The university was created in 1967, when the Faculty of Philosophy (Braga) became the first faculty of UCP. The headquarters opened in Lisbon in 1968.
The university was officially recognised by the state in 1971.
For further information, see History
UCP consists of 15 faculties, schools and institutes, which are the basic education and research units. They are located in 4 main centres: Viseu, Braga, Lisbon (headquarters) and Oporto.
- Bachelor, Master`s and Doctor`s degrees
- Main subject areas:
- Arts and Humanities
- Biosciences and Bioengineering
- Communication Studies
- Conservation and Heritage Studies
- Education Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Media Arts & Technology
- Political Science
- Social Sciences
- Theology and Religious Studies
- Certificate and diploma courses
- Executive education
- e- and b-learning
The university also includes research units (study or research centres, institutes).
Students taking degrees in 2016/17: 6.601
Post-graduate students in 2016/17: 4.303
Lecturers as at 31/12/2017: 1079
Other staff as at 31/12/2017: 581
Degrees awarded in 2016: 2.361
Degrees awarded since the university began (1967-2016): 47.066