Universidade do MinhoUniversity


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Foundation: 1973

Mission: To generate, disseminate and apply knowledge, based on freedom of thought and the plurality of critical exercises, promoting higher education and contributing to the construction of a model of society based on humanist principles, who has knowledge, creativity and innovation as factors of growth, sustainable development, well-being and solidarity.

Vision: In 2020, the University of Minho will be a centre of education, creation and valorisation of knowledge with high international attractiveness, based on the performance of its research centres and on the quality and distinction of its educational project, having knowledge, creativity and ethics as identity hallmarks of its students, establishing itself as a promoting agent of the economic, social and cultural development.

History: www.uminho.pt

Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDPortugal
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +355th166th164th51st292nd4th
Arts and Humanities +359th184th182nd39th324th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 574th312th303rd71st510th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 210th83rd79th9th161st4th
Chemistry 532nd292nd286th84th452nd6th
Computer Science 471st219th213th36th364th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 446th282nd288th119th377th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 254th106th102nd14th190th2nd
Energy 377th166th164th36th275th7th
Engineering +328th121st118th21st233rd3rd
Environmental Science 356th165th165th40th266th5th
Mathematics 534th309th302nd69th446th7th
Medicine +576th308th297th69th508th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 392nd154th154th25th319th4th
Physics and Astronomy 506th270th262nd58th417th6th
Psychology 294th121st115th21st275th4th
Social Sciences +349th133rd132nd30th292nd4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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