ESI Post-Doctoral Training

"Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período Post-Crisis"

This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of Ph.D. holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.

Every selected fellow will deal with a specific societal challenge through attending lectures, courses, and scientific conferences while leaving time for guided research.
The ESI postdoctoral program facilitates the process of academic mobility. Each candidate would be part of a research visit in Spain, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Cuba, or China at one of the partner Universities. During the research visit, the candidate will participate in the ESI annual conference, working group meetings, workshops and may deliver guest lectures at the host University.
In times full of challenges with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world, more than ever, needs further academic advancement. The selected fellows will work on selected topics in the area of social sciences and humanities (Pedagogy, economics, education, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, political science, health care, tourism, music, anthropology, and related fields and their subdomains).

ESI Schedule

ESI Lecture

  • 29 March, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

An Academic Career: Some Things I Have Learned Along the Way

by Dr. Daniel B. Hier, Emeritus Professor at University of Illinois and Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.

29 March, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 April, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 22 April, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

“Leadership”

by Dr. Carlos Azcoitia, Emeritus Professor at National Louis University, USA

Academic Writing

  • 22 April, 16.00h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Robert McGee & Dr. Jovan Shopovski

22 April, 16.00h Madrid Time (Zoom)
24 April 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Working group meeting.

  • 24 April 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

  • 24 April 15.30h Madrid time (Zoom)
24 April 15.30h Madrid time (Zoom)
14 May 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 14 May 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Ana Pineda, University of Alicante, Spain

“Mindful Scientific Writing”

ESI Lecture

  • 14 May 16h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Mathias Grunke
University of Cologne, Germany

14 May 16h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 May 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Reunión con el grupo de trabajo

  • 22 May 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

  • 22 May 15h Madrid time (Zoom)
22 May 15h Madrid time (Zoom)
1 June 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 1 June 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy

Eastern New Mexico University, USA

Communicating Science, Statistics and Scholarship”.

WG Meeting

  • Friday 10 September 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 10 September 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Saturday 23 October 2021 (16h Madrid time)

The Research and Methods section and its importance. Statistical insights

  • Saturday 23 October 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Dr. Brian Sloboda University of Maryland, USA American Statistical Association Meeting with the research advisor(s).

9th Mediterranean Interdisciplinary forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS, University of Almeria, Spain 

  • 26-28 October, 2021
26-28 October, 2021
12 November 16h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

  • 12 November 16h Madrid time (Zoom)

"Big Data in Neurology"

  • 13th November 2021 (16h Madrid time)

Dr. Jeffrey Loeb

John S. Garvin Endowed Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

13th November 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Tuesday 14 December 2021(16h Madrid time)

Reflections on quality of life: The academic life path

  • Tuesday 14 December 2021(16h Madrid time)
Professor Karl Atkin, FAcSS University of York, UK

Meeting with the Working group

  • Saturday 18 December 16h Madrid time (Zoom)
Saturday 18 December 16h Madrid time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

An Academic Career: Some Things I Have Learned Along the Way

by Dr. Daniel B. Hier, Emeritus Professor at University of Illinois and Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.

29 March, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 April, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

“Leadership”

by Dr. Carlos Azcoitia, Emeritus Professor at National Louis University, USA

Academic Writing

Dr. Robert McGee & Dr. Jovan Shopovski

22 April, 16.00h Madrid Time (Zoom)
24 April 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Working group meeting.

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

24 April 15.30h Madrid time (Zoom)
14 May 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

Dr. Ana Pineda, University of Alicante, Spain

“Mindful Scientific Writing”

ESI Lecture

Dr. Mathias Grunke
University of Cologne, Germany

14 May 16h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 May 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Reunión con el grupo de trabajo

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

22 May 15h Madrid time (Zoom)
1 June 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy

Eastern New Mexico University, USA

Communicating Science, Statistics and Scholarship”.

