Best Portuguese University

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Egídio Santos / U.Porto

The University of Porto is again the best Portuguese university ranked in the QS World University Rankings, one of the most important international rankings of higher education. Overall, the University of Porto ranked 323 as best university from more than 3,800 institutions considered around the world.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the University of Porto tops Portuguese institutions in the QS World University Rankings, and the past five years it has risen 78 positions in the overall standings, which is led this year by three US institutions: MIT, Stanford and Harvard.

The quality of scientific output and reputation among international institutions are the indicators where the University of Porto gets the best ranking, rising to 200th place in the World with regard to Faculty Members and to the 238th place regarding Academic Reputation.

Portugal has five universities represented in this year's edition. Following the University of Porto are the University of Lisbon (330 global position), the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (366), the University of Coimbra (451-460) and the Catholic University of Portugal (ranking 701+).

Created by multinational Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS World University Rankings evaluates more than 3,800 higher education institutions around the world based on six specific indicators: Academic Reputation, Reputation among employers, Relationship between Academic Staff and Students, Quotes for Teachers, International Students and International Teachers.

The assessment is a result of the answers of about 75,000 academics and 38,000 employers - in what will be the largest survey of its kind in the world - and analysis to 10.3 million scientific articles indexed in the Scopus/Elsevier database.

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Source: Portal de Notícias da U.Porto