The headquarters of the University of Minho is in Central Avenue, next to the Church of the Banded. In fact, the building is arranged around a beautiful central cloister belonging to the Convent of the Banded. It's a public university, one of the largest Portugal, founded in 1973. In Braga you can study Science, Social Sciences, Economics and Management, Arts, Law and Health Sciences; Engineering, Architecture, Geography and Statistics are studied in nearby Guimaraes. The University also offers a range of postgraduate and master's degrees, and the Chancellor is in the former Palace of the Republic Bracarense in Largo do Paço. The University of Minho depends on other cultural centers, such as the District Archive of Braga-Public Library, the Exhibition Hall-Casa Museu Moncao and the Museum Nogueira da Silva. Braga has another university, the Portuguese Catholic University, in the Camões Campus.
Braga has 2 universities, the Portuguese Catholic and the University University of Minho. The Portuguese Catholic University is private and was founded by the Jesuits, it has campuses in Braga, Lisbon, Oporto and Beiras. Campus Braga is in the upper area of the city, on donated land on Mount Santa Margarida, seminars were held here by S. António and S. Luís Gonzaga. As well as facilities such as a library, residence hall, auditorium, etc., it has 3 faculties: philosophy, social sciences and theology.