ESSNorteCVP is a non-integrated Polytechnic Higher Education Institution in the Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis, whose Instituting Entity is the Portuguese Red Cross.

The educational project is oriented towards human and civic training, towards professional fulfillment, through sociocultural integration, through training: personalized and comprehensive; professional achievement; sociocultural integration; initial training and professional development; lifelong learning; scientific-technological training and cultural, artistic and sports training, with reference to the principles of the Red Cross, International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention and additional protocols, as well as the promotion of health and well-being policies that contribute to a salutogenic academic context

Also the formalization of cooperation protocols with entities in the area of ​​higher education, education, health and other entities representing the community, national and foreign, in the provision of training and mobility of students and teachers, constitute strategies for development and promotion continuous improvement of teaching quality.

Its mission is also to carry out applied research, to provide services to the community in the field of health, to grant equivalence and to recognize academic degrees and qualifications, and also to enhance the skills acquired by students throughout their lives.

ESSNorteCVP is equipped with modern and technologically advanced Multimedia, Education, and simulation laboratories.

At ESSNorteCVP, we take both the academic and personal needs of our international students and lecturers very seriously, and we continually strive to provide a dynamic and stimulating teaching and learning environment. For more information on our exchange programs, please visit our Webpage or contact us.   We look forward to meeting you.