Areas

Training and Organisations
education Psychology Sociology
(see  DDC )
This area of research focuses on the psychological and training processes that take shape within working organisations. Work is investigated as a place of relationships and new personal and professional challenges, and is intended as a context of well-being, learning and growth, as well as a source of risks related to stress, discomfort and stagnation that may occur in some professional environments. The research particularly focuses on the relationship between research and training in building teachers' professional skills.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • quality of working life;
  • organisation and management of services;
  • teacher training;
  • dynamics and development of organisations;
  • emotions and motivation.


Childhood, family, and social networks
Education Psychology Sociology
(see  DDC )
This area of research focuses on childhood, family, and social networks, and examines, through basic and applied research, how children learn and develop in the social contexts they live in, how one develops the ability to communicate with others from the very first days of life, and acquire the use of language. In addition, this research aims to analyse today's families and their role in relation to education, as well as the educational practices that can adequately support children during their growth.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • Infant research;
  • language acquisition and development;
  • families, family relations and parenthood;
  • the development of emotional competence;
  • educational activities for children;
  • cooperation and conflict between groups.


Research methods in the Human Sciences
Computer Science and Informatics: Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems Education History of philosophy Mathematics: All areas of mathematics, pure and applied, plus mathematical foundations of computer science, mathematical physics and statistics Philosophy Psychology Sociology
(see  DDC )
This area of research studies the main methodological and ethical issues connected with research in the Human Sciences. In addition, this area explores the theories of knowledge and the methods of theoretical, historical and empirical research that make it possible to develop rigorous and scientifically-based knowledge of human and social phenomena that is respectful of both the participants and the complexity of the objects of study.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • philosophy of knowledge;
  • epistemology and qualitative research methods;
  • quantitative research methods and techniques;
  • research ethics;
  • social network analysis.


Roots and contemporary cultures
Education History of philosophy Philosophy Psychology Sociology
(see  DDC )
This interdisciplinary area of research explores how the processes of knowledge and thought take place starting from the sensory perceptions, especially visual perceptions, in relation to the field of visual studies, which explore the cultural dimensions of visual images and their perception. This area also explores the philosophical background of contemporary cultures in order to gain understanding of the influence of different currents of thought and their impact on the current debate.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • memory and cultural heritage;
  • material culture and visual studies;
  • critical theory of society and culture;
  • philosophy of music;
  • learning theories;
  • body and cognition;
  • genealogy of philosophical practice;
  • philosophy of nature;
  • consciousness and the person.


Inclusive societies and citizenship practices
Education Philosophy Psychology Sociology Sociology and anthropology
(see  DDC )
Contemporary societies are undergoing profound transformations such as the challenges associated with migration flows, the world of work, economic changes. This area investigates policies and practices that can help build inclusive societies that do not discriminate against people on the basis of their nationality, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, and sexual orientation. Such policies also aim to contribute to more equitable and inclusive social contexts, starting from theoretical and empirical research. This area also includes research on the third or voluntary sector, where many of our former students are now active professionals.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • education policies;
  • citizenship education;
  • consumption studies;
  • gender equality policies and sexual difference;
  • migration and multicultural societies;
  • citizenship and social inclusion;
  • social capital;
  • contemporary political institutions;
  • third sector.


Theories and practices of care
Education History of philosophy Philosophy Psychology Sociology
(see  DDC )
The aim of this area of research is to explore care from different points of view, through theoretical and empirical research and in the field, and bring together contributions from different disciplines: philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, sociology. In this context we investigate what it means to take care, what is the relationship between care and learning and growth processes, what is the relationship between self-care and caring for others, with a focus on the ethics of care. The broad topic of care also allows us to investigate disability in a multidisciplinary way, as well as the forms and ways of personal and social well-being.

This area explores the following lines of research:

  • phenomenology of care;
  • narrative medicine;
  • health and quality of life;
  • personal and social well-being;
  • relationship philosophy;
  • disability;
  • philosophy and psychoanalysis.


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