INTER-REGIONAL DIALOGUE AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
This Research Group has among its aims study and analyzes the impact of the regional integration processes in the international relations and its impact in the global governance areas. By understanding the relations between relevant actors in an ever more globalized international landscape, our research group it is focused in the inter-regional dialogue between European Union-Latin America and Caribbean, and how this dialogue can contribute to a better global governance, across to defend of principles and values as to peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law; as well as the pursuit of the social cohesion and sustainable development.
Research areas: Foreign policy and diplomacy of the European Union, regional integration, inter-regionalism and relations between Europe-Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
Director, Inter-Regional Dialogue and Global Governance Research Group: Prof. Dr. Mario Torres Jarrín, he is Director of European Institute of International Studies, Associate Lecturer, Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Faculty of Humanities and Associate Researcher, Institute of Latin American Studies at Stockholm University. Member of the Bi-Regional Academic Council of the Permanent Academic Forum Latin America and Caribbean-European Union. Executive Secretary IBERO-EURO-AMERICA Consortium and Director of EU-CELAC Chair and Director of Global Iberoamerica Chair. He has a PhD in History, Faculty of Geography and History at University of Salamanca (Spain); Master in European Union Studies, Faculty of Law at University of Salamanca and Bachelor in Business Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Salamanca.
INTERNATIONALIZATION, SOCIAL INNOVATION & POLICIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The projects, studies and works of this group are focused on the following main areas: internationalization, mobility, recognition of degrees, quality assurance, social responsibility and innovation in higher education in a global context, the Digital Agenda, as well as comparative regional studies in higher education, science and technology.
Director, Internationalization, Social Innovation & Policies in Higher Education Research Group: Prof. Dr. Mar Duque, she is Full Professor from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid and International Relations Director in the European Institute of International Studies. She has a PhD in Linguistics Applied to Science and Technology by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Master in Translation of Language for Specific Purposes. She is also expert in International programmes management and Internationalization and Policies of Higher Education.
Along her professional experience of more than 25 years she had several academic and management positions in the University and the public administration sector. Among them, the following ones are highlighted: Director of the Spanish National Agency for Life Long Learning Programme, called OAPEE, and the coordinator of the Spanish Bologna Expert Team project.Director of International Affairs of the Technical School of Telecommunication of Madrid – University Politécnica of Madrid; Director and Deputy of the Department of Linguistics applied to Science and Technology; Advisor for European and International affairs of the Director General for Universities of the Regional Government of Madrid; Executive Secretary of the International Advisory Board of the National Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education –ANECA- (2005-2008); Head of Cabinet and Advisor at the Directorate General for Higher Education Policy of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, as well as National Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in Spain
FINANCE AND PRIVATE SECTOR
In the core of a country’s development is a well functioning financial system and an active and efficient private sector. This Research Group is focused in the different dynamics that are related to economic growth, delving into areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate governance, access to financial services and the business environment in general, together with the inter-linkages that tie such financial developments to financial regulation and geopolitical developments, this Group presents research projects with a well informed insight presenting recommendations and actions. Overall the aim of this Group is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction through our different programmes and publications.
Director, Finance and Private Sector Research Group: Prof. Dr. Kassim Durrani, he is Research Associate, Macquarie University, Research Associate in the Centre for International Financial Regulation (Centre for International Financial Regulation (CIFR) and Research Consultant, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
He has a PhD in Financial Economy from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Commerce at University of Sydney.
DEMOCRACY AND RULE OF LAW
This Research Group also develops academic programs for high ranking officials, and other relevant democratic actors, in order to provide the necessary tools to promote democracy through a sound understanding of both classic literature and previous real life attempts at tackling challenges that any democracy may encounter.
Director, Democracy and Rule of Law Research Group: Prof. Dr. Magnus Lembke, he is Research Secretary at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University, and Associate Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. He has a PhD in Political Science, Department of Political Science at Stockholm University and Bachelor in Political Science in Stockholm University.