Bringing Happiness to the workplace and making Porto and the North of Portugal the happiest and the most innovative place in the world are two of the main goals established by Lionesa Business Hub.

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2022 was a good year for the city of Porto. After receiving the award for Europe’s Leading City Destination 2022 and World’s Leading City Destination 2022 at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards, Porto has received yet another distinction.

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There have been several prestigious titles given to Porto throughout the years. From “Best Under the radar Romantic Destination” by USA Today readers in 2015, to “Best European Destination” in 2012, 2014 and 2017 by the European Consumers Association.

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Livraria Lello has established itself as a touristic landmark and a cultural heritage of Porto and Portugal since 1906 welcoming visitors from all over the world.

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"Once in ISCAP, ISCAP is in you forever"

Besides its academic offers, ISCAP is also well known because of its fantastic atmosphere where work and studies mix with pleasure, happiness, friendship, parties and strong academic traditions. Everyone who comes to ISCAP loves to be here and never forgets the experiences lived in our school.
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    Students At ISCAP, the needs of our students are a priority!
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    Lecturers At ISCAP, we invest in our facilities!
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    Staff At ISCAP, we take care of our community!

A Message From Our Dean

ISCAP is Porto Accounting and Business School, one of the eight schools that compose the Porto Polytechnic Institute, the largest and most prestigious public Polytechnic in Portugal and one of the largest and most recognized institutions of higher education in our country.

ISCAP is an ancient school, 133 years old, proud of its history and traditions but also committed with the modernization of its teaching and research processes and facilities.

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Success stories

International Student - María Verónica Laya


My name is María Verónica Laya, I was born and raised in Venezuela until I was 13 years of age, and then I moved to Canada where I received my high school education as well as my bachelor’s degree. Upon completing my studies in Canada, I decided to travel solo around Europe for 5 weeks in April of...

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Academic Spirit

The Porto Accounting and Business School has a unique and vibrant academic spirit, where all the voices of students are heard!

What makes us different?

ISCAP assumes its research units as a strategic point for the development of research and scientific knowledge.


Promoting good and necessary partnerships and ensuring adequate monitoring in administrative and financial terms.

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R&D Units

ISCAP has two research centres, the Centre of Intercultural Studies (CEI) and the Centre for Social and Organizational Studies of Polytechnic of Porto (CEOS.PP).

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Scientific Repository

The Scientific Repository collects, organizes, disseminates and preserves P.PORTO’s scientific production, when possible with free access to full text.

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