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We create and transmit knowledge about the structures, practices and senses of the society in which we live; on societies, institutions and organizations; about groups and communities, solidarity and conflict.

We want to help shape conscious citizens and stakeholders, qualified professionals and creative researchers. Therefore, we teach to know, to apply and to investigate in Sociology, taking into account the demographic, ecological and geographical, historical, political and cultural dimensions of the social; as well as various scientific and professional applications - including optional internships and master's degrees.

Our students belong to the largest school of social and human sciences in the country. That is why we have opened the doors to the diversification of the formations. Depending on your interests, all courses in the Department of Sociology can carry out part of your studies in any of the other Faculty courses, other NOVA courses, or international mobility in our Erasmus partners.

In addition to the young public, who seek to prepare themselves for their active life and continue their studies, we also want to respond to the aspirations of the workers who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and qualifications. For this reason, we have also created offers in the after-work hours and we carefully credit our lifelong skills according to their adaptation to the different study cycles.

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    Research Output

    (In)visibility of good and bad care practices in nursing homes: a vicious circle

    Gil, A. P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Gender, violence and affect: Interpersonal, institutional and ideological practices. Husso, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, (Plagrave Studies in Victims and Victimology ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    A importância social da felicidade

    Translated title of the contribution: The social importance of happinessRoque Dantas, A., 2020, Psiquiatria Social e Cultural: Diálogos e convergência. Quartilho, M. J. (ed.). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, p. 379-398 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Envelhecimento Demográfico em fase de COVID-19

    Translated title of the contribution: Demographic Ageing in COVID-19 PhaseRosa, M. J. V., May 2020, In : Revista da Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina Interna. especial, p. 27-30 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Prémio António Dornelas, 2019

    Gil, Ana Paula (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Winner, IJCC & Transforming Care Conference 2017, Best Paper award

    Gil, Ana Paula (Recipient), Dec 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

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

    Cerejo, D. (Chair), & Manuel Lisboa (Chair)

    Aug 2020Apr 2021

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network/project

    Longevidade: Implicações Sociais

    Maria João Valente Rosa (Invited speaker)

    3 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference