Universidade do Porto
Universidade do Porto
The University of Porto is among the 150 best universities in Europe and the world top 400 (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014). With 14 schools (plus a business school) distributed over 3 campuses, 16 libraries and 14 museums, it is the second largest university and scientific research institution in Portugal, serving around 32,000 students (around 1500 from foreign countries), 2400 teaching/research staff.
Its Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP) was created in 1980 and it is the school where research and higher education in Psychology and Education are carried out. About 1500 students attend undergraduate, master and doctoral programmes and over 1000 persons attend every year to in-service courses in psychology and education issues. FPCEUP has been able to attract an increasing number of grants, as well as students, faculty and researchers through partnership agreements with international and national institutions. FPCEUP is committed to top level education and research and to the promotion of an institutional culture addressed to well-being and social progress.
The Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) at FPCEUP was ranked among the top two research centres in Education in Portugal, for the quality of its research, in the last national research assessment exercise. Established in 1988, CIIE develops research on key issues of educational and social change and processes, in order to broaden the role of education in promoting equity, social inclusion and active citizenship. Over the years, CIIE has been engaged in a wide range of national and international research and intervention projects and has developed considerable expertise on educational and social policies; social and educational inequalities; migrants and migration; inclusive education and education for social justice; further education and lifelong learning; initial education and professional development; early school leaving and school achievement; school improvement; civic and political participation; gender and sexuality; teacher education and identities; young people and citizenship education; educational evaluation and school management; curriculum; multicultural education; community intervention; deaf culture; among others.