ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon
Prof. Gustavo Cardoso
CoMMPASS Institutional Coordinator
Gustavo Cardoso is Full Professor of Sociology of Communication at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and a researcher at CIES. He is also an associate researcher at CADIS (Center d’Analyze et d’Interventions Sociologiques) in Paris and Director of OberCom – Observatório dos Meios de Comunicação Social in Lisbon. He is currently the director of the PhD in Communication Sciences and of three post-graduate programs in Communication at ISCTE-IUL, namely the Post-Graduate program in Journalism, the Post-Graduate program in Factchecking and disinformation, and the Post-Graduate program in Communication and Politics.
From 1996 to 2006, he was advisor to the President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio, for Information Society and Telecommunications policy. From 2006-2012, he was non-executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese news agency Lusa. In 2006 he was awarded the degree of “Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique” for relevant services rendered to Portugal. In 2009 he was elected as Young Global Leader of the WEF and in 2018 he was proposed to be a member of the Academia Europaea where he holds the position of member of the Cinema, media and visual studies section. He has a degree in Business Organization and Management, a Master in European Studies and a PhD in Sociology of Communication. He also holds a specialization in “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” from the Harvard Kennedy School.