University of Algarve

Located in southern Portugal, the University of Algarve (UAlg) is headquartered in Faro, capital of the Algarve. With 42 years of existence and a privileged location with direct access to the main routes connecting Europe and the world, this academic institution has acquired a central and international status, visible on the streets of the city of Faro, which annually receives around 1,700 international students from more than 84 countries. Over the years, UAlg has been multiplying and consolidating its training offer in its three campuses – two in Faro and one in Portimão – offering undergraduate and integrated masters degrees, masters, doctorates and postgraduate courses, which spread across its major areas of training: Arts, Communication and Heritage; Social and Educational Sciences; Health Sciences and Technologies; Exact and Natural Sciences; Economics, Management and Tourism; Engineering and Technologies.

Scientific research has been a fundamental factor for the development of the University, placing it on a trajectory of national and international recognition. The excellence that governs its research and development activities is reflected in the dense network of partnerships established with universities and R&D institutions around the world, in the most diverse fields.
It appears for the fourth time in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2021, which analyzes the performance of higher education institutions created 50 years ago or less, standing out in the indicator that assesses international outlook.

University of Évora

The University of Évora is a center for the creation, transmission and dissemination of culture, science and technology, which, through the combination of study, teaching and research, is integrated into the life of society.

The University of Évora is oriented towards the region in which it is located – the Alentejo -, defining it as the preferential target of its effort to socialize knowledge; the European Union, with which it shares similar human, cultural and scientific values; the neighboring regions, with which it will primarily establish strategic partnerships; and the Portuguese-speaking countries to which it will seek to extend its mission, keeping in mind, at the same time, that the preparation of students must always take into account the global “world” in which we live today.

With the mission of transmitting and producing knowledge, and basing its strategies on the regional context in which it operates, the University of Évora structures its performance on 4 anchor areas that distinguish it from other Portuguese public higher education institutions: Mediterranean and Environment; Material, Intangible and Human Heritage; Pathways of Life and Well-Being; Aerospace and Digital Transformation.

Nova University Lisbon


NOVA University Lisbon is a Portuguese public university, created on August 11, 1973, comprising nine schools located in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (Lisbon, Oeiras, Almada and Cascais). Assuming the mission to serve society through knowledge and innovation, NOVA intends to assert itself more and more as a real 21st century university: global and civic. With truly international teaching and research, in its quality, agendas and partners, NOVA is deeply committed to the development of society, culture and economy of the Greater Lisbon region, where it operates, but also of the country, of Europe and of Portuguese-speaking countries, reinforcing centuries of common history.

NOVA University Lisbon is the 8th best university in Europe and among the 50 best universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, which assesses criteria such as reputation and internationalization. As a young European research-focused University, founded less than 50 years ago, NOVA has succeeded in the most prominent rankings. Within this group, NOVA systematically ranks in the top 10, as witnessed by the 8th place in the QS top 50 under 50 ranking, 8th place in the Multirank, and the 9th place in the QS World ranking.