IPS - Polytechnic Institute of Setubal
IPS Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal is a public institution of higher education, which employs approximately 650 personnel and has app. 6 500 students.
The IPS has two campi: the Setúbal campus, where four
Schools are located - Setúbal School of Technology, School of Education, School
of Business and Administration, School of Health - and the Barreiro campus,
where the Barreiro School of Technology is located.
All the premises and equipment are high quality and
up−to−date. There are a number of well-equipped laboratories, documentation
centers, audio-visual equipment, and computer facilities available to students
In addition to financial support for students in need, the
Students’ Welfare Services include a Residence, at a walking distance from the
Setúbal campus, sports facilities, as well as medical and psychological
IPS is situated in the Greater Lisbon Metropolitan Area, region of Setúbal. The region is home to strong enterprises in such fields as, for example, paper and motor car industries, and holds a highly important geostrategic position, since it is a gateway to Europe. Furthermore, Setúbal region, with its varied landscape composed of sea and mountains, including a large protected area with an application in progress to UNESCO Human Heritage, is a tourist destination for both Portuguese and foreigners. IPS was created in 1979 and started activity in 1981. At present the IPS comprises five Higher Education Schools. It also integrates a Students’ Welfare Unit and a number of functional units and central services.