More than any other academic fields, the social sciences are strategically placed to build bridges between academia and society, and to support policy-makers in crafting evidence-based responses. 

In the CIVICA alliance, we link research, innovation and knowledge transfer across borders and sectors to find solutions for the benefit of all society.

In January 2021, the alliance launched an ambitious research and innovation dimension, CIVICA Research. The project aims to give voice to social science research on the world's most pressing challenges and to deepen research collaboration within and beyond CIVICA.

Thematic priorities

CIVICA strives to find solutions to complex societal challenges through a series of integrated activities focused on four key topics: 

Discover our research initiatives

CIVICA Teacher Development Programme

Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from across the CIVICA alliance are invited to complete this free cross-institutional programme to strengthen their teaching skills. 

Register here for the courses

PhD Clinic

The PhD Clinic serves as a forum where early-stage researchers can identify and contact faculty members at CIVICA partner universities whose expertise is relevant to their respective dissertation topics. 

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Call for faculty short visits

Faculty and postdoctoral researchers in CIVICA universities are invited to submit proposals for a short 2-5 day visit at another CIVICA university.


Apply by 28 April

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Check out the CIVICA Research blog to learn more about our latest research and news from our joint research initiatives.

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