International Studies \ Research for Global Challenges

Cross cultural and area studies

Comparative cultural and area studies provide the theoretical and conceptual basis to address some major challenges of the beginning of the 21st century, such as radicalisation, migration, and integration within increasingly multicultural and multilingual societies, both within and outside the boundaries of the European Union.
The cross-fertilization of language and cultural studies with institutional and regional economics provides innovative solutions to all such societal and political challenges, based on deeper insights on Intercultural relations, economic modelling and policy analysis.

Science of complexity
Cultural Ecosystems
Social Innovation
International Studies
Green Challanges
Innovation Team


Cultural sustainability, Institutional economics, Integration, Intercultural relations, International studies, Knowledge brokering, Migration, Radicalisation, Regional economics, Science and cultural diplomacy, Translation studies, Transnational history

Research facilitator
Elena Apostoli Cappello

High-impact and award-winning projects

Mental Mapping and Historical Imagination in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Region

The Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas are focal areas of regional imagination that have been...

Chinese Labour in a Global Perspective

In the past few years, much has been written about a “rights awakening” allegedly undergoing among...