University of Algarve

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University of Algarve
Universidade do Algarve
Logótipo da Universidade do Algarve.jpg
MottoEstudar Onde É Bom Viver (Study where you would like to live)
TypePublic university
RectorPaulo Águas

The University of Algarve, founded in 1979, is a Portuguese public higher education institution located in the southern region of Portugal, the Algarve, having two campuses in Faro and another campus in Portimão. The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programs on offer.

The University student population is close to 8,000 and operates 40 graduate and 68 postgraduate programs (52 MsC and 16 Phd), counting with 700 permanent teaching and research staff that developed a significant number of research projects, enhanced also by the research work produced by 120 fellowship grant holders demonstrating a clear commitment towards R&D and innovation.

UAlg receives international students from more than 70 countries totaling over 18% of its student population. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with graduate and post-graduate courses open to students from all over the world justify the magnitude of this mobility.

It is an important center for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.

The scientific groundwork of the University of Algarve is developed around four main areas (Sea, Health, Food and Well-Being, Arts and Heritage and Tourism) that aggregate all research work aiming that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services contributing to the excellence of the University of Algarve. Among its faculty and alumni activities, the University of Algarve has well-established research centers in several fields such as marine sciences, biomedicine, electronics, chemistry, arts and communication and social sciences. Furthermore, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with an impact across the community.

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Coordinates: 37°1′20.5″N 7°55′39.5″W / 37.022361°N 7.927639°W / 37.022361; -7.927639