Bachelor (BSc)


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1 Years
30 Jul 2022
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 133/2022 de 08-07-2022
Update registry R/A-Cr 133/2022/AL01, de 20/10/2023
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Programming Fundamentals
António Raimundo, who holds a PhD in Information Science and Technology from Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Digital Technologies at Iscte Sintra, where he also coordinates the Bachelor's degree in Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence. Currently, he is an Integrated Researcher at ISTAR-IUL, focusing his research on areas such as Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Large Language Models, Computer Vision, and Data Science. With several years of teaching experience, he has had the opportunity to be a trainer in short courses, postgraduate programs, and a speaker at various business events.
States and Markets
Introduction to Political Science
Dulce Morgado Neves completed her PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL (2013), presenting a thesis entitled "Intimacy and Sexual Life: changes and continuities from a gender and generation based perspective". She is a researcher at CIES-Iscte and her main research interests are related to gender, sexuality, childbirth, parenting and social movements. Currently, she coordinates the research projects “Childbirth Activisms in Europe: trajectories, modes of action and achievements” (2018-2024) and “ABRIL MATER: motherhood and childbirth before and after the Revolution” (2023-2024), funded by FCT. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Laboratory for Social Studies on Childbirth –,  a research hosted, launched in 2017, hosted by CIES-Iscte.   
Principles of Data Analysis
Political Theory: Contemporary Authors
João Carvalho is a PhD in Politics in the University of Sheffield. Recently, I have been promoted to the category of Invited Principal Investigator after obtaining the first position in the 4th call for Scientific Employment Stimulus in the area of: "Media and communication, law and political science" promoted by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. My research interests encompass the politics of international migration and the far-right. My research has been published in scientific journals such as: Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics, Government and Opposition, Parliamentary Affairs, Citizenship Studies, Comparative European Politics. My book enttiled Impact of extreme Right Parties on Immigration Policy. Comparing Britain, France and Italy was published by Routledge in 2014 and 2016. I am currently the local coordinator of an European research project entitled MIrreM funded by the European Union.  
Since 2022, I am teaching at ISCTE Sintra - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, the courses of Graphs and Complex Networks, Calculus (with Python), and Applied Mathematics. In the period 2021 - 2023, I also taught at Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências de Lisboa, courses like Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. I am an enthusiast of science and knowledge development, and my research goals are to join topics of mathematical modelling and civil protection and society in general.I am passionate about education and my drive is to allow everyone to learn and master any skill they desire, with the right direction and strength, and for some years I have been a volunteer in a social institution teaching Portuguese and mathematics to illiterate people.I have worked in data analysis, data visualisation, data science, problem solving, and research and interpretation of data. My professional drive is to use my analytical skills to find solutions in short amounts of time, whether it requires organisation knowledge, team-working, scheduling, management, programming, or innovation.I have worked as a researcher in a project implementing mathematical and computational techniques into biological data, specifically the evolution of viruses in terms of their mutations and virulence. Unfortunately, it did not help prevent the covid-19 pandemic, but certainly projects like those help improve the knowledge which led to the quick vaccination development.In terms of academics, I have a Ph.D. from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, which followed an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. The main focus of my doctorate research was to analyse automotive supply chains and develop a synthetic network creation model which could replicate the main features of real-life supply chains. The resulting model was quite accurate, and it permits managers to know with a high degree of certainty the structure of their supply chain, with just a few data points.Regarding my soft skills, Determination and Hard Work are two of the most important in my career. No path is easy and not only “geniuses can do it"... with passion and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals.
Work, Organizations and Technology
Margarida Santos is a guest assistant professor at Iscte-Sintra in the fields of Health Psychology and Educational Psychology. She is the Director of the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Technologies and Health, the Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Digital Transformation Management in the Health Sector, as part of the international project ManagiDITH coordinated by Iscte, and she is a member of the Specialized Commission on Pedagogical Affairs at Iscte-Sintra. Since 2015, she has been coordinating a research-action project in the health sector, promoting the engagement of individuals with illnesses and their representatives in decision-making processes in healthcare. This project is responsible for the Charter for Public Participation in Health (Law No. 108/2019, September 9). With a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, her research has focused on decision-making processes and public participation, especially in the field of public policies (e.g., municipal participatory budgeting). She is the author or co-author of more than 20 scientific publications in this domain.
