The LusoGlobe works under the institutional guidance of Lusófona University, which aims to ensure the scientific, cultural, economic, and social development of Portugal and all countries where Portuguese is spoken. Lusófona owns several other universities and colleges in Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique and has a high percentage of international students, especially from these regions.
Against this backdrop, LusoGlobe is designed to promote scientific learning through advanced research and graduate training to better understand the impact of global challenges in our societies, states, and the international community.
The distinctiveness of LusoGlobe as a university organisation, as well as its academic project, requires a great deal of work to strengthen its institutional relations with sponsor institutions to allow for a more substantial commitment to the aims of the interdisciplinary research needed to understand social and international phenomena, in an increasingly complex world.
The academic project, ambitious from the beginning and inspired by the European Space for Higher Education, requires the creation of new singular alliances that encourage mobility and knowledge transmission. In a world of globalised knowledge, it is necessary to create and strengthen partnerships with other international institutions of renown. The mission includes a comprehensive approach to the analysis of the social phenomenon and consists of the most significant number of internal and international partners, individual and collective.
On the other hand, it is necessary to complement the project with the consolidation of an internal system of governance, strengthening all the elements that can promote fast and efficient decision-making and transparency.
Finally, the socialisation of knowledge in the social sciences, international relations, and politics cannot be isolated from the interests and needs of our immediate environment. We want to promote a more significant implication of the economic and social agents in the institutions’ goals and a closer and continuous collaboration that improves and adjusts our activities to the changing needs.
When it becomes imperative to link universities to the world, this centre reveals and dialectically takes advantage of research to civil society and the transfer of knowledge outside the university, whether in the political, economic, or social context.
LusoGlobe is based on six essential pillars: Research excellence, Innovation, Excellence of intervention, Reach and significance, Integrity, and Inclusion.
Common ground: The global challenges for the 21st-century polities, namely the research areas.
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The Lusoglobe Centre for Global Challenges cooperates with several domestic and foreign scientific institutions. Its research fellows are active members of: