Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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The Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro , based in Vila Real , better known as UTAD , is an institution oriented towards the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, knowledge and science. Located in a developing region, it fosters entrepreneurship, in close relation with the community, its organisms, institutions and business fabric, deepens scientific knowledge, develops technology and promotes innovation, seeking to respond to global, national and regional problems and challenges .

Set in an eco-campus that is one of Europe's largest Botanical Gardens, it has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services, sports facilities and offers multiple opportunities in the sports and cultural fields, accessible to its students, teachers and researchers and other workers, as well as the community at large.

It has Social Action Services that excel for excellence, allowing access to scholarships, modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer rooms, and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition. UTAD students are important assets in academic life.

The history of the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro ( UTAD ) begins to be drawn on June 6, 1973, when a proposal was mentioned that already mentioned the creation of the then Polytechnic Institute of Vila Real (IPVR) . Less than a year later, on March 2, 1974, the first installation commission of this Institute was inaugurated, and on December 2, 1975, the first year of the bachelor's degree in Plant Production, Animal Production and Forest Production .

On September 14, 1979, the IPVR was elevated to Instituto Universitário, adopting the designation of University Institute of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (I UTAD ). Less than 10 years later, in recognition of its intense activity in the fields of teaching and scientific and technological research, it was promoted to the category of University, on 22 March 1986. UTAD , Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro .

Although it is one of the youngest universities in the country, it has gained, in the national and international university panorama, an area recognized as an academic center of innovation and quality, with a strategic vision for the future that also contemplates the development of the region where it is integrated.

Concern about regional development has been mainly focused on the transfer of knowledge, in effect in the competitiveness and attractiveness of the territories, such as the Science and Technology Park "Regia Douro Park", and the Center for Excellence in Vine and Wine, but also in the creation of spaces for pre-incubation of companies, encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting links to the business world as a potential source of insertion of students in the labor market.

The strategic plan for the four-year period 2017-2021 has assumed an ambition to renew itself, to leverage all its resources and to reaffirm its role as reference institution and agent of territorial cohesion. But, also affirming itself as Eco-University, functioning in an eco-campus with exemplary environmental management, where can be observed species coming from the four corners of the world.

Students from more than 40 countries have a wide range of courses offered at four university-based schools - Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Life and Environmental Sciences - and a school of polytechnical nature - School of Health - as well as a wide range of quality infrastructures.

The educational offer includes the academic degree courses promoted and coordinated by the Schools, namely 32 first cycle, 3 integrated master's degree, 41 2nd cycle (master's degree) and 19 3rd cycle (doctorate). The Doctoral College, a transversal unit of education and research, assumes the coordination of teaching and research activities at doctoral level and advanced training, in close coordination with the Schools and research centers

UTAD also hosts six research centers and eight centers of research centers of the Universities of Aveiro, Beira Interior, Coimbra, Lisbon, Minho and Porto, recognized by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

WHAT DISTINGUISH US

  1. The first higher education institution in the interior of Northern Portugal;
  2. He was born as an agricultural polytechnic school in 1973 and grew up as a university, offering today about 100 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees;
  3. It develops research and promotes the valorisation of knowledge and innovation, through research centers inserted in the national network and with extensive international connections;
  4. It cemented the relationship with the city of Vila Real and the whole region, becoming intensely involved in its development;
  5. It has transformed an old farm on a campus that is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe, where we can observe species from all corners of the world;
  6. It has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services, sports equipment and offers multiple opportunities in the sports and cultural field;
  7. It is a learning ecosystem made up of multidisciplinary knowledge and a school that values ​​the relations of proximity between the more than 500 teachers and the 7000 students coming from Portugal and around 40 countries;
  8. You are in a safe city, with easy connections to the country and abroad, and with a high quality of life;
  9. It offers Social Action Services that excel for excellence, with modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer room, access to scholarships and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition;
  10. It works in network with the universities of Portugal, Europe and the World, integrating several consortiums and actively promoting projects in partnership.
This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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Master

Master's Degree In Comparative And Technological Molecular Genetics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​comparison of genomes and DNA manipulation technologies, both in animal and plant organisms. [+]

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​comparison of genomes and DNA manipulation technologies, both in animal and plant organisms. In addition, it is intended an increasing awareness of the ethical issues inherent in these new technologies. The course will use curricular units that will operate in modular regime with great practical component, namely laboratory classes. In the 3rd semester students may choose to specialize in Molecular Comparative Genetics and Plant or Animal Technology depending on the dissertation to be developed.

The Master's Degree in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics aims at the training of Senior Technicians and Researchers with a solid and up-to-date and specific scientific, theoretical and practical training in the scientific areas of Genetics and Biotechnology, with the prospect that these masters will continue their future specialization in PhD in "Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics", among others.... [-]


Master's Degree In Oenology And Viticulture

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The main objectives of the master's degree in Oenology and Viticulture are: Advanced training, complementing and innovating the first cycle; Development of scientific, technological and professional skills of excellence; Improvement of the intervention capacity in the wine sector; Ability to plan, innovate and evaluate new techniques and processes or improve procedures in use; Mechanisms for critical analysis based on the vitivinicultural context; Progression in the formation and updating of knowledge and skills. [+]

The main objectives of the master's degree in Oenology and Viticulture are:

Advanced training, complementing and innovating the first cycle;Development of scientific, technological and professional skills of excellence;Improvement of the intervention capacity in the wine sector;Ability to plan, innovate and evaluate new techniques and processes or improve procedures in use;Mechanisms for critical analysis based on the vitivinicultural context;Progression in the formation and updating of knowledge and skills.

