in Portugal
No. 4 in Ibero-America
No. 18 in Europe
No. 43 in the World

NTU Rankings by Subjects 2021

No. 36 in the World in Agricultural Sciences
No. 40 in the World in Pharmacology and Toxicology
No. 7 in the World in Chemical Engineering
No. 83 in the World in Plant and Animal Science
No. 93 in World in Environment and Ecology
No. 96 in World in Environmental Science and Engineering