Officially recognized in August 1991, ISEC defines itself as an establishment of private higher education and research, of non-profit nature whose mission is to give scientific, technical, cultural, educational, professional and human formation. As an institution of public utility, ISEC wants to point to a national growth oriented by the needs of the country as well as the objectives that statutorily chases, thus helping to develop qualified, integrated and harmonious higher education in Portugal.

This mission is realized primarily through a training project guided by highly demanding standards and inspired by principles of ethical and humanist nature, to prepare citizens of culture and competent professionals. The adequacy of a training project to a professional quality performance depends in large part on the integration of knowledge scientifically produced, reason why the learning experience marked by intellectual curiosity and spirit of research is, in our educational project, a strategy of integrating theoretical and practical knowledge, critical reflection and professional development throughout life.

The Directorate