The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a Portuguese Higher Education Public Institution with 7000 undergraduate and master students, embracing a wide area of knowledge and technology, including agriculture sciences, arts and sports, education and teachers’ training, informatics and engineering, administration and management, health, communication and tourism.
The IPB belongs to the European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASnet), which main objectives include the transferability of professional skills and the integration of applied research in their professional and technological education mission. IPB has also an internationalization programme with widely recognized success, including the annual mobility of more than 900 incoming and outgoing students and 300 teaching staff members, as the result of the collaboration with several higher education institutions from all over the World. Nowadays the IPB is a multicultural institution, where 20% of its students are international students.
The IPB has modern and well-equipped facilities, namely laboratories, ateliers, centre of resources and libraries, which constitute an invaluable support for the teaching quality and its practical and experimental characteristics.
The IPB offers wireless access in all its buildings. Students can also access to online resources, such as scientific and documental information, and to a modern e-learning platform.
The IPB has also a modern sports complex which includes several game courts, a turf court, and an Olympic athletics track. Also, it is the only campus in the country surrounded by a pedestrian and bicycle track.
Bragança and Mirandela also offer an historical and cultural environment (cinema, theatre, music, dance, museums, and libraries). Furthermore, the surrounding region is well known for its immense historical, cultural and ecological heritage, comprising the Montesinho National Park, the International Douro Natural Park, the Protected Area of Azibo, the Sanabria Natural Park (in Spain) and the Alto Douro Wine Region, UNESCO World Heritage region.