The Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro , based in Vila Real, is an institution oriented towards the creation, transmission and dissemination of culture, knowledge and science. Located in a developing region, it promotes entrepreneurship, in close relationship with the community, its bodies, institutions and business fabric, deepens scientific knowledge, develops technology and seeks to respond to global, national and regional problems.
Installed in an eco-campus that integrates one of the largest Botanical Gardens in Europe, it has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services, sports equipment and offers multiple opportunities in the cultural field, accessible to its students, teachers and researchers and other workers, as well as the community at large. It has Social Action Services that strive for excellence, allowing access to scholarships, modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer rooms, and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition. UTAD students are important assets in academic life.