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Universidade Católica Portuguesa



Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) is a research university characterized by a humanist vision, committed to contribute to knowledge and to the well-being of society. UCP is a nationwide university, with four regional campuses, with strong inter sectoral ties. UCP is recognized for the societal impact of its research agenda and for its contribution to the formulation of policies. Research at UCP is organized in Research Centres (R&D Units) and Associate Laboratories, following the National Scientific System implemented by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Within this model, UCP has been successful in guaranteeing competitive national funding for its units, boosting laboratories and R&D Units with the Excellence Seal from competitive international FCT evaluations.

Role within Pal-Cycles:

Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) leads WP5. Ethics, Sociocultural and Policy Analysis. An embedded ethics study will investigate humane and ethical issues inherent to the implementation of the Pal-Cycles transition programme. As an actively involved partner, UCP contributes to all other work packages.