The Centro de Investigação Francisco Suárez, abbreviated as CEAD Francisco Suárez or CEAD, was created on 8 June 2020, under the terms of Decree-Law No. 62/2007, of 10 September and Decree-Law No. 63/2019, of 16 May, under the terms of Service Order No. 47/2020, which approved its Statutes.
The CEAD Francisco Suárez is an organic research unit in Law, common to the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias , the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Universidade Lusófona do Porto and the Department of Law and Social Sciences of the Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes. CEAD has its headquarters on the campus of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) and two nuclei, one at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP) and the other at the Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes (ISMAT).
Its ultimate objectives are the organisation, promotion and coordination of scientific research in the area of legal and related sciences. The centre intends to spread knowledge in the area of legal and related sciences through publications, scientific meetings and other appropriate means endowed with independence, critical spirit, but never neglecting scientific rigour and the credibility of its work.
Through partnerships and scientific exchange with other institutions and researchers, both national and foreign, it is intended to create a scientific and cultural extension network in order to provide services to the community. In this way, responsibility is taken for the construction of science as a heritage, contributing to the progress of this knowledge in the service of the community.
The CEAD Francisco Suárez has a vast body of research staff, including 39 integrated researchers, 10 associate researchers and 6 collaborators from the legal and related areas of the various areas. The Centre intends to expand and is looking for people to join and boost research groups, lines and projects.
Some of the publications of the CEAD Francisco Suárez can be found in: