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Catholic University of Portugal

The Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) is privately funded and recognized by the Portuguese State as a free, autonomous university institution of public utility.

Top reasons to study here

  • An academic community that helps defend and develop the human being and his/her cultural heritage through research, teaching and services.
  • A major presence in the university world, characterized by a Christian vision of mankind and making a specific contribution to all areas of knowledge.
  • UCP is recognized by the Portuguese State as a free, autonomous university institution of public utility.

Short Courses

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

UCP was established in 1967 and it rapidly gained a solid reputation for the high quality of its teaching and the strength of its research, for the fruitful debates of ideas that it encourages, for its focus on internationalization.

Education

UCP degree programmes and the resulting qualifications (bachelor`s, master`s and doctorate) have the same value and effects as those from state universities (Decree-Law 128/90)

Since it started operating, in 2009, A3ES (the Portuguese Evaluation, Quality-assurance and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education) has been accrediting and evaluating our degree programmes.

Research

UCP recognises that academic research is a prerequisite for the proper achievement of its cultural and teaching activities, and shall make efforts to provide the means to foster this research" (Article 7 of the Statutes)

Research centres are based within the Faculties they are fundamentally devoted to pure and applied research. The centres and their projects are funded from a variety of sources: institutions and societies; the EU; Portuguese government departments and initiatives; companies. They are regularly subject to external assessment exercises, in which their ratings have been very good or excellent.

Career

The top levels of education gained at the UCP, coupled with the constant attention the University pays to the evolution of the skills and competences required by the labor market, contribute to the high rates of employability attained by its students.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
801
2020
801 -50
2019
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
351 250
2019
601
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Services

Library services

For the courses in the areas of science and technology there are laboratories of study and research, particularly the School of Biotechnology (Porto) laboratories for the study of Engineering of Bioprocesses and Biopolymers, Control and Optimisation of Food Processes, Fundamental Microbiology and Applied, and Environmental Studies.

ICT services

The students of the School of Arts, in Porto, have a set of equipment and facilities as means of support:

  • Music listening club with attached music library;
  • Pipe organs, carnations, pianos;
  • Television studio;
  • Control room for sound, image and lightening;
  • Recording, editing and video post-production units;
  • Assembly stations for locution, production and sound editing;
  • Video and DVD viewing rooms.

Student Life

Campus life

UCP consists of 15 faculties, schools and institutes, which are the basic education and research units. They are located in 4 main centres: Beiras, Braga, Lisbon (headquarters) and Oporto.

Accreditation

All courses at the Catholic University of Portugal are recognized by the National Accreditation Agency A3ES.

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