Joaquim Gomes Canotilho

Non Executive Trustee (2013-2018)

gomes_canotilhoJosé Joaquim Gomes Canotilho, born Pinhel, 1941. Tenured Senior Professor of Juridical-Political Sciences, he built his career at the University of Coimbra where he still serves as a member of the General Council of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

 

Public and Academic Posts

  • Official Defence Counsellor to the Territorial Military Court of Viseu and Justice Officer in Guinea Bissau (October 1967 – October 1970)
  • Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra (March 1975 to September 1976)
  • Member of the Higher Council of Administrative and Fiscal Courts (1987 – 1991)
  • Founder and member of the Biomedical Centre (1988-2000)
  • Vice-President of the Governing Council of the Coimbra University Faculty of Law (1989 – 1990)
  • Founder and member of the Centre of Media Law Studies (1991 – current)
  • Member of the Study Commission on the Transitional Laws for Democracy in Angola (1992)- Founder and President of the Management Board of C.E.D.O.U.A – the Study Centre for Urban and Environmental Planning (1994 – 2001)
  • Founder and Director of the Jus Gentium Conimbrigae Study Centre (1995 – 2000)
  • Counsellor to the State (1996 – 2002) and (2009 – 2011)
  • Member of the Portuguese University Evaluation Commission (2000 – 2001)
  • Founder and President of the General Assembly of the Republican Civic Law Association (2000 – 2003)
  • President of the Coimbra Faculty of Law Assembly of Representatives (2000 – 2003)
  • President of the Portuguese Faculties of Law Evaluation Commission (2003 – 2006)
  • President of the Scientific Council of the University of Coimbra Faculty of Law (2003 – 2005)
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of the University of Coimbra
  • Portuguese Coordinator of the Portugal – Brazil Colloquium, 2000, for the field of Law
  • President of the Scientific Council University of Coimbra Faculty of Law (2004 – 2005)
  • President of the European University Judicial Court Installation Commission (2006 – 2009)
  • Co-director, in partnership with Prof. Boaventura Sousa Santos, of the Doctoral Degree Program “Law, Citizenship and Justice for the 21st century”, FDUC/FEUC (2008-2012)
  • President of the Curators Council of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (2008-2013)
  • Member of the Curators Council of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation (2009-2013)
  • Director of the European University Judicial Court (2009-2013)
  • Member of the Commemorations Commission for the Centenary of the Declaration of the Republic of Portugal (2010 -2011)
  • Founder and President of the Association “Republic of Law to debate the law of the Republic”
  • Non Executive Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2013 – current)
  • Member of the General Council of the University of Coimbra Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (2013 – current)