Escola Superior de Saúde – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

As a higher education institution, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (IPS) – Polytechnic Institute of Setubal- seeks, in cooperation with its social partners, to contribute permanently to the improvement and development of society as a whole, and in the Setubal region in particular, through the provision of higher education, research and services that contribute to the creation, development, dissemination and transfer of knowledge and to the promotion of science and culture.
Escola Superior de Saúde – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (ESS/IPS), is one of the five Schools of IPS, offering 1st and 2nd cycles (Bologna) degrees in Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Nursing and a wide variety of post graduate courses (short and long term) in different areas, namely Mental Health Nursing, Addictive Behaviour, Infection Control and Health, Physiotherapy and Sports, Chronic Pain and Health Promoting Schools.
With a staff highly specialized in the different domains of activity, ESS has a large range of protocols with different institution in the community that allows regular collaboration and applied research on health related subjects.
In terms of research the school is involved in different projects within the specific areas and has developed two online journals (nursing and physiotherapy) to better disseminate results.
ESS has established six values: Humanism, Quality and Innovation, and Distinction, Professionalism and Excellence, which are the basis of the culture that the school aims to develop among its teachers, students and other staff.
ESS is very committed to the internationalization of their activities, which is reflected in the involvement in several Intensive Programs and Leonardo Partnerships funded by the EU, in addition to the mobility of students and teachers under the Erasmus program.