Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Our history is the happy meeting between tradition and the vanguard, but the roots of Politécnico do Porto date back to a more distant past.

Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge, science, technology and culture, as well as to endow its students with technical, scientific, artistic and transversal competences, articulating knowledge and action and, thus, becoming an agent of transformation of the national and international territories in which it intervenes, contributing in the same way for the intelligent development of the Society.

P.PORTO presently follows a model of decentralised governance, in line with the autonomy of the Schools. P.PORTO governance structure comprises the General Council, the President, the Management Council and the Academic Council and is presently integrated by the Presidency Secretariat and Education Welfare Services, as well as the Teaching and Research Units.