The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria


The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria)

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria) is a public institution of Higher Education that began its activity in 1980 and is present in the region of Leiria and West through higher education schools and research units located in Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Peniche, Marinha Grande and Torres Vedras.


IPLeiria works at the service of society and is dedicated to the production and diffusion of knowledge, creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, science, technology and arts, applied research and experimental development. The institution focuses its activities exclusively on education and training in higher education, research, provision of services to the community and extending cooperation in educational, cultural and technical areas.


As an innovative and entrepreneur higher education institution with a dynamic and robust ecosystem of Research and Innovation, IPLeiria is strongly orientated to the economy and society.


IPLeiria has also a training, research and development unit named Distance Learning Unit (UED), that aims to develop new teaching methodologies, learning and knowledge exchange, supported by Information and Communications Technology to implement and coordinate all e-learning projects and promote I&D.