The Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo  (IPVC) is a regional institution, whose aims are a qualified human, cultural, scientific, technical and professional training, to carry out necessary research to accomplish its mission and to cooperate with the regional community of Alto-Minho, particularly with its productive and entrepreneurial sectors.

The IPVC is a community of students and qualified professionals, located in the northwest of Portugal, aware that the progress of society ensures the harmonious development of persons and their performance. Joined together in the same mission: to create, manage and disseminate knowledge and culture, through processes of education/learning, research, transfer of technology and knowledge.

The investment in R&D and innovation, marketing, design, training and quality, contribute to the adjustment and response of an increasingly more severe and global economy, supported by the management models based on the quality of human resources, innovation and technology development.

The IPVC is made up of six Schools (School of Education, Viana do┬áCastelo; School of Agronomy, Ponte de┬áLima; School of Technology┬áand Management, Viana┬ádo Castelo; School of┬áNursing, Viana do┬áCastelo; School┬áof Business, Valen├ža; School of┬áSport and Recreation, Melga├žo), offering 40 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, these last very often in collaboration with national and international polytechnics and universities. Also promotes 34 Master courses and 21 specialization courses.

Última actualização: 2011.11.01