Is an institution destined to the production and diffusion of the knowledge, creation, transmission and diffusion of the knowledge of professional nature, Science, technology, the arts, guided research and experimental development.
The various Schools offer undergraduate, masters and postgraduate courses, as well as higher professional technical courses. It has been possible in some areas of training to use b-learning. IPSantarém promotes the institutional cooperation and effective mobility of all its agents, both nationally and internationally - namely in the European Higher Education Area and in the community of Portuguese-speaking countries - and participates in outreach, dissemination / economic transfer and valorisation of knowledge and ensures citizens' access to higher education and lifelong learning. IPSantarém maintains a close connection with the community and regional business fabric, intensifying this relationship for a training offer adapted to regional needs. IPSantarém has focused its attention on a dynamic and integrative role, focusing its efforts on sectors where the region has competitive advantages both in structuring attractive and sustainable offerings, as well as in boosting Research and Technological Development opportunities. The internationalization component has also been developed both in terms of training with dual degree and master's degree programs, as well as courses in partnership with foreign institutions. The interinstitutional exchange with Portuguese-speaking countries and others outside the European space has been, through the International School, a bet for the development of internationalization. The approach to students and their needs has been a concern that has been consolidated through the office of monitoring and psychopedagogical support of social action services. This has been aimed at a close relationship in social needs, but also a relationship of promotion and interaction of young people with the local community where they operate. This office has centralized the promotion of social responsibility among students through representatives of schools, student associations and pedagogical councils. With its dynamics, it aims to promote the global development of students by stimulating their critical and innovative participation in order to form people who can be an integral and active part of a dynamic society.