WG Meeting

Friday 10 September 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Saturday 23 October 2021 (16h Madrid time)

The Research and Methods section and its importance. Statistical insights

Dr. Brian Sloboda University of Maryland, USA American Statistical Association Meeting with the research advisor(s).

9th Mediterranean Interdisciplinary forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS, University of Almeria, Spain 

26-28 October, 2021
12 November 16h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

"Big Data in Neurology"

Dr. Jeffrey Loeb

John S. Garvin Endowed Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

13th November 2021 (16h Madrid time)
Tuesday 14 December 2021(16h Madrid time)

Reflections on quality of life: The academic life path

Professor Karl Atkin, FAcSS University of York, UK

Meeting with the Working group

Saturday 18 December 16h Madrid time (Zoom)

"Music and the Brain"

  • 19 February 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha

19 February 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
5 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

WG meeting

  • 5 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

ESI Masterclass

  • 15 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

Dr. Massimo di Giannantonio, "G. d'Annunzio" University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy 

Topic: CovId 19 Pandemic: How many correlated psychopathologies?

15 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
18 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

Meeting with the advisor

  • 18 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

WG meeting

  • 9 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
9 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
April 14, 16h Madrid time

ESI Masterclass

  • April 14, 16h Madrid time
"Scientific Writing"

Dr. Daniel Hier, MD
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Meeting with the advisor

  • 15 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
15 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
1-15 May 2022

Research Visit (University of La Laguna):

  • 1-15 May 2022

Research Visit (University of Almeria):

  • 15-30 May 2022
15-30 May 2022
Friday 9 September 2022 (16h Madrid time)

WG Meeting

  • Friday 9 September 2022 (16h Madrid time)

Meeting with the advisor

  • Friday 16 September 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 16 September 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 22 October 2022 (16h Madrid time)

ESI Masterclass

  • Friday 22 October 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Walter E. Block, Ph.D.

Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics      

Loyola University New Orleans, USA

Meeting with the advisor

  • Friday 18 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 18 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Saturday 19 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)

The Research and Methods section and its importance. Statistical insights

  • Saturday 19 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)

Dr. Brian Sloboda University of Maryland, USA American Statistical Association

ESI Masterclass

  • Saturday 10 December 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Saturday 10 December 2022 (16h Madrid time)

"Music and the Brain"

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha

19 February 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
5 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

WG meeting

ESI Masterclass

Dr. Massimo di Giannantonio, "G. d'Annunzio" University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy 

Topic: CovId 19 Pandemic: How many correlated psychopathologies?

15 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
18 March 2022 16h ( Madrid time)

Meeting with the advisor

WG meeting

9 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
April 14, 16h Madrid time

ESI Masterclass

"Scientific Writing"

Dr. Daniel Hier, MD
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Meeting with the advisor

15 April 2022 16h ( Madrid time)
1-15 May 2022

Research Visit (University of La Laguna):

Research Visit (University of Almeria):

15-30 May 2022
1-15 June 2022

Research Visit, University of Catania, Italy

WG Meeting

Friday 9 September 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 16 September 2022 (16h Madrid time

Meeting with the advisor

ESI Masterclass

Walter E. Block, Ph.D.

Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics      

Loyola University New Orleans, USA

Friday 22 October 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Friday 18 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)

Meeting with the advisor

Meeting with the advisor

Friday 18 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)
Saturday 19 November 2022 (16h Madrid time)

The Research and Methods section and its importance. Statistical insights

Dr. Brian Sloboda University of Maryland, USA American Statistical Association

ESI Masterclass

Saturday 10 December 2022 (16h Madrid time)

Tema: Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período Post-Crisis

Lugar: Visita En Línea y de Investigación a una de las Universidades Anfitrionas

Visita de investigación:
At least 2 weeks in Spain, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, India, Georgia, Indonesia, Cuba, or China (May 2023). The University of La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), University of Catania (Italy), D’Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara (Italy), Daugavpils University (Latvia), AMBIS University (Czech Republic), College of Economics and Computer Science (WSEI), Krakow, Poland, Saint Joseph University (USJ), Macao, (China), Sai University, India, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia, University of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey..

Áreas Académicas:
Pedagogy, economics, education, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, political science, health care, tourism, music, anthropology, and related fields and their subdomains…

01 October 2022 End: 31 December 2023

Actividades y Estructura del Programa

The training program consists of three (3) semesters and will be held mainly online.
el primer semestre 1st semester, the candidate will have meetings with the research group selected by the organizer. Meetings with the research adviser(s) will also be held online and every semester. During this semester, a short course on good research practices and academic writing will be organized, where researchers will share their knowledge and discuss the recent developments in the area of academic publishing. The candidate will also attend the ESI masterclasses and workshops delivered by the ESI network of experts.

el primer semestre 2nd semester, the candidate will work on the data mining through surveys or/and interviews in order to provide a dataset for the research. The candidate may also become part of the organizing committees of the ESI academic conference or forum. During this semester, the candidate visits the Host University and works on a joint research article or a book chapter together with the research adviser(s) and the members of the working group. If more candidates are working on the same or similar topic at the same Host University, they can organize meetings and workshops as well as joint research analysis and activities. 

In the 3rd semester, the candidate is involved in preparing the research proposal and writing the working paper. If chosen and approved by the organizer, the candidate can complete the research visit during the 3rd semester of the program. The process is followed by discussion in the research group, the program group of experts, and guidance by the research adviser(s). During the last semester, the candidate presents the final version of the paper at online or in-person conferences and submits the paper for publication.

Organizador del Programa del ESI

The European Scientific Institute, ESI, is in charge of the full logistics and communication with the applicants and candidates during the program.

The ESI will provide an adequate group of experts in various fields who will not only deliver their lectures for the program`s purposes but will also be available for advice and opinions.

The organizer shall provide free participation of the candidates to the suggested list of international academic conferences and workshops.

El organizador recomendará revistas académicas de libre acceso para la publicación de la producción académica de cada estudiante.

Con el acuerdo de las Universidades Anfitrionas, el organizador proporcionará el acceso a las bibliotecas y bases de datos.

Junto con el director del programa de la Universidad Anfitriona, el organizador proporcionará la información necesaria y ayudará al candidato con los documentos para la solicitud de la visa (en caso de ser requerido).

Asesores de Investigación

El asesor de investigación es un Profesor en uno de los Departamentos de las Universidades Anfitrionas o un miembro del grupo de expertos del ESI. El asesor académico monitorea las actividades académicas del candidato al dar recomendaciones sobre los métodos de investigación y preparación del documento de trabajo. Él o ella podrá también participar en las actividades de investigación y ser incluído como coautor de la producción académica del candidato.

The Host University and the Organizer of the program, taking into consideration the research topic and the availability of the researchers at a given moment, select the research adviser(s) for each candidate.

El Organizador también podrá sugerir al candidato cooperar con otros asesores de investigación.

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Certificados

El certificado de culminación exitosa de la formación postdoctoral del ESI "Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período de Post-Crisis" será otorgado al candidato después del tercer semestre.

The certificate will be issued by the European Scientific Institute.

Depending on the host University, some certificates will also contain the host university logo. However, in any case, the host university will issue a confirmation for the research stay and academic activities of the candidate.

– Additional documents, which describe the concrete academic activities of the candidate will be issued.

ESI Masterclass

In the past 10 years, the European Scientific Institute, ESI, has created a wide network of experts from different universities worldwide covering various academic domains. For the purpose of the program, every month, ESI will invite an experienced Professor who will deliver an online or in-person lecture on a cutting-edge topic. The program aims to invite scholars who address topical issues from a multi or interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of these lectures is to promote intellectual curiosity on the various ways we can study human societies. Hence, speakers are not expected to directly talk about the topics of any particular candidate, but they should be a source of inspiration and widen one’s intellectual horizons.

Grupos de Trabajo del ESI

Los grupos de investigación del ESI son organizados de forma multidisciplinaria para congregar a becarios de diferentes disciplinas que trabajen en un rango similar de temas. Los grupos se reunirán regularmente durante la duración de la formación. Las reuniones periódicas de los grupos consistirán en presentaciones del trabajo en progreso y la discusión de más temas generales de investigación, tales como la lectura de trabajos clave o recientes relacionados con el tema del grupo. 

Conferencia Anual del ESI

Cada año, el programa lleva a cabo una gran conferencia organizada en una de las Universidades Anfitrionas o En Línea. Un aspecto de la conferencia se enfocará en los fondos de investigación y en redactar propuestas de subvención. Sin embargo, el otro enfoque de esta conferencia será una reunión virtual o en persona con los otros becarios del ESI, la presentación de las actividades de investigación a los demás, y la discusión sobre una posible cooperación.

Working Papers

A compulsory part of the training for every candidate is creating a Working paper. The working paper should be in the format of a scientific article or a book chapter. It should be prepared and ready for submission. This working paper will be posted at one of the Host University repositories or in a preprint repository and ready to be submitted for publication. However, when a candidate is not motivated to make the content public, he/she should contact the organizer of the program explaining the reasons for the exception.

Research Visit

During the second semester of the program, each candidate will visit one of the Host Universities. The minimum period of the research stay is 2 weeks. The host University will offer its amenities and other services whenever possible. Each candidate will choose one of the following Host Universities for the Research Stay:

ESI Training 2022/2023 Host Institutions

El candidato estará adscrito a uno de los Departamentos de la Universidad Anfitriona. Dependiendo del tema aceptado y la disponibilidad del equipo académico, la Universidad Anfitriona sugerirá uno o dos investigadores que trabajarán de cerca con el candidato a lo largo del programa.

The candidate will complete a research visit at one of the Host Universities within a period of at least 2 weeks. The research visit will be organized in line with the COVID-19 protocols.

Previo acuerdo mutuo, se le podría ofrecer al candidato dar ponencias para los estudiantes de la Institución Anfitriona. Sin embargo, la Institución Anfitriona no está obligada a hacer ningún pago al candidato por sus actividades académicas.

*Each accepted candidate who will choose the University of Saint Joseph (China) or Manisa Celal Bayar University, (Turkey) as his/her Host University will be offered free accommodation in a single room at the University Campus. 
The candidates who will be affiliated to the University of Saint Joseph (China) will also be offered reduced prices for meals at the university canteen. Approximate costs for meals for a 2-week stay are 250 EUR in total.
Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España
D'Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara, Italy
College of Economics and Computer Science (WSEI), Krakow, Poland
SaiU campus
Sai University, India
Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
University of Ciego de Avila, Cuba
University of Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Daugavpils University
Daugavpils University, Latvia
Univrsity of Catania, Italy
AMBIS University, Prague, Czech Republic
Saint Joseph University (USJ), Macao, China (*FREE ACCOMMODATION)
Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia
Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia
Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey

Solicitud, Beca/Tarifa

Fecha límite para aplicar para el programa ESI 2021/2022:

1 September 2022 (12h. Madrid Time)

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El programa de formación postdoctoral del ESI acepta solicitudes de doctores sin importar su nacionalidad o experiencia en el ámbito académico o fuera de él. Los posibles candidatos deben proporcionar:

Certificados de Idiomas

Los postulantes que no son hablantes nativos del idioma deben proporcionar un certificado de idiomas. Para el idioma inglés, se aceptan certificados internacionales: Cambridge, TOEFL, y IELTS. Sin embargo, si el candidato no entrega un certificado, la evaluación lingüística será parte de la entrevista en línea después de la solicitud.

