CICS.NOVA Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences

Investigação - Unidades de I&D


CICS.NOVA’s mission is to undertake high quality and innovative interdisciplinary research for critical thinking in social sciences and policy-making.
CICS.NOVA values fundamental and applied research from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account the complexity of territorial systems and human behavior, the particularity of the functioning of institutions and the relationship with the surrounding spatial and social context. The strong interdisciplinary strategy connects and enhances the knowledge in Sociology and Geography, as nuclear areas, and
other Social Sciences, but also in Environmental and Natural Sciences, in its fundamental and applied components.
CICS.NOVA’s research contributes to the building of regional strategies, aiming at the reconfiguration of regional maps through the development of research contracts with regional and local government bodies and civil society institutions.
CICS.NOVA is based at NOVA University Lisbon and has four regional hubs, in the mainland (Braga-University of Minho, Leiria-Polytechnic of Leiria, Évora-University of Évora) and at the islands (Ponta Delgada, Azores-University of the Azores).

Principal Investigator: Helena Serra, NOVA FCSH

Évora’s Coordinator: Carlos Alberto Silva

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other entities: University of Aveiro; University of Açores; University of Minho; Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.