Vision and strategy

ISCTE-IUL's mission is to produce, convey and transfer scientific knowledge in accordance with international standards, providing economic, social and cultural value to society.

The strategy to conduct excellent research at ISCTE-IUL involves the establishment of objectives that are focused on increasing cutting edge research, internationalization, quality assurance in education and creating conditions that foster the development of an organizational culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and transfer of knowledge to society.

Research activities are crucial to ISCTE-IUL. They fulfil the mission of producing scientific knowledge and participating in international agendas and networks for the progress of knowledge in the Institute’s main areas of expertise. Research activities and results are also very important at ISCTE-IUL for designing academic programmes and keeping them up to date, and for the students following PhD programmes, but also in the master’s and undergraduate programmes.

Overall research objectives

  • Increase the scientific output and its internationalization
  • Promote the practical application of knowledge to institutions, the economy and society
  • Strengthen the bonds between research and education
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