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University of Minho

University of Minho
Universidade do Minho
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
TypePublic university
Endowment€148.4 million per year[2]
RectorRui Vieira de Castro[3]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students19,632 (2020)[4]
Braga (rectorate), Guimarães
41°33′39″N 8°23′48″W / 41.5608°N 8.3968°W / 41.5608; -8.3968
CampusMultiple sites
Research labs31[4]
ColorsRed and White[5]
University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[6]401–500 (2023)
QS World[7]611–620 (2024)
THE World[8]601–800 (2024)
USNWR Global[9]=507 (2023)

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

  • Largo do Paço (rectorate), in Braga
  • Campus of Gualtar, in Braga
  • Convento dos Congregados, in Braga
  • Campus of Azurém, in Guimarães


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.[10]


List of research units

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  1. ^ "Institutional information, History". Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Plans and reports". Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Uminho, Rectorate". Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts and Figures". University of Minho. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Symbols and hymn, Flag". Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2023". Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2024". 19 June 2023. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  8. ^ "World University Rankings". 6 August 2023. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  9. ^ "U.S. News Education: Best Global Universities 2022-23". Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  10. ^ "University of Minho, World University Rankings 2014-15". The Times Higher Education. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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