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What We Research - Research at the U.Porto

Like the best universities in the world, the University of Porto combines a vocation for teaching with excellence in scientific research.

Positioning itself as a Research University, the U.Porto is currently one of the great producers of Science in Portugal, in all areas of knowledge.

This result reflects the enthusiastic effort by the Research and Development Units (UI) of the University, as well as the activity carried out by the different entities that make up our Research Ecosystem, alongside with the University's active involvement in Associate Laboratories and Collaborative Laboratories and the significant participation in the infrastructures included in the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures.

The character of excellence that defines research, scientific production and the entire research community of the U.Porto is made particularly evident by the increasing prominence of the University in the main international academic and scientific rankings.

The volume and quality of the knowledge produced at the U.Porto are also due to the substantial investment in laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment, together with a highly qualified scientific staff.

What best defines the research at the U.Porto is the character deeply oriented toward the needs of society and regional, national and international research and innovation strategies.

From the collaborative work developed daily by our R&D structures - often in conjunction with other national and international bodies - have been born essential discoveries in different fields of knowledge and some of the most relevant innovations of Portuguese industry.