The Centre for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon (CEG-UL) was founded in 1943 by Professor Orlando Ribeiro. At present, with its team of 124 researchers, 43 of whom have PhDs, the CEG-UL is a reference in research and in the dissemination of geographical knowledge in Portugal. According to European standards, it is considered to be a top quality research unit.
The excellence of the CEG-UL’s theoretical and applied research work dedicated to spatial planning and management of the country, urbanism and the environment, has been repeatedly praised by international evaluation panels and seconded by various public institutions with which the research unit has working agreements, whether they are concerned with drawing up technicalscientific guidelines based on land use on a national scale, or whether they are destined to evaluate policies and undertake either sectorial or nation-wide studies. Recognition of the Centre’s high standards may also be seen judging from the numerous foreign researchers frequently visiting the research Centre and by way of the invitations sent to senior researchers to join international teams and give talks at prestigious universities. Another indication of this recognition lies in the fact that the CEG-UL is either a member or the coordinating unit of many different international projects and excellent networks.
At the moment, the CEG-UL is composed of ten Research Groups which operate as follows:
These Units pursue their activity by being grouped into three main domains, which fall under the general coordination of the Scientific Committee:
To support research and teaching activities, the CEG-UL has an important set of scientific resources and information available for researchers, students and to the public, namely, the Library, the Mapoteca (Map Archive) and the Fototeca (Photo Archive). The CEG has an editorial section which publishes several scientific and technical publications, such as Finisterra (the portuguese geography journal), and the series Memórias and Chorografia, Relatórios de Investigação and the Apontamentos de Geografia. The CEG-UL has a Sedimentology Laboratory to support researchers working on Physical Geography , also has several vehicles, including two all-terrain vehicles for transportation of scientific equipment and research teams.
Last update on 21-02-2013