University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a high-quality public university institute and one of the most dynamic and innovative in Portugal, mainly in the areas of Management and Economics, Sociology and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Humanities, Information and Communication Technologies and Architecture. ISCTE-IUL consistently aims for higher levels of excellence, innovation, internationalization and entrepreneurship. ISCTE-IUL has established national and international cooperation with a large number of universities and research institutes as well as public, private and third sector organizations. The Institute has a strong link to and impact in science, economy and society. ISCTE-IUL has about 8000 students, half of them in doctoral and master programs, and 400 professors. ISCTE-IUL is a research university with a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach, including nine research units that conduct excellent research and continuously run over 150 projects.

Established in 1985, CIES-IUL is a research unit belonging to ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon and, more specifically, its School of Sociology and Public Policy (ESPP, in Portuguese). It is accredited by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and has been classified as 'very good' in the international evaluations regularly carried out on an external basis by the FCT. The centre's general aims are to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the development of society. Its strategic guiding principles are scientific quality, social relevance and internationalisation. CIES-IUL carries out basic research projects in the fields of sociology and public policy, but also develops relevant activity in the fields of political science, communication sciences, educational sciences, urban studies and social work. CIES-IUL is involved in numerous projects, research programmes and international scientific cooperation networks.


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