Founded in 1911, UPORTO is one of the most prestigious Portuguese universities, responsible for 24.8% of all scientific production in Portugal. The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP), with an international reputation in training and research in the fields of psychology and education, is committed to the highest standards of education and research and innovation with a strong focus on knowledge transfer and social progress.
The Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) is a research institution based at FPCEUP and was the highest ranked institution (ex aequo) Portugal in educational research in the latest national research assessment exercise. CIIE develops high quality research on key issues of change, educational and social processes in order to expand the role of education in promoting equity, inclusion and active citizenship. It was established in 1988and has a long track record of excellence in research and training on a wide range of educational and social issues from early years to higher education. With 70 full members, in a welcoming and stimulating environment, CIIE has been able to consolidate a high level of scientific and implementation capacity, with a vast network of –national and international partnerships. CIIE currently operates in nine strategic areas:
- Engaging vulnerable youth in education;
- Empowerment and inclusion through digital/arts education;
- Citizenship, communication and literacy in health and wellbeing;
- Higher education innovation;
- Community education, participation and social change;
- Training and teaching profession;
- Evaluation and policy in education.