Research Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CITER)

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Founded in February 2017 the Research Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CITER) is situated on the cusp of humanities cultural and social studies philosophical hermeneutics and theory of literature. Knowledge in the field of religion and its varied phenomena traditions and grammars is an essential instrument for discovering ways to understand our world and contemporary culture. By means of a multi- and interdisciplinary approach CITER aims to promote and disseminate research work in Theology and Religious Studies with a special emphasis on dynamic interchanges between the two scientific fields but recognising their methodological distinction. While Theology focuses on studying the sources of religious codes and interpreting the contexts in which they are received Religious Studies seek to interpret religious phenomena on the basis of cultural studies and the social sciences more generally. CITER is the only research centre in Portugal specialised in these two academic fields.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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