Beca/ Tarifa

We encourage you to apply for funding from your university or international funds. However, the long-term objective of this training program is to obtain funding for covering the operating costs thus providing full scholarship for each accepted candidate. For the time being the following options are offered:

Scholarships 2022/23

- Roberto Kertesz

Beca Parcial:

Tarifa regular de participación (sin beca):

La cuota es pagada el inicio de cada semestre o el monto completo al inicio del programa de formación. La cuota no cubre los costos de viaje y alojamiento del candidato así como tampoco los gastos de manutención durante la estancia de investigación.

Get In Touch

ESI Postdoctoral Office:

University of La Laguna
Pabellón de Gobierno, C/ Padre Herrera s/n Apartado Postal 456 38200,
San Cristóbal de La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Directores del programa ESI:

European Scientific Institute, ESI

European Scientific Institute, ESI

Directores del programa ESI en la institución anfitriona:

Dr. David Perez Jorge

Dr. David Perez Jorge

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España
Dr. Franca Daniele

Dr. Franca Daniele

D` Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Dr. Vera Boronenko

Dr. Vera Boronenko

Daugavpils University, Latvia
Dr. Paola Clara Leotta

Dr. Paola Clara Leotta

University of Catania, Italy
Dr. María del Carmen Rodríguez Jiménez

Dr. María del Carmen Rodríguez Jiménez

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España
Dr. Alzbeta Kiralova

Dr. Alzbeta Kiralova

AMBIS University, Czech Republic

Doc. Ing. Alžbeta Kiráľová, Ph.D. has graduated in tourism economics and began her career in tourism (travel agency, hotel). After graduation, she worked as a lecturer and later as a Head of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at the Matej Bel University in Slovakia. In addition, she habilitated in the field of cross-sectional economics with a focus on marketing tourism destinations.

Later she held top management positions in marketing in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in multinational corporations focusing on services. She subsequently continued her career as Vice-Rector for Science, Research, and International Relations (Institute of Hospitality in Prague) and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and External Relations at the University College of Business in Prague. Currently, she holds the position of Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the AMBIS University in Prague.

Doc. Kiráľová has given lectures at the University of Economics in Prague, at the University of New York in Prague, at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, and the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra.

In the United States, she was given lectures as a visiting professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Doc. Kiráľová has completed internships and studies in Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA.

She represents AMBIS University in international organizations and networks such as UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research), where she is the coordinator for Europe, NECSTouR (Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism) where she is a member of the Academic Board, WTN (World Tourism Network), and in the University Network for Cultural Routes Studies by EICR (European Institute of Cultural Routes).

Dr. Kiráľová works as an expert for the EASME COSME and Erasmus + EACEA, EAPAA, VEGA (Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Sciences), TAČR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic), and Silverlight expert. At the same time, she is actively involved in research projects in the Czech Republic and abroad, focusing on tourism destination marketing and management, food tourism, and regional development. She is the author of the books Marketing Hotel Services (Ekopress), Marketing Tourism Destination (Ekopress), Globalization Impact on Tourism Destination Marketing (Ekopress), and editor of the book Driving Tourism through Creative Destinations and Activities (IGI Global). Author and co-author of numerous journal articles, academic papers, and studies.

Doc. Kiráľová regularly presents the results of her scientific work at international conferences. She is the author of research papers, monographic series, books, and articles indexed in Web of Science and Scopus. She is a member of international conferences’ scientific and program boards and the editorial boards of journals indexed in WoS

