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UMinho students create a videogame for Apple devices

Magic Defenders

Two UMinho students have created a video game for various Apple platforms, like iPad, iPod and iPhone, and are preparing to start up a game producer, where they will employ professionals.

The School of Engineering accepts submissions for the Best Dissertation Award

The School of Engineering (UMinho) will award an annual prize for the best master dissertation. All MEI students that have successfully completed their master dissertations, between Aug.01, 2010 and Jul.31, 2011, are invited to apply for this award.

The prize is awarded within the "Semana da Escola de Engenharia" and will be delivered on Oct.08, 2011 during the public ceremony that closes that event.

Results of the 1st phase of the application process for the academic year 2011/12

The results for the first phase of the application process for MEI, for the academic year 2011/12, have been officially publicized. Twenty-one applications (out of 24) were considered valid, and therefore the respective proponents were admitted. The registration period runs from 25.07 to 03.08.2011. There is also a candidate who was conditionally admitted.

Since not all available positions were taken, candidates can again apply for MEI during the 2nd phase. Applications can be formalized from 08.08 to 06.09.2011.

MEI students present an article at the PAEE 2011 Symposium

PAEE 2011

Carlos Miguel Regedor Torre and Luís Duarte Couto, two 2nd year MEI students, will present their ideas around the experiences and practices in current approaches to project-based learning at the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE 2011).

UMinho published the employment rates of its degrees

UMinho presented on June 30th, the employment rates of its degrees, becoming the first institution of higher education in Portugal to publish such data. The purpose of the document is to give students and families information that may be useful during the process of choosing an university degree.

The document shows that the Licenciatura em Engenharia Informática and the Licenciatura em Ciências da Computação are among the UMinho degrees that present the lowest levels of unemployment (either short- or long-term).

2010 MEI Best Student Award was handed to Ricardo dos Santos Silva

2010 MEI Best Student Award handed to Ricardo dos Santos Silva

Ricardo dos Santos Silva received on June 29th, 2011, the 2010 MEI Best Student Award. The award was presented during JOIN 2011 and was followed by a presentation of Ricardo's master dissertation, which is entitled "Mobility in Heterogeneous Access Environments with Android Terminals". This work was co-supervised by Paulo Carvalho and Pedro Sousa and was developed in cooperation with an industrial partner (PT Inovação).

MEI students participate in summer school in Denmark

Five students from the School of Engineering (UMinho), two of them registered in MEI (Miguel Regedor and André Santos), were selected to participate in the 2011 edition of the CDDIP (Conceptual Design and Development of Innovative Products) summer school. The activities take place from June, 26th to July, 15th and are held on the premises of the renowned company Bang & Olufsen in Struer, Denmark.

JOIN 2011 will be held on June 28-30

JOIN 2011

Jornadas de Informática (JOIN 2011) will be held on June, 28-30 in Campus de Gualtar, Braga.

The topics to be addressed in the morning sessions are:

Ricardo dos Santos Silva receives 2010 MEI Best Student Award

The director of MEI is pleased to announce that the 2010 MEI Best Student Award was given to Ricardo dos Santos Silva. The award will be officially handed during the 2nd day of JOIN 2011 (on the morning of June 29th). On the occasion, Ricardo will present the work of his master dissertation.


1st period for applying to MEI in 2011/12 is open

The 1st period for applying to MEI (Master's Degree on Informatics Engineering) is open from May 23rd until June 14th.



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