Mission, Vision and Values

The IGC is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science. It is part of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, a perpetual foundation with charitable, artistic, educational and scientific statutory aims.


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Our Mission, Vision and Values are fully aligned with Gulbenkian Foundation principles and objectives (Build a sustainable society that provides equal opportunities; Philanthropic institution open to the world; Independence, Integrity, Transparency, Responsibility).


Our Mission

Meeting science’s global challenges: ground-breaking discoveries in Life Sciences, innovating in training, incubating the next generation of future leaders, stably promoting science in society and involving society in science.


Our Vision

To be a leading research institution where individuals pursue original discovery driven scientific questions in a multidisciplinary, international and collaborative environment. We foster discovery to benefit mankind at all levels, aligned with Gulbenkian Foundation vision.


Our Values

Gulbenkian science aims to spread to society the values it promotes and practices

  • Independence, integrity and ethics 
  • Excellence (impact and reproducibility)
  • Plurality and Cooperation (disciplines, approaches, nationalities)
  • Generosity and Responsibility (open knowledge, responsibility towards society and the planet)
  • Equity, Fair Representation and Inclusivity


IGC Statement on Animals in Research
Updated on 29 september 2022

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