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Exploring the future



ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) is a public institution directed towards teaching and research. ISCTE-IUL was established in 1972 and has, today, around 7000 students (over 40% postgraduates), 450 academic staff and 200 administrative and technical staff.

The internationalization of scientific education and research is one of our main strategic pillars. As a consequence of this policy we are now posing as educational partners in Brazil, Cape-Verde, Mozambique, Romania and China. Furthermore, we recently achieved the highest Erasmus ratio amongst Portuguese universities. This last indicator is without doubt related to the elevated number of curricular units taught in English.

ISCTE-IUL continues to be one of the few portuguese university institutions that always fills all its student vacancies and also guarantees high levels of immediate employability to its graduates. ISCTE-IUL scientific and pedagogical expertise covers a wide range of areas: Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Computer Sciences, Economics, Finance, History, Law, Management, Psychology, Quantitative Methods and Sociology and Public Policy. ISCTEIUL offers bachelor, master and doctoral programmes in all these areas. At present the Institute offers 15 undergraduate degrees, 9 doctoral programmes, more than 60 master programmes and more than 40 post-graduate/executive master programmes.

For the following four years we have defined three main goals: to increase the number of curricular units taught in English, to enlarge the number of double tutoring programs in collaboration with foreign universities on a Master and PhD level and to develop more research projects with international networks of reference. Therefore I invite you to explore what our institution has to offer with regards to education and investigation and I am confident that you will find an institution open to innovation and international cooperation.

LuĂ­s Reto ISCTE-IUL President

DEGREES AWARDED Doctoral programmes

Master programmes

ISCTE-IUL offers a diversity of doctoral programmes, covering a wide range of scientific areas, from the traditional to the emergent ones. Some of these programmes are offered in association with other universities, granting a double degree. Doctoral students of ISCTE-IUL participate actively in national and international research projects developed in the research centres of ISCTE-IUL.

Master programmes (three to four semesters corresponding to 92 to 120 credits, ECTS) include attending specialization courses (curricular component) and a final original dissertation or project. Master programmes students of ISCTE-IUL can participate actively in national and international research projects developed in the research centres of ISCTE-IUL.

Doctoral Studies in: African Studies Accounting Anthropology Applied Quantitative Methods Business Administration Complexity Sciences Economics Finance Global Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship History History, Defence and International Relations Human Resources Management and Development Information Sciences and Technologies Marketing Modern and Contemporary History Operations Management and Technology Psychology Public Policy Quantitative Methods Sociology Urban Anthropology

Masters in: Architecture (integrated master, five years) Accounting African Studies Anthropology Architecture and Computation Architecture in Contemporary Metropolitan Territories Art Markets Management Business Administration * Business Intelligence Communication, Culture, and Information Technology Complexity Sciences Computer Engineering Computer Science and Business Management Cultural Management Data Mining and Data Analysis Development, Local Diversity and Worldwide Challenges Economics Economics and Public Policies Economics of Enterprise and Concurrence Education and Society Enterprise Law Environment and Society Family and Society Finance * Health Services Management History, Defence and International Relations Hospitality and Tourism Management Human Resources Development Policies Human Resources Management Indian Studies Information Studies Information Systems Management Information Technology Applied to the Information and Knowledge Society International Management * International Migration Labour Sciences and Industrial Relations Management Management and Industrial and Services Management and Engineering * Master’s programmes in English

Master programmes (cont.)

Bachelor programmes

Market Research Marketing Mathematical Finance Modern and Contemporary History Monetary and Financial Economics Money and Banking * Museum Studies New Frontiers of Law Open Source Software Organizational Behaviour Political Psychology Political Science Portuguese Economy and International Integration Psychology of Emotions Public Administration Public Policy Risk, Trauma and Society Social and Organizational Modelling Social and Organizational Psychology Social and Solidary Economics Social Community Psychology and Child Protection Social Policy Social Psychology of Health Social Studies of Science Master in Social Work Master in Sociology Master in Sociology and Planning Sociology of Health and Illness Telecommunications and Computer Engineering Urban Policy and Territorial Development

At present, ISCTE-IUL offers 15 bachelor programmes in various fields of study. These 3 years programmes correspond to 180 credits (ECTS): Bachelor in: Anthropology Computer Engineering Computer Science and Business Management Economics Finance and Accounting Human Resources Management Industrial Management and Engineering Management Marketing Management Modern and Contemporary History Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology Telecommunications and Computer Engineering

* Master’s programmes in English

Autonumous Wing Building

Other postgraduate programmes Executive Masters in: Advanced Financial Accounting Business Administration (Accredited by AMBA - Association of MBA’s) Business Management Commercial Management Corporate Finance Finance and Managerial Control Financial Markets Fiscal Management Human Resources Management Insurance Management Management and Real Estate Finance Management Control and Performance Management with Specialization in Marketing Marketing with Specialization in Marketing Management, Sports Marketing, Relationship Marketing and Communication, Brand Management (Accredited by EMCQ, European Marketing Confederation) Project Management Retail Management Postgraduate Programmes in: Communication and Crisis Management Cultural and Creative Management and Entrepreneurship Data Analysis in the Social Sciences Family-Related Social Work and Policies in Europe (International Post-Graduate Programme) Geographic Intelligence in Tourism and Hospitality Heritage and Cultural Project Inclusive Project Information Systems Development Sexual and Reproductive Health Tourism Innovation and Hospitality Unionism and Industrial Relations Postgraduate Short Programmes in: Communication and Culture Economics Equality and Social Responsibility Policies Management Management Control Mini-MBA (6 days) Sociology of Education Sociology of Family Sociology of Health Sociology of International Migration Sociology of Science and Innovation Sociology of the City and the Territory Sociology of Work and Employment Postgraduate Seminar in Computer-Assisted Content Analysis

INTERNATIONAL MASTER AND PHD PROGRAMMES Master in Business Administration Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Fortelaza, Goiânia, Manaus, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro / Brazil; ISPU, Instituto Superior Politécnico Universitário de Moçambique, Maputo / Mozambique and ISCEE, Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e empresariais de Cabo Verde, Praia e Mindelo / Cape Verde. Master in Health Care Management Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil. Master in Public Administration Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazília / Brazil. Master in Accounting and Auditing ISPU, Instituto Superior Politécnico Universitário de Moçambique, Maputo / Mozambique. Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management Twinning Programme with the University of Central Florida, Orlando / USA – dual degree programme. DBA, Doctor of Business Administration ISPU, Instituto Superior Politécnico Universitário de Moçambique, Maputo / Mozambique. DBA, Doctor of Business Administration Sichuan, China. PhD in Finance (ISCTE-IUL) and in Economics University of Delaware, State of Delaware, USA – dual degree programme.

Library, Building II, awarded in 2003 with the Valmor prize, the most prestigious Portuguese architecture prize

Research centres

Centres for training and consulting

The evaluation of ISCTE-IUL research centres conducted by international experts varies between excellent to good (in the scale poor, fair good, very good and excellent). The research activities are organized in nine centres:

INDEG (training and top management education) is of particular note and has received great public recognition for its activity in training, post-graduation and consulting. Other associated centres for training and consulting include: CEMAF (financial markets); CEUA (architecture); GEST-IN (business information); GIESTA (statistics); IN OUT Global (logistics); OVERGEST (accounting); UNIAUDAX (entrepreneurship and family firms).

Excellent CIES, Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (sociology) CIS, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social (psychology) Dinâmia, Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica (socio-economics) Very good CEA, Centro de Estudos Africanos (african studies) CET, Centro de Estudos Territoriais (territorial studies) CRIA, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (anthropology) Unide, Unidade de Investigação em Desenvolvimento Empresarial (management) Good ADETTI, Associação para o Desenvolvimento das Telecomunicações e Técnicas de Informática (computer sciences) CEHCP, Centro de Estudos de História Contemporânea Portuguesa (contemporary history) ISCTE-IUL is also part of the consortium of the associate laboratory ‘Instituto de Telecomunicações’ (telecommunications research) evaluated with excellent.

Publications The centres and departments of ISCTE-IUL have editorial responsibility for the following eight publications: Cadernos de Estudos Africanos (CEA); Cidades: Comunidades e Territórios (CET); Etnográfica (CEAS); Ler História (CEHCP); Portuguese Journal of Social Science; Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão, a partnership between Indeg and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil); Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas (CIES); Economia Global e Gestão (Indeg/Projectos); Trajectos: Revista de Comunicação, Cultura e Tecnologias da Informação (Department of Sociology).

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ISCTE-IUL regularly welcome foreign visiting students who wish to obtain international experience while studying. Every year we receive over 400 students from more than 40 different countries, creating an exciting multicultural environment. Most student and teacher mobility is achieved through the LLP/Erasmus Program set up by the European Commission. Within this framework, ISCTE-IUL has more than 200 agreements with universities in the 27 EU countries, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Eastern Europe. ISCTE also participates in Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Alban Programme, Tempus Programme and Open and Distance Learning Actions. ISCTE-IUL is a member of the EUA (European University Association) and Columbus (cooperation programme between European and Latin American university institutions). Additionally, ISCTE Business School (IBS) is a member of the European Business Consortium (EBC) and the Network of International Business and Economics Schools (NIBES). It also participates in the main business education associations such as EFMD, AACSR and EABIS. Our Business School is one of the four Portuguese higher education institutions that recently signed a collaboration programme with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the area of advanced management and technology-based entrepreneurship. ISCTE Business School offers several international programmes in four different continents such as in Cape Verde, Mozambique, China, Brazil and USA.

Conference Challenging Poverty, Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize)

Exploring the future Contacts

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