Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Sousa  - ESSVS
In 1997, CESPU  began its work in polytechnic higher education with the creation of the Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Sousa (ESSVS) in the city of Gandra - Paredes. ESSVS currently enjoys modern facilities and equipment at the Gandra Academic Campus as well as a highly qualified teaching body, making it one of the most prestigious of the polytechnic institutes of higher education in Portugal.
 College of Health Sciences
 Cooperative for Higher, Polytechnic and University Education