Mission

ABOUT CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES, THEIR LEGACIES AND CHALLENGES   PROGRAMMES DIRECTLY LINKED WITH RESEARCH   DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE TO SOCIETY

The ICS-ULisboa (Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the Universidade de Lisboa) is a university institution devoted to research and advanced training in social sciences. The mission of the ICS-ULisboa is to study contemporary societies, with special emphasis on the Portuguese reality and on the societies and cultures with which Portugal has historical relations, both in Europe and in other geographic areas. These activities are carried out in an interdisciplinary context and from seven Research Groups.

The FCT international panels (1996, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2019) have repeatedly awarded the ICS-ULisboa the Excellent rating. These assessments have stimulated increasingly innovative research, the search for high-quality postgraduate education and increasing attention to knowledge transfer.

The ICS-ULisboa contributes to “Changing Societies: Legacies and Challenges”, a research agenda that allows the Institute to consolidate its position as a research unit in the Universidade de Lisboa.