Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC) | Portugal


IPC is a public higher education institution created in 1979, encompassing six schools and a research institute. By combining strong practical activities with solid theoretical education, the schools offer courses oriented to the labour market which assure high employment rates: Coimbra Agriculture School (ESAC); Coimbra Education School (ESEC); Oliveira do Hospital Management and Technology School (ESTGOH); Coimbra Health School (ESTeSC); Coimbra Business School (ISCAC) and Coimbra Institute of Engineering (ISEC).


The research institute (Coimbra Applied Research Institute i2A) aims to: a) promote, stimulate, support and manage applied research activities; b) contribute to the rationalization and integrated management of IPC scientific resources; c) develop applied research and technology and knowledge transfer to industries and community to better develop and improve products, processes and services. i2A coordinates 6 high tech laboratories focused on health, biomechanics, ICT and natural and endogenous resources issues, with an investment amount over 3,2 M€ and fully aligned with the national and regional RIS3.