The School of Sciences of the University of Minho, created in 1975, has evolved into a well-established institution enjoying a good reputation in quality of teaching and research in the domains of Exact and Natural Sciences.
The School integrates five departments (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Applications, and Physics) with a total of 191 teaching staff of whom 184 are qualified to a PhD degree level.
The undergraduate population of the School is of about 1200 students, distributed between twelve undergraduate degree courses and also approximately 436 postgraduate students (enrolled at both master and doctorate levels). Introductory courses in basic sciences are also provided as a service to other schools (Engineering, Economics, Psychology, etc) of the University of Minho.
The University of Minho is a split-site university with instalations located in Braga and Guimarães, two neighbouring cities 20 km apart. The School of Sciences is established in both campi of the University, however the school administration services and the main installations of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Applications and Physics are located in Braga, on the Campus of Gualtar. The research laboratories, staff and secretarial offices, are also installed on this site. The research activities of the school are carried out within research centres located in each department.
During the last few years, the School of Sciences has extended its facilities into the Campus of Azurém, in Guimiarães, where one can also find teaching and research installations of the Departments of Mathematics and Applications, Chemistry and Physics.
The Departments of the School of Sciences have high quality laboratories, equipped with advanced instrumentation assuring graduated and pos-graduated training in experimental sciences, awarding master and PhD degrees and providing a first training in experimental sciences and providing conditions for the development of advanced research projects.
Naturally the presence of the Departments and Research Centres of the School of Sciences provides the surrounding comunity with access to specialised experimental and consultancy services.
This school offers programs in:
- Portuguese (Portugal)