Intercultural Study & Research: Best practices in FCSH-UNL

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The purpose of this article is to present the work of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova University of Lisbon - FCSH-UNL - on issues related to multi/intercultural studies. In this presentation, it is framed the context in which the attention for multi- and intercultural issues emerged, the evolution of the curricular units on multiculturalism and education in this Faculty, their research enveloping and methodological approach. For a temporary framing, only after 1974 revolution, which deposed a right-wing dictatorship, was it possible to develop the scientific fields of anthropology and sociology, which first raised attention on migrant and other minority groups. FCSH-UNL has been the only public Faculty in Portugal promoting Education and Multiculturalism (including curriculum, intercultural inclusion and citizenship issues) as a compulsory curricular unit in teacher training courses. Besides teaching and learning, an important research enveloping lead to the publication of more than 150 academic works.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the international seminar and study visit ALLMEET in Lisbon '15
EditorsInês Vieira, Cláudia Urbano, Maria do Carmo Vieira da Silva, Luís Baptista
Place of PublicationLisboa
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-20-6898-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Intercultural best practices
  • Intercultural research
  • Intercultural teaching and learning


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