Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education and applied research. Three words set us apart - employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Coventry University was 'Highly Commended' in the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category at the Times Higher Awards 2008. We're investing heavily in developing our state-of-the-art facilities with £160m earmarked for improvements over the next ten years. We seek to enhance the strong vocational emphasis of our courses and bolstering our links with the very best industry organisations.
Two research centres are involved in this FP7: The Centre for Disruptive Media and The Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies. Coventry University has significant experience leading and partnership in FP7 projects.
Chas MorrisonResearch Fellow
CRIA is an inter-institutional Centre devoted to advanced training and research in social and cultural anthropology, founded in 2007, and based on pre-existing long-term and productive cooperative relationships between scholars from four top Portuguese universities (ISCTE-IUL, FCSH-UNL, FCT-UC, UM). In three years, CRIA has become a national platform in anthropology which promotes new research opportunities and seeks to lead innovative scientific research in Portuguese anthropology, thus promoting its internationalization.
The administrative structure of CRIA is divided into four institutional subunits, each one autonomous to develop its own activities as well as to promote joint activities with other research and/or teaching units. CRIA’s scientific resources are focused on research groups linked to four thematic lines: 1) Social Identities and Differentiation; 2. Culture: Practices, Politics, Displays; 3. Migrations, Ethnicity, Citizenship; 4 Power, Knowledge, Mediations.
The scientific and executive boards promote researchers’ mobility between institutional units in order to facilitate cooperation and team work within and across thematic lines.
Research at CRIA is predominantly fundamental, and its outcomes are diffused through academic journals, books and conferences. Nonetheless, collaboration with policy makers and public institutions has also been stimulated thus contributing to a greater importance of anthropological knowledge and expertise in Portuguese society.