The Research Centre in Basic Education (CIEB) is a research unit focused on the specificities of basic education, understood as fundamental for learning and, consequently for the development of societies, ensuring the participation, equality and social justice.

The CIEB focuses on a holistic vision of education that connect the curriculum, in-service and pre-service teacher education, collaborative work with educational contexts, pedagogy and didactics, and applied research to promote innovation and the quality of students' learning and professional development.

The mission that stems from this vision of education is assumed in the development of projects of pedagogical intervention, carried out through cooperative support to the learning of students and their families, in promoting their educational and social success, and improvement of their basic and transversal learning skills, through training and collaborating with professionals, creating a solid technical-scientific knowledge that can be used as reference and a fundamental basis in the design and evaluation of programs of intervention and educational change.