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R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Ciências Jurídicas e Ciências Políticas

Unidade de I&D

Instituto do Oriente [LAW-LVT-Lisboa-4018] visitada em 29/01/2008

Classificação: Very Good

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The unit struck the panel as a productive entity, tackling relevant subjects and having a unity of purpose and clearly defined research projects that integrate the group well. It was noted that the unit has its own journal, and regularly produces monographs that are of a high standard. The senior scholars have produced highly quality work that has been successful in attracting and integrating young scholars. A clear research agenda produces the environment in which collaboration becomes easy and quite successful. The institute has established itself as the principal point of reference in Portugal for all those who are interested in Asian affairs. This successfully exploits the opportunities created by the previous presence of Portugal in Goa, Macau and East Timor. There has been successful cooperation between the institute and the ministry of foreign affairs. The unit’s members have clear ideas about what it is that the unit contributes to their work that they would not be able to accomplish individually. The panel feels that the unit could improve the way in which it selects its themes and projects: currently it is difficult to discern a long-term underlying strategy beneath the various projects that were described to the panel. At least some of their larger projects, on Africa and China, could usefully be structured into more clearly defined stages. Overall we feel that this is a unit that ought to be rewarded and encouraged to continue pursuing and enhancing its international profile.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Instituto do Oriente [RG-LAW-LVT-Lisboa-4018-341]