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Exhibition “1820. Liberal Revolution of Porto ”

From Thursday, 20.02.2020 to Sunday, 6.09.2020
Until 6th September | Porto
The exhibition “1820. Liberal Revolution of Porto ”, curated by José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro, professor of history at the University of Minho, opens this Thursday at Casa do Infante, in Porto, and will remain open until September. The initiative marks the 200th anniversary of the Liberal Revolution, in a program of the Municipality of Porto that includes half a hundred events, such as an international congress, colloquia, books, concerts, visits and cinema.

The documentary exhibition – UMinho said this Wednesday – starts with the main antecedents of the revolt: the court’s departure for Brazil in 1807; the Napoleonic invasion of Porto and the Ponte das Barcas disaster in 1809; the creation by Prince Regent D. João of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves in 1815; the conspiracy of 1817 and the execution of General Gomes Freire de Andrade, who ignited the revolt against the English presence and Marshal Beresford; and the establishment of the secret association Sanhedrin, in Porto, to organize the revolution.

In particular, the exhibition highlights Porto sources from those 40 days that shook the history of Portugal and Brazil two centuries ago. For Lopes Cordeiro, “the main piece is the minutes of the City Council of August 24, 1820, the text of which is entirely covered with black ink, an initiative of D. Miguel’s supporters after the absolutist turnaround”.

“The military pronouncement was made at five in the morning in Campo de Santo Ovídio (today Praça da República) and at eight o’clock everyone was in the Chamber, where the constitution of the Provisional Board of the Supreme Government of the Kingdom was approved, which inaugurated a new regime ”, he explains. The professor at the UMinho Institute of Social Sciences and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences (CICS) was somewhat surprised to find that the document was historically almost forgotten, although it was then transcribed in the local press, published in pamphlets and republished in Lisbon newspapers when the capital joined the movement.

Liberalism Victory

The definitive victory of liberalism was in 1834, with the Miguelist defeat in the civil war, after the failed siege of Porto, but José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro focused the exhibition until July 4, 1821, when the king landed in Lisbon. “The main objectives were fulfilled: the king and the court returned to the country, the English influence in the military was over and there was already a provisional document of the Constitution”, he observes.

In April, the historian launches a book that discusses the whole process of this first attempt to implant liberalism in Portugal. This book largely surpasses the catalog function of the exhibition, which will remain open until September 6 and has guided tours, with free entry from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:30, and ending on Monday and holidays.

PH.D Appl​ications 2020 - 2021

From Friday, 10.07.2020 to Thursday, 30.07.2020
Institute of Education - University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
PH.D Appl​ications 2020 - 2021
july 10- ​30, ​​2020


Specialities with doctoral programe:

Curriculum Development(*); Literacy and Portuguese Teaching; School Organisation and Administration; Educational Psychology (*); Sociology of Education and Education Policy; Educational Technology(*); Pedagogical Supervision.
(*) No vacancies in 2020-2021

Specialities without doctoral programe:
Curriculum Development; Science Education; History and Social Science Education; Foreign Language Education; Mathematics Education; Philosophy of Education; History of Education; Literacy and Portuguese Teaching; School Organisation and Administration; Educational Psychology; Sociology of Education and Education Policy Educational Policy; Pedagogical Supervision; Educational Technology.

Contacts: Phone: (+351) 253 601 287 | Email:


Specialities with doctoral programe

Physical Education and Child Health (Child Health, Health Education, Physical Education, Physical Activity, Recreation and Motor Development)

Childhood, Development and Learning (Physical and Social Environmental Studies, Elementary Mathematics, Methodology and Supervision in Childhood Education, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychosocial Intervention.)

Artistic Education (Music Education, Drama Education, Visual Education)

Childhood, Culture and Society (Children´s Literature, Literacy Education, Sociology of Childhood, Child Rights, Public Policies for Children)

Special Education (Inclusion, Early Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Communication Disorders, Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading (dyslexia), Universal screening systems for students at risk for Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading (dyslexia).

Schedule: (after work / evening schedule/b-learning)
Vacancies: 30

Contacts: Phone: (+351) 253 601 287 | Email:

Information of Interest
The doctoral degree in Educational Sciences and the doctoral degree in Child Studies are relevant for career development purposes in accordance with Article 54 of the Decree-Law No. 75/2010 of June 23 (Regulations governing the Early Childhood and Elementary and Secondary Education Teaching Career). The Ph.D. course in Child Studies, in its different areas of specialization, is recognized for purposes of counting time for career progression under Administrative Rule No. 344/2008, of April 30, according to the updated table, available on the DGAE website.

​​Applications: july 10- 30,​ 2020

Programa Tutorias por Pares

From Thursday, 2.07.2020 to Friday, 17.07.2020
The main activities carried out by the tutors of the Program include the monitoring of new UMinho students throughout the school year, work meetings and planning, organizing and implementing program activities.

The program activities occupy, on average, 1 hour per week. Student tutors who are currently attending any UMinho course from the 2nd year onwards can apply.

To apply, students must send an email to, with the subject "tutor registration", attaching the following elements:
✔ Curriculum Vitae
✔ Motivation Letter
✔List of Curricular Units completed and respective classifications

Participation in the program as a tutor is an activity that is part of the Diploma Supplement.

Further information:
Tel: 253 601 035/0 | Email:

International Selection Tender Procedure | Doctoral Position - Economics

From Thursday, 2.07.2020 to Wednesday, 12.08.2020
International selection tender procedure for the hiring of one doctorate in Economics (Degree completed 5 years ago or less), under the legal regime of scientific employment for the exercise of scientific research activities at the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE).

The call were publicized in the Eracareers:
· Reference CTTI-38/20 – NIPE (1):

The call runs between 2 July and August 12, 2020.

Applications and application support documents requested for in this Notice of Opening of Competition must be submitted by e-mail at with the reference CTTI-38/20-NIPE (1).

PhD Viva of Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design - Catarina Sofia Rego Pimenta

Thursday, 9.07.2020

Time: 14:30

Supervisor: Raul Fangueiro; Carla Morais

Rector of the University of Minho;
Doutor Raúl Manuel Esteves de Sousa Fangueiro, Professor Associado com Agregação do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
Doutor Rui Alberto Lopes Miguel , Professor Associado do Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologias Têxteis da Faculdade de Engenharia da Univeridade da Beira Interior
Doutora Alexandra Cabral de Andrade Teixeira, Professora Auxiliar da Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa
Doutora Joana Ferreira Ferreira Lourenço da Cunha, Professora Auxiliar do Departamento de Engenharia Têxtil da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
Doutor António Costa Valente , Professor Auxiliar Convidado do Departamento de Comunicação e Arte da Universidade de Aveiro
Doutora Ana Margarida Pires Fernandes , Professora Adjunta da Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas da Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco