EEUM’s growth and recognition mark its 48th anniversary

Another anniversary of the School of Engineering of University of Minho was celebrated on 4 October at the Azurém campus.

The ceremony was marked with tributes, prizes and awards to teachers, researchers, administrative and management staff, retirees, as well as recognition awards to the company Accenture and the José Neves Foundation.

The programme also included the participation of Minister Ana Abrunhosa, who, unable to attend, sent a message to the academic community congratulating the School of Engineering, its impact on the region and the country, as well as the school’s most recent achievements.

In his speech, the president of the School of Engineering, Professor Pedro Arezes, highlighted the growth of the organic unit, namely with the coordination of 17 of the 18 projects of the mobilising and green agendas under the Recovery and Resilience Plan, worth a total of 1.2 billion euros, which corresponds to 33 million for UMinho. However, the school’s growth doesn’t stop there, an example of which is the fact that for the first time it has the highest average entry mark in the country in the national entrance exam, 18.86 in Aerospace Engineering.

Pedro Arezes also mentioned the difficulties of implementation and administrative processes, as well as the lack of human resources and the possibility of a programme contract as a way of streamlining processes and speeding up decision-making.

For his part, the Vice-Rector of the University of Minho, Professor Eugénio Campos Ferreira, representing the Rector of UMinho at the ceremony, mentioned in his speech the existence of openness to make the discussion about a programme contract more serious and personalised.

The ceremony ended with a performance by Tuna Afonsina and congratulations to the School of Engineering, in the central nave of building 1, in the company of various members of the academic community.

The School of Engineering congratulates and thanks, once again, all those who have built these 48 years of history.

The ceremony can be viewed here: