The Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) is a public higher education institution established in 1979, located in the Centre Coast of Portugal, in what has been known for centuries as the ’city of students’.
It is one of the ten largest Portuguese higher education institutions, comprising six teaching facilities covering a range of fields of study: from agriculture and environment, education, communication, tourism, arts, management, and accounting and marketing, to health and engineering.
– Coimbra Agriculture School (ESAC)
– Coimbra Education School (ESEC)
– Coimbra Health School (ESTeSC)
– Coimbra Business School (ISCAC)
– Coimbra Institute of Engineering (ISEC)
The Polytechnic of Coimbra offers professional higher technical courses and undergraduate, postgraduate and masters programmes through these schools. It is an asset to the city, playing a considerable role in developing both the region and the country.
Teaching quality—where the focus on practical training is backed by sound theoretical training, and there is a concern to adapt it to the labour market’s needs—close ties with businesses, entrepreneurship incentives, and internationalisation are the backbone of training. These are to ensure graduates have successful careers and high employment rates.
Social Services are another essential facility to answer to the student community. In addition to scholarships, food, and accommodation, it provides medical services and incentives for practising sports.
The Polytechnic of Coimbra represents: