University of Porto: Rankings

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The University of Porto ranked 1st in Portugal, 274th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 13 research topics. The University of Porto ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 57,373 publications and 1,503,263 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 73 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#274 of 14,131 In the World
#102 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 95 In Portugal
#1 of 11 In Porto
#53 of 1,008 For Biochemical Engineering
#54 of 1,003 For Toxicology
#57 of 1,514 For Nutrition and Food Science
#619 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#319 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 10 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Porto ranked 1st for Medicine in Portugal and 325th in the World with 14,126 publications made and 413,982 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 29 In Portugal
#114 of 1,018 In Europe
#325 of 4,739 In the World

University of Porto
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 3
1992 9 6
1993 18 64
1994 12 28
1995 6 19
1996 27 35
1997 37 41
1998 46 115
1999 62 152
2000 51 101
2001 59 167
2002 86 386
2003 117 295
2004 143 847
2005 132 508
2006 184 745
2007 257 1339
2008 307 1043
2009 329 1000
2010 449 1310
2011 512 1681
2012 647 3224
2013 791 2150
2014 935 2867
2015 990 4938
2016 1166 5846
2017 1122 6393
2018 1058 6191
2019 1186 2549
2020 1458 3220
2021 1882 1157
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Toxicology 2 11 54
Sports / Exercise science 1 18 70
Forensic Science 1 34 95
Cosmetology 1 37 102
Gerontology 1 43 187
Pharmacology 1 52 190
Veterinary 1 61 201
Biomedical Engineering 2 70 218
Physical Therapy 1 76 225
Public Health 1 61 238
Critical Care Nursing 1 96 257
Epidemiology 1 90 259
Healthcare Management (MHA) 1 83 263
Oncology and Cancer research 1 84 271
Pediatrics 1 98 271
Occupational Therapy 1 95 281
Sports Medicine 1 112 296
Medical Physics 1 119 298
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 1 95 302
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 1 124 304
Respiratory Therapy 1 115 309
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 100 317
Health Science 1 119 332
Cardiology 1 125 333
Pathology 1 121 340
Clinical Psychology 2 101 346
Family medicine 1 109 363
Immunology 1 133 369
Dentistry 2 125 376
Urology 1 126 386
Anatomy and Physiology 1 144 403
Nursing 1 126 403
Dermatology 2 145 405
Psychiatry 1 148 411
Audiology 1 164 423
Orthodontics 1 134 424
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1 143 427
Ophthalmology 3 139 428
Virology 2 150 452
Plastic Surgery 1 137 454
Anesthesiology 1 149 463
Surgery 1 159 478
Neurosurgery 1 165 480
Sonography and Ultrasound 2 175 483
Radiation Therapy 2 174 508
Optometry 4 193 572
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 1 196 599
Social Work 4 215 699
Pharmacy 6 251 701

Biology

The University of Porto ranked 1st for Biology in Portugal and 293rd in the World with 12,682 publications made and 488,419 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Genetics, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 22 In Portugal
#104 of 942 In Europe
#293 of 4,496 In the World

University of Porto
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 21
1992 8 9
1993 16 71
1994 15 20
1995 13 39
1996 44 99
1997 39 65
1998 68 159
1999 89 280
2000 102 314
2001 89 326
2002 109 465
2003 154 425
2004 186 1152
2005 198 913
2006 244 1098
2007 294 1340
2008 374 1735
2009 432 1912
2010 478 2258
2011 523 2638
2012 687 3682
2013 771 3048
2014 785 3585
2015 875 4013
2016 991 4128
2017 864 3712
2018 861 4950
2019 938 3096
2020 1069 2911
2021 1283 5072
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Toxicology 2 11 54
Nutrition and Food Science 1 19 57
Biotechnology 2 28 100
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 3 33 120
Zoology 1 49 138
Evolutionary Biology 1 43 141
Animal Science 1 60 175
Microbiology 1 56 175
Pharmacology 1 52 190
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 1 71 197
Horticulture 1 65 246
Astrobiology 2 99 256
Botany 2 104 269
Oncology and Cancer research 1 84 271
Biochemistry 1 101 274
Genetics 1 117 294
Biophysics 2 112 309
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 100 317
Nanotechnology 3 109 346
Immunology 1 133 369
Neuroscience 3 172 422
Virology 2 150 452
Molecular Biology 1 156 485
Entomology 3 193 494
Forestry 6 176 547
Agricultural Science 6 185 600
Paleontology 6 252 690

Chemistry

The University of Porto ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Portugal and 278th in the World with 9,890 publications made and 344,121 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 22 In Portugal
#86 of 977 In Europe
#278 of 4,317 In the World

