About Campi

Know the three UAlg campuses: Gambelas, Penha and Portimão.

Distributed over three campuses, UAlg offers a series of support mechanisms for students in different areas such as accommodation, food, mobility, health and well-being, essential aspects for a humanistic experience of the Academy and for the construction of a unique academic path. 

This is your University, your C ampus, your Future. 



Capital of the Algarve region, Faro offers excellent living conditions to all its students. Simultaneously close to the mountains and the sea, and with an airport just minutes away, Faro also has pleasant cultural spaces such as the Teatro das Figuras, the Lethes Theater, the Municipal Library and the Faro Film Club. Cafes, terraces, bars, shops and a network of urban public transport are other reasons why this city is worth choosing. In addition to a diversified built and religious heritage, Faro is a municipality with a natural setting par excellence, bringing together conditions for the practice of nautical and nature activities.

Comprised of two campuses in the city of Faro - Campus de Gambelas and Campus da Penha - the University of Algarve currently has ample spaces, infrastructures and equipment that provide excellent conditions for study, work, research and socialization, to a population of around 8 thousand students.


Gambelas Campus

On the Gambelas Campus, located six kilometers from the city of Faro, are located the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMCB), the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS), the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT), the Faculty of Economics (FE) and the Escola Superior de Saúde (ESS).



Campus da Penha

In the center of Faro, there is the Campus da Penha, which includes the Higher School of Education and Communication (ESEC), the Higher School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism (ESGHT) and the Higher Institute of Engineering (ISE).




Reference municipality in the Algarve, Portimão is today an anchor pole of the Western Algarve, which is distinguished by its tourist offer, its very own pulse and dynamism, and by a diversity of activities that make your day-to-day lived, at various levels, intensely and marked by a rhythm that is maintained throughout the year.

Also a student city, Portimão has developed as a tourist center in recent decades, thanks to its wide range of hotels, restaurants and shops. The famous Praia da Rocha, as well as other sands and bays, have greatly contributed to the affirmation of this Algarve city as an ideal place for the practice of various water sports.

In Portimão, students have the opportunity to integrate a cosmopolitan community, as well as to enjoy a diversified cultural program, which includes activities held at Teatro O Tempo, at Museu de Portimão and at Pavilhão Municipal Arena.

Located in the square of the Railway Station, the Portimão Campus of the University of Algarve works as an extension of the Higher School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism (ESGHT) where the courses in Management and Tourism are taught.



Portimão Campus