The University student population is today close to 10,000 and employs over 700 academics. It has three faculties and four schools, offering a range of quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses in beautiful academic settings. Recently, there has been a significant increase in foreign students from more than 60 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve.
The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with post-graduate courses open to students from all over the world justify the magnitude of this mobility. It is an important centre for cultural, scientific, and technological development, with strong regional, national, and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the links established with regional businesses and with public and private organisations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with an impact across the community.