Being integrated into the MCTES' network of institutions for R&D, since its creation (as unit No. 3), CAUP has been regularly evaluated by international panels, in the scope of the scientific evaluation processes organized by FCT/MCTES.
The results in previous evaluations were:
- 2007 - Excellent
- 2002 - Excellent
- 1999 - Very Good
- 1996 - Very Good