R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Ciências da Comunicação

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade [COMS-Norte-Braga-736] visitada em 08/05/2008

Classificação: Excellent

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The focus of the language and social interaction group is on new communication technology, with several national and international conferences, and doctoral workshops. The Unit as a whole regarded itself as having an intensive collective identity rooted in its foundation in a school for social sciences. The Unit had a strong sense of national and international connectedness. Teaching was a strong objective and regarded as a research area in its own right. The 1928 group had produced seven doctoral theses and ten masters’ theses, and had strong representation in IAMCR. They seek further online exposure and administrative support. Plans for the future, for example on web 2.0, videogames, digital literacy etc., are well specified and realisable given resources. Plans for an observatory on children’s TV seemed to complement similar plans indicated by Unit 653.

The language and social interaction group had received diverse funding and was undertaking or planning work on gender, identity, climate change, and migration. They were seeking an additional member of staff and bibliographic support, including for example subscription costs to lexis-nexus. We support those requests. Links with several European countries have been strengthened and there are plans for further ties with universities in Italy, Germany and France.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Languages and Social Interaction [RG-COMS-Norte-Braga-736-1945]
Media and Journalism [RG-COMS-Norte-Braga-736-1928]