Rector of University of Minho

Dear IAMCR Members and Conference Participants,
Welcome to the University of Minho!

It is my great pleasure to welcome the conference Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change promoted by the highly reputed International Association for Media and Communication Research in articulation with our Centre of Excellence in Communication and Society Research Centre.

Organizing an event of this relevance and scale is a gratifying challenge and honour for our academy. As internationalization and research are two key issues to the University strategy, such important event is well in line with our continuous search for global excellence and opportunities to serve the different communities we work with.

We are committed to receive all delegates the best way possible, to assure them an extraordinary scientific conference and to foster new learning experiences in our culture, patrimony and traditions.

A special acknowledgement is due to the Executive Board and the International Council of IAMCR for hosting the IAMCR Conference for the very first time in Portugal.

Please enjoy our way of living and make yourself at home in the Northern city of Braga!

Antonio M. Cunha

Rector of the University of Minho