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Leiria Polytechnic


Leiria Polytechnic is a higher education public institution which initiated its activity in 1980 and it is present in Leiria and the West region through its five higher schools, located in the cities of Leiria (School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Technology and Management and School of Health), Caldas da Rainha (School of Arts and Design) and Peniche (School of Tourism and Maritime Technology).

In recent years, the number of students and teachers of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria has increased considerably. The institution currently has about 12,000 students, 980 teachers and 316 technical and administrative staff distributed throughout the mentioned schools.

In an effort to always provide the best conditions for teaching and learning to its students, Leiria Polytechnic has been investing in modern, well-equipped infrastructures, and it provides support services with excellent quality at the base of social support (scholarships, canteens, restaurants, accommodation, medical services, camping and leisure), psychological and psych-pedagogical support and also access to extensive documentary and bibliographical resources (libraries, B-on-Science Digital Library).


The institution currently has about 914 teachers and 11 500 students and:

6 Teaching and Investigation Organic Units (5 higher schools and the INDEA)

3 Training Organic Units (UED; FOR.CET; FOR.ACTIVOS)

1 Organic Unit of Pedagogic Support and Promotion of Transfer and Valorisation of Scientific Knowledge (CTC)

1 Investigation Organic Unit (CDRsp)

2 Functional Units (SAS e SAPE)

64 undergraduate degree programmes

34 postgraduate degree programmes

42 Master’s degree programmes

 

Areas of knowledge

HEALTH

TOURISM

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

ARTS AND DESIGN

ENTREPRENEURIAL AND JUDICIAL SCIENCES

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES