In 2010, UAb has been awarded the Prize EFQUEL by the European Foundation for Quality in Elearning and certified with the UNIQUe Quality Label for the use of ICT in Higher Education (Universities and Institutes). In the same year, UAb was also qualified by an international panel of independent experts as the reference institution for teaching in elearning system in Portugal.
Within the European levels of excellence framework, the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) distinguished UAb with the 1st Level of Excellence Committed to Excellence (C2E) in 2011.
In 2016, UAb's commitment to quality has been recognized again by EFQM that distinguished the University with 4 Stars in the 2nd Level of Excellence Recognized for Excellence (R4E).
«At UAb I did not find only the best teachers and a recognized merit education program; I found an incredible academic spirit, wonderful colleagues and an enviable Academic Association.»
«I can say that the Postgraduate course in Juvenile and Community Studies was a useful supplementary training as a criminologist, opening me to the labor market in the area of intervention with at-risk youth.»
«During the Master's degree, my personal life, as well as my professional life, has changed. I became more self-confident, with a greater degree of self-esteem, and gradually developed an ability to reflect on my profession.»