University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Motto Scientia et Labore Omnia Adipiscere
Type Public University
Established 1986
Rector António Fontainhas Fernandes
Location Vila Real and Chaves, Portugal
Campus Quinta de Prados, ESEVR and Chaves Extension
Colors Red and Blue[lower-alpha 1]          

Situated in the north-eastern city of Vila Real, Portugal, The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) became a Public University in 1986, although its history also includes a heritage received from its predecessor, the Vila Real Polytechnic Institute, created in 1973. This Institute took on a relevant role in the development of the region, and in September 1979, it was converted into the Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro Higher Education Institute. It was due to the intense activity in the fields of teaching and scientific and technological research that, less than ten years later, the Government granted its status as a qualified University.


The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto includes four university schools and one polytechnic school:

Most of the University units are installed in an urban campus located in the city of Vila Real. The University also has a branch in the city of Chaves.

Academic programs

Bachelor degrees

All BAs listed below are at major level. The Portuguese-language title, Licenciatura, indicates that they confer an automatic Licensure for working in a particular profession. In spite of this, some professions may additionally require enrolling in specific professional orders. All engineering, architecture, and medical degrees of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro are recognised ("reconhecidos") by these professional orders, and students completing a Bachelor of Arts at this university are exempted from additional examinations for access to those orders. Both university and polytechnic types of degree are awarded in UTAD, however, most are University.

The Nursing degree is given at ESEVR – Nursing School of Vila Real (Escola de Enfermagem de Vila Real).

Vila Real Campus

Chaves Campus

Masters degrees

Doctoral degrees

Vila Real Campus

Post-baccalaureate studies

Vila Real Campus

Postgraduate studies

Vila Real Campus

See also


  1. "The logo is based on the superior part of the coat of arms, keeping the lion (power), the book (knowledge), the red (virtue) and the blue (loyalty)." (Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 204 — 22 de outubro de 2012 - Translated)[1]


  1. "University Colours" (PDF). UTAD.

Coordinates: 41°18′06″N 7°44′16″W / 41.3016°N 7.7377°W / 41.3016; -7.7377

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