As a result of the growing level of academic qualifications and the considerable increase in funding for infrastructures, equipment and research grants from national and European programmes, research and development activities at the University of Porto have seen both a qualitative and quantitative surge. The research centres at the University of Porto have very different scales, objectives and organisational structures: from small units to sizeable centres, specialised or interdisciplinary, integrated into faculties or autonomous. Many of these centres are used as interfaces for institutions, bringing the University together, as a main partner, along with other organisations representing external interests (industries, government bodies, etc.).
Here you can see all of the research units at the university, which are funded and assessed by the Foundation for Science and Technology.