Leading scholars: Guillermo Pérez Sánchez and Ricardo Martin de la Guardia.

The University of Valladolid was founded in 1241 and therefore it is one of the oldest universities in Europe, boasting a wide range of Faculties and Research Institutes in Sciences and Arts. In 2011, it was awarded the Campus of International Excellence status. The University of Valladolid offers a wide range of Studies to about 28,000 pre-graduate students every year, plus about 3,000 post-graduate ones; it contracts 2,500 researches, who are distributed in 70 University Departments, 26 Faculties and Schools, 18 Institutes, as well as several Research Units. The total number of employees who work for this institution is 3,900 and, along with the human resources, the magnitude of its facilities and the available up-to-date instrumental equipment guarantee the quality of a vast scientific and technologic offer to the Society. Having more than 100 PhD theses defended every year, out of about 100 post-graduate programs.

For more information, please visit:


Leading Scholar: Celso Cancela Outeda

Vigo University is a young and dynamic institution that offers a wide range of training programs in the three specialized and innovative campuses that make it up. It is located in the municipalities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo with three specialized campuses where are more than 30 centers for training and research, as well as facilities for sports and leisure, with a continuous cultural program. It also has the Campus of International Excellence, Campus do Mar, led by the University of Vigo and which adds more than 3000 researchers, forming a cross-border network of research and knowledge with the sea as a driving force.

There are available 122 official degrees and masters, 39 doctoral programs, 4 joint programming degrees and 4 double degrees with foreign universities. It offers hundreds of programs, events, workshops and language courses and, a senior’s university program.

The University has been built on deep positive values based on transparency and good management, integration, equality.

For more information, please visit:


Leading Scholar: Prof. Stefano Bianchini

The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation. 5:  the Campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna e Rimini).

32: the Departments of the University of Bologna and 5 Schools.

10: Research and Training Centres.

230 Research projects funded by the European Union within H2020, and more than 50 within other European frameworks, more than 130 PRIN projects funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research) and more than 170 funded by the Emilia-Romagna region.

87,758: the students who have chosen the University of Bologna (a.y. 2017/18), making it the most popular university in Italy. Teaching and extra-curricular activities take place in 1,162,506.81 m2 of space in the campuses of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.221: Degree Programmes (a.y. 2018/19): 91 first cycle 3-year programmes, 117 second cycle program

For more information, please visit:


Leading Scholar: Prof. Ondrej Hamulak

Palacký University Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities. In 2017, 20 395 students studied in accredited study programmes at eight faculties. Palacký University Olomouc is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities in the world, according to international rankings. Palacký University Olomouc (UP) is one of the most important Central European centres of education and research, boasting achievements on the European and global levels in a number of disciplines. UP also plays a significant role in the region. It is one of the largest employers in the Olomouc Region and the City of Olomouc. The economic growth and development of the region would not be possible without the University.

For more information, please visit:


Leading Scholar: Lecturer María Paz Pando Ballesteros

The University of Salamanca is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the city of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest university in the Hispanic world and the third oldest university in the entire world still in operation. The formal title of “University” was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255. Today the University of Salamanca is an important centre for the study of humanities and is particularly noted for its language and history studies, as well as in laws and economics. Scientific research is carried out in the university and research centres associated with it.

For more information, please visit:


Leading Scholar: Researcher Sintija Broka

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) was established in May 1992 in Riga as a non-profit foundation charged with the task of providing Latvia’s decision-makers, experts, and the wider public with analysis, recommendations, and information about international developments, regional security issues, and foreign policy strategy and choices. It is an independent research institute that conducts research, develops publications, as well as organizes lectures, seminars and conferences related to international affairs.

Among Latvian think tanks, the LIIA is the oldest and one of the most well-known and internationally recognized institutions, especially as the leading think tank that specializes in international affairs. In the LIIA’s efforts to provide expertise from a Latvian perspective, the Institute and its fellows have participated in and coordinated various international research projects. The Institute has recently been focusing on such research themes as

For more information, please visit: