Catholic University of Portugal

Local nameUniversidade Católica Portuguesa Lisboa
LocationSão Domingos de Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal

The Catholic University of Portugal, also referred to as Católica or UCP for short, is the only concordat university of the Catholic Church in Portugal. It is a "free" and "autonomous" university "of public utility" recognized by the Portuguese State.UCP is organized as a university system, made up of four major centres: Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Viseu. These include 20 faculties, schools and institutes, which are the basic education and research units. Besides the four centres in Portugal, UCP also has the University of Saint Joseph in Macau as its affiliate.

UCP has more than 11,000 students and 7,549 postgraduate students. The current and 6th President of UCP is Professor Isabel Capeloa Gil. It is the best Portuguese university according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

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Address (Unnamed Road), Lisboa 1600, Portugal

Coordinates 38°44'56.662" N -9°9'57.458" E

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