Professor Doutor Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio
Qualification requirements and regulations
The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication Sciences:
a) The holders of a masters degree or a legal equivalent;
b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate.
The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. Thus, the present proposal intends to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in its expertise area, the Communication Sciences.
The central object of this doctoral programmes proposal is the in-depth research about the integration between communication, society and technology and the way it subsequently retroacts on the main communication models and respective areas of social, cultural and economic intervention.
An additional objective of this study cycle is to reinforce the research and training ability of Lusophone Universitys CAITS - Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School of which the Communication Sciences constitute the core field.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The PhD programme in Communication Sciences` diploma intents to facilitate the following competences:
- To acquire the ability to develop a scientific research project;
- To acquire competences of analysis and integration of results and data regarding the state of the art of the scientific area and inside an original and innovative project;
- To acquire competences to develop a research programme of theoretical and/or applied nature that comprises the knowledge facilitated and acquired throughout the programmes curricular component.
- To be able to critically communicate with ones academic peers.
- To acquire competences to facilitate advanced and innovative knowledge, including research projects advisory;
- To acquire knowledge and competences to critically understand and assess the functions and consequences of the communicational processes and the media use and consumption processes in the contemporary social context;
The Research Unit that part of this proposal's academic staff is (RCACCNT) Research Centre in Applied Communication,Culture and New Technologies(Foundation for Science and Technology Unit-722) that obtained Fair in the last FST assessment regarding the 2004-2006 period. This classification was the object of a protest.
FCT has informed us on the decision to revaluate the Centre in a new assessment cycle, supposedly in 2011. We must mention that CICANT (RCACCNT) is at the moment the R&D unit in the field of the communication sciences that has the highest number of ongoing research projects approved by FST and the only one in this area that has projects financed within the scope of the IST (FP5 an 7) and MEDIA European programmes. Furthermore, part of the academic staff members allocated to this proposal integrates CECL (RCCL Research Centre in Communication and Languages) that obtained GOOD in the FST assessment and CIMJ (VERY GOOD).
Equipments and venues
This study cycle proposal will use the teaching, laboratorial and research facilities allocated to the CAITS/LUHT which includes Portugals most developed training centre for the audiovisual and interactive communication technologies. Thus, the facilities to be allocated to the future study cycle are as follow:
- 2 auditoriums for classes and a session room;
- 5 average capacity training rooms;
- 7 offices for tutorial sessions and individual work;
- 1 dedicated mediatec with over 1500 titles;
- 1 dedicated space in the General Library with over 4000 titles (monographies, specialized journals, and online access to scientific journals of the field), namely sage, Intelect and IEEE titles regarding this training area;
- 4 Mac and PC computation laboratories;
- 1- AVID post-production centre@
- 1 Image and digital video treatment and processing centre
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