1986 (Oldest part founded: 1759)
The INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE LISBOA (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute - IPL), a state-run institution went into operation in 1986 and has statutory, scientific, pedagogical, cultural, administrative, financial, disciplinary and patrimonial autonomy.
Based in Lisbon, it comprises six schools (Education, Communication and Information Sciences, Theatre and Cinema, Dance, Music, Health Technologies) and two further institutes (Accounting and Administration and Engineering). This combination enables the Lisbon Polytechnic to provide for a wide range of knowledge and skills, offering graduate (36 courses of licenciatura) and master's courses (48) of a high standard in cultural, scientific, technological and professional fields, as well as collaboration with the UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA (Lisbon University) in PhD studies.
The IPL’s main mission is to produce, to teach and to promote knowledge in several areas (cultural, artistic, health sciences, technologies, engineering, education, administration and communication sciences) in order to achieve excellence in all its activities and to form students in high qualified graduates. The IPL has, since its creation, bet in the development of research projects and offers services to the community as the way to continue its mission. It further contributes to national and international cooperation by participating in scientific and applied research projects, providing community services and promoting cultural, scientific and technical exchanges with similar national and international institutions. With over 13600 students currently attending its courses and over 1300 teachers, the Lisbon Polytechnic retains a prominent place in Portuguese higher education.