Sara Diogo

Sara Diogo
University of Aveiro and University of Jyväskylä · Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences

PhD
Invited Assistant Professor | Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences | University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Introduction
Sara Diogo currently works at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro and University of Jyväskylä. Sara does research in Comparative Education, Higher Education and International Education. Their current project is 'Summer School on Professions ‒ Theoretical Views on Professional Groups (16 to 18 May 2018)'.
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - present
University of Jyväskylä
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2011 - May 2015
University of Aveiro and University of Jyväskylä
Position
  • Invited Assistant Professor

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Publications (51)
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To promote gender equality, the European Commission (EC), among other initiatives, has been funding action-research projects aimed at implementing gender equality plans in higher education institutions. This paper presents and reflects on the strategy adopted in a Portuguese university, within the scope of an EC funded project – the CHANGE project...
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This paper puts in perspective the reforms of the Portuguese and Finnish higher education (HE) sectors in the light of the role intergovernmental organisations have—especially the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—in influencing neoliberal public policies in these countries. On the year that the OECD celebrates its 62nd a...
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This paper provides a reflection on the way changes taking place in doctoral education are being perceived and internalized by doctoral students. The Doctoral perceptions are analyzed through Ph.D. candidates’ motivations to enroll in the program and to their levels of satisfaction with the supervision experience. Comparisons between national and i...
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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role in knowledge society by providing and disseminating knowledge. In this regard, academics have been encouraged to collaborate with society, leading to the emergence of new modes of knowledge production. Several institutional and individual factors have been identified as determinants of the ac...
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Framed by a wide range of factors, doctoral education has undergone a deep transformation, especially in the last two decades. The aim of this systematic literature review was to ascertain the dimensions in which the transformation of doctoral education has been revealed. The ultimate purpose was to understand how this transformation is related to...
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Within the knowledge society framework, higher education has become a driving factor for democratizing and rising equality in societies and consequently stimulating economic development (Panitsidou et al., Procedia Soc & Behav Sci, 46: 548–553, 2012). In Portugal, as elsewhere, higher education institutions (HEI) were expected to play a key role wi...
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Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs) are excellent case-studies of women representation in academia, considering their significant presence and rapid growth in HEIs. Nevertheless, and despite efforts to minimise gender gaps, women are still underrepresented in top management and leading positions, contributing to increment the phenomenon...
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International and national guidelines have been promoting active aging while creating the necessary means for decision-makers and other relevant actors to work together (governance mechanisms) to implement local and active aging policies. This is especially important in the present COVID-19 pandemic context, posing greater challenges on older peopl...
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Introduction. Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, the CHANGE project –Challenging Gender (In)Equality in Science and Research– aims to create and implement tailor-made gender equality plans (GEPs) in research performing organisations (RPOs). To make GEPs more sustainable, efforts are being made to stimulate institutional cultural change toward...
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The European Union’s (EU) decision to become ‘the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society in the world’ by 2000 included key policies such as the creation of a European Research Area (ERA) and a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) capable of attracting academics from other countries. Recruiting the best academics, and especially the...
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A crescente proporção de idosos tem colocado vários desafios às políticas públicas em diferentes escalas. As diretrizes internacionais e nacionais têm subjacente a necessidade de promover um envelhecimento mais ativo e a importância de criar os meios necessários para que os decisores e demais atores relevantes trabalhem articuladamente para impleme...
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A crescente proporção de idosos tem colocado vários desafios às políticas públicas em diferentes escalas. As diretrizes internacionais e nacionais têm subjacente a necessidade de promover um envelhecimento mais ativo e a importância de criar os meios necessários para que os decisores e demais atores relevantes trabalhem articuladamente para impleme...
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The chapter demonstrates the relevance of contextual factors in the potential transformation of non-university institutions into ‘technical universities’. The phenomena of professional and academic drift have challenged the pertinence of the existence of binary Higher Education (HE) systems. Portugal and Finland have been facing this problem and th...
