The University of Algarve is a young state university located in the southeastern part of Portugal. It was established in 1979 and over the years the institution has acquired a sound international reputation. The University has witnessed significant growth in terms of its student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.
The University’s student population is 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 a beautiful academic setting. 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.
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The University has four campuses:
The Penha Campus
The Gambelas Campus
The Saúde Campus
The Portimão Campus
The Penha Campus is situated in the centre of the city of Faro. There are three Schools:
School of Education and Communication;
School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism;
The Gambelas Campus is situated 6 km from Faro and 2 km from Faro International Airport. There are three Faculties on this campus:
Faculty of Economics;
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences;
Faculty of Sciences and Technology.
The Saúde Campus is situated at the entrance of the city of Faro. This campus houses the Faro School of Health.
Integrated into the University of Algarve in June 2003, the Faro School of Health provides new facilities and offers new health science degree courses.
The Portimão Campus, located in the city of Portimão, offers degrees in managment and tourism.
Portimão is the second largest city in Algarve and the campus developed out of a need for decentralisation.