ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon
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ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
|ISCTE - Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa|
|Affiliation||AACSB (accreditation), AMBA (accreditation)|
|Rector||Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues|
|Campus||Cidade Universitária de Lisboa|
In the past, ISCTE-IUL was named Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa abbreviated ISCTE (in English Superior Institute of Business and Labour Sciences), but that name was dropped in 2009 when ISCTE-IUL was changed to a university institute of foundational nature (along with the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro). Unlike suggested by its traditional designation, ISCTE-IUL is a fully-fledged public research university rather than a university institute.
The university's ISCTE Business School holds institutional accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- ISCTE-IUL Business School (IBS)
- School of Social and Human Sciences (ECSH)
- School of Sociology and Public Policy (ESPP)
- ISCTE-IUL School of Technology and Architecture (ISTA)
ISCTE-IUL also has an institute dedicated to executive education, namely the INDEG-IUL ISCTE Executive Education.
ISCTE-IUL comprises about 9,000 students and close to 350 professors. The institution confers Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and Habilitation degrees in programmes such as Anthropology, Sociology, History, Social Psychology, Political Science, Planning, Architecture, Economics, Finance, Business administration and Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.
ISCTE-IUL was established in Lisbon in 1972 as ISCTE using the faculty and facilities of the Instituto de Estudos Sociais (Institute of Social Studies, founded in 1963) as a first step towards a new and innovative public university in Lisbon. Its present designation dates from 2009.
From its creation ISCTE-IUL was authorized to grant the bachelor's degree and the licenciatura degree, which was granted after completion of a four to five years long program that often required writing a final dissertation and thus was roughly equivalent to the current master's degree, instituted as part of the Bologna process. From 1983 onwards, ISCTE-IUL was also authorized to grant the master's degree, which was higher than the current Bologna process master's degree but still lower than a doctorate degree).
What was to be the first college of a never completed larger projected university (due to the carnation revolution of 1974) always remained as a non-integrated University Institute - situation that was institutionalized in 1988. From that date onwards, ISCTE-IUL grants all academic degrees, comprising Bachelors, Masters, PhDs, Honorary doctorates and Habilitations (called Agregação in Portuguese).
ISCTE-IUL is today part of both the Fundação das Universidades Portuguesas (Foundation of Portuguese Universities) and the Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities). It is also one of the few public universities in Portugal with a foundational nature, together with the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro.
This ISCTE-IUL comprises quality research centers in all its domains. The major ISCTE-IUL research centers are:
- BRU-IUL - Business Research Unit
- CEI-IUL - Centro de Estudos Internacionais
- CIES-IUL - Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia
- CIS-IUL - Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social
- CRIA-IUL - Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia
- DINÂMIA'CET-IUL - Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território
- IT-IUL - Instituto de Telecomunicações
- ISTAR-IUL - Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Informação, Tecnologias e Arquitetura
Notable alumni and professors
- Gustavo Cardoso - Sociologist and World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader in 2008 (Professor)
- João de Pina-Cabral - Anthropologist (former Professor)
- João Mário Grilo - Film director (former Sociology student)
- Manuel Carvalho da Silva - Leader of the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (former graduate student in Sociology)
- Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues - Former Minister for Education (Professor and former student)
- Miguel Vale de Almeida - Anthropologist, LGBT activist and former deputy to the Assembly of the Republic (Professor)
- List of AACSB-accredited business schools in Portugal (Source: AACSB website; accessed: 12. February 2019)
- List of institutions accredited by AMBA
- ISCTE — INSTITUTO UNIVERSITÁRIO DE LISBOA, Deliberação n.º 1971/2010, Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 212 — 2 de Novembro de 2010.
- The ISCTE-IUL was created by the Decreto-Lei nº 522/72, of 15 December 1972 (pdf file).
- Decreto-Lei n.º 95/2009.
- Research Centres at ISCTE-IUL - official site
- ISCTE-IUL official site - English version
- Sociology Journal
- Portuguese Journal of Social Science
- Urbanism & Territory Journal
- Anthropology Journal
- History Journal
- Management Journal
- Portuguese Urbanism Journal
- Economy Journal
- LINCS - Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Social Sciences / ISCTE