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An Institute that inherits a legacy of success

The IC3JM is a mixed Institute with funding from the Juan March Foundation and the Carlos III University, based in the Getafe campus of the University. It was created on September 1, 2013, thanks to a collaboration agreement between the two institutions.

The IC3JM absorbed the academic staff, activities, programs and library of the former Center for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (CEACS) of the Juan March Institute. The CEACS began its journey in 1987 and for more than 25 years offered a Master in Social Sciences for Spanish students and a four-year scholarship program for the completion of the Master and the development of a doctoral thesis. The CEACS turned to postdoctoral research, hiring doctors from the best universities to carry out research for three years. Researchers that have passed through CEACS include Noam Lupu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Alex Kuo (Cornell University), Sabino Kornrich (Emory University), Luis de la Calle (CIDE, Mexico) and Anastasia Gorodzeisky (University of Tel Aviv) and Dídac Queralt (IPEG, Barcelona). The result of that program was the defense of 95 doctoral theses. The academic legacy and the intellectual culture of CEACS have found continuity in the IC3JM.

Juan March


Many of the doctoral students who passed through the Juan March Institute are today internationally prestigious academics. Outside of Spain, these academics include: Pablo Beramendi (Duke University), Víctor Lapuente (University of Gothenburg), Covadonga Meseguer (London School of Economics), Laura Morales (Sciences Po), Luis de la Calle (CIDE, Mexico), Laia Balcells (Georgetown University, WashingtonDC), Sandra León (York University), Rubén Ruiz Rufino (King’s College), Sonia Alonso (Georgetown University in Qatar), Ignacio Jurado (York University) and Ferran Martínez (Griffith University). Within Spain, the list is very numerous, and they include many of the best political scientists and sociologists of their generation.

Historical collections

Working Papers


Linz Archive of the Spanish Transition

Image gallery

The CEACS in photos