About CIC·Digital

© Maria Carrasco Rodriguez

The CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION AND DIGITAL CULTURE (CIC·Digital) is an inter-university and multi-located research unit devoted to research in Communication and Information Sciences.

It brings together four previous R&D units accredited by the Foundation for Science and Technology (CIMJ and CECL/FCSH, CETAC.MEDIA/FLUP+UA, CICANT/ULHT) and it is organized into four poles hosted in four of the most prestigious Portuguese universities: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon; Faculty of Arts, University of Porto; Aveiro University; Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies.

The CIC.Digital corresponds to a specific and fundamental redesign of communication sciences, requiring the gathering of knowledge and synergies between the communication sciences and the sciences and technologies of information and communication, which became their infrastructure and one of the meta-languages or the prevailing conditions of knowledge.

The consistency of CIC.Digital project is reinforced by the transversality assumed by media studies, weaving in a very significant way the theoretical and applied working program of the various research groups, under 4iCOM – a convergent agenda of transversal approaches, crossing the main axes between the different thematic lines and groups of research.