Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu
ESAV, officially created on December 19th, 1994 (LD no. 304/94), is one of the organic units of the Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, integrating the Portuguese public higher education network, in terms of polytechnic education. Thus, the tradition continued, as the city of Viseu had the privilege of being a pioneer in Agricultural Education in Portugal through the creation of the Escola Prática de Agricultura de Viseu, by Decree in December 16th, 1852.
ESAV intends to transmit and disseminate knowledge, with a view to training students with a high level of skills in the fields of agrarian, food and veterinary sciences; promote applied research and its dissemination, cultural, scientific and technological exchange with similar institutions, national and international, and the relationship with the business community, in order to contribute to the development of the region and the country.
ESAV is in a prime area of the city of Viseu, in Quinta da Alagoa, with about 23 hectares. Possessing countless cultures, especially the vineyard, the orchard and the olive grove. It also has livestock production structures for sheep, goats, cattle, birds and rabbits, as well as a Veterinary Nursing Center and laboratories, with technologies that allow the acquisition of skills in various technical and scientific domains.