University of the Algarve: Statistics



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Position Category
#1407 of 14,131 In the World
#503 of 2,785 In Europe
#10 of 95 In Portugal
#201 of 2,946 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top50% For 105 other topics
Subject rankings

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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of the Algarve is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to January and from February to July

Research profile

University of the Algarve is a world-class research university with 12,644 scientific papers published and 236,525 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Ecology, Geology, Physics, Geography and Cartography, and Computer Science.


University of the Algarve majors

by publication & citation count

8,341 / 184,302
Environmental Science
7,814 / 157,771
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,163 / 93,620
6,059 / 140,623
5,059 / 91,712
4,893 / 111,794
4,552 / 95,754
4,432 / 84,157
Geography and Cartography
3,994 / 64,708
Computer Science
3,889 / 65,485
3,879 / 100,236
3,875 / 76,111
3,471 / 89,229
2,950 / 33,951
Organic Chemistry
2,845 / 71,451
2,749 / 60,174
Quantum and Particle physics
2,629 / 48,575
2,593 / 38,680
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
2,534 / 61,503
Political Science
2,502 / 32,347
2,489 / 37,849
2,411 / 54,063
2,242 / 36,046
2,231 / 31,695
2,198 / 57,270
Materials Science
2,043 / 41,459
2,017 / 29,419
1,928 / 27,080
1,893 / 26,956
1,482 / 23,563
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,398 / 21,318
1,300 / 17,370
1,289 / 22,160
1,194 / 16,173
1,037 / 24,000
Public Health
1,028 / 23,728
Optical Engineering
1,025 / 16,094
Art & Design
1,017 / 12,171
994 / 22,727
Environmental Management
954 / 20,157

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 7 34
1991 1 25
1992 10 42
1993 14 27
1994 24 51
1995 21 73
1996 26 123
1997 47 163
1998 73 184
1999 80 231
2000 113 389
2001 136 591
2002 168 849
2003 195 1035
2004 204 1412
2005 271 1995
2006 294 2788
2007 347 3370
2008 382 4045
2009 384 5038
2010 427 5531
2011 492 6734
2012 592 7824
2013 621 9143
2014 659 10306
2015 669 11866
2016 751 12734
2017 851 14679
2018 741 15854
2019 836 19342
2020 925 23378
2021 1023 31296
2022 941 31064
Academic rankings


Local studetns 965 (EUR)

The University of the Algarve has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of the Algarve.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes No
Diploma de Especialização Tecnológica Accountancy, Agronomy, Building Technologies, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Maintenance, Energy Engineering, Food Technology, Geography, Mechanical Equipment and Maintenance, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism
Licenciado Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Coastal Studies, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Cultural Studies, Design, Dietetics, Economics, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Educational Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Heritage Preservation, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Laboratory Techniques, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Primary Education, Psychology, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sociology, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Treatment Techniques, Visual Arts
Mestre Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Coastal Studies, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Fishery, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Fruit Production, Gerontology, Health Administration, Heritage Preservation, History, Horticulture, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Landscape Architecture, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Nursing, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pharmacy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Taxation, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Water Management, Water Science
Doutor Agriculture, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Design, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Psychology, Sociology, Soil Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism

Notable alumni

  1. Edgar Pêra

    Edgar Pêra
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1960-.. (age 63)
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm editor

    Edgar Henrique Clemente Pêra is a Portuguese filmmaker. Pêra is also a fine artist and a graphic comics artist. and writes fiction and cinema essays (PhD). Edgar Pêra studied Psychology, but switched to Film at the Portuguese National Conservatory, presently Lisbon Theatre and Film School (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema). Aka Mr. Ego (scripts), Man-Kamera (image), Artur Cyanetto (sound). Edgar Pêra has auto-financed and produced many his own movies, or directed "auteur films" for cultural institutions. " If there has been in Portugal a filmmaker who has continuously filmed (apart from the well-known case, in the opposite direction, of Manoel de Oliveira), he is Edgar Pêra, as a consequence of his availability and insistence on doing so regardless of the perennial problems of juries and public subsidies. But it is also a consequence of his adaptation to light technologies, he and his camera, constituting symbiotically an "Ego" that is really making its own film-diaries". (Augusto M. Seabra) Pêra started as a screenwriter but in 1985 bought a camera, inspired by Dziga Vertov, and never stopped shooting on a daily basis. "Pêra has a penchant for odd, eccentric, obscure and sometimes twisted humor. His unique touches include an arthouse, avant-garde approach somehow combining retro and avant-garde modernities." (The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre)

  2. Adjany Costa

    Adjany Costa
    Born in
    Angola Flag Angola
    1989-.. (age 34)

    Adjany da Silva Freitas Costa is an Angolan biologist and conservationist from Huambo who served as the Angolan Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment from April to October 2020.

University of the Algarve faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Biomedical Sciences and Medicine Biomedicine, Medicine
Faculty : Economics Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sociology, Tourism
Faculty : Human and Social Sciences Archaeology, Educational Sciences, History, Literature, Modern Languages, Psychology, Visual Arts
Faculty : Science and Technology Agronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Pharmacy
Research Division : Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour Archaeology, History
Research Division : Arts and Communication Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Research Division : Biomedical Research Health Sciences
Research Division : Electronics, Optoelectronics and Telecommunications Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Marine and Environmental Research Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Marine Sciences Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Mediterranean Bioresources and Food Biological and Life Sciences
Research Division : Spatial and Organizational Dynamics Anthropology, Demography and Population, Geography (Human), Regional Studies, Sociology
School : Education and Communication Communication Studies, Design, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Multimedia, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training
School : Engineering Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering
School : Health Dietetics, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiology
School : Management, Hospitality and Tourism Accountancy, Hotel Management, Management, Marketing, Tourism

General information

Alternative names UAlg
Universidade do Algarve
Founded 1979
Accreditation Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES)
Motto Estudar Onde é Bom Viver
Study Where You Would Like to Live
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Campus de Gambelas Ed. 2 - Piso 1, Gab. 1.6
Faro, 8005-139
City population 65,000

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