The objective of the project “UM Barometer: Monitoring the 2017-2021 Action Plan of the University of Minho” is to provide an instrument to measure and monitor the operationalization measures inscribed in the University Action Plan and proposed by the Rectorate for the period 2017-2021. The four priorities of future development and growth of the University are Education, Research & Innovation, Interaction with Society and Internationalization, which lay down in framework areas (Institutional Quality, Life Quality in Campi and Infrastructure, and Financial Sustainability). This is the frame for the research and tasks conducted, to be reflected in the monitoring instrument and subsequent web portal.
This way, all interested can follow up on the current stage of implementation of each measure inscribed in the Action Plan, with valuable contribution for institutional transparency as well as for internal management. It serves both the internal and external public (not only inside academia but also external stakeholders, namely civil society, local organizations and other universities) and it is a unique example of transparency in public sector management.