Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA)

CICS.NOVA’s mission is to develop scientific research in the social sciences, with a special focus on sociology and geography, the promotion of critical thinking and the integration of the knowledge generated in the communities, nationally and internationally. According to these principles, CICS.NOVA assigns a particularly relevant role both to education and advanced training, as well as to co-creation and knowledge transfer in conjunction with policy makers, companies and other civil society organizations. CICS.NOVA also promotes the dissemination and communication of science and knowledge, through a strong presence in the scientific community and in the public space. These axes of activity are guided by the interdisciplinary study of territorial systems and human behavior, the particularities of the institutions and their relations with the surrounding spatial and social contexts.

The members of CICS.NOVA are organized into Research Groups, which are led by their Coordinators. Research Groups are functional units of Researchers who develop their activity centered on issues and methodological approaches related to common themes. Each member is linked to only one Research Group.

There are six research groups that correspond to the axes of CICS.NOVA’s scientific activity:

1: Social Inequalities and Public Action

2: Citizenship, Work and Technology

3: Cities, Environment and Development

4: Modeling and Planning Systems

5: Health, Population and Well-being

6: Education, Knowledge and Culture

Coordinator(s) Director: Helena Maria Rocha Serra Coordination RG1: Dalila Cerejo Coordination RG2: Ricardo Campos Coordination RG3: Patrícia Pereira Coordination RG4: Teresa Santos Coordination RG5: Catarina Delaunay Coordination RG6: Liliana Pascueiro Coordination Universidade do Minho: Rodrigo Dominguez Coordination Universidade de Évora: Carlos Alberto Silva Coordination Universidade dos Açores: Pilar Medeiros Coordination Instituto Politécnico de Leiria: Cristóvão Margarido Members

169 integrated researchers

Last Evaluation FCT Good Email cicsnova@fcsh.unl.pt Phone 217 908 301 | 217 908 319 Website Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA) Science Manager(s) Inês Vicente - cicsnova@fcsh.unl.pt Brenda Silva - brendasilva@fcsh.unl.pt Cláudia Almeida - claudiaalmeida@fcsh.unl.pt Marina Ferreira - marinaferreira@fcsh.unl.pt