University of Minho

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University of Minho
Universidade do Minho
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Latin: Universitas Bracara Augustæ
Res ipsas examinare: versus est sciendi modus
Motto in English
Examining things in themselves: this is the true way of knowing
Type Public university
Established1973 [1]
Endowment €148.4 million per year [2]
Rector Rui Vieira de Castro [3]
Academic staff
1,033 [4]
Administrative staff
645 [4]
Students19,632 (2020) [4]
Undergraduates 13,022 [4]
Postgraduates 4,910 [4]
1,700 [4]
Braga (rectorate), Guimarães
41°33′39″N8°23′48″W / 41.5608°N 8.3968°W / 41.5608; -8.3968 Coordinates: 41°33′39″N8°23′48″W / 41.5608°N 8.3968°W / 41.5608; -8.3968
CampusMultiple sites
Research labs31 [4]
Colors Red and White [5]

The University of Minho (Universidade do Minho) is a public university in Portugal, divided into the following campuses:



The University of Minho, founded in 1973, is one of the then named "New Universities" that, at that time, deeply changed the landscape of higher education in Portugal.

Located in the region of Minho, known for its significant economic activity and by the youth of its population, the University of Minho is playing the role of development agent in the region.

With over 19,000 students (42% of which are postgraduate students) and with about 1300 professors and 600 employees, UM is one of the largest Portuguese universities.

As of 2013, the University of Minho appears on the ranking of Times Higher Education as one of the 100 best universities of the world under the age of 50, occupying the 76th position. In 2014, it placed 75th overall. The university is widely regarded for the number of citations of its published papers.

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2015, the university was ranked between 351 and 400 worldwide. [6]


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