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Student Ombudsperson

 Student Ombudsperson


The Student Ombudsperson is an independent entity recently created at the University of Minho, with the mission is to promote and defend the rights and interests of students in the context of university life.

The activity of this entity covers all the organs, services and members of the University as well as the Schools/Institutes and the Welfare Services. This enjoys full autonomy in relation to these bodies. This is governed by the principles of neutrality and confidentiality.

The Ombudsperson examines the complaints, submissions or claims made by students against acts or omissions of the University’s bodies and services. He/she acts as a mediator and suggests solutions. He/she draws up reports to prevent or remedy unfair or irregular situations.

Student Ombudsperson: Rosa Vasconcelos

She is Associate Professor in the Textile Engineering Department of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. She has a degree in Textile Engineering from the University of Minho and a PhD in Engineering Technology and Textile Chemistry from the University of Minho. Between 1996 and 2010, she was chairperson of the Engineering Courses Council. She was also chairperson of the Pedagogic Council of the School of Engineering from 2010 to 2019. She has been a member of the board of governors of the IEEE Education Society since 2015.














Office of the Student Ombudsperson
University of Minho
Building 2, floor 0, room 0.24
Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga
Tel.: (+351) 253 601710 | 913 583 711
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