The President of the Porto Centre of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Professor Manuel Afonso Vaz, gives you a warm welcome and thanks the visit.
The mission of the Regional Centre of Porto of the Catholic University is to produce and to share critical and socially relevant knowledge, to the service of integral development of the individual and for the common good.
We are a University of acknowledged quality teaching. Is with pride that we offer to our students a diverse and challenging academic environment, as well as all the requirements to their full development as persons. Thus, we are committed to pedagogical innovation in education and joint interdisciplinary humanist teaching. We are a university focused on research, development and innovation aiming to become a groundbreaking reference. The Catholic University in Porto has been reinforcing the body of researchers and continuously searchs for international partners in order to create high added value projects. We define ourselves as agents for social and cultural innovation, therefore contributing significantly to a dynamic social sustainability.
Come and discover what we have to offer. Hopefully I can meet with you in a near future!
The Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) represents:
- An academic community that contributes to the defense and development of the human person and their cultural heritage through research, teaching and service.
- A Portuguese presence in the academic world of Higher Education that features a Christian vision of man, giving a particular contribution to the range of knowledge.
Education in UCP - which in 45 years, awarded degrees to more than 20.000 students - seeks to ally academic excellence and formation for Values. The structure of the UCP is to regional level. Although the University is one, is present in four large cities – Lisboa, Porto, Braga e Viseu.
Undergraduates in 2012/13: 5.972
MSc and PhD in 2012/3: 4.834
Teachers in 31/12/2013: 903
Staff in 31/12/2013: 532
Degrees awarded in 2012: 2.479
Total Degrees awarded (1967-2012): 37.290
Catholic University in Porto is proud to provide quality education to their students. It is a university that embodies a strong connection to the city and cares to evolve over time to meet the expectations of those who have, or will have it as a second home.
The result of this effort is visible in the diversity of the educational areas it provides: from Arts to Law, through Bioethics, Biotechnology, Psychology, Economics and Health, among others.
The Library and Information Management has a high-tech team, within two campi: Asprela e Foz. Its goal is to provide access to a collection of information resources that is comprehensive, inclusive, balanced and relevant to current and future campi teaching and research needs. At the same time, develops, in its users, library research skills and enriching advance learning and research in the University scientific areas, such as: Biotechnology and Health Sciences at Asprela Campus; and Arts, Bioethics, Education, Psychology, Economics, Management, Law and Theology at Foz Campus. Promoting EU Information and research, includes an European Documentation Centre. Visit here our Library website!