IoTs nov17

Visit of Irish Institutes of Technology to Portuguese Polytechnics
Improving bilateral cooperation between Ireland and Portugal
(a mission organised in cooperation with HEA and THEA Ireland and CCISP Portugal)
last update: 22 november

List of participants (IoTs)
List of hotels

About Polytechnics in Portugal: slides (by CCISP)
Portugal's position paper (MCTES): H2020 interim evaluation and next FP9


Day 1 - 13th November, Monday
08:30 - 09:00 Transfer from hotel (Lisbon) to Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES)
09:00 - 10:30 meeting with CCISP (council of public polytechnics), A3ES (accreditation agency for higher education), FCT (funding agency for R&D) and MCTES - overview of portuguese network of polytechnics and higher education system; meeting with minister Manuel Heitor (MCTES building, Lisbon). Photos.
CCISP: President Nuno Mangas and vice president Pedro Dominguinhos
A3ES: Duarte Silva, vice president. Slides.
FCT: Helena Pereira, vice president
MCTES: Minister Manuel Heitor; Teresa Tavares (international relations), Roque Teixeira, Eduardo Beira (Program for modernization and valorization of polytechnics); 
10:30 - 11:30 transfer to Peniche. Presentation of IP Leiria (video)  
11:30 - 12:30 Presentation IPLeiria (Rui Pedrosa, IPL vice president) (slides) ; visit to CETEMARES  (research, marine biology, biotechnology and sea food, Peniche) (slides(Maria Manuel Gil, head of research centre). Photos.
12:30 - 13:00 transfer fo ESTM (Peniche)
13:00 - 14:30 ESTM School of Tourism and Marine Technology: short visit (Paulo Almeida, dean ESTM) and lunch (tourism and catering / culinary arts) (lunch by chef Patricia Borges). Photos.
14:30 - 15:30 transfer to Marinha Grande. 
15:30 - 16:30 Presentation of CDRsp. Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development visit to CDRsp (Geoffrey Mitchell, vice dean CDRsp). Slides.
16:30 - 17:00 transfer to IPLeira campus
17:00 - 18:30 visit to ESTG School of Technology and Management ( engineering, automotive, ...) (Nuno Rodrigues, dean) and chinese language and culture centre (Sandrine Milhano, dean), ...
18:30 - 18:45 transfer to IPLeiria presidency building 
18:45 - 19:30 Meeting with IPLeiria presidencyPhotos
19:30 - 20:00 transfer to restaurant
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner (Tromba Rija restaurant)
21:00 - 21:30 transfer to hotel, Leiria: Trip Leiria

Day 2 - 14th November, Tuesday
08:00 - 10:00 Transfer to Porto . Presentation of IPPorto (Carlos Ramos, IPP, vice president)
10:00 - 11:00 IPPorto: main campus. Engineering, health, arts and education.
11:00 - 12:00 Transfer
to Barcelos through Vila do Conde (IPPorto campus). Presentation of IPCA Instituto Politécnico do Cavado e Ave (Patricia Gomes, IPCA, vice president). Videos about IPCA: here and here.
12:00 - 13:00 Visit to IPCA (Welcome by President, School of Management, School of Technology and Design School; accounting and administrative sciences / digital games and technologies / Art & Design school. Slides. Photos. More photos.
13:00 - 13:30 Transfer to Ponte do Lima. Presentation of IP Viana do Castelo
13:30 - 15:30 Welcome by President; lunch and short visit, Agrarian School, IPViana do Castelo (in Ponte de Lima). Photos.
15:30 - 17:30 Transfer to Viseu. Presentation of IP Viseu (Cláudia Santos and Carla Silva, IPV) (Video)
17:30 - 19:00 Visit to IPViseu: Welcome by President; Bizdirect (ITC company within campus, Microsoft related),
wood technologies, engineering and management. Photo.
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome drink (Dão wine). Dinner in Viseu (in the hotel). Hotel in Viseu: Montebelo Viseu Hotel & Spa (ask special conditions for IPViseu - pdf).

Day 3 - 15th November, Wednesday
08:00 - 9:30 Transfer from Viseu to Coimbra. Presentation of Coimbra Nursing School (Ananda Fernandes, vice resident of scientific council, ESEnfCoimbra)
09:30 - 11:00 Visit no Nursing School, Coimbra: Welcome, simulation center, research center
11:00 - 12:00 Transfer to IPTomar campus. Presentation of IPTomar (João Coroado, IPT, vice president): slides. Videos: here and here (restoration of Holy Mary sculpture)
12:00 - 14:00 Visit (restoration labs: graphical arts, sculpture, wood) and lunch, IP Tomar (art technologies / restoration, engineering)
14:00 - 15:00 Visit to IBM / Softinsa operation in IPTomar campus: cooperation with polytechnics and regional policy. MSc in business intelligence and analytics (IPT together with IBM/Softinsa) .
15:00 - 16:30 Transfer to Lisbon airport