Why study with us?

The privileged location of the University of the Algarve, next to Faro Airport, the quality of teaching and research, as well as the excellent infrastructures it provides, combined with the synergies it establishes with the region, grants this peripheral institution a central and international status.

Here, proximity is felt widely, there being no barriers between members of the academic community, therefore providing a level of education that’s closer to home, the experience of each student adapted to their learning standards.

It should also be noted that the institution places in various international rankings in the areas of Health Sciences and Technologies; Economy, Management and Tourism; Social and Education Sciences, Arts and Humanity and Exact and Natural Sciences.

In the uniqueness that the University of Algarve represents, each organic unit is also distinguished and differentiated by its uniqueness, by the unmistakable characteristics and potential that make each School, Faculty or Institute an open space of excellence, sharing and welcoming.


Why choose our school?

  • The sea is part of our history because it was here that it all started, that's why Ria Formosa is our accomplice in many discoveries and secrets.
  • We run courses in the areas of Agrarian Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biotechnological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Landscape Architecture. This diversity of courses is supported by high quality research.
  • The sea and the land are our laboratories, to know, live and investigate, in collaboration with society.
  • The diversity of courses is associated with the interculturality of the student population, which makes this faculty a meeting point for the world.
  • Our students, who are very active, responsible and generous, participate in social and environmental responsibility programs, training and leisure activities and welcome new students. We want to provide you with skills and knowledge, pillars of personal and professional growth. For all this, and much more, we have the right course in the right environment for you.