Polytechnic Institute of Santarém
The Polytechnic Institute of Santarém is a public higher education polytechnic institution at the service of society. It is committed to providing citizens with a high level of qualification with a view to the production and diffusion of knowledge, and the creation, transmission and diffusion of professional knowledge, science, technology, the arts, guided research and experimental development. Focus is given to the student and surrounding community within an international framework of reference.
The Institute is recognized as a pole of development and a reference for the training, culture and research developed in the region. Established in the 1970s, it currently comprises five Schools, four in the city of Santarém and one in the city of Rio Maior.
School of Management and Technology
The School of Management and Technology of Santarém is an organic unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém committed to providing citizens with high level qualifications with a view to the production and diffusion of knowledge, the creation, transmission and dissemination of professional knowledge, culture, science, technology, applied research and experimental development. Focus is given to the student and the surrounding community within an international framework of reference.
The School of Management and Technology of Santarém is a fundamental pole liaising with the local socio-economic reality and is attentive to the challenges and demands from abroad. It is currently in a phase of great dynamism that is driving important structuring projects aimed at making a major impact on regional development.
Visitors to Santarém Santarém can travel back in time as the city has over three thousand years of history. Archaeologists have found evidence of the many civilizations that passed through Santarém over the centuries.
The foundations of the city of Santarém (old scalabis) tell off Greco-Roman times and Christian mythology. During this period, it became the main commercial warehouse of the middle Tagus and one of the most important administrative centers of the Lusitania province. Located on a plateau, the city of Santarém, also called the city of seven hills, is the capital of the district and of the province of Ribatejo. It is recognized for its imposing artistic past and as the glorious “Capital of Portuguese Gothic”.