Department of Sociology [School of Sociology and Public Policy]
pedro vasconcelos ISCTE IUL

“Only societies reflexively capable of modifying their institutions in the face of accelerated social change will be able to confront that future with any confidence. Sociology is the prime medium of such reflexivity.”

Anthony Giddens

Diretor do Departamento
Alan Stoleroff
ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon is the leading university in teaching and research in Sociology in Portugal.

Its Degree in Sociology was the highest classified in the last external evaluation; the number of Master and PhD thesis in Sociology defended at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon is the highest among the Portuguese universities; and the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) is the only research centre in Sociology rated as Excellent by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The Department pioneered the Bologna process, having adapted all Degree, Master and PhD courses to the new rules since 2006-07.

With more than 40 scholars, the Department ensures the scientific coordination of the Degree in Sociology, of nine Master's degrees, of which one in Sociology and eight in social studies specialized in science, communication, education, family, migration, labor and health, as well as of the PhD in Sociology and of approximately a dozen postgraduate courses. The Department includes, in addition to Sociology, the field of Communication Sciences, with a solid stand in postgraduate education.

Secretariado – Sala 1W4

Telephone: 21 046 41 23
Extension: 29 15 03
Fax: 21 796 47 10

Working Hours:
10:00 às 19:00
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