Dr. Przemyslaw Stac

Dr. Przemyslaw Stac

College of Economics and Computer Science (WSEI), Poland

Dr. Przemysław Stac holds a Ph.D.in Economics in the field of Management Science (Cracow University of Economics), and a master’s degree in American Studies (American Studies Center, University of Warsaw).
He is an academician with over 20 years of experience in teaching and scholarly research. Authored over 30 scholarly papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he has a permanent teaching position at the College of Economics and Computer Science in Cracow, Poland, where has also been Vice-rector for International Cooperation and Development since 2018.
His past academic responsibilities included Head of Marketing Department, Assistant Dean (acting Dean), Head of Postgraduate Studies, Head of International Cooperation Office, Organization-wide quality coordinator.
He worked for many institutions of higher education institutions in Poland and abroad. Lectured in Germany, Denmark, Kazakhstan. and the UAE.
Outside academia, he has been an active management consultant with a consulting company specializing in improvement and turnaround projects in mostly healthcare, chemical, IT industries., His field of expertise is change and performance management, and organization design and behavior. He has been involved in consulting projects in healthcare, IT, chemical, pharmaceutical, HoReCa, R&D, and automotive industries.

Ana Paula Mota

Ana Paula Mota

University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China

Ana Paula Mota (born in São Tomé e Príncipe) Portuguese and Santomean nationality, Manager of International Relations at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macao S.A.R. – China. Before this position, she served as the Director of Public and International Relations Office at USJ and Officer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Macau and administrative coordinator of the Erasmus+ and Jean Monnet Chair Programme. She has remarkable experience in the International Mobility Programmes. She has also work experience in other industries, e.g. Corporate Diplomatic Entity, International Organisation, Multinational Group and Investment Sector.

She holds a degree in European Studies and the curricular part of Master in Intercultural Relations at the Open University of Portugal. She has more than twenty years of work experience in Higher Education Institutions in Macao, S.A.R. (Public and Private Institutions). She is a native speaker of Portuguese, fluent speaker of English, French and Dialects of São Tomé e Príncipe

Dr. Alvaro Barbosa

Dr. Alvaro Barbosa

University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China

Álvaro Barbosa (Angola, 1970) is a Full-Professor of Communication and Media and a Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Research at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau S.A.R.-China.
Prior to this position, he served for 6 Years as Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at USJ and 12 years as head of the Sound and Image Department at the School of Arts from the Portuguese
Catholic University (UCP-Porto). In 1995 He was awarded a Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering by the University of Aveiro in Portugal, in 2006 he got his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Communication from the University Pompeu Fabra in Spain, and in 2011 he concluded a Post-Doc in Computer Music and Acoustics at Stanford University in the USA.

Dr. L D Rini Harjanti

Dr. L D Rini Harjanti

Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Devrim Zerengok

Devrim Zerengok

Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Nalin Bakhle

Nalin Bakhle

Sai University, India
Tamar Tavkhelidze

Tamar Tavkhelidze

Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia

ESI Fellows (March 2021-June 2022)

Dr. Enriko Ceko

Dr. Enriko Ceko

University College “Qiriazi”, Albania

Enriko Ceko was born in 29th September 1965, in Tirana, Albania. He has graduated the Agronomy Faculty and Economy Faculty (Agriculture University of Tirana 1989 and 1996), Faculty of Law (University of Tirana 2002). He has graduated MBA the Tirana University, Faculty of Economy and Nebrasca Lincoln University, a common MNA project (2002). He holds a PhD diploma in Management (Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana 2005). He has about 31 years working experience and about the same experience lecturing, specialized with about 45 training courses (Albania, USA, UK, Israel, Germany, Austria), etc. He is Head of Economics and Management Department, at University College “Qiriazi”, lecturer at University College “Wisdom”, Senator of World Business Angels and Investments Forum and Lecturer at WBAF Business School, Global Entrepreneurship Department, Humanitarian Ambassador of International Peace Association for Albanian Nation, President of Conservative Academy, Executive Director of Albanian Center for Sustainable Development, Executive Director of Albanian Center for Waste Recycling. He is the author of around 5000 articles and over 35 scientific journal articles, participating in more than 70 international scientific conferences, author of “Total Quality Management” Book, “Quality Management Tools” Monographs, “100 years of economic, trade and business relations between UK and Albania” book, “Managing Agribusiness Firms” book, “Managing Hotel & Tourism” book, “Academic writing” book, “Business and Administrative communication” book, “Small theatre, big theatre” book, etc. His work focuses on lecturing (mainly economics and managerial disciplines), public and private organizations consultancy, ISO Standards included, heading several NGO’s, as well as participating in civic society activities, etc.

