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Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT – Polytechnic Institute of Tomar), is a public higher education institution. Through innovative research, it aims at providing solutions to society's challenges, guaranteeing that its graduates face workplace challenges by holding wide-ranging links with employers and business.
IPT’s structure holds three schools: a Management School, located in Tomar, and two Technology schools, one in Tomar and one in Abrantes.
Presently, about 3300 members are part of our academic community: 3000 students, 230 lecturers and 100 technical and administrative staff. IPT currently offers 17 Bachelor degrees, 14 Master degrees; 25 Higher National Diplomas, 14 Postgraduate Diplomas, all accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) in study fields such as: Environmental related Studies, Management, Tourism, Design, Communication, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Heritage Conservation.
Research is an institutional strategic objective with faculty members actively involved in different national and international research projects -- largely integrated into the European research effort -- within 3 R&D: Geosciences (CGEO), Technology, Restoration and Arts Enhancement (Techn&Art), and Smart Cities (CI2). Moreover, since 2018 the IPT hosts the UNESCO Chair in Humanities and Cultural Integrated Landscape Management. The expertise of over 25 years of research and management projects led by its founding members, namely with the support of the European Commission and various public and private entities, grants IPT an important potentiality in terms of dissemination at regional, national and international scales