CERIS - CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY
CERIS is a research unit that operates in the Built and Natural Environment sector and is registered with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
CERIS joins the expertise of 200 PhD researchers and 200 PhD students. Income from research and consultancy contracts has averaged around 3 M€ per year in the recent past. Besides five Master courses, CERIS researchers are currently engaged in PhD courses leading to nine Doctoral degrees, promoted by its host institution, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), and in cooperation with national and international consortia.
CEHIDRO - Centre for Hydro-Systems Studies-is a unit created in 1981 that groups the research in the areas of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Environment. CEHIDRO has averaged 20 PhD integrated members and 40 PhD students organized in three research groups:
CESUR - Centre for Urban and Regional Systems - is a unit created in 1975 that groups the research in the areas of Systems Engineering, Transport and Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning. CESUR has over 20 PhD integrated members and close to 50 PhD students organized in three research groups:
ICIST - Institute of Structural Engineering, Territory and Construction - originated in CMEST, a Structural Engineering research unit created in 1981, which absorbed in 1995 the departmental research in the areas of Construction, Architecture and Territory. ICIST has close to 50 PhD integrated members and nearly 100 PhD students organized in seven research groups: