Professional Background

I am a visiting research scholar at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently I am also at the very last stages of my doctoral program that focus on academic research and development activities in its relationship with the social infrastructure.

 

My scientific activity is concentrated in two areas:

 

1) Higher Education Policy, especially on what concerns issues related with research productivity, higher education diversity, transparency and accountability in higher education.

 

2) Science and Technology Policy, concerning S&T funding trends, national and international policy analysis, comparative analysis, and issues of transparency in the mechanisms of science.

 

Currently, I am working on several projects of research with professor Francisco Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Manuel Heitor (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal), Professor António Firmino da Costa (CIES-ISCTE), Professor Antonino Vaccaro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa & Carnegie Mellon University) and Vincent Dautel (INSTEAD).

 

Education

 

Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Management,

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal),

in progress.

 

- Partly undertaken abroad:

 

Three months at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), Enschede, Netherlands

 

Seventeenth months at the Engineering and Public Policy Department (EPP), Pittsburgh, USA

 

Master of Arts in Sociology,

University of Durham (United Kingdom),

one year, completed.

 

Undergraduate degree in Sociology,

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (Portugal),

five years, completed.

 

Selected Publications

 

Books (editor)

Gabaldón, T., Horta, H., Meyer, D.M., and Leal, J.B.P., (Eds.), (2005), Career Paths and Mobility of Researchers in Europe, Cuvilier verlag

 

Chapters in books

Heitor, M.V., and Horta, H., (2007; forthcoming), “Science funding as a privileged instrument to diversify higher education systems” in Contzen, J.-P., Gibson, D., and Heitor, M.V., Rethinking Science Systems and Innovation Policies, Purdue University Press.

 

Horta, H., and Veloso, F., (2007; forthcoming), "Scientific Output, Social Infrastructure, and Science Policies: the case of small and medium sized countries” in Gibson, D., Geenhuizen, M. Van, Trzmielak, D., Value Added Partnering in a Changing World, Purdue University Press.


Conceição, P., Heitor, M.V., and Horta, H., (2007; forthcoming), “R&D funding in US universities: from public to private support or public policies strengthening diversification?”
in Enders, J., and Jongbloed, B., Public-Private Dynamics in Higher Education: Expectations, Developments and Outcomes, transcript-verlag.

 

Heitor, M.V., Conceição, P, and Horta, H., (2004) “Engenharia e desenvolvimento científico” [Engineering and scientific development] in Brito, J.M.B., Heitor, M.V., Rollo, M. F., (Eds) Engenharia em Portugal no Século XX, Lisboa, D. Quixote. (in Portuguese)


Heitor, M.V., Conceição, P, and Horta, H., (2004) “Do Ensino Técnico ao Ensino da Engenharia em Portugal” [From technical teaching to the teaching of Engineering in Portugal]
in Brito, J.M.B., Heitor, M.V., Rollo, M. F., (Eds) Engenharia em Portugal no Século XX, Lisboa, D. Quixote. (in Portuguese)


Conceição, P., Heitor, M.V., and Horta, H., (2003) “Reflexões sobre o Ensino Superior em Portugal: Perspectivas para o Desenvolvimento Institucional” [Reflections over the Portuguese Higher Education system: perspectives for institutional development]
in Amaral., A.(Ed) Consolidação da legislação do ensino superior – Avaliação e Revisão da legislação em vigor, Matosinhos: CIPES.

 

Conceição, P, Heitor, M.V., and Horta, H., (2002), “Engenharia e conhecimento: ensino técnico e investigação” [Engineering and knowledge: technical teaching and research], in Brito, J.M. B., Heitor, M., Rollo, M.F., (Eds.) Engenho e Obra: Uma abordagem à história da Engenharia em Portugal no século XX, Lisboa, D.Quixote

 

Publications (international journals)

Horta, H., and Veloso, F., (forthcoming), “Opening the box: comparing EU and US scientific output by scientific field” (Accepted for publication: Technology Forecasting and Social Change).

