About CITAR

Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts

Founded in 2004, the CITAR is an academic Research Center of School of the Arts of the Portuguese Catholics University who foster interdisciplinary collaboration and promote theoretical and applied research in their creative production. The center has extended its activities in 2007 from Digital Arts towards Music Studies, Theory of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Study, Conservation and Management. These different research groups, representing multiple disciplinary interests, have created a unique academic environment dedicated to envisioning an interdisciplinary dialogue between Arts and Science.

CITAR's mission is to develop activities R&D in the fields of Science and Technology of the Arts pursuing the following objectives:

  • To conduct scientific and technology activity research, theoretical and experimental, in the scientific fields Science and Technology in the Arts;
  • To support bridges between the arts, humanities, and sciences;
  • To promote and support human resources formation in its activity field including pos-graduated studies;
  • To foster interdisciplinary, particularly through the development of collaboration projects with other research units;
  • Disseminate scientific knowledge in its expertise field, namely through publications publishing and conference organization;
  • Promote scientific mobility between institution and researchers, national and international;
  • To develop projects for the community.

CITAR's Website: http://artes.ucp.pt/citar/

About the Portuguese Catholic University - School of Arts

The Portuguese Catholic University (Universidade Católica Portuguesa - UCP) was established in 1967 by decree of the Holy See under Concordat Law. UCP has been a pioneer in university development in Portugal, introducing new areas of knowledge not previously taught (e.g. business administration and management, food engineering, art and music Studies, etc.).

The Portuguese Catholic University was born in the North (Braga), extended to Lisbon, where the Rector's office is located, and continued its expansion to Porto, Viseu, Figueira da Foz and Sintra. The Porto Regional Centre began its activities in 1978 with the College of Law and comprises, at present, 22 degree programs, distributed among the two campuses situated in Porto: The Foz and the Asprela Campus.

Located by the “Foz Velha”, The “Foz Campus”, encompasses five Schools: the “College of Law” ; the “ School of Economics and Management ”, the “College of Theology” , the “School of Arts” and the “Institute of Education ” and offers 8 degree and several post-degree programs.


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