About University of Porto:

The University of Porto (Universidade do Porto) is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded on 22 March 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students, after the University of Lisbon, and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal. The University of Porto was founded by decree of March 22, 1911, issued by the Provisional Government of the First Portuguese Republic. The Polytechnic Academy's main purpose was the teaching of science and industrial engineering of all kinds, and professional specialties such as naval officers, merchants, farmers, factory directors and artists. The inauguration of the University of Porto took place on July 16, 1911, and mathematician Gomes Teixeira was chosen as first Reitor (rector). At this time, the university became economically and scientifically independent, and teaching autonomy was officially recognized. Currently, there are 14 faculties and a postgraduate business school at the university.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 458 374 330 323 320 318 296 279 269 254 232 218 220 232 223

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 252 197 180 158 57 119 117 106 105 94 86 92 82 73
Engineering - 255 214 164 162 170 156 157 162 164 163 181 174 183
Life Sciences - - 281 286 292 262 226 226 229 199 203 188 179 156
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - 218
Natural Sciences - - 285 226 212 276 281 261 290 266 256 280 293 287
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - 301-350

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 66 57 47 69 62 58 57 31 50 45 36
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 165 179 160
Chemistry 179 124 150 151 162 172 177 172 193 183 166
Chemical Engineering 57 60 64 69 76 80 82 83 89 92 74
Civil Engineering 97 67 54 50 59 58 53 53 79 86 139
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 241 224 204
Computer Science 299 215 250 215 209 202 242 211 227 230 244
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - 209 209 234 242 221 200 210 191 257
Environment / Ecology 191 183 163 126 117 125 110 111 118 101 93
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - 192 179 195
Materials Science 239 290 226 218 195 247 245 228 244 222 247
Mathematics - - - - - - 335 301-350 301-350 275 301-350
Mechanical Engineering 46 30 92 65 80 84 73 80 86 78 103
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 179 174 167
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 198 169 158
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 203 149 87 99 65 58 67 74 50 40
Physics 224 249 - - 294 - 301-350 301-350 401-450 351-400 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - 277 196 160 138 125 127 134 115 96 83
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - 301-350
Space Science - - - - - - - - 159 187 183
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 150
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 96
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -