Centro de Geociências / Geosciences Center


CGeo is a research focused consortium based on the full commitment of its institutional members: the University of Coimbra (UC), the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) and the Earth and Memory Institute (ITM).

All institutional members, are continuously searching improvement and enhancement of knowledge, creativity, research and technology, contributing decisively to the progress of science, technology and to the enhancement of knowledge as an essential element of people's lives. The strategic guide lines are: reinforcing the presence in the European research space by developing a research policy centered on the promotion of excellence, investing in quality teaching, intensifying the connections with society and the surrounding environment, and promoting a proactive, rational, responsible and thorough management of resources, based on criteria of economy, efficacy and efficiency.

CGeo will pursue 3 levels of implementation: regional contextual projects (including science and society interaction), specific problem solving addresses (strong link with industry) and fundamental research advances (contributions rooted in the first two).