The Research Policy adopted by the Universidade Portucalense is based on a set of principles, values and guidelines shaped by a vision of value creation of R&D for society.
As the production of knowledge is one of the central elements of the mission of the UPT, its ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of the community in which the University is inserted, not only in the scientific and technological, but also economic, social, cultural and environmental fields.
In this context, the investment in research at UPT is seen as an investment that tends to be financially sustainable. This means that, without neglecting the effort made by the institution itself in terms of supporting the production of knowledge, its research policy is strongly committed to attracting external funding, both through national and foreign entities linked to the scientific and technological environment, and through the development of interface projects with companies and other organisations, namely in the public sphere.
Research Centre for Legal Sciences with the main goal of promoting, supporting and disseminating scientific research in this area of knowledge produced at the University of Portucalense and at the Polytechnic Institutes of Leiria and Lisbon, its strategic partners, namely through institutional support to projects of its researchers and through partnerships with similar national and foreign research units.
Founded in 2017, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies is a research unit of Universidade Portucalense. Based on a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective it aims at responding to social challenges through a holistic approach involving a wide range of scientific fields such as Economics, Management, Science, Technology, Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Grounded on the production of advanced scientific knowledge, REMIT has a special focus on its application to the resolution of real issues and challenges, under two dimensions:
- the understanding of local, national and international environment;
- the development of activities oriented to professional practice, namely in the business world.
The Institute of Human Development (INPP) of the Universidade Portucalense consists of a multidisciplinary R&D unit, created in September 2015 in order to produce and disseminate original scientific knowledge in the field of human development. Thus, the Institute is integrated in the UPTi, responsible for the coordination of Research at the Universidade Portucalense, having as mission to execute the research policy of the UPT, also collaborating, in this domain, in the implementation of the internationalization policy of the institution.
The Institute presents a wide and diversified structure, intending to give visibility to the research produced at the Department of Psychology and Education of the Universidade Portucalense, promoting its diffusion and establishing partnerships with similar national and foreign research units.
Alongside these four units, there is an Ethics Committee for Health, a multidisciplinary and independent University body, of consultative nature, which aims to ensure the observance and promotion of standards of integrity, honesty and quality in the internal and external actions of the units that integrate UPT, as well as in the conduct of its members, in all activities associated with the health area.
In organisational terms, the three research units as well as the Ethics Committee for Health are part of the Rectory for Research, coordinated by the Rector, Professor Fernando Ramos.
Ethics Committee for Health
The Ethics Committee for Health is a UPT body, multidisciplinary and independent, of consultative nature, which aims to ensure the observance and promotion of standards of integrity, honesty and quality in the internal and external performances of the units that integrate UPT, as well as in the conduct of its members, in all activities associated with the health area and in compliance with the legal framework defined in Decree-Law no. 80/2018 of 15 October.