 

Research Topic:

“On relations between Creativity, Innovation and Quality Management Culture as a respond to Crisis and Post-Crisis Period.”

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Brian Sloboda, University of Maryland, USA

Dr. Almudena Guarnido, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Ignacio Amate, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr.Anca Tamaș

Dr.Anca Tamaș

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Anca Tamaş is associate teacher, PhD at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Romania. She defended her PhD thesis on 28th. October 2016 at the mentioned faculty. Since the second year of PhD studies until present she taught some seminars at The Faculty of International Business and Economics: International Organizations, International Trade, Trade Policy etc. Her main research interests are the country of origin effect and the gravity model. Since 2017 she is member at the INACO NGO (Initiative for Competitiveness), where she collaborated in many national and international projects.

 

Research Topic:

The determinants of the COVID-19 pandemic transmission.

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Okyay Ucan, Omer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Dr. Antonio Llorents de la Cruz, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University:  University of La Laguna

Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye

Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye

Mendel University in Brno

Dastan is a multidisciplinary researcher with numerous years’ experience in international research and collaborations. He focuses on the Sociology of Environment & Energy, Rural & Regional policy, and climate change. He has experience big data visualization and analysis, Non-market resource valuations, deforestation and climate change in Africa, Energy problems in Africa, and EU regional policy.

Moreover, Dastan possesses vast work experience from teaching at University across the globe, consultancy, as well as working with Non-Governmental organization in Uganda, Africa.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Visiting scholar (scholarship: $5000) at Louisiana State University, USA (Nov 2019 to Jan 2020
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at PRIDAM, Brussels, Belgium (2019)
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at The Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (2017)
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at University of Giessen Germany, (2015)
  • CARIBU Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Scholarship (Euro 22,000=) http://www.caribu.be/ (2014-2016)
  • Government of Uganda District Quota Scholarship for BA Degree, (2008 to 2011)

Research Topic:

,,Addressing the Urban Nexus Energy needs as an alternative for wood fuel for conserving Tropical rainforests: A case study of Energy needs in Kampala slums”.

Research Advisor:
Dr. Janaka Jayawickrama, University of York, United Kingdom
Dr. Ramón Casillas Ruiz, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University:  University of La Laguna

Dr. Delia Elena Rusu

Dr. Delia Elena Rusu

Romania

Her experience includes 3 years teaching to university students about deontology in domains such as Social Work, Sociology and Human Resources, 2 years in the NGO social field and 2 years working in the education business domain. Her research interests include human resources analysis, experiential knowledge within international environments, volunteering, social constructionism, non-formal and informal education, multiculturalism, interpersonal communication, and social work.

Research Topic:

„The effects of recruiting process tools used in the Human Resources domain, in a post-pandemic period”.

Research Advisor:

Dr. Pedro Antonio Diaz Funez, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University:  University of Almeria

Dr. Eda Ustaoglu

Dr. Eda Ustaoglu

Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Eda Ustaoglu has PhD in Planning and Environmental Policy from the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, and till 2015 she worked at the European Commission Joint Research Centre-Ispra as a scientific officer. Her PhD research is related to the economic evaluation of transportation infrastructure investments in relation to alternative forms of urban development within the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), Ireland. Between 2017-2020, Eda hold a post-doc position at the Department of Geomatics Engineering at Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey. Her research project focused on developing a methodology for the land use modeling applications in the selected areas in Istanbul. Over the past ten years, she has been involved in various projects, university studies and research activities in line with her graduate and post-graduate studies, which are directly related to the field of urban and environment studies. Most recently, Eda was enrolled as a post-doc researcher at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University, Istanbul. Her research interests include urban and environmental economics, transportation planning and policy, transportation infrastructure appraisal, spatial economics, and land-use science.

