Founded in 1973, UMinho is nowadays one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. UMinho is renowned for the competence and quality of its faculty and for the level of excellence in research as well as the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society in general. Located in the north of Portugal, UMinho has a campus in the city of Braga and two other in the city of Guimarães, which cover a student population of around 20000, 40% of which are master or Ph.D. students. The University has 1200 teaching and research staff and around 800 technical and administrative staff. UMinho offers 57 1st cycle and integrated Master’s degrees, almost 100 Master courses and over 60 Ph.D. programmes (several international programs involving prestigious institutions such as MIT and CMU). Internationalization is an institutional priority and UMinho has a long and soundly-based experience in coordinating and participating in several EU programmes.