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Maria Eduarda Gonçalves

Integrated Researcher

research interests

International and European law; law of the sea; information technology law; social studies of science and technology; risk regulation.

Short Bio

Doctorat d’État en Droit, Univ. Nice, France; LL.M., Harvard Law School, USA. Professor of Law at ISCTE – IUL. Researcher at DINÂMIA’CET – IUL; Director of this Centre from May 2013 to May 2016.


Member of the General Council (2009/17) and of its Specialised Commission for Scientific Research (2015/17), ISCTE-IUL. Invited Professor at the Faculty of Law, UNL (2003/13).


Has participated in 18 research projects funded by the EU or the FCT; Principal Investigator of 7 FCT projects. Supervised c. 42 Post-doc, PhD or Master theses; has been a member of c. 84 academic juries.


Member of the following councils and commissions: the Scientific Council for the Social Sciences and Humanities of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; the External Scientific Commission of JusGov – Research Centre for Justice and Governance of the University of Minho; the External Scientific Advice Commission of CEDIS – Research Centre on Law and Society of the Faculty of Law of the New University of Lisbon; the Scientific Council of UniFoj – Legal and Judiciary Training Unit of the Permanent Observatory of Justice of the University of Coimbra; the External Scientific Advice Commission of UNIARQ – Centre of Archaeology of the University of Lisbon; the Advisory Council of the Cybersecurity Observatory of the National Centre for Cybersecurity.


Member of several expert groups, namely the Expert Group on Science and Governance, EC (2005/07) and the Expert Group on Bench-marking of Science and Technological Policies, EC (2001/02). Delegate of Portugal to the Advisory Group of Experts on the Law of the Sea of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco and to the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. C. 200 publications (books, articles, book chapters, reports, etc.).

Current projects

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