University of Porto
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 16
1992 15 14
1993 22 12
1994 20 8
1995 16 29
1996 54 76
1997 44 103
1998 64 86
1999 103 270
2000 116 288
2001 120 327
2002 121 326
2003 154 369
2004 220 1065
2005 188 787
2006 228 901
2007 236 1252
2008 343 1300
2009 367 1480
2010 443 1887
2011 472 2000
2012 575 2042
2013 594 2276
2014 635 2361
2015 613 2077
2016 724 2572
2017 637 2647
2018 576 2020
2019 637 1814
2020 676 1461
2021 754 516
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Biochemical Engineering 2 20 53
Physical chemistry 1 18 57
Nutrition and Food Science 1 19 57
Environmental Chemistry 2 30 91
Radiochemistry 1 24 179
Computational Chemistry 2 81 184
Inorganic Chemistry 2 50 192
Organic Chemistry 2 81 217
Chemical Engineering 2 42 228
Biochemistry 1 101 274
Nanotechnology 3 109 346
Materials Science 3 108 388
Petrology and Geochemistry 4 186 522
Pharmacy 6 251 701
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 8 310 767

Engineering

The University of Porto ranked 3rd for Engineering in Portugal and 314th in the World with 9,498 publications made and 239,339 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 24 In Portugal
#85 of 1,123 In Europe
#314 of 4,624 In the World

University of Porto
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 23 11
1992 16 10
1993 17 5
1994 15 7
1995 15 15
1996 43 35
1997 30 33
1998 45 65
1999 56 138
2000 73 117
2001 84 180
2002 89 192
2003 101 171
2004 140 314
2005 137 303
2006 160 496
2007 183 908
2008 286 980
2009 337 868
2010 372 1610
2011 415 1421
2012 567 1670
2013 577 1757
2014 578 1934
2015 633 1746
2016 779 2347
2017 700 2104
2018 640 1635
2019 722 1671
2020 743 1519
2021 838 634
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Biochemical Engineering 2 20 53
Architectural Engineering 3 43 82
Structural Engineering 1 23 85
Renewable Energy Engineering 1 29 89
Civil Engineering 3 39 90
Biotechnology 2 28 100
Marine Engineering 1 32 100
Landscape Architecture 2 45 106
Industrial Engineering 1 40 110
Environmental Engineering 2 32 121
Firefighting and Fire Science 2 30 127
Architecture 2 46 128
Engineering Management 2 40 138
Construction Management 2 62 164
Systems Engineering 1 72 168
Operations Research 1 60 187
Transportation Engineering 2 70 212
Biomedical Engineering 2 70 218
Chemical Engineering 2 42 228
Geotechnical Engineering 2 56 231
Reliability and Quality Engineering 1 71 241
Robotics 3 82 248
Human-Computer Interaction 3 113 250
Automotive Engineering 2 90 278
Mining Engineering 3 101 309
Mechanical Engineering 2 106 314
Telecommunications 2 106 323
Remote Sensing 2 119 324
Petroleum Engineering 1 89 344
Agricultural Engineering 2 112 346
Nanotechnology 3 109 346
Computer Networking 3 99 356
Materials Science 3 108 388
Product and Industrial Design 3 161 435
Nuclear Engineering 1 130 455
Metallurgical Engineering 4 152 497
Automation and Control engineering 2 146 510
Aerospace Engineering 5 171 516
Technical Drawing 4 171 553
Aviation 3 211 559
Electrical Engineering 4 171 561
Applied/Engineering Physics 4 223 569
Optical Engineering 4 249 636
Acoustical Engineering 1 214 652
Computer Engineering 3 206 657
Electronic Engineering 6 223 719
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 8 310 767

Physics

The University of Porto ranked 3rd for Physics in Portugal and 388th in the World with 7,505 publications made and 257,662 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 20 In Portugal
#137 of 969 In Europe
#388 of 4,082 In the World

University of Porto
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 6
1992 15 7
1993 8 3
1994 18 9
1995 17 12
1996 45 37
1997 24 36
1998 51 50
1999 65 108
2000 71 93
2001 83 196
2002 84 163
2003 109 185
2004 146 301
2005 115 475
2006 138 478
2007 178 1202
2008 280 1149
2009 273 1468
2010 309 1098
2011 376 1704
2012 440 1671
2013 440 1895
2014 445 2242
2015 469 1862
2016 603 2755
2017 466 1652
2018 466 1766
2019 496 1395
2020 566 1696
2021 607 584
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 1 61 144
Theoretical Physics 2 116 238
Astrobiology 2 99 256
Medical Physics 1 119 298
Biophysics 2 112 309
Nanotechnology 3 109 346
Materials Science 3 108 388
Condensed Matter Physics 3 171 403
Quantum and Particle physics 3 209 467
Applied/Engineering Physics 4 223 569
Optical Engineering 4 249 636
Acoustical Engineering 1 214 652
Nuclear Physics 6 294 960
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 362 997

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Porto ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Portugal and 345th in the World with 6,551 publications made and 190,326 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Sports / Exercise science, Political Science, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 30 In Portugal
#120 of 1,147 In Europe
#345 of 5,073 In the World

