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Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal is a public university situated in Greater Lisbon Metropolitan Area, region of Setúbal, Portugal. It is established in 1979. The region is home to strong enterprises in such fields as, for example, paper and motor car industries, and holds a highly important geostrategic position, since it is a gateway to Europe. Furthermore, Setúbal region, with its varied landscape composed of sea and mountains, including a large protected area with an application in progress to UNESCO Human Heritage, is a tourist destination for both Portuguese and foreigners.