NOVA LINCS NOVA Laboratory of Computer Science and Informatics


The main mission of NOVA LINCS is to develop cutting-edge scientific research in key areas of Computer Science and IT, contribute to advance training in these fields, and to disseminate knowledge,
outputs and innovation produced to the community.

Principal Investigator: Luís Caires, NOVA FCT

Évora’s Coordinator: Salvador Abreu

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other Entities: University of Beira Interior; University of Madeira; Polytechnical Institute of Lisbon; Polytechnical Institute of Setúbal

MED Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development


MED’s mission is to promote ecosystem sustainability and food security as contribution towards territorial cohesion and wellbeing. It seeks excellence in research, producing solid scientific and technological knowledge, but also solutions for the sustainability of agroecosystems, environment and territories.

Principal Investigator: Teresa Pinto Correia, University of Évora

Algarve’s Coordinator: Anabela Romano

Type of Collaboration: Évora-Algarve

Partners: ICAAM (University of Évora); CIBIOINBIO (University of Évora); CEBAL; MeditBio (University of Algarve)

CHRC Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC)


The Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC) is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and comprehensive
new research centre rated as Excellent by National Foundation for Science and Technology.
Aimed at supporting, developing and fostering clinical, public health and health services research, CHRC’s pillars and central activities are health education, training and innovation.
CHRC’s mission is to produce robust evidence to improve current clinical practice, health policy and healthcare services organization. To ensure that our research reaches its audience we are also committed to patient health education, empowerment, and exploiting research findings into commercial applications.

The research team investigate, collaborate and teach across 4 thematic lines:

1. Health promotion, population health and lifestyles;
2. High burden and high mortality;
3. Health policies and healthcare services research;
4. Health innovation.

Principal Investigator: Helena Canhão, NOVA Medical School

Évora’s Coordinator: Armando Raimundo

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other Entities: Hospital Santo Espirito da Ilha Terceira – Azores; Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health (LIGMH).

CINTESIS Center for Health Technology and Services Research


CINTESIS’s mission is to find answers and solutions, in the short term, to relevant health problems, without ever losing sight of the cost-benefit ratio. Hosted at the University of Porto, CINTESIS takes
pride in its multicenter, decentralized and flexible nature grounded in 46 partner institutions (29 Higher Education institutions, 12 hospitals/health institutions and 5 health companies) and 8 Higher
Education institutions acting as hubs, namely, 5 universities (University of Porto, NOVA University Lisbon, University of Aveiro, University of Algarve, University of Madeira) and 1 Polytechnic Institution
(Nursing School of Porto).
Altogether, the center aggregates over 500 researchers, in 24 research groups working in 3 main thematic lines: Preventive Health and Societal Challenges (TL1), Clinical and Translational Research (TL2),
and Health Data and Decision Sciences & Information Technologies (TL3).

Principal Investigator: Altamiro Costa Pereira

NOVA’s Coordinator: Conceição Calhau, NOVA Medical School

Algarve’s Coordinator: Ana Teresa Maia

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Algarve

Other entities: University of Aveiro; University of Madeira; Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

IHC Institute of Contemporary History


The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) develops its activity with an interdisciplinary approach, covering a wide range of topics concerning the conceptualization, contextualization and interpretation of the historical reality of the period between the Napoleonic wars and the present time. The recognition that the IHC receives from the academic, scientific, educational, and cultural sectors
in Portugal makes it an attraction Centre for a significant number of early-career researchers and professionals from several fields, namely archive, education, culture and tourism, and from state bodies. The
IHC has research facilities both in Lisbon, at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and in Évora, at the University of Évora.

Principal Investigator: José Neves, NOVA FCSH

Évora’s Coordinator: Fátima Nunes

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

CICS.NOVA Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences


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.

CESEM Research Centre for the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music


CESEM is a research unit devoted to the study of music and its correlation with other arts, culture and society, incorporating various approaches and making use of the latest perspectives and methodologies in Social and Human Sciences.
These are the general purposes of CESEM:

• Create a suitable environment for teamwork, organized to tackle the identified scientific needs and priorities;
• Support the research interests of its members and their participation in international professional venues, and the publication of the research results;
• Promote new collaborative research projects that deepen the knowledge and dissemination of Portuguese, Iberian and Latin American themes;
• Create new research tools, applications, and databases, allowing the international academic community to study local repertoires and other little explored objects as well as promoting the role of Music in contemporary Portuguese life;
• Foster a renewed atmosphere of research and debate, bringing its members together in a dynamic musicological community capable of maitaining excellence in postgraduate studies in Music.

Principal Investigator: Manuel Pedro Ferreira, NOVA FCSH

Évora’s Coordinator: Eduardo Lopes – University of Évora

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other entities: Polytechnic Institute of Leiria; Polytechnic Institute of Porto

MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre


MARE is a multipolar centre for research, technological development and innovation, with an integrative and holistic approach, concentrating a wide diversity of expertise, skills, and capabilities, with
a nationwide territorial implementation, that develops its activities oriented to societal challenges, in close partnership with national and international research centres.

MARE has the technical and scientific expertise to approach all types of aquatic systems, from river basins and associated landscapes, to estuaries, coastal, and large marine ecosystems.


Principal Investigator: João Carlos Marques, University of Coimbra

NOVA’s Coordinator: Graça Martinho, FCT NOVA
Évora’s Coordinator: Helena Adão, University of Évora

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other entities: University of Madeira; Polytechnic Institute of Leiria; Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada.

LAQV-REQUIMTE Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry – Clean Technologies and Processes


The Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry is the Portuguese Research Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, hosted by the Network of Chemistry and Technology (REQUIMTE). The vision of LAQV is for a world in which Sustainable Chemistry is used as a powerful and dynamic tool to tackle the societal, economic, and environmental challenges of modern life.
Accordingly, our mission is to initiate, advance, and promote the principles of Sustainable Chemistry through a multiplicity of research, networking, training, and outreach activities.

LAQV aims at keeping a pivotal role in the Portuguese scientific system and at continuing to be an internationally recognized partner in all areas related to Sustainable Chemistry, a key component of an imperative World Sustainable Development.


Principal Investigator: Baltazar Castro, University of Porto

NOVA’s Coordinator: João Paulo Crespo, FCT NOVA
Évora’s Coordinator: Manuela Ribeiro Carrott

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-Évora

Other entities: University of Aveiro; University of Coimbra; University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Polytechnic Institute of Porto.