Universidade Fernando Pessoa

University Fernando Pessoa is funded and managed by the Fernando Pessoa Foundation, which is its legal representative. UFP (a private higher education institution) recognized as a public interest organization by the Portuguese State in 1996, is organized in three faculties (Health Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology), one School of Health Sciences and one autonomous unit (Ponte de Lima College).


The University is committed to give a contribution for the shaping of a truly inclusive European Area of Higher Education. Being a foundational University, UFP has never been market oriented. It has managed to develop into a solid private higher education institution with a strong academic focus and a constant concern with quality maintenance and improvement in what concerns a highly qualified teaching staff, physical infrastructures and equipments and its teaching, research and extension project.