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Welcome Message

Welcome to the Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence!

The Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence is a research group that develops is work in the field of quality engineering and management and organizational excellence.

Join us and contribute to build “A better world with Quality”.

Paulo Sampaio

quinta-feira, 7 de junho de 2018

QOE @ Opole University of Technology, Poland

Paulo Sampaio, Coordinator of the Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence (RG-QOE) is currently in Poland, visiting the Opole University of Technology.

This visit intends to promote and enlarge the cooperation between the University of Minho and the Opole University of Technology. Paulo Sampaio addressed a lecture entitled 'The Future of Quality' to the Production Engineering Master Students and had also the chance to visit a Portuguese company located in Opole – BA (Barbosa e Almeida).
All the visit was prepared by Professor Aneta Kucinska-Landwójtowicz, that was recently visiting the RG-QOE, as a Visiting Scholar.

terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2018

Presentations of PhD students in the DPISE workshop

The Doctoral Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering (DPISE) Workshop ( took place on May 14th in Guimarães, Campus of Azurém, University of Minho.

This annual event intends to share the work that is currently being done by the PhD students of this doctoral program. The RG-QOE was represented by Paula Sá and Luiz Ayres.
Paula Sá presented the "Quality Management in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions".

Luiz Ayres presented the "Suppliers’ development maturity evaluation model in competitive environments".

quarta-feira, 2 de maio de 2018

QOE @ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Seattle

The Quality and Organizational Excellence Research Group (QOE-RG) is represented at 2018 World Conference on Quality and Improvement that is taking place in Seattle, WA, between April 30 and May 2.
The QOE-RG was represented in the Flags Ceremony by André Carvalho.

Further, André Carvalho also presented a session 'Are Excellence-Oriented Organizations More Adaptable?' by André Carvalho, Paulo Sampaio, Eric Rebentisch and Pedro Saraiva. This work is the result of his current PhD research.

quinta-feira, 26 de abril de 2018

Aneta Kucinska-Landwojtowicz at QOE-RG as a Visiting Scholar

Aneta Kucinska-Landwojtowicz is a Visiting Scholar at the QOE - research group and at the University of Minho during this month of April. She is a Assistant Professor at Opole University of Technology and develops her research in the quality management and innovation fields of expertise.

In the QOE monthly meeting several possibilities were discussed in order to the development of future didactic and scientific partnerships between University of Minho and Opole Univesity of Technology (Poland).

quarta-feira, 28 de março de 2018

QOE @ SHO 2018, Guimarães

The Quality and Organizational Excellence Research Group (QOE–RG) was represented at the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO) 2018. The event took place in Guimarães, Portugal between March 26-27. 

The QOE-RG was represented by Pedro Domingues, as a chair of the session ‘Safety Management’. Further, Catarina Saraiva (picture), presented the paper ‘Latest effortts aimed at upgrading the IMS-MM’ by Catarina Saraiva, Pedro Domingues, Paulo Sampaio, and Pedro Arezes. This work is the result of Catarina Saraiva master dissertation Quality Engineering and Management that was supervised by Pedro Domingues and Paulo Sampaio.

segunda-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2018

Paper published in Revista Qualidade

A paper related to the integrated management systems evolution in the Southern European countries, by Mónica Cabecinhas, Pedro Domingues, and Paulo Sampaio from the Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence members, has been recently published in Revista Qualidade (Portuguese Association for Quality).

The paper could be downloaded in the following link:

sexta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2018

RG-QOE January news

The first month of 2018 was very active for the Research Group on Quality and Organizational Excellence (RG-QOE).

Dalilis Escobar, a PhD student from the University of Girona, Spain, just arrived as a Visiting PhD Student for the next three months. Her research is focused on customer delight topic applied to service environment.

Rui Estrada, MSc in Quality Engineering and Management from the University of Minho, also started to work at the RG-QOE in the “Supply Chain Quality Management” project, which is one of the UMinho and Bosch Car Multimedia partnership projects.

The monthly meeting took place on January 12. This monthly meeting is an event where each Researcher does present the ongoing developments of his/her project.

A farewell dinner was organized in order to celebrate the next phase of André M. Carvalho PhD project. During the next year André will be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, MA, US, as a Visiting PhD Student to proceed with his PhD thesis.