Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon


  • Jorge Vala Director
  • Marina Costa Lobo
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  • Av. Anbal Bettencourt, 9
    1600-189 Lisboa
Area of Expertise

The ICS is a university institution devoted to research and advanced training in social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics, human geography, history, social psychology, and sociology. The ICS research focuses on Portugal and covers five areas: the formation of the contemporary world; citizenship and democratic institutions; environmental sustainability; social changes and individual action in the family, lifestyles, and schooling; and identity, migration, and religious issues.

Recent publications are available here.
Major Current Activities

Research activities in the above areas

Newsletters And Regular Reports
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