CERNAS – Centro de Estudos de Recursos Naturais, Ambiente e Sociedade (Natural Resources, Environment and Society Study Centre) is a research unit at the heart of our College of Agriculture and also at the College of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and is part of the National Scientific and Technological System.

Assessed by an International Expert Committee, which substantiated its plurennial funding by the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia (Science and Technology Foundation), CERNAS aims at becoming an excellency research unit in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Science and Food Engineering, Environment and Society and related activities, promoting sustainable development at a regional level as part of a global intervention, cultivating and disseminating science and technology for the common good of society.

CERNAS research is at the core of the challenges that humanity will have to face in the near future: exhaustion of energy resources and raw material, in conjunction with the global trends of climate change, the demographic increase and resulting environmental degradation.

Address: CERNAS – Centro de Estudos de Recursos Naturais, Ambiente e Sociedade | Pólo de Coimbra; Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra; Bencanta; 3045-601 Coimbra
Tel.: +351 239 802 940
Fax: +351 239 802 979
Coordinates: Latitude 40°12'48.7"N | Longitude 8°27'07.7"W