Copper League
University of Minho

Portugal

University of Minho, Largo do Paco, 4704-553 Braga, Portugal

470 World
rank
6 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1973
Short name:
U Minho
Type:
Public
Students:
19090
Faculty:
1010
Faculty/Students Ratio:
19
:
1
Web-site:
www.uminho.pt
Region:
Europe
Location:
Braga
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 470 42.643
Teaching 430 45.451
Research 501 35.415
International Diversity 380 46.956
Financial Sustainability 503 46.048
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 367 45.786
Research Perfomance Rankings 294 57.359
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TEACHING
World Rank: 430
Country rank: 7
Score: 45.451
League: Copper League
Dimension
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Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 501
Country rank: 5
Score: 35.415
League: World League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 380
Country rank: 2
Score: 46.956
League: Bronze League
Dimension
weight
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name
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weight
10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 503
Country rank: 5
Score: 46.048
League: World League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The University of Minho is located in northern Portugal, with campuses in the cities of Braga and Guimaraes.It comes forth as a University of Projects (of research, teaching, and interaction with society), structured upon a matrix-based model which promotes interaction among its units (organic, cultural, services and specialised) and which favours multi and interdisciplinary approaches. The basic structures are the teaching and research units: Sciences, Engineering, Education, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Management, Law, Health Sciences, Nursing, Architecture, and Psychology. UMinho further created a set of interfaces that provide support to knowledge transfer, in addition to having several participating interests in a number of structures that generate important entrepreneurial dynamics.UMinho offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading to a degree, but also specialised training courses and advanced study courses.UMinho is a research university, committed to the valorisation of knowledge and also focused on the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships. Internationalisation is a strong commitment and international activities are quite intense. Quality has always been the hallmark of UMinho.

Mission Statement

The University of Minho mission shall be: the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge, under the spirit of freedom of thought and plural critical judgements, through the promotion of higher education and contributing to the construction of a society paradigm based on humanistic principles, and having knowledge, creativity and innovation as cornerstones for growth, sustainable development, welfare and solidarity. The mission shall be fulfilled within a context of international affirmation, based primarily on research and on its close articulation with teaching, through the pursuit of following goals: Human development at the highest level covering ethical, cultural, scientific, artistic, technical and professional aspects through a diversified educational provision, the creation of a proper learning environment, and the valorisation of the activity developed by all of its members; Research development, fostering a permanent quest for excellence, encouraging creativity as a source of innovative solutions as well as a search for answers to the major challenges faced by society; Transfer, exchange and valorisation of the scientific and technological knowledge, based upon reciprocal valorisation and promotion of entrepreneurship; Promotion of activities that provide access to cultural assets so that they can be enjoyed by every person and group, both internal and external to the University; Cultural, scientific and technical exchange, with both national and international institutions and organisms.