Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences


The Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, University of Évora - CICS.NOVA.UÉvora - aims to contribute to the knowledge of the territorial and social dynamics of the transition areas and/or low-density areas. The investigation follows a wide-ranging approach including fundamental research, applied research, training of junior researchers, and technical and scientific advice to community outreach services (university extension work).
CICS.NOVA.UÉvora has in its creation the former CESNOVA-Centre of Social Studies, established at the university of Évora since the 30th of june 2012. Their relations of cooperation and exchange in the domains of sociological studies led to its integration in the current research Centre, covering a wider territorial dimension and assuming an interdisciplinary approach, fundamental in social sciences. CICS.NOVA.UÉvora integrates researchers with expertise in the different domains of research and activities of the Investigation Groups of CICS.NOVA. These researchers are from the University of Évora, the Algarve University, the Polytechnic Institute of Beja and the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, and share common objectives of fundamental and applied interdisciplinary investigation.
The regional context where CICS.NOVA.UÉvora is integrated and the institutional framework with other research structures from the different Universities and Polytechnic Institutes, turns CICS.NOVA.UÉvora in an investigation unit of recognized superior quality, that promote the development of studies of complex problems and of new societal challenges. Furthermore, it is able to respond to the concerns and questions of its environment and identity, through effective knowledge transfer.
The unit located in Évora integrates, with the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University of Lisbon, the Azores University, the University of Minho and the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, the joint research centre called CICS.NOVA, that has approximately 400 researchers.

Cabinet: PV-224
Phone: 266740800
Ext.: 54327
Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Évora – CICS.NOVA.UÉvora
Universidade de Évora
Palácio do Vimioso
Largo Marquês de Marialva, 8 7000-809
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