João Simões


João Simões

Assistant Professor

Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Office: Avenida Xian Xing Hai - No. 105, Centro Golden Dragon, 5th Floor, Room G502D

Tel.: (853) 8590 2871



Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Portuguese-Speaking Countries Studies, City University of Macau (China)

Master in Chinese Studies, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Lisbon (Portugal)


Teaching Experience

From 2023 | Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries, City University of Macau (China) | Assistant Professor

2011-2012 | Xi’an International Studies University (China) | Lecturer


Industry Experience

2012-2023 | Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – CEM , Macau (China) | Engineer


Research Areas

Relations between China and Portuguese-speaking countries; Lusophony; energy geopolitics.


Recent Publications


Simões, J.; Leandro, F. J.; de Sousa, E. C.; & Oberoi, R. (2023, Eds). Changing the Paradigm of Energy Geopolitics: Security, Resources, and Pathways in Light of Global Challenges, Peter Lang Publishing.


Book Chapters

Figueiredo, P.; & Simões, J. (2022). Implications of China’s Energy Transitions for Oil and Gas Producers: A Case Study of Southern African Portuguese-speaking Countries. In Leandro, F. J.; Beja, C.; & Lu, Y. (Eds.), China, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe: From sporadic bilateral exchanges to a comprehensive multilateral platform, City University of Macau. ISBN 978-99981-65-01-4.


Conference Proceedings

Leandro, F.; & Simões, J. (2020). The Role of Paradiplomacy in Innovation: The Case of African Portuguese-speaking Countries, pp. 65-72, in Stanković, M. Nikolić; V. PaKSoM editors (2020). 2nd Virtual International Conference Path to a Knowledge Society-Managing Risks and Innovation Proceedings, Publishers Research and Development Center “IRC ALFATEC”, Niš, Serbia Complex System Research Centre, Niš, Serbia - Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. ISBN 978-86-80616-06-3.