Politécnico da Guarda
The Potential of Portugal’s Interior
The previous description would suit any Polytechnic, but we are not just any Polytechnic. Politécnico da Guarda has a particular, and particularly relevant, relationship with the region in which it is located. We are increasingly a centre of regional development, bringing together innovation, discoveries, and this region’s culture, experience, and resources. Some of them, many are not even aware they exist.
We invite all who choose to study, teach, research, work, invest, and collaborate with us for this meeting of past and future, experience and opportunity, in a place that inspires reflection and motivates us into action.
IN THE INTERIOR, FACING THE FUTURE.
Since its beginnings, Politécnico da Guarda has expressed the character and values of the place where it was born. An interior that lives well with challenges, seeks to overcome and sees adversity as an opportunity to assert itself and grow.
A changing world needs this attitude more than ever.
It needs Pragmatic Dreamers, who, from a new Interior, shape their place in the World. It is for them that Politécnico da Guarda provides the means, knowledge, and tools to fulfil their ambitions.
Students, teachers, researchers, institutions, and companies. The future will demand from them all the maximum of their abilities, creativity, knowledge, and adaptability.
This is our commitment, reaffirmed daily: To help develop the inner potential of each person, each organisation, and each territory.
For the sake of a new interior. For the sake of a new world.
Joaquim Manuel Fernandes Brigas
FRUITS OF OUR LABOUR
What moves us is to support, encourage, open, and expand the relations between Politécnico da Guarda and the reality that surrounds us inside and outsider the country.
Our aim is to open the schools of Politécnico da Guarda to the most innovative business groups operating in our economy.
11 Research Laboratories
41 Short Cycle Courses
25 Bachelor Degrees
10 Master’s Degrees
3 Post Graduations
135 professors with a PhD degree
78 teachers with a Master’s degree
39 senior technicians
+300 in Short Cycle Courses
+2300 in Bachelor Degrees
+380 in Master’s Degrees
+40 in Postgraduate Degrees
40 YEARS OF HISTORY
|1980||Publication of Decree-law no. 303/80 of 16 August, creating Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (IPG, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda)|
|1983||Appointment of the first President of the IPG: Avelino Hermenegildo Passos Morgado|
|1985||Appointment of the President of the IPG: João Bento Raimundo|
|1986||The School of Education becomes a part of Politécnico da Guarda|
|1987||Birth of the School of Technology and Management|
|1994||Appointment of the third President of the IPG: Alberto Martins da Fonseca|
|1995||Election of the fourth President of the IPG: Álvaro Bento Leal|
|1998||Election of the fifth President of the IPG: José Augusto Alves|
|1999||Birth of the School of Tourism and Telecommunications, in Seia. Currently designated as School of Tourism and Hospitality.|
|2001||Election of the sixth President of the IPG: Jorge Manuel Monteiro Mendes|
|2001||The School of Nursing, in the meantime renamed Higher School of Nursing, starts functioning as part of Politécnico da Guarda|
|2005||With more and better training offers, the Higher School of Nursing becomes the School of Health.|
|2007||Birth of the Interior Development Research Unit. |
Publication of the first issue of the journal “Egitania Sciencia”
|2008||Approval of the new statutes of the Politécnico da Guarda, defining the organic structure and governance model in place today.|
|2010||Election of the seventh President of the IPG: Constantino Mendes Rei|
|2013||Cooperation Protocol signed with the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pernambuco (IFPE), Brazil|
|2014||Cooperation Protocol signed with École Supérieure d’Economie et Techniques de Construction (ECOTEC), France|
|2015||Cooperation Protocol signed with the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – PUC Minas|
|2018||Election of the eighth President of the IPG: Joaquim Manuel Fernandes Brigas|
MORE ABOUT THE POLITÉCNICO DA GUARDA
In the Documents Repository, in the Institutional area, you can find the information about what structures Politécnico da Guarda, such as Statutes, Reports and Activity Plans, among others.