The University of Minho is currently one of the most prestigious Portuguese higher education institutions, and is gradually becoming more prominent internationally. The University was founded in 1973.
the University of Minho welcomed its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. At present, the University is renowned for its competence and quality of teaching staff, excellence in scientific research, wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and for its high level of interaction with other institutions.The University of Minho is a reference regarding high-quality education and learning, not only in a Portuguese context, but also on a European and global scale. As a pioneer in many areas of education, training, and research, the University of Minho shows a great capacity to deliver change.
Today, The University of Minho (UMinho) is undoubtedly a university of research. That can be seen in the position the university occupies in the most important international rankings, such as the Leiden Ranking, which is the main bibliometric ranking associated with scientific research. Other important rankings in which the University of Minho is well-positioned are the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, both in their global ranking and in the THE ranking of universities under-50 years old.