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Universidade Católica Portuguesa - UCP

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Portuguese Catholic University (Universidade Católica Portuguesa - UCP) was established in 1967 by decree of the Holy See, at the request of the Portuguese Bishops' conference and under Concordat Law. The Portuguese government's official recognition of UCP occurred in 1971, through decree-law 307/71, which acknowledged the Portuguese Catholic University as on a par with the other Portuguese universities and conferred on the degrees it grants - presently ?licentiate?, master and doctor, - the same value and the same effects as those awarded by State universities. The creation of the University, the fulfilment of a 40-year dream of the Portuguese Church, constitutes a milestone in modern higher education in Portugal: for the first time the State was not directly involved in and responsible for a university. Nowadays, and following the general trend in Portugal and abroad, Portuguese Catholic University enjoys a large degree of autonomy in the creation and running of new campuses, schools and courses. Taking advantage of this fact, it has been a pioneer in some respects of university development in Portugal, either with regard to areas of knowledge not previously taught (e.g. business administration and management, food engineering, etc.) or to the regional dispersion of campuses.

651-700
2016
701+
2017
651-700
2018
  • 54.9
    Employer Reputation
251-300
2017
  • 46.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 48.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 62.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 40.5
    H-index Citations
101-150
2018
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 44.7
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 35.7
    Employer Reputation
101-150
2018
301-500
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 1989
    Establishment Year
  • 651-700
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
810
International
55

Number of students

9,554
Postgraduate 43%
Undergraduate 57%

Number of international students

657
Postgraduate 53%
Undergraduate 47%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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