The Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA) is a scientific Research Unit (RU) with an interdisciplinary character in the field of Social Sciences. Its head office is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNOVA). CICS-UMinho aims at promoting fundamental and applied knowledge and research in the domain of Social Sciences, in general, and more specifically in the field of Sociology.
Its research focuses specifically on the following fields: Public Policies; Work; Entrepreneurship; Technology; Environment; Territory; Development; Planning; Population; Health; Food; Art and Culture; Ethnicity; Sexuality; and Gender. Research is produced and disseminated through events, publications, co-operation with other national and international research institutions and centres, and training of junior researchers.