Why study with us?

The University of Algarve’s prime location in proximity to Faro Airport, the quality of its teaching and research and its excellent infrastructures, together with the synergies it establishes with the region, give this university on the periphery a central and international status.

Here, the concept of proximity is widely experienced, without any barriers between all members of the academic community, providing an educational environment in which students and teaching staff work in close collaboration with the aim of adapting the each student’s experience to the learning standards.

It should also be noted that the university stands out in various international rankings, namely in the areas of Health Sciences and Technologies; Economics, Management and Tourism; Social and Education Sciences and Exact and Natural Sciences.

In the same way that the University of Algarve is unique, each organic unit is also distinguished and differentiated by its uniqueness, by the unmistakable characteristics and potential that make each School, Faculty or Institute an open space of excellence, sharing and welcoming.


Why choose the ESS?

  • Because our outstanding and highly qualified teaching staff prepare students for multiple career paths at home and abroad, in public or private organisations.
  • Because our organisational culture encourages students’ participation in decision-making processes, allowing them to develop diagnostic, analytical and interventional skills in the various areas of knowledge in the field of health.
  • Because we have a unique work environment, characterised by a close proximity relationship between faculty and other members of staff and students, permitting a quality teaching-learning experience.