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Universidade Portucalense

Universidade Portucalense

Universidade Portucalense


UPT – Oporto Global University, is a private higher education institution, ISO 9001 certified, recognized by the Portuguese Government and the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES. UPT’s Research unit, IJP, is certified by the Portuguese funding agency for research, FCT.

Created in June of 1986, UPT – Oporto Global University located in Oporto, known as the 'Cidade Invicta', Oporto gave Portugal its name. Located in the north of Portugal, on the right bank of the River Douro, Oporto is the country's second largest city situated within an urban area of over 1.3 million inhabitants.

Oporto is internationally known for its port wine, bridges and its old and contemporary architecture. Its historical center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The city of Oporto is also a center of educational and research excellence, standing out for its technological and scientific innovation which attracts students from all across the country and from overseas.

UPT is organized in five Departments: Law, Economics and Management; Science and Technology, Heritage and Tourism and Psychology and Education that teach 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes and post graduations, structured according to the Bologna Process. UPT aims to be a model in higher education, taking the advantages of the different department’s synergies. More than acquiring theoretical knowledge, the students have the chance to develop practical work and research projects, developing different kinds of skills that prepare them for jobs in future career and for living in a competitive global society.

Global Research and Global Learning for globally sourced professionals

Think Global. Research globally. Teach and Learn globally. These are the basics of UPT – Oporto Global University’s Vision that embody UPT’s mission to promote global holistic knowledge, preparing tomorrow’s Global professionals and the future Citizens of the World.

Our officially recognized research (ISO 9001 and FCT) works intensively with partners across the world, delivering world-class research and creating bleeding hedge knowledge to assist and promote sustained global development for all. We share that knowledge under a strict Open Access Policy (whenever research is publicly funded).

We deliver that knowledge to our global students in our accredited (Portuguese Ministry of Educations, Portuguese Higher Education Accreditation Agency and ISO 9001) teaching Departments and Programmes.

Our internationally driven Faculty pastoral duties, the vibrant learning community, the social responsibility and commitment of UPT as a whole, the exciting, tolerant and multicultural environment in Portugal, contribute to the development of the personal, interpersonal, cultural and intercultural skills mandatory to succeed professionally in a Global world.


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