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Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências da Saúde

Braga, Portugal

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Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências da Saúde

Braga, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências da Saúde

Founded in 2000, the School of Health Sciences (ECS) aims to train doctors and other health professionals throughout life.
It also promotes scientific research in the area of health sciences.
To fulfil its mission, ECS has highly motivated and qualified faculty, currently consisting of about 80 members, of whom 50% are PhDs and 70% are doctors, all of whom are researchers in the school’s research institute Life and Health Sciences Research Institute -ICVS). The school also has the collaboration of over 500 physicians from health care institutions in the Minho region, which tutor students in the clinical setting. Since 2001, the school has graduated 399 medical doctors. This year ECS has approximately 850 medical students.
The School integrates a research institute (ICVS) classified by the National Accreditation agency with the maximum grade of “Excellent”. With 3 major research Domains (Neurosciences, Surgical Sciences and Microbiology and Infection) the Institute has more than 200 researchers and has published over 870 papers in international peer-reviewed journals of relevant impact factor, since 2003 (year it was created) to the present day.
The ICVS is associated with a strategic partner, the 3B’s Research Group - Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (3B’s). The ICVS/3B's Associate Laboratory (AL) centres its activities in the Health Sciences, namely in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, and in Biomedical Science & Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering (Biomaterials). This interface Health-Sciences/Technologies pursues the goal of generating value through the development of innovative products and services, resulting from internationally highly competitive research. This partnership has resulted in several spin-off companies that range from medical and surgical devices to software solutions.
In 2012, the ICVS/3B’s established a partnership with the Hospital of Braga in a Clinical Academic Centre (2CA-BRAGA), a non-profit organization with a focus on research, clinical care, education and training. The 2CA-BRAGA offers a full-range of clinical research services, with a wide spectrum infrastructure and with full technical support for research projects, clinical trials and validation studies of medical devices. At this time, the 2CA-Braga is responsible for 40% of all clinical trials held in Portugal.
For more information:
http://www.ecsaude.uminho.pt/
http://www.icvs.uminho.pt/

The School of Health Sciences (ECS) is part of a 40 year old university (University of Minho) with degrees and post graduate courses in humanities, science, engineering, architecture, economics, law and a population of approximately 16000 students. The University is established in the cities of Braga and Guimarães, two campi separated by a distance of 20 Km. The ECS is located in the Campus Gualtar in Braga, within which students have at their disposal:
- a sports complex with facilities for indoor and outdoor activities, for a variety of leisure and sports competition (yoga, volleyball, climbing, weightlifting, swimming, tennis ...) (www.sas.uminho.pt)
- Libraries (www.sdum.uminho.pt)
- Several infrastructure and services (Cafeteria, bars, restaurants, banks, bookstore, travel agency ...)
- Free and secure wireless internet with full coverage on campus

Off campus, the academy offers you:
- University Residences, academic bars, canteen
- a university radio (www.rum.pt)
- a cultural and recreational association with several groups of activities (tuna, music school, a group of Portuguese popular music ...) (www.arcum.pt)
- Other student associations (Chorus academic groups, theater, jazz ensemble, a group of acrobats ...)
- 2 museums (http://www.mns.uminho.pt/) (http://www.casamuseumoncao.uminho.pt) and other cultural units.

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