About Universidade do Algarve

The University of Algarve (UAlg) is the leading Higher Education institution in southern Portugal. Recognized for the excellence of research, quality of teaching and close relationships it establishes with society, UAlg offers courses in various areas of training and has ample spaces, infrastructure and equipment that provide excellent conditions for study, work, research and socialization.

Located in the south of Portugal, in a region with a Mediterranean climate sought after by thousands of tourists, the University of Algarve (UAlg) is headquartered in Faro, capital of the Algarve. Its privileged location next to Faro International Airport and the large number of new air routes connecting the main Portuguese cities (Porto and Lisbon), Europe and the world, as well as the excellent conditions that, together with the region, it has for offer, make this academy increasingly acquire a central and international status, visible on the streets of the city of Faro, which annually receives around 1700 international students from more than 84 nationalities.

UAlg has been multiplying and consolidating its training offer on its three campuses, two in the city of Faro and one in Portimão, and offers integrated degrees and his major areas of training: Arts, Communication and Heritage; Social Sciences and Education; Health Sciences and Technologies; Exact and Natural Sciences; Economy, Management and Tourism; Engineering and Technologies. With classrooms and study rooms, amphitheaters and laboratories for teaching and research activities, libraries with online access, wifi on all campuses, accommodation for more than 600 students, catering services, medical services, cultural and sports activities, the University Algarve and the region provide the ideal conditions to study, research, undertake and promote personal enrichment.

Scientific research has been a fundamental factor for the development of the University, placing it on a trajectory of national and international affirmation. The excellence that presides over its research and development activities is reflected in the dense network of partnerships established with universities and R&D institutions from all over the world, in the most diverse fields.

Rankings and Reputation


UAlg is preparing its first participation in this ranking, in which it has already been mentioned in its “International Student Survey”, and for that reason it already has a profile in this ranking that can be consulted here.

THE Wolrd University Rankings

For the fifth consecutive year, UAlg integrates this world ranking of universities, in the top 801 and 1000