Católica is the best University in Portugal for the 4th consecutive year

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 10:15

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

In the most recent edition of the well-known annual ranking, released this Wednesday, UCP maintains the national leadership position, among 14 Portuguese higher education institutions, placing itself in the first quartile of the ranking (position 351-400) worldwide.

The ranking reveals a significant rise of the UCP, compared to the previous edition, in two of the five dimensions evaluated: Teaching and Research.

According to the Rector of UCP, Isabel Capeloa Gil, “the recognition of this prestigious international ranking reveals, above all, the consistency and relevance of the work produced by the academic community of the UCP, which has, over the years, reinforced the specialization of its research, one of the most important indicators of this ranking.”

THE World University Rankings evaluates the institutions that competed on the basis of 13 indicators, divided into axes that range from the quality of teaching to the reputation of research, passing through citations in specialized journals and internationalization.

In the dimension of Citations, Universidade Católica Portuguesa is evaluated with distinction, ranking 47th worldwide. An indicator that 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 Top world's 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 one of the most important and consulted generalist rankings used for ranking universities.

More information on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings here.