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 area

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 385th187th183rd50th331st4th
Arts and Humanities 352nd175th169th36th318th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 543rd271st258th44th470th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 244th99th98th12th192nd5th
Chemistry 487th237th229th65th410th6th
Computer Science 416th180th176th27th320th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 472nd304th303rd114th404th14th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 195th83rd80th8th156th2nd
Energy 438th207th206th57th327th10th
Engineering 309th112th108th16th219th3rd
Environmental Science 377th198th193rd49th291st9th
Mathematics 479th258th259th45th381st8th
Medicine 513th242nd235th45th464th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 291st98th92nd13th227th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 475th251st247th48th404th6th
Psychology 314th139th130th22nd298th5th
Social Sciences 359th153rd151st30th307th5th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

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