Schedule

Majority of the contact hours concentrated on Friday and Saturday (except for the Curricular Choice and Dissertation Units). Regulation of the Master Course (2nd Cycle) in Oenology and Viticulture published in the form of Notice nº 14407/2015, in the Diário da República, 2nd series, of December 9, 2015.... [-]


Master In Biotechnology For Health Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences provides students with a specialization that aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses (1st Cycle) in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology, Biology, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related training, providing detailed and up-to-date scientific and technical training, including the most advanced techniques in the main fields of Biotechnology and Genetics for health analysis and diagnosis. [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences provides students with a specialization that aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses (1st Cycle) in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology, Biology, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related training, providing detailed and up-to-date scientific and technical training, including the most advanced techniques in the main fields of Biotechnology and Genetics for health analysis and diagnosis.

The aim of this second cycle is to acquire specific theoretical and technical competences in the above areas, which will allow the training of senior technicians with a master's degree capable of integration into the European labor market, in addition to the national one.... [-]


Master Of Science In Sport - Specialization In Physical Activity Assessment And Prescription

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

In summary, we can define and structure the main objectives of this cycle of studies as follows: Provide students with advanced training in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription; To develop technical, pedagogical and scientific professional competences that allow an intervention of excellence in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription; To contribute to the academic progression, intellectual maturity and promotion of the research capacities of university and polytechnic teaching teachers, in accordance with the legal provisions in force. [+]

In summary, we can define and structure the main objectives of this cycle of studies as follows:

To offer students advanced training in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription;To develop technical, pedagogical and scientific professional competences that allow an intervention of excellence in the scope of Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription;To contribute to the academic progression, intellectual maturity and promotion of the research capacities of university and polytechnic teaching teachers, in accordance with the legal provisions in force.

Schedule

Weekly Schedule: Labor post, end of the week. Lecture calendar: Beginning of classes in October 2016.... [-]


MSc In Agricultural Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering provides training and qualification of graduates with a solid scientific and technical background to plan, design and manage agricultural and agroindustrial activities, ensuring the obtaining of goods and services in a sustainable, diversified and safe way for man and the environment. [+]

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering provides training and qualification of graduates with a solid scientific and technical background to plan, design and manage agricultural and agroindustrial activities, ensuring the obtaining of goods and services in a sustainable, diversified and safe way for man and the environment.

This course also aims to impart autonomous learning and ability to respond to new issues arising from the evolution of knowledge and new demands of society.

The MSc in Agronomic Engineering acquires capacity and skills to:

Elaborate and execute projects and innovative studies, develop business functions and design models in the agronomic and agroindustrial area;Technical-economic management of farms, consulting and scientific research in the various aspects of agricultural activity, both from a productive and environmental point of view;Continue studies at the 3rd cycle level (PhD)... [-]

MSc In Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The Master in Environmental Engineering corresponds to a 2nd cycle, involving a total of 120 ECTS, distributed over two academic years (4 semesters). [+]

The Master in Environmental Engineering corresponds to a 2nd cycle, involving a total of 120 ECTS, distributed over two academic years (4 semesters).

This educational offer aims at the training of professionals capable of designing, planning, designing, managing and executing solutions having as object of work the Environment. On the other hand, it seeks to convey an integrated view of environmental problems in order to encompass the inherent technological, ecological and socio-economic aspects. In addition, versed materials and the way they are taught can respond to the requirements of the business fabric, both in the industrial and the consulting field, and in the central and local administration, and may also be directed to research and technological development activities. In this context, the main objectives of this masters course are:... [-]


MSc In Forestry Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

To maintain the high level of professional training in Forest Engineering recognized to the graduates by this University. [+]

To maintain the high level of professional training in Forest Engineering recognized to the graduates by this University.

To ensure the acquisition of advanced level skills in the various scientific areas of the course, with special emphasis on the deep recognition of components and interactions in forest ecosystems, developing and applying the concept of sustainability in forestry practice, with a view to the future conservation of natural resources.

Specific Objectives

Engineers with this advanced training should be able to design, design and carry out innovative projects and studies in a multidisciplinary environment involving the various components of resources, activities and forest heritage. The masters will consolidate competences at the level of:... [-]


MSc In Zootechnical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The aim of the Master's Degree in Zootechnical Engineering is to enable students who, supported by a solid background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and animal biological systems, to develop advanced skills in design, design, technical direction, management, assessment, , teaching and scientific research in the various strands / disciplines of intensive and non-intensive animal production and their integrated approach to the basic processes of transformation and quality control of animal products and breeding animals for leisure and company purposes. [+]

The aim of the Master's Degree in Zootechnical Engineering is to enable students who, supported by a solid background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and animal biological systems, to develop advanced skills in design, design, technical direction, management, assessment, , teaching and scientific research in the various strands / disciplines of intensive and non-intensive animal production and their integrated approach to the basic processes of transformation and quality control of animal products and breeding animals for leisure and company purposes. We aim to achieve these objectives in a demanding framework of ethical standards and up-to-date scientific knowledge, in line with the quality required for a second cycle of university studies, giving support and importance to the professional performance of future Masters in a business perspective that generates wealth with knowledge that is both rational in the management of natural resources.... [-]


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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Address Quinta de Prados Vila Real
5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Website https://www.utad.pt/