Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)

Since 2007, the Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI) of the Polytechnic of Porto has developed applied and fundamental research, co-operating with other national and international institutions in scientific, technical and cultural projects.

CEI’s designation and goals comprehend the whole interdisciplinary field generated by the research, exchange opportunities, scientific events, and editorial projects the team has created along the years within CEI’s main research lines: intercultural theories and practices, intercultural communication, and intercultural business.

The CEI team is composed of over 50 researchers and lecturers from ISCAP-P.PORTO and other national and international institutions, and has the support of a renowned advisory board. CEI hosts and supervises masterclasses, conferences, seminars, three Post-Graduate Courses – in Cultural Resources for Business, Intercultural Mediation and in Science, Entrepreneurship and Innovation –, and two MA programs – in Intercultural Studies for Business (DD with the Université d’Artois and the ISIT-Paris) and in Specialized Translation and Interpreting – with the help of a specialized library and several open access databases.

From the onset, CEI has taken part in countless international conferences and publications, funded research projects, and published nearly two dozen books for worldwide distribution, in the vast field of intercultural studies. Every year, CEI grants awards to MA dissertations, offers scholarships and internships for junior researchers, and publishes the E-REI: E–Journal of Intercultural Studies (SCOPUS).

CEI collaborates formally with universities all over Europe, Brazil, Macao, Mozambique, Russia, USA, Algeria, Sri Lanka, and India, as well as with Unyleya, Portuguese Association of Women Entrepreneurs, High Commission for Migrations, Luso-Turkish Association, and CIJE – University of Porto’s Law School. CEI belongs to the ATHENA European University alliance, RESMI (Higher Education Network for Intercultural Mediation), RIESDM (Network of Higher Education Institutions for the Protection of the Mediterranean Diet), the World Network of Magellan Universities, Partner Network of the Safer Internet Centre, and is a founding member of ECREA Women’s Network and of RNEC – National Network for Cultural Studies. CEI is a member of two COST actions and of the projects ICCAGe (ReCLes), EnDent, Atlas of Portuguese Literary Landscapes, Google Arts&Culture, Augmented Assessment, ENDING, and TheRoute, while leading the projects StreetArtCEI and Street Art Against Covid, among others. CEI maintains specific PhD protocols with the Universities of Vigo, Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca.

At CEI, intercultural studies are synonymous with movement, communication, dynamics, and encounters between cultures. Our purpose is to discuss their pragmatic consequences in academia and society. 

Clara Sarmento

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