Research Centre for Geography and Regional Planning, University Nova de Lisboa



e-GEO, Research Centre for Geography and Regional Planning, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, founded in 1981, integrates 86 researchers, of which 34 with Ph.D and 22 PhD students. Most of the researchers belong to the teaching staff or are former students of the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the Home Institution.

Research activities of e-GEO are supported financially by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia with funds from the Portuguese Government Budget. The RI also develops projects and acctions financed by national research funds as well as by the Research Framework Programmes of the European Commission and other international funds in partnership with scientific institutions in European and non-European countries.

 The overall objective of e-GEO is to create scientific knowledge in the predominant area of Geography, but with a thematic focus on Spatial Planning, the Environment and Development and Geographical Modelling, in a transdisciplinary perspective.

e- GEO specific objectives are:

• To ensure the financial resources and technical conditions for the implementation of research projects and for the integration of undergraduate and graduate students in scientific research;

• To train researchers, including post-doctoral and doctoral fellowship holders in areas requiring high levels of expertise;

• To disseminate research results through publications editing and organization of scientific events.

These objectives have been achieved through: the activities of the Research Groups, whose members are experienced researchers as well as doctoral and masters students; the organization of national and international scientific events; the editing of publications; inter-institutional and international co-operation.

Research activities are carried out by the following Research Groups for the period 2011-2013:

Geographical Modelling, Cities and Spatial Planning

Co-ordinated by Carlos Pereira da Silva

Environmental and Socio-Economic Dynamics: Management for Sustainability

Co-ordinated by Sergio Rosendo

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