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


11 371 Students (Degree-Granting Programmes)
7 549 Postgraduate Students (Non Degree-Granting Programmes)


1 059 Faculty
184 International Faculty

Degrees Awarded

37 347 Undergraduated
12 754 Masters
752 Doctoral
174 Programs

Teaching units

16 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 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)
  • 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)


1 177 Researchers
15 Research Units
1 954 Publications of which 468 are articles in international indexed journals 
147 Ongoing Research Projects
40 Patents


923 Outgoing Students

2 673 International Students
1 280 Mobility Protocols
99 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

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