Porto Polytechnic is the largest and one of the most dynamic polytechnic schools in the country, emerging as first in the Polytechnic ranking and, along with other major Universities, it is placed in the upper segment of the higher education national ranking. IPP involves more than 20 R&D units, and is the best positioned in international scientific rankings in Portugal.
The School of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP) is located in S. Mamede de Infesta (Matosinhos), very close to the IPP Campus, offering its 4000-strong student population a range of innovative programmes (6 undergraduate courses including Tourism Management, 8 Master courses including Internationalization and Entrepreneurship, and others).
ISCAP has experience in innovation in learning. Over the last few years, ISCAP has created an organizational unit to deal with innovation, creativity and e-learning (GAIE – Office of Innovation in Education). There is also a research centre called on Communication and Education (CICE) where innovation in education is also addressed. ISCAP is the first school in IPP to offer a b-learning post-graduation course and webinars. This shows some of the school’s experience as well as its willingness and commitment to innovation in education no matter the form it may take.
It is also noteworthy that our International Office is highly keen on the process of internationalisation and willing to increase the number of exchange programmes (for students, as well as for teachers and other staff) and develop intercultural experiences among its communities, being responsible for the highest rate of students’ mobility in Portugal.