The University of Porto, Portugal, is among the world’s 200 best universities ranked in seven of the 30 fields of study by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, one of the leading international rankings for higher education.
In the report published by Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, more than 3,000 universities and 10,000 courses around the world were analyzed for the study, using three quality indicators in each field: academic reputation, reputation as an employer, and scientific output.
The University of Porto is part of the “world elite”, as QS describes the top 200, in the following fields: Agriculture and Forestry, Ocean and Earth Sciences, Law, Civil Engineering, Electro-technical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
In September of last year, the University of Porto was listed as the best-placed institution in Portugal in the QS World University Rankings, based on a general assessment of higher education. It was 343rd out of 800 universities around the world.
Established in the 18th century, the University of Porto is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal. It offers over 700 programs by over 2,300 teachers (71% of which hold PhDs) to about 31,000 students. Its 1,700 administrative staff attends to 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto.
Based in the United Kingdom, Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings is regarded as one of the three most influential university rankings in the world, along with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.