Facts and Figures

Católica is a renowned institution in Portugal, with an excellent reputation, the highest standards of research, training, and a strong connection to society.

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4 Centres: Lisbon (Headquarters), Porto, Braga and Viseu


10.850 Students (Degree-Granting Programmes)
7.549 Postgraduate Students (Non Degree-Granting Programmes)


978 Faculty
187 International Faculty


36.065 Undergraduate;
11.108 Master's;
673 Doctorate;
151 Courses.

Teaching units

14 Basic Teaching Units, 3 of them with extensions in several UCP locations:

  • Catholic Lisbon School of Business Economics (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Humanities (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Law (Lisbon, Porto)
  • Faculty of Theology (Lisbon, Porto, Braga)
  • Institute of Health Sciences (Lisbon, Porto, Viseu)
  • Institute of Political Studies (Lisbon)
  • Higher Institute of Canon Law (Lisbon)
  • Catholic Porto Business School (Porto)
  • School of Arts (Porto)
  • School of Biotechnology (Porto)
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology (Porto)
  • Institute of Bioethics (Porto)
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (Braga)
  • Department of Economics, Management and Social Sciences (Viseu)


15 Research Units
1214 Publications, including 468 articles published in international indexed journals
147 Ongoing Research Projects
30 Patents


923 Incoming Students
758 Outgoing Students

1924 International Students
794 Mobility Protocols
450 Cooperation agreements with international universities
91 Nationalities

Grants and awards

1030 merit grants and awards
€ 3.282.359 merit grants, awards and social support

Nobel Prize

D. Ximenes Belo, alumnus of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Faculty of Theology)


Católica has top positions in several international universities rankings such as Financial Times Business School Rankings, Eduniversal Ranking, Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR-IBER), U - Multirank.

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The UCP Alumni have provided more than 16,000 hours per month of volunteer work.