Courses in English
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WHY CHOOSE UALG?
The University of Algarve is a public university, with a student population of 8,000 and over 700 academics.
UAlg has strong partnerships with business and with public and private organisations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community.
The University of Algarve offers courses in six thematic areas: Arts, Literature and History; Engineering Sciences; Life, Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Allied Sciences; Social, Education and Professional Training Sciences; and Economics, Management and Tourism. The studies in these areas include undergraduate and postgraduate (Master and PhD) degrees. All the degrees are recognized in the European Union countries.
Research at the University of Algarve is carried out in dynamic and prominent research centres, which produce innovation and added value in Marine Sciences, Biology and Biomedicine, Electronics and Telecommunications, Literature, History, Communications, and Arts.
Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal, the University has three university campuses located in Faro. The city is two and a half hours from Libon by car and fifty minutes from Oporto by plane. Faro's International Airpot offers a large number of flights from and to worldwide destinations.
UAlg receives international students from more than 70 countries totaling over 18% of its student population. UAlg participates in many international exchange programmes (bilateral, Erasmus plus, Erasmus Mundus) and students have the opportunity to spend periods of learning or practical training in partner institutions abroad.
The quality and diversity of UAlg Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral programmes are an opportunity that students from all over the world recognize.
World university rankings
Despite being a relatively small and young, UAlg ranks 6th among the Portuguese universities according to the 2018 Times Higher Education university rankings (601-800 worldwide), scoring highly in international projection, knowledge transfer and scientific impact.