Católica is the best university in Portugal for the 4th time

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 00:00

Universidade Católica Portuguesa has been recognized, for the 4th time, as the best Portuguese university by Times Higher Education in THE World University Rankings 2023.

In the latest edition of the renowned annual ranking, UCP maintains its national leadership position among 14 Portuguese higher education institutions, placing itself worldwide in the first quartile (351-400).

Compared to the previous edition, the ranking shows a significant increase in UCP in two of the five dimensions evaluated: Teaching and Research.

According to Isabel Capeloa Gil, "the recognition of this prestigious international ranking reveals, above all, the consistency and relevance of the work produced by the UCP academic community, which has been strengthening the specialization of its research, one of the most important indicators of this ranking."

THE World University Rankings evaluates the institutions that competed based on 13 indicators, divided into axes ranging from the quality of teaching to the research reputation through references in journals and internationalization.

In the dimension Citations, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa is evaluated with distinction, ranking 47th globally. This indicator seeks to analyze the quality of research produced by universities.

The work of UCP researchers has contributed to this result, internationally recognized through various rankings, such as the "World's Top 2% Scientists 2021", prepared by Stanford University (USA), which places eight UCP scientists in the world's top most cited researchers in 2020 and 2021.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 includes 1,799 higher education institutions worldwide, such as Harvard University, Oxford University and Imperial College London. It is among the most important and widely consulted general rankings for universities.

More information about the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is here.