International Week | 2017

The four-days programme intends to focus the activities in a special week where all Schools are open to receive their peers in partner countries having as main goal to transfer and exchange experience and know-how; beneficiaries (in and out) will be given the opportunity to learn from the experiences and good practices of each other. Further to acquire practical skills relevant for their current job and their professional development they will enjoy a social and cultural environment and will get the opportunity of doing so connecting people from several countries at the same time

Theme: Changing society – Changing Minds


Dates: The Polytechnic of Leiria will host the International Week 2017 within the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme from the 2nd to the 5th of May 2017.

Who can attend: The International Week is open to all staff ( technical and teaching) of other universities from EU or 3rd Countries. Spanish and Italians don’t need to have a special level of language due to the similarity of language but it is requested at least a B1 level of English to all the other countries. The maximum number of participants should not exceed 90. If we receive more applications, there will be a selection process based on the early application and on the possibility of finding a matching department at IPLeiria. We will send you an email with the invitation letter.

What is in the programme: The programme will be drawn up for specific themes from a technical and teaching point of view depending in your paricular situation. The topics that will be covered include job shadowing in different departments: students support services (accommodation, canteens gender equality), academic services, international masters, international office, Marketing and Communication, informatics, libraries, Lab support, projects, human resources and so forth.

Cost: We charge a participation fee of 60€ to pay for the cultural activities and some meals like the welcome lunch and the farewell dinner and the touristic trip. . Visitors from our Erasmus partner universities can apply for an Erasmus Staff Training Grant at their own institution’s International Office.

Accommodation: You can find a wide range of lodging in Leiria. The options are mentioned in the application form but prices can vary between 24€/per night in the teachers residence Halls until 50€/night in a local Hotel. If you would like us to help you book a room at one of the options hotels or Residence Hall, please let us know when you fill in your application form. You will receive further information together with the notification of your acceptance.

Travelling to Leiria: There are several ways to get to Leiria. You can choose between Oporto and Lisbon Airport, but the Lisbon Airport its closer to Leiria. You can take the Underground at Lisbon airport take the red line until “S. Sebastião” and then change to blue line and go until “Jardim Zoológico”. You’ll find the Coach station where you can pick a bus until Leiria every 1.00hour/1.30 hours. See:

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By car you can use either the motorway A1 and A8 (km.130 from Lisbon).

How to apply: Fill in the application form until two week previous to the event. It is available on the IMOTION platform. See:

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Application Form: Submit your application here.

ProgramPROGRAMA 2017


Semana Internacional |2016

Tema: Changing Governance in Higher Education- Collaborative Working


Datas: Até à próxima sexta-feira, dia 6 de maio, encontra-se a decorrer a Semana Internacional do Politécnico de Leiria (IPLeiria), organizada com o objetivo de promover, interna e externamente, a internacionalização do Instituto, a multiculturalidade e a troca de saberes e de experiências entre diversas nacionalidades.

Participantes: Além dos 800 estudantes internacionais que frequentam ciclos de estudos completos ou programas de mobilidade no IPLeiria, o evento conta com a participação de aproximadamente 70 professores e pessoal técnico de 19 países.

Atividades: Durante os próximos dias serão dinamizadas inúmeras atividades destinadas a estudantes, docentes e colaboradores do IPLeiria, promovendo a ligação aos participantes das instituições de ensino superior europeias que nos visitam esta semana.