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The internationalization of Higher Education (HE) assumes several perspectives and challenges-all interrelated, e.g.: international student and staff mobility; internationalization and improvement of curricula and digital learning; and strategic cooperation, partnerships and capacity building [1]. Due to national and institutional strategies, aimin...
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Research into differentiation and profiling of knowledge producing institutions through the lenses of institutional logics and field embeddedness have proliferated in recent years. By discussing this process in the context of research groups, as those basic units in which knowledge production epistemically and practically takes place, this article...
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Finding the balance between adequately describing the uniqueness of the context of studied phenomena and maintaining sufficient common ground for comparability and analytical generalisation has widely been recognised as a key challenge in international comparative research. Methodological reflections on how to adequately cover context and comparabi...
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The analysis of policy implementation tends to focus on aspects related to legal frameworks, neglecting countries' cultural, political and institutional specifics. By comparing the implementation of the Bologna declaration in the Portuguese and Finnish higher education systems, this paper reflects on the different permutations of cultural-political...
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Reforms in higher education (HE) in the last decades have been influenced by global and international trends associated with two parallel processes: questioning of the nation-state and the gradual decomposition of the welfare state (Carvalho and Santiago in Professionalism, Managerialism and Reform in Higher Education and the Health Services: The E...
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Based in the CHANGE (H2020 funded) project, this paper puts in perspective the reality of a Portuguese university in terms of gender representation in its governance and management bodies. Portuguese higher education institutions (HEI) are excellent case-studies of women representation in academia, considering their significant presence and rapid g...
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Based in the CHANGE (H2020 funded) project, this paper puts in perspective the reality of a Portuguese university in terms of gender representation in its governance and management bodies. Portuguese higher education institutions (HEI) are excellent case-studies of women representation in academia, considering their significant presence and rapid g...
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Research work and knowledge production have a lack of visibility and impact strategies. At the individual level, researchers must share their results and disseminate outputs, such as publications, patents, etc. Also, research work is a collaborative space based on formal and informal procedures. The literature on the field argues that there is the...
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Carvalho, T. & Diogo S. (2018). Políticas de Ciência e Inovação no Quadro da Sociedade do Conhecimento. Efeitos no Emprego Científico. In XIV Congresso da SPCE. Ciências, culturas e cidadania. Coimbra, Portugal. 11-13 de outubro.
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Aging populations pose a challenge to many policy areas. Although the importance of the built environment on citizens' mobility and quality of life has been widely acknowledged in the literature, research focusing on elderly people is relatively recent and still scarce namely in Portugal. This article aims at understanding how local stakeholders pe...
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Carvalho, T. & Diogo, S. (2018). Europeanisation and the Emergence of ‘New’ Knowledge-Based Occupations. In XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology. Metro Convention Center. Toronto, Canadá. 15-21 de julho.
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Non-tenured academics are those who have a contract with a higher education institution (HEI) without possessing or carrying a guarantee of permanent employment. Non-tenured teachers can be in a tenure track position, if they are in a probationary period leading to a tenured position, or in a non-tenure track without necessarily having a probationa...
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This paper examines how two Portuguese women rectors constructed narratives on their path to leadership positions and their performance of leadership roles. The study is based on a qualitative empirical analysis based on life story interviews with two women rectors in Portugal. The results from this research suggest that women rectors tend to devel...
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O Relatório Final do Estudo de Avaliação Externa à Reforma do Ensino Secundário de São Tomé e Príncipe (2009 – 2016) apresenta o estudo desenvolvido por uma equipa de investigadores da Universidade de Aveiro (UA), no âmbito do contrato de avaliação externa celebrado com o Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) e o Governo de São Tomé e Príncipe (ST...
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By comparing two distinct settings–Portugal and Finland–and based on previous studies revealing similar trends in both countries, this article analyses the relationship between institutional and academic autonomy in the higher education sector. Based on crosschecking of the literature review and 47 interviews with key actors in both the Portuguese...
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Institutional theory usually refers to a broad group of perspectives that interpret the relationship between institutions and human behaviour, assuming that not only human actions (i.e. behaviour, perceptions, power, policy preferences, decision-making processes) shape institutions, but these are also influenced by them. More specifically, institut...
