The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, located in Vila Real, is a high-level institution, dedicated to the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, knowledge and science. Located in a developing region, it promotes entrepreneurship in a close relationship with the community, its bodies, institutions and the world of business, deepens scientific knowledge, develops technology and seeks to respond to global, national and regional problems. Set in an eco-campus which integrates one of Europe’s largest Botanical Gardens, it has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services and sports facilities, and offers many opportunities in the cultural field that are accessible to its students, teachers and researchers and to other workers, as well as to the community at large. Its Social Services are known for their excellence, providing 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.