CIEO/CinTurs supports several advanced studies of the University of Algarve, having a fundamental role for the accreditation of some of their cycles of studies - Bachelors, Master Programs and PhD programs - by the Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).
Under certain conditions, doctoral students may apply for formal membership of CIEO/CinTurs (Guidelines for Member Eligibility and Funding for R&D Activities), which allows them to enjoy privileged access to the activities of the Unit and, in specific cases, have financing to their research activity.
In 2018, CIEO/CinTurs has a PhD network composed of 48 students. They integrate the Young Researchers Network (YRN), which is composed by the PhD network plus recent doctorates of the Unit. This network organises activities, such as an annual symposium, giving researchers the opportunity to present their current work to senior researchers and invited experts, and short courses on key topics identified by the coordination of YRN.
During 2013-2017, 43 PhD thesis were concluded under the supervision of integrated members of CIEO/CinTurs.
Since 2016, CIEO/CinTurs promotes research internships to involve bachelor and master students in ongoing research projects.