4th CARE Gathering “CARE Beyond Disciplinarity”

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:00

Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), operating within the scope of its Research and Development activities (CARE: CAtólica REsearch), will bring together its 15 Research Units (hailing from Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and Viseu) on September 22nd at its Headquarters in Lisbon, for the 4th Edition of the CARE Gathering, which this year will feature “CARE Beyond Disciplinarity” as its main topic.

This gathering is intended – within the framework of the strategic lines of development defined for UCP – as a moment of debate and sharing of experiences, insights, and projects among UCP’s Research Units, the Católica Doctoral School (CADOS), and in house and external guests boasting a vast and renowned experience of scientific research, aiming at a strong alignment with national and international initiatives (in particular, European) regarding topics such as smart specialization, open science, circular economy, social economy, the importance of art and culture in society, ethics in economy and law, equality and equity in science, in the University, and in society, the humanizing of an increasingly technological society, and in particular the topic set forth for this year’s edition which aims at connecting the different discussion fields: “CARE Beyond Disciplinarity”.

Transdisciplinarity is a key point in Universidade Católica Portuguesa’s vision for the development of a scientific research culture, and it gains an even greater importance in a contemporary landscape which calls for the sharing of knowledge languages and the coordination of efforts in the understanding of different perspectives towards the achievement of a so desired sustainable development at the most diverse levels.

Guests and complete program below:



  • Prof. Dr. Gülsün Sağlamer - EWORA Founding President (European Women Rectors Association);
  • Prof. Dr. Ana Costa Freitas - AMONET President (Portuguese Association of Women Scientists);
  • Dr. Caren Norden - Deputy Director for Science - Gulbenkian Science;
  • Prof. Dr. Rui Vieira de Castro - Rector of University of Minho;
  • Prof. Dr. Elvira Fortunato - Madam Minister for Science, Technology, and Higher Education.



09:00-09:15 – Registration

09:15-09:30 – Opening Session: Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Peter Hanenberg   

09:30-11:00 – Opening Panel “Gender Mainstreaming in the University”: Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil; Founding President of European Women Rectors Association (EWORA), Prof. Dr. Gülsün Sağlamer; President of the Portuguese Association of Women Scientists (AMONET), Prof. Dr. Ana Costa Freitas

11:00-11:30 – Coffee-break

11:30-12:30 – Round-table “CARE to Innovate”: Executive Director of Hospital da Luz Learning Health, Dr. Francisca Leite; Prof. Dr. Eduardo Cardoso (CBQF-UCP); Vice-Rector of UCP Prof. Dr. Miguel Athayde Marques; chaired by Dr. João Pereira (GII-UCP)   

12:30-13:00 – Presentation of UCP’s cluster “CARE for our Common Home”: Dr. Alex Villas-Boas (CITER-UCP)  

13:00-15:00 – Lunch  

15:00-16:00 – Round-table “MyCADOS: PhD students and Postdocs on inter and transdisciplinarity”   

16:00-16:30 - Presentation of UCP’s cluster “Health in the context of digital, environmental, and societal transformations”: Prof. Dr. Marlene Barros (CIIS-UCP)  

16:30-17:00 - Coffee-break  

17:00-18:30 – Closing Panel “Transdisciplinary Networks: Fluency and Confluences, (Trans)formations, Involvement and Developments”: Vice-Rector of UCP Prof. Dr. Peter Hanenberg; Dr. Caren Norden (Deputy-Director of Science of the Gulbenkian Institute for Science); Prof. Dr. Rui Vieira de Castro (Rector of Univ. Minho); Prof. Dr. Paulo Dias (CEFH-UCP)  

18:30-19:30 – Closing Session – Madam Minister for Science, Technology, and Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Elvira Fortunato; with the presence of the Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil

19:30 – Cocktail/Dinner at Vilaplana