Licínio C. Lima was born 1957 in Porto, Portugal. He holds a PhD in Educational Administration and since
1998 he is Full Professor of Sociology of Education and Educational Administration at the Department of Social Sciences of Education, Institute of Education of Minho University, Portugal. At UMinho he was Head of the Unit for Adult Education (1984-2004), Director of the Research Centre for Education and Psychology (1994-1997), Head of Department (1998-2004) and Director of the PhD in Education (2011-2013). He is guest professor in various universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. His teaching and research has been mostly concentrated in the field of sociology of organisations, namely education and knowledge organisations.
He has been in charge of a large number of research and international co-operation projects and he is the author of academic works published in sixteen countries and six languages, including more than thirty books. Licìnio is Visiting Professor in the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures.