DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies is an ISCTE-IUL research unit which combines fundamental and applied research on economic, social and cultural topics. It carries out advanced international research systematically grounded on interdisciplinarity. With the aim of framing a new approach to sustainable development, our research seeks to contribute to the understanding of the contemporary world through the analysis of the contexts, the actors and the consequences of change, with a focus on institutional frameworks, and through extensive recourse to comparative approaches. Devoting special attention to the dynamics and changes of the Portuguese society, the researchers of DINÂMIA’CET-IUL are engaged in contributing to the design of the future, and, when considered appropriate (e.g. to promote environmental sustainability, social cohesion and democracy), do not hesitate to expressly endorse a normative approach.

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Bruno Vasconcelos

Communication Office


Mafalda Pífano

Project Manager / Phd Support

Mariana Braga

Publications Officer


Maria João Machado

Science Manager Officer


Maria José Rodrigues

Planning Officer


External Permanent Commission for Scientific Advice

Ana Santos

Yankel Fijalkow

Carolina Estevez

Manuel Mira Godinho

José Madureira Pinto

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