University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (logo).png
MottoScientia et Labore Omnia Adipiscere
Motto in English
Find science and toil
TypePublic
Established1986 (1986)
Academic affiliations
Compostela Group of Universities
RectorEmídio Ferreira dos Santos Gomes
Students7,000
Location
Quinta de Prados, Vila Real
,
Portugal

41°17′15″N 07°44′24″W / 41.28750°N 7.74000°W / 41.28750; -7.74000Coordinates: 41°17′15″N 07°44′24″W / 41.28750°N 7.74000°W / 41.28750; -7.74000
CampusRural
Colors    red and blue[a]
Websitewww.utad.pt/en/

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD; Portuguese: Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) is a public university located in the north-eastern city of Vila Real, Portugal.

It became a public university in 1986, although its history also includes a heritage received from its predecessor, the Vila Real Polytechnic Institute, created in 1973. This Institute took on a relevant role in the development of the region, and in September 1979, it was converted into the Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro Higher Education Institute. It was due to the intense activity in the fields of teaching and scientific and technological research that, less than ten years later, the government granted its status as a qualified University.

Organization

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto includes four university schools and one polytechnic school:

  • School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences;
  • School of Human and Social Sciences;
  • School of Sciences and Technology;
  • School of Life and Environmental Sciences;
  • Vila Real Higher School of Nursing (polytechnic).

Academic programs

Bachelor degrees

All BAs listed below are at major level. The Portuguese-language title, Licenciatura, indicates that they confer an automatic Licensure for working in a particular profession. In spite of this, some professions may additionally require enrolling in specific professional orders. All engineering, architecture, and medical degrees of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro are recognised ("reconhecidos") by these professional orders, and students completing a Bachelor of Arts at this university are exempted from additional examinations for access to those orders. Both university and polytechnic types of degree are awarded in UTAD, however, most are University.

The Nursing degree is given at ESEVR – Nursing School of Vila Real (Escola de Enfermagem de Vila Real).

Master's degrees

Doctoral degrees

Post-baccalaureate studies

Postgraduate studies

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "The logo is based on the superior part of the coat of arms, keeping the lion (power), the book (knowledge), the red (virtue) and the blue (loyalty)." (Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 204 — 22 de outubro de 2012 - Translated)[1]

References

  1. ^ "University Colours" (PDF). UTAD.

External links

  • Official website
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