CGeo has over 20 full time members, besides several PhD collaborators and a very extensive institutional network, with R&D partners from over 10 countries involved in ongoing projects. It also has a large number of research students, that collaborate in the scientific research and publications. This human basis, together with the laboratory facilities integration, provide solid ground for adequate research students supervision and the support for post-doc researchers.
This reality has been growing, 2012 having completed 12 PhD dissertations and 62 Master thesis (numbers to increase in 2013).
Currently, CGeo supports 5 PhD programs:
It also supports 5 MSc courses:
Furthermore, it supports several post-graduations in geological sciences and integrated landscape management. CGeo favors a growing articulation of these education programs with other in Portugal, without losing their expertise focus, within the philosophy of the doctoral program of FCT. Advanced training opportunities are also offered at the level of the various projects that CGeo promotes, in Portugal and beyond. Previous research led to thesis on contexts from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Georgia, Morocco, Angola, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, México, Indonesia, China and Índia. The very high rate of employment of former students (over 85% at MSc level, and over 95% at PhD level) relates to this diversity of opportunities. In coherence, CGeo defines Brazil, Angola, the remaining countries of CPLP and their neighbouring countries, as priorities.
Training opportunities also include museum collections study and conservation and in contractual work with companies with which CGeo keeps a collaboration.