The University of Évora is a public institution of higher education whose origins date back to 1559. After being closed in the 18th century, the university reopens in 1979. At the present time, it is organized in departments which are grouped in schools related to specific scientific domains, such as:
- Social Sciences
- Technology Sciences
The São João de Deus School of Nursing, a public polytechnic institute of higher education, became part of the University of Evora in 2004.