Investigação – DREAMS
The new Research Centre named Development and Research in Environment, Applied Management and Space ( DREAMS ), was born as an initiative of professors and researchers of the Department of Aeronautics and Transports and the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), of the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP) and of Instituto Superior de Gestão (ISG) belonging to Grupo Lusófona. DREAMS comprises integrated members and collaborators.
It may seem that DREAMS got together researchers from disconnected Groups, being simply juxtaposition of independent research activities; far from it. In fact, DREAMS is the outcome of the collective recognition that man’s influence on the environment has been pushed too far, making it necessary, perhaps urgent, to focus research on the complex interactions between humans, technologies and natural systems in order to guarantee safety and sustainability. This requires recourse to adequate applied management and engineering. Therefore, DREAMS will give value to the production of interdisciplinary research, integrating all the mentioned aspects in the context of a rapidly changing world.
DREAMS activities are settled upon three concepts: Education, Research and Innovation and will develop following three main strategic lines: Internationalisation, Higher Education and Reinforcement of the Experimental and Laboratorial Capacities.
DREAMS can thus, through its research, support public policies, related to scenarios of climate change, adaptation measures, renewable energies, water resources, safety in aeronautics and terrestrial transports, strategic management, space weather, etc. and do this in an integrated manner. The three host institutions, ULHT, ULP and ISG, have the correct institutional resources and synergies (technical, scientific, organisational and managerial) as well as the commitment and determination to provide for the manpower and material resources to implement the proposed programme and give life to this new project: the DREAMS idea.
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