The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies (CICANT) results from the combined efforts of Lusónona University (Lisbon and Porto) researchers in the field towards the goal of creating an autonomous research unit which will allow for the integration and harnessing of the research activities conducted within the centre. It promotes theoretical and applied research at the cross of media, society, literacies, arts, culture and technologies. CICANT distinguishes itself due to the solid theoretical and applied nature of its research and knowledge transfer activities oriented to teaching and research activities.
CICANT is geared towards innovative and interdisciplinary research in its two main subject areas: Media, Society and Literacies (MSL) and Media Arts, Creative Industries and Technologies (MACIT).
Cicant was created in 2004. In the past 10 years, CICANT has been the leader of over 30 national and international projects supported by the Erasmus +, FP7, H2020 Programmes at european level and at national level by bodies such as by the National Scientific Foundation (FCT) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
CICANT possesses a unique profile, distinctively suited to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research in all areas across the arts, communication and media studies.