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Instituto PolitÚcnico de Set˙bal, Portugal

The “Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (IPS)” includes five Colleges: Setubal School of Technology, School of Education, School of Business and Administration, Barreiro School of Technology and School of Health Care. In cooperation with its social partners, IPS seeks to contribute permanently, to the improvement and development of society as a whole, and in the Setubal region in particular, through the provision of higher education, research and services that contribute to the creation, development, dissemination and transfer of knowledge and to the promotion of science and culture. For IPS, training is the main activity, offering a wide choice of training activities (undergraduate courses, master courses, post-graduated education, technological specialization courses, certified training and others complementary short trainings) and areas (Engineering, Technology, Education, Sports, Art, Communication, Business, Administration and Health Care). IPS has been developing important R&D projects under different national and international programmes, namely FCT, QREN, FP7, LLL, IEE, Interreg Sudoe IVB. IPS also provides a wide range of consulting, research and auditing services for the business community, which recognizes IPS as an updated, dynamic and high skilled institution.