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Abstract: Although Portugal and Finland differ significantly in their geography, history, culture, and economic status, both countries recently undertook similar (higher education) HE legislative reforms, making the comparison focused and the cases relevant. This study compares changes in governance and policy dynamics in Portuguese and Finnish HE...
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The Law 62/2007 led to governance and statutory changes in Portuguese HEIs. Among others, universities were given the choice to either remain public institutes or become a public foundation operating under private law. University foundations had greater expectations in terms of enhanced financial and administrative autonomy. Nevertheless, the analy...
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This article compares recent governance reforms in Finnish and Portuguese higher education (HE) systems and institutions (HEIs). Although Portugal and Finland differ significantly, both the countries have recently undertaken similar HE legislative reforms. This article analyses the contexts and implementation processes of these legal frameworks: La...
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Based on a comparative study on recent reforms in Finnish and Portuguese higher education (HE) systems, this article examines the modalities of the political organisation of the Bologna process within these countries. After recognising the role of national backgrounds within the setting of the broad changes that have affected higher education insti...
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This article provides a comparative analysis of recent governance reforms in both Finnish and Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs), following the OECD’s recent reviews of both countries’ tertiary education systems. While in the case of Finland the major problem was identified as being a lack of entrepreneurialism, Portugal was considered...
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This article provides a comparative analysis of recent governance reforms in both Finnish and Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs), following the OECD’s recent reviews of both countries’ tertiary education systems. While in the case of Finland the major problem was identified as being a lack of entrepreneurialism, Portugal was considered...

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Projects (4)
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The COST Action “Making Early Career Investigators' Voices Heard for Gender Equality” (VOICES) aims at increasing visibility of inequalities faced by Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) from a gender perspective and to promote a sustainable dialogue between YRIs and stakeholders in the research ecosystem at the systemic level (European & national policy-makers) and the institutional level (senior researchers, academic managers) by creating a community of gender equality practitioners composed of various stakeholders (YRIs, researchers, academic managers, organizations) across Europe and beyond. https://gendervoices.eu/
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The main aim of CHANGE is it to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans. This will be achieved by involving key actors, called Transfer Agents (TAs), within each organisation who will together with the core consortium partners transmit co-produced gender equality knowledge inside their institutions. This innovative approach will ensure the promotion and sustainable institutionalisation of the gender equality action plans (GEPs) beyond the project duration. Furthermore, through mutual learning and networking CHANGE will enable partners to become resource centres skilled to provide gender equality knowledge and expertise to other RPOs and also RFOs (research funding organisations). With such a co-production of knowledge approach and by building communities of practice among RPOs in each participating region, support and mentorship structures will be established and work even after the project is finished. Regular inclusion and exchange with national and European stakeholders (policy makers, researchers, ministries etc.) ensures a spill-over effect of CHANGE results to other RPOs and RFOs in their respective countries as well as with other ministries in the whole European area. As one of many results, CHANGE will produce policy papers based on this strategic stakeholder involvement including actual policy makers and relevant stakeholders in the policy paper production. With this approach we aim at closing the research-to-action gap, respectively the theory-to-practice gap. Thus CHANGE contributes to a structural change towards gender equality in the European Research Area by stimulating institutional cultural change towards gender equal work environments in RPOs and fostering the importance of gender dimension inclusive research and innovation programmes in RFOs.
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This project assesses the impact of European Union (EU) policies in science, technology and innovation (ST&I) in Portugal. Assuming that national policies are not only a result of isomorphic mechanisms, but of complex relations between practice, theory and policy, the aim of this project is not only to understand how Portuguese ST&I policies have been translating the European narrative, but also to analyse if institutions and actors have changed their beliefs and behaviours according to the new political narratives. Taking a case study approach – based on the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) –, we will look at how institutions and actors with different institutional logics define strategies to work together in the co-production, transfer and commercialisation of knowledge. This project contributes to a better understanding of Europeanization processes in S&I in Portugal and, by assessing its level of institutionalization, to inform better public and institutional policies in this domain, thus reinforcing the potential of HE to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.