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 External assessment


The University of Minho has regularly been subjected to external assessment exercises, both nationally and internationally.

On a national level, all the First Cycle Degrees were assessed by the National Council of Higher Education Assessment (CNAVES) in the 1995-2000 and the 2000-2005 periods. The University is also participating in the assessment/accrediting cycle, promoted by A3ES, which started in 2012 and ends in 2016.

In 2012 the University of Minho also participated, on a voluntary basis, in an experimental assessment exercise conducted by A3ES, which consisted of an internal quality assurance systems audit. The SIGAQ-UM was certified unconditionally by this agency for a period of 6 years.
On an international level, UMinho participated, on a voluntary basis, in an institutional assessment, conducted by CRE, in 1997.  Was also assessed, in 2007, by the European University Association (EUA, previously CRE), with a follow-up assessment in 2009.