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Porto speaks better English!
06 November 2019
Porto speaks better English!

The Global Ranking of Countries and Regions by EF English Proficiency Index lists Portugal as a country of "very High" English skills. Portugal ranks 12nd best, out of 100 countries, ahead of Belgium and Croatia. Our neighbour, Spain only makes it to the "moderate" English skills list, ranking 35th place. The Netherlands take number one in this list.

Porto and Lisbon speak better English than Faro or the Island of Madeira, which register the lower level of English proficiency.

It is worth mentioning that there has been a continuous rise of students in search for an international experience in the University of Porto, and also international researchers, due to the quality of student hosting in the U.Porto, as well as the safe, cosmopolitan and lively environment of the city.

Moreover, the University of Porto has been selected by the European Commission to create one of the first 17 alliances of European universities. This community initiative will be an important step towards the realisation of a European Education Area through consortia of Europe's top higher education institutions from different Member States. 

In addition, the establishment of the European University Alliance for Global Health will increase exponentially the international mobility of students. 
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