Welcome

The University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, has the honor to welcome and host the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) annual conference 2014.

The ATEE is a non-profit European organisation, whose aim is to enhance the quality of Teacher Education in Europe and to support the professional development of teachers and teacher educators at all levels.

Founded in 1973, the University of Minho has two major poles: the campus of Gualtar in Braga, and the campus of Azurém in Guimarães. It is currently among the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country, and it has also gradually come to assert itself on the international scene. The University's organisational structure is flexible and conducive to innovation and interdisciplinary, favouring the exploration of emerging research areas. The teaching and research units - Schools and Institutes - are the basic structures of the University: School of Architecture, Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, Economics and Management, Engineering, Psychology and School of Nursing, and Institutes of Social Sciences, Education and Arts and Humanities. The courses and research projects have gained strong international recognition. The University of Minho is a research university, committed to the valorisation of knowledge: Research, Development and Innovation, and it is also focused on the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships in research, cultural and socio- economic development projects. The European Universities Association considered this University a case study of good practices at the European level.

We look forwards to seeing you in Braga!

More about ATEE: http://www.atee1.org

More about UMinho: http://www.uminho.pt