History of Instituto Profissional de Canossa (IPDC)
Instituto Profissional de Canossa (IPDC), was founded by Congregation of the Canossian Sister in Timor-Leste on 10 September 2003 with a mission to contribute in the formation of human resources with character, knowledge, skill and strong and deep faith in God for the good of the nation and for the glory of God.
At the beginning of its operation, IPDC offered two diploma courses: Office Management and Technical Computer and Informatics for high school graduates who are interested to join the professional world. In addition to preparing individuals who are ready to work, IPDC curriculum also gives an opportunity for graduates to continue their education to a higher level.
After its first five years operation, in 2007, the East Timorese government through the Ministry of Education initiated a process of accreditation of all higher education institutions in Timor-Leste. It took two years of preparation until finally on September 24 2009, though the Decree of Ministry of Education no.34/GM-ME/IX/2009, IPDC was granted an accreditation for its operation with a grade of 92.88 % by an international accreditation team in cooperation with the National Accreditation Bureau (ANAAA). With this new status, IPDC has successfully produces 120 graduates with Technical Computer and Informatics and Office Management qualifications during its two periods of graduation.
With IPDC’s education delivery developing on a solid foundation, together with the growing interest of the society for expertise in the field of Computers, after a decade (2003-2013) the Canossa Foundation has addressed the challenges posed by the International team of Accreditation and upgraded the level of education delivery at IPDC to Strata 1 for the department of Technical Computers and Informatics (TCI).