For the second consecutive year the IT branch in Leiria was distinguished with the Award I&D+i IPLeiria “+Ciência”. This annual award given by the Intituto Politécnico de Leiria distinguishes the Research Unit of IP Leiria with the most standing out performance during the past year. It takes into consideration its scientific outputs, such as indexed publications, conferences, research projects, provided services, published books and book chapters. This distinction also includes the payment of a 12-month research grant to a fellow with a master's degree in Science Management and Communication.
Sérgio Faria, the coordinator of IT in Leiria, received this distinction during the IP Leiria Solemn Opening Session of the new academic year 2017/2018, that took place at the José Lúcio da Silva Theatre, Leiria on the last 16 of November.