POLITECNICO DO PORTO (IPP), PORTUGAL – The Polytechnic of Porto (IPP) is a public higher education institution created in 1985. With over 18000 students IPP is the largest Polytechnic of Portugal. IPP stands out mainly for its ability to instruct young people with the knowledge necessary for the working market, able to contribute to economic development with a high sense of social responsibility.
This institution stands out for its interdisciplinarity with 7 Schools that cover a wide spectrum of scientific knowledge, from Engineering (ISEP) to Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), Education (ESE), Accounting and Administration (ISCAP), Management and Industrial Studies (ESEIG), Management and Technology (ESTGF) and Allied Health Technology (ESTSP).
IPP began the implementation of its internationalization policy in 1989 and since then international cooperation has been a priority in the institution’s policy. Input and output reach 240 fellow HEI, 27 countries in 5 continents and numerous organizations, companies and institutions. The coordination and management of all international EU programmes, cooperation programmes and projects with non-European countries (Africa, Asia and South America) and with partner institutions is supported at a central level by the Presidency International Office. Each year, over 400 students enjoy a study period, carry out their research projects, internships or training period. TheDiploma Supplement is provided to graduates since 2002/2003. Moreover, in order to fund the international mobilities (students, teaching and non-teaching staff) IPP use namely Erasmus+ and Santander Bank Fellowships (for the Iberoamerican mobility), and Marie Curie programmes for the internationalization of Research Staff.
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