University of Porto
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 1
1992 3 1
1993 1 5
1994 2 4
1995 5 10
1996 16 16
1997 16 17
1998 17 33
1999 25 55
2000 24 89
2001 38 102
2002 25 72
2003 49 105
2004 64 295
2005 59 203
2006 82 340
2007 103 328
2008 152 523
2009 153 459
2010 241 663
2011 273 691
2012 304 921
2013 350 654
2014 457 1331
2015 456 2230
2016 521 3419
2017 525 3931
2018 535 4366
2019 637 1118
2020 655 1956
2021 746 442

Computer Science

The University of Porto ranked 2nd for Computer Science in Portugal and 354th in the World with 5,548 publications made and 131,920 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Machine Learning, Management Information Systems, Data Science.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 24 In Portugal
#126 of 1,051 In Europe
#354 of 4,392 In the World

University of Porto
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 1
1992 5 0
1993 4 0
1994 4 9
1995 3 1
1996 2 0
1997 12 12
1998 16 12
1999 21 46
2000 35 62
2001 32 69
2002 22 33
2003 38 74
2004 46 84
2005 65 82
2006 88 175
2007 121 219
2008 166 642
2009 223 424
2010 271 685
2011 251 752
2012 318 757
2013 359 686
2014 352 1080
2015 395 1551
2016 464 1214
2017 395 1203
2018 387 2289
2019 452 1053
2020 442 1217
2021 530 4623

Environmental Science

The University of Porto ranked 2nd for Environmental Science in Portugal and 256th in the World with 5,088 publications made and 149,897 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Environmental Chemistry, Geology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 22 In Portugal
#81 of 931 In Europe
#256 of 4,023 In the World

University of Porto
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 1
1992 3 8
1993 4 1
1994 6 1
1995 7 12
1996 6 12
1997 11 12
1998 14 8
1999 13 31
2000 26 85
2001 22 47
2002 34 66
2003 46 138
2004 59 162
2005 57 167
2006 104 293
2007 90 445
2008 114 327
2009 187 708
2010 199 1268
2011 227 706
2012 273 810
2013 328 1255
2014 395 1392
2015 362 1286
2016 489 1641
2017 394 1690
2018 327 1511
2019 387 1332
2020 401 882
2021 484 338

Psychology

The University of Porto ranked 1st for Psychology in Portugal and 423rd in the World with 3,004 publications made and 69,157 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 23 In Portugal
#147 of 833 In Europe
#423 of 3,654 In the World

University of Porto
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 0 0
1993 5 3
1994 1 25
1995 1 0
1996 5 5
1997 5 1
1998 11 34
1999 10 32
2000 10 11
2001 12 36
2002 10 27
2003 13 54
2004 16 90
2005 16 15
2006 27 214
2007 48 158
2008 64 205
2009 83 291
2010 88 301
2011 101 422
2012 170 426
2013 185 476
2014 257 449
2015 204 530
2016 247 593
2017 225 651
2018 251 1941
2019 237 338
2020 312 704
2021 379 234
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Occupational Therapy 1 95 281
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 113 306
Child Psychology 1 103 341
Special Education 1 111 345
Clinical Psychology 2 101 346
Sexology 1 89 347
Education Majors 3 108 388
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 1 116 407
Psychiatry 1 148 411
Neuroscience 3 172 422
Social Psychology 3 154 464
Cognitive Science 3 224 532
Social Work 4 215 699

Business

The University of Porto ranked 2nd for Business in Portugal and 333rd in the World with 2,530 publications made and 49,346 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Project Management, Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 26 In Portugal
#122 of 1,011 In Europe
#333 of 4,001 In the World

University of Porto
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 3 0
1996 9 1
1997 6 1
1998 6 2
1999 8 6
2000 10 7
2001 12 28
2002 13 8
2003 18 22
2004 25 38
2005 27 27
2006 46 271
2007 59 167
2008 78 266
2009 104 211
2010 109 216
2011 117 266
2012 144 390
2013 149 278
2014 189 518
2015 201 494
2016 233 707
2017 175 353
2018 177 311
2019 181 239
2020 184 266
2021 241 104

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Porto

Speciality Portugal Europe World Rank
Interior Design 1 34 129
Environmental Economics 3 76 206
Graphic Design 1 90 256
International Economics 1 122 290
Fashion Design 2 123 313
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 113 318
Statistics 2 119 324
Music 3 137 358
Mathematics 2 132 376
Art & Design 3 158 390
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 3 169 403
Applied Mathematics 2 158 403
Creative Writing 4 157 431
Math Teachers 3 104 432
Economics 3 165 435
Painting and Drawing 6 201 442
Sculpture 6 201 442
Illustration and Concept Art 6 205 466
Performing arts 5 186 494
Development Studies 2 167 511
Cinematography 7 224 575
Photography 5 237 624
Literature 5 221 662