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Sandra Saúde


Sandra Saúde has a PhD in Sociology, with specialization in Sociology of Development.  She is Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja (IPBeja), Portugal, and researcher at CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Between 2009 and 2017, she was Pro-President for Planning and Strategic Development of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja. Over the last 20 years, she has participated in and coordinated several research projects financed by Portuguese and European funds, namely in the area of regional development and evaluation and/or assessment of societal impacts/outcomes of specific projects/events or organisations. Current subjects of scientific interest, with several papers and books already published, include: education and regional development and socioeconomic impacts of higher education.  


Research Interests:

Education. Development. Education for Development. Higher Education. Evaluation of Socioeconomic Impacts.


Main Projects:

  • 2017-2018: Coordenação do estudo: Impactes socioeconómicos do Festival MEO Sudoeste no município de Odemira. Entidade Financiadora: Câmara Municipal de Odemira;
  • 2015-2018: Coordenação da Conceção do Plano Estratégico Educativo do Município de Alvito. Entidade Financiadora: Câmara Municipal de Alvito;
  • 2014-2016: Coordenação do Projeto: IDIESP_ Indicadores de Avaliação de Desempenho do Ensino Superior Politécnico. Entidade Financiadora: FCT;
  • 2014-2016: Coordenação da parceria intermunicipal do Baixo Alentejo, que incluiu os 13 municipios do Baixo Alentejo (BA), a CIMBAL, a EDIA, o NERBE, a ADRAL e todas as Associações de Desenvolvimento Local do BA, que promoveu o projeto de promoção das competências empreendedoras de jovens e crianças nas escolas do Baixo Alentejo;
  • 2008-2010: Coordenação do projeto TEVALII - Inovative evaluation model in teaching and training organizations financiado pelo Lifelong Learning Program - Medida: Transference of Innovation (TOI).

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