The Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (IPCB) is a public institution of higher education, whose corporate culture is characterized by the wealth that derives from the specific diversity of each one of its six schools (Agriculture, Applied Arts, Education, Management, Health and Technology).


The development of the IPCB, which is based on principles clearly identified in its strategic plan, has been driven by international quality standards. In addition to adopting the standards of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the recommendations of the European University Association (EUA), the IPCB has its quality management system certified by ISO with the 9001: 2008 standard.

The availability of a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic degrees, the strong relationship with business, educational, social and cultural environment, the close link with the labour market and the transfer of knowledge and technology are integrated strategies aligned with the internationalization of the IPCB. This strategy is visible in the cooperation with more than 100 higher education institutions around the world, more than 200 international companies, ensuring high levels of employability, international mobility and international recognition. The educational activities seek the acquisition and development of scientific and technical, linguistic and cultural competencies, to prepare IPCB students to respond competitively to the demands of a global labour market, without borders. The IPCB provides students with the necessary conditions to start their own businesses, providing incentives for creativity and entrepreneurship.