About us


CIEG (Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies) was created in february 2012, and belongs to the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon (ISCSP-ULisboa). Integrating the network of research centres belonging to FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), the Centre is now twice rated as Excellent by FCT's evaluation process and is the only Portuguese centre dedicated specifically to gender studies.

CIEG counts with the collaboration of researchers from several national and international universities, who work gender issues from different perspectives and disciplines.


CIEG aims to contribute to the consolidation and internationalization of gender studies in Portugal, while being a dynamic space where researchers can come together, promoting the exchange of ideas and fighting their dispersion.


Research– to promote, disseminate and develop research projects

Training – to promote scientific meetings involving researchers in gender studies, feminist studies and women’s studies. CIEG also offers advanced training courses (graduate and post-graduate) and promotes short term and medium term training sessions.

Publishing– to stimulate the exchange of knowledge online, using our website, publishing scientific articles on reference journals.

Dissemination – to facilitate the dissemination of results from research projects, on a participated model, based on the gathering of researchers and institutional partners, contributing to the transference and consolidation of empirical knowledge.