CICANT is one of four poles from CIC.Digital and results from the combined efforts of all teachers in the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies towards the goal of creating an autonomous research unit which will allow for the integration and harnessesing of all the research activities conducted within the school.
This unit promotes theoretical and applied research on all its subject areas, particularly focusing on knowledge transfer and exchange with industry and similar centres in Portugal and in Europe.
To attract young researchers and support their Masters, Ph.D and Post-Ph.D activities;
To publish the scientific works of all the centre members or any other works that result from research activity being carried out within CICANT;
To promote the development of the Communication and Information Sciences in Portugal, in Europe and in all the Portuguese speaking countries.
Objectives & Achievements
We sought to consolidate the establishment of four separate lines of research within CICANT, namely New Media and New Technologies, Media and Cultural Studies, Arts and Visual Culture, and Marketing and Organisational Communication.
As such, research project proposals in these areas were once again submitted to the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation as well as to European competitions (with an industrial and entrepreneurial dimension) for the purpose of obtaining funding.
CICANT is an institutional member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). strongly encouraging its members to participate in ECREA as well as in IAMCR Conferences.
Two of CICANT’s members – Cláudia Álvares and Manuel José Damásio – have coordinating positions in the Gender and Communication Section as well as in the TV Studies Section.