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CESPU – Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário, CRL

Category(ies): Academic Institutions; Healthcare Providers; R&D Institutions


Address: Rua Central de Gandra, 1317; 4585-116 Gandra PRD; Portugal

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Keyword(s): Healthcare Providers, Health Sciences, Innovation, Medical Device, Research & Development

Founded in Porto in 1982, aiming to promote higher education in the health scientific field, CESPU’s history can be characterized by its pioneering spirit, innovation, sustained growth, by its loyalty to the specialization principle, internationalization of European vocation, by its strong component of social and humanitarian assistance in providing health care services to the communities where it is located and for the pursuit of global quality. CESPU, CRL, is the entity that established the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde – Norte (ISCS-N), and the Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte (IPSN), which includes both the Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Ave (ESSVA) and the Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Sousa (ESSVS), with a population around the 4000 students. Currently, through its educational establishments, CESPU offers more than 50 higher education cycles, between degrees and masters, as well as nearly 60 post-graduations (non-degree). In developing a vertical integration strategy, companies were created or acquired, with the main goal of improving lifelong learning activities and professional training at different levels, as well as the management of health care units, including hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres. Internationalization has also marked, since its inception, the life of the Institution. CESPU has chosen as principle markets Portuguese-speaking countries.

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