The Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute (IPCB) is a public institution of higher education, whose institutional culture is characterized by its richness derived from the diversity and singularity of each of the schools that constitutes it. The development of the IPCB is characterized by the requirement of high levels of quality, internationally recognized. In addition to adopting the standards of the European Association for Quality Assurance for Higher Education and the European University Association, the IPCB has the Quality Management System certified by ISO 9001: 2015. The availability of a wide range of training offerings, at the graduate and postgraduate level, the strong connection to the business, social and cultural world, the close link with the labour market and the internationalization strategy are challenges that guarantee our graduates a comprehensive training through the acquisition of scientific and technical, linguistic, and cultural skills, thus preparing them to respond competitively to the demands of the labour market without frontiers, but also providing them with the conditions to be able to develop their own activity, through incentives to entrepreneurship.
Castelo Branco, located in the central region of Portugal, is home to the third largest Portuguese municipality, with 56 109 inhabitants (albicastrenses). The city was considered in 2006, in a study by DECO, the second district capital of the country with the best quality of life. Factors ranging from low crime, housing and food costs, to health care, make the city a place with all the qualities to receive you and to live in the next years of your life. Talking about higher education and leaving the academic spirit out would not be right. It is the academic spirit that makes the time you spend here at the IPCB unforgettable. The tunas, the costumes, the traditions and the festivals. These aspects will turn these years the best time of your life. The companionship that is cultivated in classroom is taken to the streets and to the night. But not forgetting that there is time for bohemian academic life, but also for applied study.