Econometrics | Inferential Statistics
Introduction to Sociology | Sociology of Globalization
Professor Nuno Nunes, Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon Key-Expertise: inequality, collective action, well-being, development, and digital society. Homepage: With a Ph.D. in Sociology (since 2011), my thesis was about Social Inequalities and Collective Action in Europe. First and after my doctorate, I was a Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), but since 2018 I have also become Professor at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon, one of the most prestigious Portuguese universities. Currently, I am teaching “Contemporary Social Inequalities”, “Sociology of Development”, “Sociology of Globalisation”, “Work, Organisations and Technology”, and “Introduction to Sociology”. I have been mainly working on the themes of inequality, class, collective action, and well-being. Today's world is much better understood from the perspective of social inequalities, which continue to decisively mark the lives of people, institutions, and societies. My scientific objectives are precisely to contribute to the strengthening of theoretical, analytical, and empirical instruments capable of understanding their multidimensionality, mechanisms, and intersections. There are multiple social phenomena influenced by inequalities, social classes, and social stratification processes and it is in this sense that I have developed my work, seeking to understand how social inequalities influence collective action and the well-being of citizens. My research has followed the approach that inequality processes are increasingly global, but that national and intra-national scales remain equally relevant. I have published 20 articles, 5 Books, 27 Book Chapters, 13 Working Papers, and 8 Proceedings of Scientific Meetings, 28 of them with internationally recognized scope. My articles have appeared in European Societies, Journal of Civil Society, Education Sciences, Sensors, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, European Journal of Engineering and Formal Sciences, Sociologia On Line, and Sociologia. I am participating or have participated in 25 research projects, 9 of them international, and 13 under my coordination (3 national coordination of international projects and 10 national projects). My research has been funded by FCT – Foundation of Science and Technology, the European Union (Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020), the Spanish National Research Council, Portuguese foundations, Portuguese municipalities, and NGOs. I have participated in 142 conferences, 63 international and 44 as a keynote speaker.  I have organized 27 scientific events, 10 of them international. I belong to the international network “International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies”. Between 2016-2023, I was the team coordinator in charge of the National Research Stream ‘Social Classes, Inequalities, and Public Policies’ of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS). Currently, I supervise Ph.D. and master thesis on the subjects of social inequalities, class, elites, collective action, social cohesion, welfare, and digital divides.  I am a National Adviser for Horizon Europe, Coordinator of the Thematic Line “Digital Transformation” of the SocioDigital Lab for Public Policy, Member of the General Council of Iscte and the Editorial Board of “Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas” [Sociology, Problems, and Practices], and Subdirector of the Publisher “Mundos Sociais” [Social Worlds].
Political Theory: Classical and Modern Authors
I am a political scientist (Ph.D.), and currently, a Post-Doctoral Fellow funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology with a double affiliation CIES-ISCTE / University of Mannheim – Chair of Comparative Government, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Konstanz. Previously I worked in several other institutions like the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Mannheim, the Open University, the Lisbon University Institute, CIES and the University of Évora, CISA-AS. I was a Research Visiting Scholar at the New York University, at the University of Mannheim and the University of Barcelona. I am an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History – New University of Lisbon. I obtained my Doctorate in Political Science (specialization in Comparative Politics) from the University of Lisbon – Institute of Social Science. I also hold a Master’s Degree and a University Degree (Licenciatura), both pre-Bologna, in Political Science from the Technical University of Lisbon – ISCSP. My research is inter-disciplinary and centers on political institutions; comparative politics and comparative political economy; EU; legislative behaviour and decision-making; public policy analysis; political accountability and corruption. In my PhD dissertation entitled: Government’s Decision: A Theoretical and Empirical Study on Legislative Initiative as Strategic Behaviour, I developed and tested a formal model of legislative decision-making. There I show, with original data from Portugal (1982-2009), that majority status changes the strategic decisions of Governments towards law proposals. My work is published, among others, in West European Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Crime, Law and Social Change, Rowman & Littlefield – Lexington Books, Nação e Defesa, Bertrand.
Introduction to Economics
Comparing Political Systems
  I am currently a researcher at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon, where I also am an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy and the School of Applied Digital Technologies. I hold a PhD in Sociology (2019) from the University of Cambridge. Having won the prize for best dissertation from the Portuguese Political Science Association (2022), it was published as a book entitled Contesting Austerity Social Movements and the Left in Portugal and Spain (2008-2015) with Amsterdam University Press. I was a researcher at Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, where I remain affiliated with the Center on Social Movement Studies. I held visiting positions at Carlos III University (Madrid)(2015/2016, 2023), Scuola Normale Superiore (2016), and the University of York (2022). In 2023, I was the FLAD Visiting Professor at Brown University, where I taught Social Movement and Contentious Politics in Southern Europe. Additionally, I serve as co-chair of the Social Movement Research Network of the Council for European Studies since 2022. Alongside Guya Accornero, I co-coordinate the Monthly Seminar on Social Movements and Political Action. My current research explores two themes. Firstly, I delve into collective action and class inequalities in Southern Europe, with a specific focus on Portugal. Secondly, I am engaged in studying Extinction Rebellion, concentrating on the transnational diffusion of contemporary Environmental Movements. My research has been published in Housing Studies, Social Movement Studies, Environmental Sociology, Religion, State & Society, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, New Media & Society, Childhood, and Análise Social, among others.  
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
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