The University of Minho undertakes intense cultural activity, which is largely due to the work developed by its Cultural Units. These units, coordinated by the Cultural Council, materialise a relevant aspect of the University's mission: the extension to the community, fostering culture within society. Cultural Units serve the community, providing support, services and expert advice; additionally, they act as interlocutors in the sphere of cultural animation and support for the development of arts and humanities values.
The cultural activities at the University of Minho are carried out by various cultural groups. The students, organise themselves by groups where music, theatre and dance reflect the unique identity of the academy, the region and the country.