Centro Internazionale di Ricerca Marco Polo (MaP)

Centro di Ricerca Marco Polo - Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections

MaP Centre

The MaP Centre's mission is to foster collaborative scientific research and networking for the study of cultural, social, political, economic, and religious interactions across Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Asia.

It aims at developing international scientific cooperation on topics such as new religious identities, social and political institutions, and the history of relations in an innovative, transcultural perspective.

The scope of MaP’s activities covers also cross-cutting issues such as migration and climate change.



Joint seminars and lectures, in collaboration with national and international visiting scholars


In-residence post-doctoral fellowships on research topics related the Centre’s mission


International summer schools, focused on historical processes and emerging trends in politics, governance, economics, and socio-cultural changes between Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Asia


ISPI Report. Between Politics and Finance. Hong Kong's "Infinity War"? 2020

On the 14 December 2020 there will be an online conference presenting the ISPI Report. Alessia Amighini, Guido Samarani, Giulia Sciorati and Laura De Giorgi will be speaking. For more information please check the agenda

The Centre research fellowships

Check out MaP website for updated information on open calls and ongoing research fellowships. You can find more details in the Research page.

The Sino-Algerian Economic Relations: Trends, Features and Problems

Adel Hamaizia, Fatiha Talahite, Chuchu Zhang and Francesco Saverio Leopardi will be participating, on the 10th of December, to this international online conference introduced by Maria Cristina Paciello. For more information please check the agenda.

The Belt and Road Initiative. Perceptions from Japan, Pakistan, and Iran

This Colloquium was held at Ca' Foscari University on the 18th of February 2020 and focused on how different Asian countries perceive China, its foreign policies, its growing international role and the Belt and Road initiative.