The purpose of a university is not only to teach and spread knowledge, but to generate it as well.


At UP, we place special emphasis on research work, with the aim of promoting social progress from science and humanities, but with a strict ethical sense. Our researchers are committed to serving society, firstly, by flawlessly performing their task of teaching, and secondly, by being the creative and innovative minds which drive social progress from within the university.


Nowadays, research applied to scientific knowledge and the development of novel technological solutions, apart from having a social impact, have provided UP with patents and intellectual property registers. Thus, UP is becoming a referent on the public scene, and its researchers are becoming opinion leaders.