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IPS (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal) is a public institution of higher education situated in the region of Setúbal (45 km away from Lisbon). IPS was created in 1979 and started activity in 1981. At present the IPS comprises five Higher Education Schools.
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, in a total of approximately 6500 students and 650 employs.
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 and teachers.
Institute of Technology and Business (VŠTE) has about 4,500 students of technically and economically-oriented study programmes, two Master´s and six Bachelor´s study programmes with a wide range of specializations in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, transport and logistics and economics.
Moreover, there are about 2,000 participants in lifelong learning, who officially do not have the status of “student“, but it is one of the important activities of the school. This way it is possible to study two-year programmes of the European Council of Business Administration, MBA in Financial Management and BBA in Business Valuation.
VŠTE is a higher education establishment with large project activities the main goal of which is to fulfil the long-term intentions of the Institute. The Institute is currently focused on systematic and permanent improvements in quality, deepening the cooperation with the application sphere, infrastructure development, transferring research activities into the application sphere, and increasing the employability of graduates. The Institute’s project activities have significantly increased over the past two years.