João de Deus Santos Sàágua is full Professor of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FSHSc) of NOVA University, Lisbon. Currently he is Vice-Rector of NOVA University for Academic Management and International Affairs and Cooperation with Brazil, Lusophone Space, Francophone Space and Latin America. Previously he was, for eight years, Dean of Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FSHSc) and during his two mandates FSHSc became a leading school in the area at national level, and a competing candidate in several fields at European level. He is, for more than eighteen years, Vice-Director of Nova University Institute of Philosophy, a research unit always evaluated with “Excellent” by international panels appointed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (last evaluation December 2014). He was Principal Coordinator of several research projects. Has visited more than once all partner Universities of Portuguese language African Countries. He collaborates regularly with Universidade Agostinho Neto (Angola), in the Master in Philosophy Program, were he teaches “Practical Philosophy”, “Philosophy and Society”. He was tutor of more than 20 students that later on become university teachers in Portugal, African countries and Brazil. He was consultant for curriculum innovation at Cape Verde University. He coordinates the Project UTI-Africa Capacitation submitted to the Program Erasmus +, Brussels. The project is a partnership with Agostinho Neto University (Angola), Kitiawala Buila University (Angola), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), Lúrio University (Mozambique), London’s King’s College (UK), University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and Brussels Free University (Belgium). His academic profile, of international dimension, clearly evidences his commitment to deepen academic links between Portugal and Portuguese Language African Countries.

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