Learn along the journey in Porto


There are 23 public and 39 private institutions in the Porto Metropolitan Area where around 79,200 students (including more than 11,300 foreign students) are enrolled. Several degree programmes taught in English can be found in different universities and thousands of foreign students come to Porto under the Erasmus exchange programme.

The University of Porto is consistently ranked internationally as one of the best universities in Portugal and in Europe. It is also one of the largest science producers in Portugal. It hosts 14 faculties, one business school, 50 R&D units, and over 32,000 students, including more than 6000 foreign students.

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The university of Porto is ranked 79th in Civil Engineering & 86th in Mechanical Engineering in the world (NTU ranking 2019). It is also ranked 15th in Food Technology & & 76th in Mechanical Engineering in the world (ARWU Ranking 2020). School of Economics and Management and Porto Business School have the 23rd best MBA in the world (Eduniversal 2019). The Polytechnic Institute of Porto is the largest and most prestigious polytechnic institute in Portugal. It hosts 8 schools, 30 R&D units, 18,500 students and around 1200 foreign students.

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