The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro’s Centres and Research Poles are structures aimed at carrying out research, the transfer of science and technology, dissemination of culture and provision of specialised services.

They cover the various scientific areas within the University and make a very significant contribution to the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge, in which the Institution’s teachers and researchers are engaged together with researchers from other universities and institutes, integrated into strategic networks that foster innovative projects with a regional, national and international impact.