Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

A Socially Responsible Polytechnic that generates global knowledge and fosters the development of Alto Minho.

IPVC is a public higher education institution, at the service of the development of people and society, which creates and shares knowledge, science, technology and culture. IPVC promotes the comprehensive lifelong learning of students, combining teaching with research, in a proactive attitude of permanent innovation, cooperation and commitment, focused on the development of the region and the country, and on internationalization.

To be an institution of excellence in Portuguese polytechnic higher education, focused on its regional, national and international affirmation, through its training offer, cooperation, research, projects and partnerships, which enable its sustainable and inclusive growth and that of all its partners.