The CIES-UBI is a pole of CIES-Iscte in University of Beira Interior (UBI).

It is the result of a collaboration between the previous UBI sociology research centre (UBI-CES) and CIES-Iscte, as well as of a broader understanding between UBI and Iscte in the fields of research and knowledge transmission.

The creation of the pole has allowed not only to increase synergies with CIES-IUL researchers, but also to broaden the Centre's regional scope of intervention, in a close relationship with the local and regional communities.


CIES-UBI 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 |