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Polytechnic Institute of Leiria – High School of Technology and Management


The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) will complete 30 years of existence this year. Its mission is to promote knowledge, create, transmit and disseminate culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. IPL is a national organization and a committed partner in the dynamics of the development of the Leiria and West region in which it is located. The academic community of IPL integrates 11,500 students, 885 teachers and 314 technical and administrative staff, , distributed throughout five higher education schools (School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Technology and Management, School of Fine Arts and Design, School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, School of Health Sciences), an Institute for Research, Development and Advanced Studies, a Distance Learning Unit,  a Learning Unit for Technological Specialisation Courses and a Training Centre for Actives. In total, 62 undergraduate degree courses are offered, 40 master’s degree courses and 18 post-graduate courses, with courses in various areas of knowledge: Arts and Design, Entrepreneurial and Legal Sciences, Education and Communication, Engineering and Technology, Health,and Tourism. IPL was the first higher education institution in the country (non-specialized) authorized to teach degrees through distance learning, offering four undergraduate courses in this regime.

In an effort to provide the best teaching and learning conditions to its students, IPL has invested in modern, well-equipped facilities. It also provides a range of support services of excellent quality at the level of basic social support (scholarships, canteens, restaurants, student halls of residence, medical services, a camping site and a leisure park), psychological and psycho-pedagogical support and furthermore, it also allows access to a variety of documentary and bibliographical resources (libraries, B-on – Digital Scientific Library).

Website: http://www.ipleiria.pt