R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Ciências da Comunicação

Unidade de I&D

CICANT - Centro de Investigação em Comunicação Aplicada, Cultura e Novas Tecnologias [COMS-LVT-Lisboa-722] visitada em 06/05/2008

Classificação: Fair

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
A very large and diverse grouping which has obtained considerable funding, especially from industrial and EU sources. The Unit has strong knowledge transfer activity and record. The research strongly reflects the structure of teaching, but reaches into many fields, including biomechanics, robotics, aesthetics, animation, architecture, design, drawing, silk screen printing, and so on. The goals of the unit seemed defined in organisational rather than intellectual or theoretical, let alone disciplinary terms. A new doctoral programme has received approval for 2008/09. The house organ ‘Revista Caleidoscopo’ is important and receives considerable attention and effort, though it seems to be a non-refereed journal.

Despite the strongly applied nature of the work we only found out about two patents produced in the assessment period. In many areas of work we wondered if researchers were sufficiently aware of similar work elsewhere, at least in Europe if not further afield, or whether staff regarded their work as more exceptional and innovative than was actually the case internationally. Nine doctorates had been produced 2003-06 and 13 masters’ theses. The aspirations of the Centre, other than for more coherent physical infrastructure, were not immediately apparent though each of the constituent research groupings could clearly use additional resources. Most groups were doing satisfactory research.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies [RG-COMS-LVT-Lisboa-722-2447]