Vibrant Country


The high quality of education by schools, such as the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto as well as the School of Medicine of the University of Minho, ensures the availability of highly-qualified talent. More than 11,000 people graduate each year from health-related university courses in the Porto catchment area. Over 500 of these graduates are PhD holders (see the table below).

health related gratuates

There are 3877 researchers in health and medical sciences in Northern Portugal, representing around 30% of national total. The total number of researchers in health and medical sciences in the Porto Catchment Area is 6407.

As to relevant industry professionals, the number of people by category is presented in the table below.

number of relevant industry professionals

Research Environment