UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Program

10 years of collaboration and research
Education, Research, and Building Capacity
One of the major efforts of TIPI in the last several years is the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Program, a major research and educational collaboration between UT Austin and principal universities in Portugal, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
 
 
Faculty members associated with TIPI have taught courses at partner institutions, served as co-advisors for Portuguese students visiting UT, and engaged in major research projects with colleagues in Portugal. Students working with TIPI have had the opportunity to participate in these projects, assisting with the collection and analysis of data.
The UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Program was established in 2007 to build capacity in Portugal for emerging digital media industries. Three areas are at its core: research, education, and building capacity.
 
In addition to several successful multi-year research projects, three permanent educational programs resulted from the collaboration including MA program at the University of Porto and Ph.D. programs at U.Porto and the new University of Lisbon.
 
Faculty members and students associated with TIPI have also been involved in numerous capacity-building annual events and educational programs in Portugal, including the Gary Chapman International School on Digital Transformation and the Summer Institute.
 

The Outcome

We have achieved the creation of a vibrant, energetic and breakthrough group of scholars tackling some of the most important issues of the day.  The Digital Media area’s Doctoral Programs at the University of Porto and at Nova are undertaking a broad span of research investigating how aspects of design, user interface, narrative, and information visualization can benefit activities in health, education, recreation and tourism, and journalism, among other fields.  We have hosted literally hundreds of Portuguese faculty and graduate students here in Austin, collaborated with them on research projects and in courses and in doctoral projects.  We look forward to the third phase of working with our colleagues in Portugal, a phase without funding from FCT but with terrific energy, commitment and ideas. 

What’s New

Portugal Program Moves to a Third Phase After 10 Years of Success

We have achieved the creation of a vibrant, energetic and breakthrough group of scholars tackling some of the most important issues of the day. The Digital Media area’s Doctoral Programs at the University of Porto and at Nova are undertaking a broad span of research...

Student Spotlight: Patrícia Nogueira

Patrícia Nogueira graduated from the UT Austin | Portugal digital media doctoral program in 2018. Part of her work included spending a semester in Austin where she did her research with faculty in the College of Communication and the School of Information. She also...

Communicating Science Through Art—EMERGENCE Hackathon 2018 in Lisbon

Through the international collaboration between UT Austin and the government of Portugal, researchers have been given the opportunity to explore emerging technologies and new media, as they push the scope of their research to a global scale. Earlier this summer,...

2018 Call for Digital Media PhD Original Paper Participation Grants

The UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media program is pleased to offer participation grants for Original Papers or Posters presented at the Doctoral Seminar November 29-30, 2018.   The specific aim of these grants is to provide financial support for the thesis and to...

UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Program Hosts Hackathon

Science can appear inaccessible and complex to non-scientists, whereas communication can seem daunting to scientists. EMERGENCE brought together scientists, programmers, artists, and others, to collaboratively create digital media-based projects that communicate...

Portugal Program News

Summer Institute 2018 in Lisbon and Porto UT professors are again teaching from June to mid-July over 2 campus locations in Portugal: INOVA media labs in Lisbon and the Media Innovation Labs in Porto. This year's topics are far-ranging and are up-to-date with the...

Portuguese Faculty Attend Conference at UT

Monica Mendes, an alumna of the Digital Media doctoral program, and Nuno Correia, the program's academic director in Lisbon, are attending the Moody College of Communication New Agendas Conference on February 26-28. The annual conference, which features the research...

Portugal Digital Media Doctoral Degree Program

The four-year Digital Media doctoral degree program at U.Porto and UNL, which began officially in fall 2009, is designed with a multidisciplinary structure supporting four specializations: Creation of Audiovisual and Interactive Content Technology Journalism Industry,...

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