TAEKWONDO 2009 ' 1st European Universities Taekwondo Championship ' Braga ' Portugal
Organization  AAUM
University of Minho Students Union - AAUM 

The University of Minho Students Union (AAUM) was founded in 1977, following University of Minho students’ demands and needs. It is know as being managed by students for students.

AAUM was the second Portuguese association to receive the government title of Institution of Public Utility. Nowadays, it is one of the biggest student unions in the country, with two headquarters, one in each University of Minho campi: Gualtar (Braga) and Azurém (Guimarães). Several departments compose the AAUM: Cultural, Administrative, Informatics and Sport amongst others, with the intention of assisting students in many different ways.

Sport is an important department, considering the fact that in Portugal,

national University sport competition is based on student union representations.

Since 2001 AAUM has lead the Portuguese University Sport national ranking with several national titles and University of Minho students have taken part in FISU, EUSA and other international events. In 2006 , 2007 and 2009 the Handball team had 3 second places in the European University Handball Championships winning the first points to Portugal in the European University Ranking. 

During 2008/2009 Academic year, athletes and teams representing AAUM collected a total of 49 medals in National University Championships. Twenty National University Champion titles were given to AAUM in this last year.

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