The 10th edition of the Course of Civil-Military Cooperation (2015) (CCIMIC) will be held at the Portuguese Joint Command and Staff College (IESM), from 16 to 27 November 2015.

The CCIMIC is a specialization course, which aims to enable students who participate in it with the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to perform tasks within the Civil-Military Cooperation Operations in the General Staff functions of national and international forces.

This action training is of particular interest and greater advantage, since it is well recognized the importance that the area of civil-military cooperation has notably within the theater of contemporary operations, with a capacity of recognized relief and strong impact.

During the course will be conferred upon the skills and expertise needed for the planning of its use, while capacity available to a commander, and the care and attention given in the ongoing preparation and the quality of the trainers invited to this line of action will be the best guarantee to achieve those goals.

III Graduate Course on Globalization, Diplomacy and Security

In the context of the protocol signed between the Institute of Higher Military Studies (IESM) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), the 3rd edition of the postgraduate course in Globalization, Diplomacy and Security has started. The academic activities initiated, on September 16th, with a formal opening session, hosted by course coordinators.      

This postgraduate has been designed to equip students with scientific knowledge, methodologies and analytical tools necessary to evaluate, manage and make decisions in the context of the current international environment, connecting specially International Relations and Military Sciences as course core areas of knowledge.        

The course coordination is under the responsibility of Major Adalberto Centenico, IESM Strategic Department Teacher, and Professor Teresa Rodrigues, FCSH PhD teacher.



Continuing the editorial line of IESM, we can now announce that the digital version of Vol. III, No. 1, May 2015, of the Military Sciences Jour is already available for viewing.

The Military Science Journal is a digital bi-annual publication, with limited printing, of the Institute of Higher Military Studies which aims, in the context of Military Sciences, to study security and defense issues in general and the strategy, operations and administration of Armed Forces and National Guard in particular, both nationally and internationally.

This number one volume III edition of the Military Sciences Journal includes nine scientific articles, written by authors from different origins and backgrounds, which address relevant issues of military sciences as well as two opinion pieces that lead us to reflect: (i) the first, on the current perspective of global developments, through a clash of civilizations or a set of cultural misunderstandings and (ii) the second, on the participation of Portuguese military campaigns in Africa, between 1914 and 1915.


The Military Sciences Journal wishes all a profitable and enjoyable reading.



Produced under the editorial IESM program, is now available the third number of “IESM Actuality”, entitled "The Crisis in Ukraine" and authored by several teachers of this Institute.

World WAR and international relations 100 YEARS AFTER 1914


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Please note that the Research Centre of Security and Defense of IESM (CISDI) was present with the Coordination Panel “And after the war?: innovation, adaptation and Revolution (1914-2014)”. This Panel was chaired by TCOR INF Luis Barroso, and included the participation of INF MAJ Cláudio Silva Ferreira, Mario Fonseca ENG MAJ Martin and MAJ Carlos Ramos ENGAER Battle, CISDI investigator. The II INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS of OBSERVARE also with the participation of other researchers of the CISDI. MAJ Bruno ENGAER Wicked participated in 9-Panel the transnationalization of conflicts, the TCOR PILAV João Vicente and TCOR ENGAER João Nogueira participated in 12 Panel-war and the evolution of international law.


Continuing the editorial line of IESM, we must inform you that is already available for consultation the digital version of Vol. II, Nº2, november 2014, the journal of military sciences.

The journal of military sciences is a biannual publication with digital printing limited, of the Institute of Higher Military Studies that aims, in the context of military sciences, looking at the issues of security and defense in General and of the strategy, operations and administration of the armed forces and of the National Republican Guard in particular, both nationally and internationally. 

This number 2 of Volume II of the edition of the magazine of military sciences focuses on evocation of the I Centenary of the great war 1914-1918, presenting a Thematic Dossier with five bilingual scientific articles. Extra Dossier are presented four more scientific articles, two opinion articles and five reviews of literary works of reference.

The journal of military sciences expresses all the votes of profitable reading.


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