The IPT is a polytechnic higher education institution within the European higher education area with an educational offer in science, arts and humanities related areas intended to provide the students with a comprehensive educational background and produce useful knowledge, abilities, competencies and skills as well as prepare them to the labour market and to be active citizens in a democratic society.
An also to promote access to knowledge to the benefit of individuals and the society through teaching, research and cooperation actions and to actively participate in the construction of a European Learning and Research Area and of a model for regional development based on the production, innovation and enhancement of scientific and technological knowledge.
The IPT provides its students with excellent material conditions as well as a close student-faculty relationship which a key ingredient for academic success. IPT has appropriate facilities and support services to meet the students’ needs. The Polytechnic places at the students’ disposal a wide range of support services and facilities: three residence halls, modern engineering laboratories, computer facilities that meet technological advancements, rooms for business simulation, technical laboratories, access to wireless network from any point in the campus, libraries, copying services, canteens and cafeterias.
Tomar is located in central Portugal in the Médio Tejo region. The city boasts a number of interesting monuments of which the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ and the Saint Baptist Church are the most striking examples. The city developed inside the walls of the Convent of Christ built in late 12th century under the auspices of D. Gualdim Pais, the fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar.
It is the country’s most iconic historical landmark. The city hosts most of the services that persist from its industrial past but new opportunities are emerging in the field of tourism such as new-generation handicrafts, gastronomy and specialised tourist services.