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What We Research - Research at U.Porto

In line with the world’s leading universities, the University of Porto combines the vocation of teaching with excellence in scientific research.

As a Research University, U.Porto today is one of the country’s great producers of Science in all areas of knowledge.

This result reflects the effort of the University's Research and Development Units, as well as the activity conducted by the Research Ecosystem, the University's active participation in Associated Laboratories and Collaborative Laboratories, as well as in the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures.

Excellence in U.Porto's research, scientific production, and the entire research community becomes more evident as the University is highlighted in the major international academic and scientific rankings.

Contributing to the volume and the quality of the knowledge produced at U.Porto was the significant investment in state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, coupled with highly qualified academic staff.

Nevertheless, what best defines research at U.Porto is that it is heavily oriented towards the needs of society as well as the regional, national and international research and innovation strategies.

The collaborative work developed every day by our R&D Units – often in articulation with other national and international bodies – has not only led to important discoveries in different fields but also to some of the most relevant innovations in Portuguese industry.