Católica 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


11 296 Students (Degree-Granting Programmes)
7 549 Postgraduate Students (Non Degree-Granting Programmes)


1 000 Faculty
254 International Faculty

Degrees Awarded

38 873 Undergraduated
14 099 Masters
801 Doctoral
174 Programs

Teaching units

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

  • Católica Lisbon School of Business Economics (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Humanities (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Law (Lisbon, Porto)
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine (Viseu);
  • Faculty of Theology (Lisbon, Porto, Braga)
  • Institute of Health Sciences (Lisbon, Porto)
  • Institute of Political Studies (Lisbon)
  • Higher Institute of Canon Law (Lisbon)
  • Católica 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)
  • Católica Medical School (Sintra)
  • Católica Doctoral School


14 Research Units
1 271 Researchers
6 808 Scientific Publications
42 Patents


923 Outgoing Students
2 673 International Students
1 280 Mobility Protocols
100 Nationalities

Grants and awards

2 250 Students who received financial support
€ 5.246.519,24  Merit-based grants, social support and awards

Nobel Prize

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


Católica has top positions in several international universities rankings such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the 2nd consecutive year

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The UCP Alumni have provided more than 102,000 hours per month of volunteer work.