Governing Bodies


General Council

As the highest collegial body of the Polytechnic of Leiria, it is responsible for the approval of the President’s strategic and activities plans, the Polytechnic’s budget proposal and financial reports and other policies, procedures and regulations; the creation, revision or abolition of Schools; the establishment of students’ tuition fees; the election of the President; and the discussion of any other initiatives presented by the President and necessary to the adequate running of the institution.


Academic Council

The members of the Academic Council work as consultants or scientific advisers regarding scientific and academic matters of the Polytechnic.


Management Council

Under the current legislation in force for public organisms with administrative autonomy, the Management Council is responsible for the administrative, financial and property management of the institution, as well as for the management of its human resources.


Evaluation and Quality Council

The Evaluation and Quality Council is responsible for the regular self-assessment of the Polytechnic’s performance, as well as its scientific and academic activities. It assures that the institution is working in accordance with the law.


Student Ombudsman

The Student Ombudsman is an independent consulting body, elected by the students. It is responsible for assessing the students’ complaints and act in line with its conclusion. To defend and promote the students’ rights and interests, the Student Ombudsman can make general recommendations or more specific proposals to the rightful governance bodies, especially in the field of academic activities and social services.

All contacts and procedures to make a request, complaint or proposal are listed here.