University of Minho - School of Arquitecture


The Architecture’s School at the University of Minho is an organic unity of teaching and research autonomy of academic (scientific, educational and cultural) and administrative.

In exercising its autonomy open to interdisciplinary perspectives and proposes to develop a framework of complementarity of knowledge, research and advanced training, and promote the provision of services to the community, in collaboration with other departments and institutions.

The Architecture’s School brings together human and material resources adequate and consistent development of its scientific and educational activities within individual projects or in partnership with other units, national or international.

The Architecture’s School provides, since nineteen ninety-six, even then, with the appointment of Autonomous Department of Architecture, the creation, dissemination and utilization of knowledge in the field of architecture.

It is the specificity of education provided that by promoting an "integrated knowledge" - not by challenging the various disciplinary autonomies, but overcoming their status as mere sum of knowledge - contributes to the formation of a methodology of the project essential to the exercise of Architecture in its multiple valences.

By building a route itself, the Architecture’s School has been able to survive in a system where, until recent years, pontificated oldest institutions and anchored in the national urban centers. A balanced combination of strategic focus, scientific merit and persistent work it has achieved a clear recognition.

Emphasis is also the location of the Architecture’s School at the center of the University of Minho in Guimarães, endowed with a historical center recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, a city in 2012 will be European Capital of Culture.

This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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Integrated Master's in Architecture

Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Portugal Guimarães

MIARQ's main objective is the training of skilled professionals in the pursuit of professional activities in Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Architecture INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS The Integrated Master’s in Architecture enables the exercise of professional activity in Architecture. In order to do so, it seeks to promote "integrated knowledge" and the formation of a design methodology, both essential to the practice of architecture in its various aspects: Architecture, Urbanism, Urban Design, Rehabilitation and Building Maintenance. The students’ creativity is encouraged, sensitizing them to the specific socio-cultural environment in which they operate and their ability to communicate the fundamentals of the work in progress. The students must demonstrate critical thinking, ability to work in a team, ethical values of citizenship and environmental awareness. Careers The architects graduated by the Minho University can pursue their professional activity in architecture, rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings, urban design, urban planning and management, higher education and research, working as independent professionals or as employees in public institutions and private companies. They are also qualified to teach at various levels of education. [-]

Location address
Campus de Azurém
4800 - 058 Guimarães

Guimarães, PT
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