Instituto Carlos III-Juan March

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The Instituto Carlos III-Juan March (formerly the Advanced Center for Social Science Studies –CEACS– of Instituto Juan March) is a social sciences research institution based in Spain. It was established in Madrid, as part of the Fundación Juan March. The Foundation gives support for social research among other charitable objectives. The objective of the Institute is to achieve an effect equally through scientific publications and training the next academic generation.

Since 2013 the institute has been run in conjunction with the Carlos III University at Getafe in the south of the Madrid metropolitan area. The seat of the foundation, on the other hand, is in the Salamanca district of central Madrid.

Academic focus[edit]

The Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones is devoted to research in social science with a focus on political economy, voting and party competition.[1] The main lines of research are the study of the social structure and processes of change in advanced contemporary societies, their political and economic systems and cultural and historical roots. The research carried out in the institute focuses above all, on the geographic and cultural area of Europe. Sociology and Political Science are the core disciplines within the institute, although research and teaching is carried out.

Both teaching and research in the institute are orientated towards methodological issues and comparative approaches in the social sciences. Besides its own research activity, the institute encourages social science research, publishes collections of estudios (working papers and doctoral theses), runs a specialist library and organizes courses, seminars and other activities for faculty, researchers and students.

Scientific committee[edit]

The institute's scientific committee[2] is responsible for the supervision of students' research assisting the Instituto Juan March in the definition of the center's academic and research policy, and advising on the development of the teaching curriculum and the library's holdings and services. The scientific committee is formed by a number of leading Spanish and international scholars. members of the scientific committee are:

Juan J. Linz (Sterling Professor of Political and Social Science, Yale University) was an honorary member of the Scientific Committee.

Academic relevance[edit]

The institute is well positioned in the ranking of the ECPR, but especially in the exhaustive Hix's ranking (2004) of Political Science Departments of the World.

In the context of research in Spain, the institute is well-connected with the European University Institute, Oxford and several American universities.


  1. ^ Juan March Institute website. Accessed January 27, 2008
  2. ^ Juan March Institute's Scientific Committee website. Accessed January 27, 2008

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