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The academic internationalization project of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança aims at promoting cooperation, mobility and transparency within the European and extra-European Higher Education areas through the following guidelines:
- Consolidation of international mobility among students, teaching and non-teaching staff in the European and extra-European Higher Education areas;
- Implementation of good practices, thus promoting transparency and both academic and professional recognition of previous training;
- Promotion of internships, projects and dissertations in a real business context, thus encouraging employability of students and the openness to the European and non-European labour markets;
- Cooperation with institutions of Portuguese-speaking countries’ aiming at the development of higher education, technical and scientific qualification of technic and academic staff, as well as to the development of research and development projects;
- Attraction of non-Portuguese students to the IPB study cycles lectured in English;
- Promotion of the teaching of Portuguese language and culture to international students.

In this last decade the IPB has distinguished itself in terms of international cooperation:
- The IPB has a well-established and successful internationalization program, involving an annual mobility flow of 900 students, as a result of the cooperation with several European higher education (Erasmus programme) and non-European institutions, highlighting the ones belonging to Portuguese-speaking countries;
- The IPB is in the Top 100 list of the European HEIs receiving teaching staff in Erasmus mobility and in the Top 500 of institutions with the highest incoming and outgoing rates within the Erasmus mobility;
- The IPB is the Portuguese HEI with the greatest number of Erasmus Intensive Programmes – between 2007 and 2013 there were 11 IPs with the IPB as coordinating institution and 14 as partner institution, in a total number of 44 IP editions;
- The IPB participates in several European centralized programmes, namely Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus and Erasmus Mundus;
- The IPB was awarded the ECTS label by the European Commission in 2011, thus assuring the quality of information in terms of academic offer and students’ mobility management in the European Higher Education Area;
- The IPB takes part of the NOW Portugal Erasmus Consortium, representing the Portuguese North Region and promoting professional internships and projects, involving national and international students and companies, enhancing the employability of students and graduates (www.nowportugal.pt);
- The IPB develops several cooperation projects for the improvement of higher education, research and international mobility of students and teaching staff in Portuguese-speaking countries, namely Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe;
- The IPB offers curricular units and study cycles (bachelor and masters) taught in English, as well as Portuguese Language and Culture courses for international students (www.ipb.pt/admissions);
- The IPB has students from all over the country and the world and as such has a very strong emphasis on a multicultural environment, due to the 15% of international students.

International mobility report (historical overview)

Activities Reports:
Activities Report 2013/2014
Activities Report 2012/2013
Activities Report 2011/2012
Activities Report 2010/2011
Activities Report 2009/2010
Activities Report 2008/2009

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