The Institute works with other organizations promoting and hosting seminars and conferences.

International Seminars

Each year the Institute organizes international seminars

The Mateus Doc program

Since 2010, the Institute organizes the Mateus DOC program. Aimed at researchers from different scientific areas the program's objective is to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue.

IICM'S 30st Anniversary 

The Casa de Mateus International Institute (IICM) was created the 14th of April 1986, a few days after the official oppening of the Trás-os-Montes University (UTAD), which took place the 22nd of March.

Professor Fernando Real, rector of the Universitary Institute that became the regional University, was also the first president of the IICM. 

Since 2016, the president of the Institute is Professor Eduardo Marçal Grilo.

To celebrate its 30st anniversary the IICM developed this new website which purpose is to gather and disseminate information about its past activities and its current and future projects.

Conversation Cicle on Arts, Cience and Culture

Conversation Cicle on Arts, Cience and Culture


In 2015, started a new Conversation Cicle on Arts, Cience and Culture CCACC, which began with an approach to major theories of moral philosophy, with the lectures of Professors José Meirinhos (University of Porto) and João Cardoso Rosas (University do Minho).

After this first general view, where concepts such as virtue ethics, Kantian ethics and moral consequentialism, were explained under the coordination of Professor Robert Merrill, from political theory group of the Institute of Languages ​​and Human Sciences (University of Minho), the CCACC hosts a series of five sessions on applied ethics entitled "Time for ethics".

A4CE  Fundação da Casa de Mateus - Régia Douro Park


The Academy for Creativity and Entrepreneurship (A4CE) is especially designed for low density regions. It's objective is to contribute to Northern Portugal SMEs capacity building, as well as to strengthen bonds between companies, knowledge and research centers, technology parks and creative hubs. Through a series of workshops programmed to take place in 2017, the set of actions it proposes aims at identifying and raising awareness of the critical factors of competitiveness, proposing complementary approaches that are based on a triple pillar: the in-depth knowledge of the potential of the Region, particularly in the fields of viticulture and gastronomy; the dissemination and development of innovative methodologies of strategic management through design thinking tools; finally, the production and development of crossovers between artistic, scientific, creative and entrepreneurial approaches, seeking to foster innovation paths, network effects and cooperation practices that lead to the development of new ideas, new forms of management and strategic planning, and, eventually, new products and services. 

Douro et Orbi

Douro et Orbi Globalization and Gastronomy

A Case Study on Economic Added Value of Territorial Identity

The project aims at analyzing the relationship between globalization and gastronomy in the framework of regional development, identifying challenges and key success factors. First, the field of gastronomy will be examined as a case study to understand the way regional identity can be a powerful and competitive tool to succeed in the global arena. Secondly, we will turn to the role that university and the scientific community can play in bringing added value to regional identity and regional resources. Thirdly the seminar will seek to establish a platform to contribute to the networking of relevant stake holders and to a better understanding of gastronomy and territorial identity as an economic added value in a global context.

30 years

30 years New platform,
digital communication

Currently in trial version , the International Institute Casa de Mateus is launching a new website.

A single aggregator and digital communication channel that aims to improve the experience of those who visit us, with design and completely new image , more functional and appealing .

Mateus Doc IX · Galicia

Mateus Doc IX · Galicia Migration

Reflection and interdisciplinary debate between PhD students and postdocs.

Following previous editions of "Mateus DOC" the IICM organized in collaboration with the Consello da Cultura Galega, the ninth edition of this program, the theme proposed for discussion was "Migration".