About Universidade Fernando Pessoa
University Fernando Pessoa was recognized as a public interest organization by the Portuguese State in July 1996 and it is the result of a pioneering higher education project initiated in the 1980’s. Today, the University is organized in three faculties (Health Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Science and Technology), one School of Health Sciences and one autonomous unit (Ponte de Lima College). Being a foundational University, UFP has never been market oriented. It has managed to develop into a solid private higher education institution with a strong academic focus.
Our mission is to provide high quality education services and to be an internationally recognized European teaching and research university, contributing for the promotion of private higher education as a public good, associated with private benefits and based on the over-arching principle of public responsibility. The university understands that it has a key role to play in the scientific, cultural, social and economic development of the society and aims at continuously strengthen its position as a member of the international community of scholarly institutions.
Why should you?
Why would you want to?
Because we believe in honouring Fernando Pessoa, our patron, the greatest poet of Portuguese literary modernism, restless thinker of a more educated and adventurous world that wants to build its own future.
Because we are committed to your education and we want to make sure it’s a high quality one. We have a highly qualified faculty and state of the art pedagogical and research infrastructures and facilities.
Because you will learn in real world situations, attending to patients, solving real problems, designing real applicable projects.
Because we do it ourselves, from our information systems, to our very own Hospital School! We believe you want to be a part of this too.
Because we are a small, private and efficient University where people still care about people and we are looking forward to meet you and get to know your own reasons for coming to UFP.
Because, again as our patron, we do believe that each one of us is as “plural as the universe”. Choose your own path. Come to Porto, study online, study in English, go for the full adventure and study in Portuguese. Try all of them if you want!
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