Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais (CICS.NOVA - FCSH/NOVA)

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CICS.NOVA conducts research in disciplines of the Social Sciences – mainly Sociology, Geography and Demography –, by joining researchers from several research units (RU). The CICS.NOVA’s team share goals in fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research, centered in problems. This research stresses epistemological, theoretical and methodological concerns, but is also strongly oriented towards adding value to society.

Our vision beholds a wide interdisciplinary strategy, by involving the various Social Sciences and connecting with other scientific fields, bearing in mind the scrutinized problems. That work is an ongoing process, than can be shown already in the research we’ve been carrying out in our research units. Equity and social justice are the civic and political references that guide the creation of this new RU. We work according with the already mentioned principles and we assume the commitment to contribute with our research’s outputs to the improvement of people’s quality of life, by making available to citizens and to political deciders their results and recommendations.

The effort of bringing closer researchers of various backgrounds, that share convergent aims, is part of the current international goal of reinforcing inclusive public policies, by the means of better research practices. With that in mind, three research centres, two from the Universidade Nova (CESNOVA and E-Geo) and one from the University of Minho (CICS), have been merged, welcoming also researchers from other areas of Portugal. The new research centre, CICS.NOVA, is located at FCSH/NOVA and is composed of five Research Groups (RG), each one exploring a decisive scientific field for this centre.

In order to promote a good management of human resources and the many scientific activities carried out in several parts of the country, CICS.NOVA has four branches, located at other higher education institutions. Several researchers of CICS.NOVA are based there, which promotes local and regional synergies.

CICS.NOVA results from a synergetic merging of three research units (RUs) registered at FCT:

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Portugal Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
spatial planning Earth & Environmental Sciences
gender Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
public space Social Sciences
student Social Sciences

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Research Output 1991 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)

A review of multi-criteria decision making approaches for evaluating energy storage systems for grid applications

Baumann, M., Weil, M., Peters, J. F., Chibeles-Martins, N. & Moniz, A. B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. p. 516-534 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Energy storage
Decision making
Decision theory
Electric energy storage
Analytic hierarchy process

Conceptualizing sexual and gender-based violence in European asylum reception centers

Oliveira, C., Martins, MR., Dias, S. & Keygnaert, I., 31 May 2019, In : Archives of Public Health. Vol. 77, n.º 1, p. p. 27-38 11 p., 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Principal Component Analysis
Crime Victims
2 Downloads (Pure)

Differences in attitudes toward reading: A survey of pupils in grades 5 to 8

Nootens, P., Morin, M. F., Alamargot, D., Gonçalves, C., Venet, M. & Labrecque, A. M., 11 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, p. 1-13 13 p., 2773.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Leisure Activities
Surveys and Questionnaires


sociology of technology
International Sociological Association
sociology of science

Robert K. Merton Prize Award Committee

António Brandão Moniz (Recipient), Jun 2018

Prize: National/international honour

sociology of technology
sociology of science

Activities 1994 2019

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis

António Brandão Moniz (Visiting researcher)
Apr 2019May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Université de Lorraine

António Brandão Moniz (Visiting researcher)
25 Mar 201929 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

"Arte urbana, participação e performatividade"

Cláudia Madeira (Organiser), Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro (Invited speaker), Ricardo Marnoto de Oliveira Campos (Invited speaker)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference