Throughout its existence, since 1911, ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management has always sought to maintain its position at the forefront of Portuguese universities in the fields of economics and management, creating new courses while constantly updating course programmes and teaching methods. Through its research centres, it plays a dynamic role in contributing to scientific knowledge within its areas of speciality, and in applying that knowledge in a wider social context. ISEG further impacts the community around it through consultancy and other services provided to economic agencies and organisations, as well as the scientific and cultural exchanges at a national and international level play an important role in ISEG’s activities. ISEG also plays a special role on academic and scientific cooperation within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). In 2013, Technical University of Lisbon, where ISEG was integrated as one of its Schools, merged with University of Lisbon to found the new Universidade de Lisboa, the greatest university of Portugal and the best positioned in all international rankings. Since then ISEG adopted as international name Lisbon School of Economics & Management. For more information see www.iseg.ulisboa.pt and www.ulisboa.pt.
CESA is a research Centre that belongs to CSG/Research in Social Sciences and Management that is hosted by the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa). Founded in 1983, its’ research team is composed of ISEG faculty, full time research fellows and faculty from other schools. It is dedicated to the study of economic, social and cultural development in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, although it places particular emphasis on the study of African Portuguese-speaking countries. Additionally, CESA also promotes research on different theoretical and applied topics in development studies, including globalization and economic integration, in other regions generally or across several regions.
In 2015, CSG was object of the international evaluation process of R&D units carried out by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology) having been ranked as “Excellent”.
For more information see www.csg-iseg.blogspot.pt
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the national funding agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT started its activity in August 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT). Since March 2012 FCT has coordinated public policies for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, after the integration of the Knowledge Society Agency-UMIC. In October 2013, FCT took over the attributions and responsibilities of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), [Foundation for National Scientific Computation].
UECE is a research centre of ISEG, School of Economics and Management of the Universidade de Lisboa. UECE produces research, both theoretical and applied, mainly in Economics, but also in the Sciences of Complexity and in inter-disciplinary areas.
UECE was created in 1997 by a small group of researchers of the Economics Department of ISEG, School of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon.
In 2002 UECE obtained its legal autonomy from ISEG, becoming a non-profit association. UECE was a founding member of the Institute for Complexity Sciences, which was created in 2004.
The University of Brasilia (UnB) was created on April 21,1962 following the ideas of its founders, educator Anísio Teixeira and anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro. The latter became its first president (Rector). The architect Oscar Niemeyer designed its main building, the Central Institute of Sciences (ICC), also known as the “Minhocão”. The undergraduate course in Economics was started in 1963, the MSc degree in 1973 and the PhD program in 1997. Over the years the Department of Economics has been committed to teaching and research at the frontier of the discipline. One main characteristic has been its plural vision in its approach to economic theory, and its respect for the different branches that the evolutions of economic ideas have taken. The Department of Economics at UnB has always been classified among the top Institutions in the country by the federal Ministry of Education, and has a national reputation for excellence in teaching and research. For more information on UnB, please look at: www.economia.unb.br.
The World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) is composed of individual Fellows from diverse cultures, nationalities, and intellectual disciplines, chosen for eminence in art, the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Established in 1960 by distinguished individuals concerned by the impact of the explosive growth of knowledge, its activities seek to address global issues related to the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge. The Academy serves as a forum for reflective scientists, artists, and scholars to discuss the vital problems of humankind independent of political boundaries. It is a forum where these problems can be discussed objectively, scientifically, globally, and free from vested interests or regional attachments. The WAAS was founded on faith in the power of original and creative ideas to change the world. Its motto is “Leadership in thought that leads to action.” The aim of the Academy’s founders was to function as “an informal WORLD UNIVERSITY at the highest scientific and ethical level, in which deep human understanding and the fullest sense of responsibility will meet.” For more information on WAAS, please look at: www.worldacademy.org
The World University Consortium (WUC) is a non- profit, nongovernmental, international, interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral organization founded in 2013 to promote the development of accessible, affordable, quality higher education for the whole world. WUC is dedicated to a human-centered approach to development that emphasizes the centrality of human capital, human rights, and human welfare. The consortium is open to all types of stakeholders willing to participate in a working alliance to develop effective solutions to the complex global challenges affecting different communities and nations. For more information on WUC, please look at: www.wunicon.org.