 

Reports

Horta, H., (2005), "Infra-estruturas, Recursos Humanos e Reforço Institucional: promover um sistema de ensino superior diversificado" [infrastructures, human resources and institutional reinforcement: promoting a diversified higher education system], in Ferrão, P., Conceição, P., and Baptista, R., (Eds.), Preparar Portugal para um novo ciclo de fundos estruturais 2007-2013 [Preparing Portugal to a new cycle of European Framework funds – 2007-2013], Report presented to the Observatory for the QCA III.

 

Pereira, M.S., Heitor, M.V., Horta, H., Piedade, A., and Santos, R. (2005), Knowledge production and diffusion at the Technical University of Lisbon 1995 – 2002/03, Lisbon, UTL.

 

Invited Communications

Invited by Professor Roger Geiger (Pennsylvania State University) and Professor Creso Sá (Toronto University) to participate in an internal workshop at the Pennsylvania State University, Center for the Study of Higher Education, about the evolution of the science, technology and higher education system in Portugal in the 20th century, April 2006.

 

Invited to participate in a conference panel about mobility of scientific researchers issues, at the 18th CHER Annual Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland, in September 2005.

 

Conference communications

Communication entitled: "Measuring productivity: what is the weight of institutional incentives, resources and structure in the university’s scientific output?" presented at the 19th CHER annual conference, at Kassel, 7th to 9th of September of 2006.

 

Communication entitled “Which science base for small and medium sized countries? Looking at research productivity assessments to discuss scale and scope of national science policies” presented at the 8th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, at Lodz, 6th to 8th of July of 2005.


Communication entitled "From public to market support for university research: Is Europe following the US?" presented at the 17th CHER Annual conference, at Enschede, 17
th to 19th of September of 2004.

 

Working papers

Horta, H., Huisman, J., and Heitor, M.V., “Does a competitive research funding regime adds to maintaining or increasing higher education diversity?”

 

Horta, H., “On improving the university research base: The Technical University of Lisbon case in perspective”

 

Veloso, F., Horta, H., and Grediaga, R., “Navel gazing: Academic inbreeding and scientific productivity”

 

Horta, H., Dautel, V., and Veloso, F., "Measuring research productivity by Carnegie levels: the impact of institutional incentives, resources and structure.”

 

Vaccaro A., Horta H. 2007. Transparency and ICT: accountability perspectives in the Academia, working paper, Accepted for Presentation at the ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility Conference 2007.

 

Consultancy & Applied Research

Horta, H., (2005), "Infra-estruturas, Recursos Humanos e Reforço Institucional: promover um sistema de ensino superior diversificado" [infrastructures, human resources and institutional reinforcement: promoting a diversified higher education system], in Ferrão, P., Conceição, P., and Baptista, R., (Eds.), Preparar Portugal para um novo ciclo de fundos estruturais 2007-2013 [Preparing Portugal to a new cycle of European Framework funds – 2007-2013], Report presented to the Observatory for the QCA III.

 

Pereira, M.S., Heitor, M.V., Horta, H., Piedade, A., and Santos, R. (2005), Knowledge production and diffusion at the Technical University of Lisbon 1995 – 2002/03, Lisbon, UTL.

 

Organized conferences and workshops

Co-organizer of the international conference “Early Stage Researchers Mobility” (ESRM), which took place in Lisbon at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 25th to 27th of February of 2004 (http://www.mariecurie.org/esrm2004/).

 

Co-organizer of the international workshop: “Firm Level Innovation and the Community Innovation Survey – Is there a Common Story across EU countries?”, which took place in Lisbon at the Instituto Superior Técnico,  24th of October of 2005.

 

Currently organizing a conference panel: “Accountability, transparency and ethical issues in higher education” at the ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility Conference, which will be held in Lisbon between the 7th and the 9th of November 2007 (http://www.cmu.edu/transparency2007/).

 

 

 

 

 

THE TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Ph.D. candidate, Management and Industrial Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University Lisbon

Hugo Horta

Visiting Research Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University