The University was founded in 1973 and had its first students in the academic year of 1975/76.
It is further divided into two major poles, namely the campus of Gualtar in Braga, and the campus of Azurém in Guimarães.
Campos is situated on the outskirts of São Pedro da Torre (Valença, Portugal), on the banks of the Minho River.
Here, the Galicians built a star-shaped fortification, the fort of San Luís Gonzaga, during the (1640-1668).
Beautiful, wild beaches can be found along the coast in Esposende, Ofir and Apúlia.
O Brasil recebeu mais imigrantes europeus na sua época colonial do que os Estados Unidos da América.It was then identified a large quadrangular structure with rounded corners.Inside, we also found the remains of another structure that it could correspond with a Early Modern Age fortification.After a morphological study of the larger enclosure we concluded that it was a Roman camp reoccupied during the Portuguese Restoration War.By using photogrammetric techniques we appreciated the existence of an inner extensive flattened area, an artificial elevation corresponding with the remains of the rampart of the camp and a depression that was interpreted as a single ditch.A emigração portuguesa para o Brasil nos séculos XVI e XVII foi composta praticamente somente por homens.