Professor Luís Baptista has been appointed the new Vice-Rector of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa for the academic area, social innovation and partnerships for regional development, effective September 1st.
Luís Baptista is Full Professor in the Department of Sociology of the School of Social Science and Humanities at NOVA (NOVA FCSH), where he was also Deputy Director, Vice President of the Scientific Council and Director of CESNOVA (Center for Sociology Studies at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), a NOVA FCSH research unit.
Elected member of the NOVA General Council since 2013, he was - until February 2020 - Director of CICS.NOVA - Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences, and Elected Member of the NOVA FCSH Faculty Council.
The new Vice-Rector was also President of the Portuguese Sociological Association and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association-ESA.
He has a long career in teaching and research in the field of sociology, with special emphasis on the study of urban and territory sociology.