The UFP: One of the most important private universities in Portugal
The University Fernando Pessoa (UFP), established in 1996 is the result of an innovative project of higher education, started in 1980 by the Institute of Information Science and Business, Erasmus and the Institute of Higher Education, which formed the basis of structural and whose length of degrees and diplomas inherited in accordance with Article 7 of that decree. Its rector is Dr. Salvato Trigo (image to the right).
With the motto of "in knowledge and innovation in methods of teaching", the UFP aims to teaching, research, community outreach and service delivery in areas of training offered by their colleges, according to its structure scientific and pedagogical :
Faculty of Science and Technology (Porto), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Porto), Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Health (Oporto), Unit of Ponte de Lima, also with School of Health
With the opening of its teaching hospital, the UFP is assumed also as one entity providing general care and specialized, without loss of continuity of its current Pedagogical Clinical Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Psychomotor Rehabilitation and Psychology, where students are supervised clinical experience with patients in a system of informed consent.
The faculty, full time and permanent link to the university, consists of about two hundred and fifty teachers, of whom 80% are holders of a doctorate degree. And the research with their own funding for FFP or funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology or specific programs of the European Union, held in multidisciplinary centers.
The UFP-UV, running on platforms of distance education and asynchronous (SAKAI) and synchronous (Blackboard Collaborate), supports and extends the territorial scope of the courses and the public face of the three Colleges.
All this justifies, increasingly, the classification made by the "European University Association," which in its report classified the UFP as "one of the most important private universities in Portugal."