Paulo Peixoto is a research fellow at CES, a member of the Research Group on Cities, Cultures, and Architecture (CCA), and a Tenured Associate Professor with Aggregation in Sociology at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics. He's also a member and coordinator of Observatory for Education Policies and Professional Development. Paulo is currently the student's obunds at the University of Coimbra. He holds a PhD in Sociology by the University of Coimbra, and an M. A. and first degree also in Sociology by the same university. Paulo is member of: International Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism; Research Group on "Art, Culture and Power" (CNPq/UERJ); Research Group on "Geography, Tourism and Cultural heritage" (CNPq/UNICAMP); "Urban and Cultural Studies Laboratory" (CNPq/UFS); and "City, Culture and Difference" (CNPq/Univille). Paulo Peixoto is member of the Brazil-Portugal Network on Urban Studies (Rede Brasil-Portugal de Estudos Urbanos), where he currently carries out research on Heritage and Tourism, also conducts research projects on higher education field, develops outreach activities through the coordination of the evaluation of social projects. His research interests are on cities and urban cultures; heritage; tourism; urban exclusion and violence; higher education; and academic fraud.