CICS-UBI participates actively in advance training activities, providing a set of training opportunities for researchers in health sciences. Although CICS-UBI is not a degree conferring body, it supports several MSc and PhD programs in close collaboration with UBI Faculties and Departments.

CICS-UBI also actively stimulates the integration of youngsters in research by organizing the summer internships of “Ciência Viva” and offering national and international scientific exchange programs for biomedical, biochemistry, medicine and pharmaceutical sciences students that includes the collaboration with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) and the International Pharmaceutical Student's Federation (IPSF).

Integrated Master Programs

Advanced Courses


This structural program is aimed at students and young graduates who want to discover or learn / investigate at CICS-UBI. It intends to facilitate liaison with students or future researchers outside the center and welcome them upon arrival.

Coordination: Adriana O. Santos and Olga Lourenço
Other team members: Ângela Sousa, Diana Costa, Susana Ferreira
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Training of young researchers / short training (Susana Ferreira)
Young Researcher Training integrates all researchers who develop their research project at CICS-UBI, whether students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle of studies, as well as integrated masters, collaborators, research fellows, or interns within the work dynamics and good practices of CICS-UBI.
[regulation v.2019]
An intensive training program will take place in July. A short training program will be available at the beginning of each semester to welcome new students, fellows or researchers whose contract begins after the intensive program held in July.
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Collaboration with internship programs

Ciência Viva Program (Ângela Sousa)
These summer internships are aimed at high school students, who can learn more about this activity and submit their application here.

International (IFMSA, IPSFl) and national exchange programs (Diana Costa)
Internships can be developed at CIC-UBI in the framework of the international scientific exchange of medical and pharmaceutical students. Internships in the framework of collaboration with institutions of the region are made upon request.

Organization of visits to CICS-UBI (Olga Lourenço)
Guided tours to the CICS-UBI are aimed at students from the 1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle of studies, from UBI or other institutions, upon request.
Tours can scheduled for the months of December or March.

Dissemination of research topics via moodle (Adriana O. Santos)
CICS-UBI research and researchers are presented to students of 1st and 2nd cycles of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Optometry and Vision Sciences and Integrated Master degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, in the free and open-source learning management system Moodle.
The four research groups are presented, and each of their integrated PhD members is linked to a profile at CICS-UBI official web page, that offers additional information on their research interests and activities. Optionally, seminars and other activities organized by CICS-UBI that are open to students enrolled at UBI will also be disclosed. Moodle will be used to welcome the student community into the CICS-UBI research environment.

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CICS-UBI - Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde
[Health Sciences Research Center]
Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde
Av. Infante D. Henrique | 6201-506 Covilhã | Portugal

Tel.: 275 329 002/3 — Fax: 275 329 099
(Calls made to the phone numbers in this page will be charged as a Portuguese nacional call.)
GPS: N 40°16'6.33" W 7°29'39.13" (40.268425; -7.494202)

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