Oporto Global University - Universidade Portucalense

Introduction

UPT – Oporto Global University, is a private higher education institution, ISO 9001 certified, recognized by the Portuguese Government and the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES. UPT’s Research unit, IJP, is certified by the Portuguese funding agency for research, FCT.

Created in June of 1986, UPT – Oporto Global University located in Oporto, known as the 'Cidade Invicta', Oporto gave Portugal its name. Located in the north of Portugal, on the right bank of the River Douro, Oporto is the country's second largest city situated within an urban area of over 1.3 million inhabitants.

Oporto is internationally known for its port wine, bridges and its old and contemporary architecture. Its historical center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The city of Oporto is also a center of educational and research excellence, standing out for its technological and scientific innovation which attracts students from all across the country and from overseas.

UPT is organized in four Departments: Law, Economics, Management and Informatics, Heritage and Tourism and Psychology and Education that teach 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes and post graduations, structured according to the Bologna Process. UPT aims to be a model in higher education, taking the advantages of the different department’s synergies. More than acquiring theoretical knowledge, the students have the chance to develop practical work and research projects, developing different kinds of skills that prepare them for jobs in future career and for living in a competitive global society.

Global Research and Global Learning for globally sourced professionals

Think Global. Research globally. Teach and Learn globally. These are the basics of UPT – Oporto Global University’s Vision that embody UPT’s mission to promote global holistic knowledge, preparing tomorrow’s Global professionals and the future Citizens of the World.

Our officially recognized research (ISO 9001 and FCT) works intensively with partners across the world, delivering world-class research and creating bleeding hedge knowledge to assist and promote sustained global development for all. We share that knowledge under a strict Open Access Policy (whenever research is publicly funded).

We deliver that knowledge to our global students in our accredited (Portuguese Ministry of Educations, Portuguese Higher Education Accreditation Agency and ISO 9001) teaching Departments and Programmes.

Our internationally driven Faculty pastoral duties, the vibrant learning community, the social responsibility and commitment of UPT as a whole, the exciting, tolerant and multicultural environment in Portugal, contribute to the development of the personal, interpersonal, cultural and intercultural skills mandatory to succeed professionally in a Global world.

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Master

MPhil in Globalization, Economics and Law

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Porto

Nowadays, integration into the global economy is an inescapable imperative for countries, companies and other organizations. The approach of this reality is interdisciplinary, crossing the areas of Economics, Law, and Management. As a result of the highly multidimensional character of the globalization phenomenon, this master course aims to promote and disseminate specialized knowledge on Globalization, Economics, and Law, including Management elements. [+]

Nowadays, integration into the global economy is an inescapable imperative for countries, companies and other organizations. The approach of this reality is interdisciplinary, crossing the areas of Economics, Law, and Management. As a result of the highly multidimensional character of the globalization phenomenon, this master course aims to promote and disseminate specialized knowledge on Globalization, Economics, and Law, including Management elements.

Why choose this program

The MPhil Globalization, Economics and Law focuses on themes of high economic and social relevance. It is secured by a qualified faculty, formed and developed within the extant academic and scientific paradigms.... [-]


MPhil in Informatics – Specialization in Software Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Porto

Learning objectives of the MPhil in Informatics, are the understanding of technology, its application, the development of critical thinking and scientific and technical communication. This course offers two specializations, Information Systems (I.S.) and Software Engineering (S.E.), where it is assumed that both develop a common knowledge base, particularly in modeling techniques, emerging technologies, project management and technological innovation; considering that these areas of expertise are the key to the two areas. However, specializations give different skills within the information technology field; S.I. students will be able to enhance the business through the use of technology and drive and lead S.I. of intervention activities using best practices; turn the E.S. students will be able to plan, manage and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems and to use emerging technology. [+]

Learning objectives of the MPhil in Informatics, are the understanding of technology, its application, the development of critical thinking and scientific and technical communication. This course offers two specializations, Information Systems (I.S.) and Software Engineering (S.E.), where it is assumed that both develop a common knowledge base, particularly in modeling techniques, emerging technologies, project management and technological innovation; considering that these areas of expertise are the key to the two areas. However, specializations give different skills within the information technology field; S.I. students will be able to enhance the business through the use of technology and drive and lead S.I. of intervention activities using best practices; turn the E.S. students will be able to plan, manage and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems and to use emerging technology.... [-]


MPhil in Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Porto

Today’s challenges require managers to fully understand how the functional areas of business fit together and to think strategically, analytically and critically about business models and practices. The UPT MPhil in Management was designed for those seeking to make their mark in the labor world, whether kick-starting a career or simply seeking to boost it, as it enhances core management skills by focusing on advanced recurring business-related themes. Both key qualitative and quantitative areas of management are extensively covered providing students with the transferable skills to take into a variety of job roles in any industry sector. Furthermore, the UPT MPhil in Management provides sound knowledge in research methodologies featuring prominent methods of data collection as well as data analysis. [+]

Today’s challenges require managers to fully understand how the functional areas of business fit together and to think strategically, analytically and critically about business models and practices. The UPT MPhil in Management was designed for those seeking to make their mark in the labor world, whether kick-starting a career or simply seeking to boost it, as it enhances core management skills by focusing on advanced recurring business-related themes. Both key qualitative and quantitative areas of management are extensively covered providing students with the transferable skills to take into a variety of job roles in any industry sector. Furthermore, the UPT MPhil in Management provides sound knowledge in research methodologies featuring prominent methods of data collection as well as data analysis.... [-]


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