The CIES-UBI, a pole of the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) in UBI, was founded in 2012 as a result of meeting the objectives pursued either by ISCTE-IUL, through the CIES-IUL, either by UBI, within the scientific research and
diffusion of knowledge in the field of sociology and other social sciences.


Its main goals:


  • Develop projects of pure or applied research in the field of sociology or other related social sciences;
  • Develop theoretical models and methodologies within the framework of the different lines of research and projects;
  • Promote and support national and international publication of research results, in the areas of knowledge considered relevant and innovative;
  • Promote and assess the social intervention based on research;
  • Organize and assist in the organization of congresses, symposia, seminars, specialized courses, scientific meetings and conference cycles;
  • Stimulate and deepen the connection of the University with the community, actively promoting inter-institutional forms of cooperation that contribute to the formation of policy-making and action.


Scientific Coordinator: Nuno Miguel Cavaca Augusto

Estrada do Sineiro
6200-209 Covilhã
Phone +351 275 319 600



Amélia Maria Cavaca Augusto 
Researcher | 

Ana Rita Martins Ochoa de Castro 
Researcher | 

Catarina Sales Barbas de Oliveira 

João Dias das Neves 
Researcher | 

Nuno Miguel Cavaca Augusto 
Scientific Coordinator | 

Antónia do Carmo Anginho Barriga 
Researcher | 

Alcides Almeida Monteiro 
Researcher | 

ISCTE FCT Portugal