Governing Bodies


Professor Nuno Canas Mendes

Board of Governors

The main duties of the Board of Governors are to draft annual and multi-annual plans and reports, draw up the annual budget and annual financial implementation report and decide on proposals submitted to it by scientific coordinators. 


President: Professor Nuno Canas Mendes

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Vice-president: Professor Andrea Sofia da Cruz Valente 

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Vice-president: Professor Teresa Manuela Rebelo Fernandes de Almeida e Silva

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Member: Professor Irene Rodrigues




Scientific Council

The Scientific Council comprises the President of Orient Institute, who chairs it, and all tenured PhDs. The main duties of the Scientific Council are to accept tenured members or associates, approve annual and multi-annual plans and reports, approve the annual budget and annual financial implementation report and assign R&D activities to research groups in accordance with the goals of Orient Institute.


Chairman: Professor Nuno Canas Mendes

Vice-chairman: Professor Andrea Sofia da Cruz Valente

Vice-chairman: Professor Teresa Manuela Rebelo Fernandes de Almeida e Silva



Professor Akiko Sugiyama

Professor Álvaro Luís Correia de Nóbrega

Professor Ana Cristina Dias Alves 

Professor António Pinto Pereira 

Professor Carlos Piteira

Professor Heitor Alberto Barras Romana

Professor Irene Rodrigres

Dr Luís Fernando Marques da Cunha

Professor Isabel Alexandra de Oliveira David

Dr Maria Regina de Mongiardim Flor e Almeida

Professor Pedro Matias Santos 

Professor Raquel Cristina de Caria Patrício 

Professor Teresa Almeida e Silva 

Dr Tiago André Ferreira Lopes 


Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee consists of the President of Orient Institute, who chairs and coordinates it, and ten Portuguese and foreign specialists in the institute's fields, from outside Universidade de Lisboa. This committee is responsible for analysing the IO's operation and issuing an opinion on its plan of activities, budget and annual report.



Dr Jorge Rangel

Gen. Vasco Rocha Vieira

Dr José Esteves Pereira

Dr Ming Chan

Dr Sunil Khilnani

Dr Michael Yahuda

Dr Chris Alden

Dr Chris R. Hughes


Executive Office

Matheus Costa

Daniela Martins

Pedro Bertolini



The main duties of the Executive Office are to provide support for R&D projects and activities, manage the Document Centre, web contents and social networks, help to draw up activity plans and reports, the budget and financial implementation report, assist in applications for project funding and organise and manage scientific events and the unit's network of contacts.

Ext.: 453230

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Office 32 | Floor 0

School of Social and Political Sciences

Rua Almerindo Lessa - 1300-663 Lisbon


Tel: (+351) 213 600 426 | Fax: (+351) 213 600 487 

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