The Doctoral Program on Global Studies (DPGS), connects clusters of excellence in research at Universidade NOVA De Lisboa (NOVA), promoting a collaborative experience of graduate teaching promoted by NOVA, the first involving so many branches of knowledge. It has the objective of gathering new research trends that are interested in the analysis of global questions, as well as establishing an interdisciplinary framework to think about globalization.
The DGPS has the direct participation of two R&D units: IPRI – Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (NOVA FCSH – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas), and CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (FCT NOVA – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia). Key collaboration with direct responsibility in specific seminars and fields concerning Global Studies is also provided by senior scholars belonging to three other colleges, whose large international experience is a guarantee for the DPGS: Teresa Beleza, Dean of the Law School (NOVA FD – Faculdade de Direito), Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (NOVA SBE – School of Business and Economics), and Luís Lapão (NOVA IHMT – Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical).
The DPGS covers eight different domains of research: (i) global history and the study of imperial and colonial processes (NOVA FCSH); (ii) democratization and global governance (NOVA FCSH); (iii) global security (NOVA FCSH); (iv) global health and epidemiological diseases (NOVA IHMT) (v) global economy and development (NOVA SBE); (vi) human and social rights (NOVA FD); (vii) environmental sustainability and climate change (NOVA FCT); and (viii) migration and development (NOVA FCSH).
The DPGS will also collaborate with other Portuguese institutions: (a) Instituto de Defesa Nacional, Instituto de Altos Estudos Militares, Instituto Diplomático, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo; (b) foundations with an interest in promoting research, such as Gulbenkian Foundation, Luso-American Foundation, Orient Foundation; (c) finally, some banks and corporations may provide external funding for the DPGS in order to enlarge the organization of lectures, conferences, visiting professors, and some extra fellowships.
The Doctoral Program on Global Studies (DPGS) is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.