(Research and Development in Empirical Studies) is an international
project born of the cooperation between three staff members of the
universities of Munich (Germany), Utrecht (Netherlands) and the Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The project was launched on
September 10th, 2002 during the visit of Prof. Willie van Peer and
Dr. Frank Hakemulder at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
REDES means 'networks' in Portuguese (but it also means 'hammocks'!).
REDES aims at promoting the scientific study of culture from a multi-cultural
perspective. Active participation in training and guidance of research
into culture is a prerequisite for all participants.