 

Research Topic:

„Assessing Urbanization Quality in European Regions and Cities”.

 

Research Advisor:

Gloria Ortega López, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University:  University of Almeria

Dr. Egon Montecinos Montecinos

Dr. Egon Montecinos Montecinos

University Austral of Chile, Chile

Social Worker (University of La Frontera), Master in Social Sciences (University of Los Lagos), PHD of Political Science (FLACSO MÉXICO). Director of the Institute of Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and Director of Center for Regional Studies of the Universidad Austral of Chile. Previously since 2001 he was a research professor at the Center for Regional Studies at the Universidad of Los Lagos, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development and for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the same house of studies. He has made postdoctoral stays at the International University of Florida, Miami, at the Institute of Public Administration and Community Services and the Institute of Government and Public Policies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the PHD in Social Sciences of the University Bolivariana Pontificia of Medellin. He has developed research projects and scientific publications in matters of Citizen Participation, Decentralization and Regional Development.  He has published several scientific articles in scientific journals of the social sciences. In 2020 he published his book entitled “Centralism and Decentralization in Chile. Past, present and future proposals”. By RIL Editores.

 

Egon Montecinos, Trabajador Social, Magister en Ciencias Sociales, Doctor en Ciencia Política. Director del Instituto de Administración de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas y Director del Centro de Estudios Regionales de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Anteriormente desde el año2001 fue profesor investigador del Centro de Estudios Regionales de la Universidad de Los Lagos, vicerrector de planificación y desarrollo y de investigación y postgrado en la misma casa de estudios. Ha realizado estancias posdoctorales en la Universidad Internacional de Florida, Miami, en el Instituto de Administración Pública y Servicios comunitarios y en el Instituto de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y en el Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín. Ha realizado proyectos de investigación y publicaciones científicas en materias de Participación Ciudadana, Descentralización y Desarrollo Regional.

 

Research Topic:

,,Análisis comparado de la gobernanza de políticas públicas ante el COVID 19: Aprendizajes y desafíos de la coordinación multinivel para el futuro. ¿Hacia una nueva idea de gobernanza glo-cal para el desarrollo territorial?”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Louis Valentin Mballa, Universidad autónoma de San Luis Potosí – México

Dr. Manuel Sánchez Pérez, University of  Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Hellenic Open University, Greece

Dr Eirini Artemi is Greek. She has bachelors on Theology and Classical Philology (Ancient Greek and Latin) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has master and doctorate on Theology, and especially on History of Dogma, Patristic and Symbolic Theology from the same University. She has post- doctorate on ancient Greek and byzantine philosophy from the University of Patras. Since 2014, she teaches as adjunct professor in the postgraduate program of Theology in the Hellenic Open University and she is the supervisor of many master theses. Since 2013, she teaches as professor Biblical Koine Language through the biblical texts in the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taken part in many International Conferences as speaker and her articles and papers are published in scholar peer reviewed journal in all over the world.

Research Topic:

Ethics, law and Christian teaching about homosexuality, prostitution and adultery in the Byzantine Empire and in the teaching of Church Fathers.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Javier Campos Daroca, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Lucia Romero, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Eliazar González Carrillo

Dr. Eliazar González Carrillo

Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuhua Chih, México.

Doctor en Educación con experiencia clínica 28 años y 10 en Gestión Administrativa en institución de salud del sector público.  20 años de experiencia Docente, Profesor de Tiempo Completo, con Perfil PRODEP, Integrante del Núcleo Básico de la Maestría en Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología y de la Maestría en Formación Biomédica de la Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias Biomédicas en de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Integrante del Cuerpo Académico “102” Educación, Enfermería y Salud, con la línea de investigación de Enfermería y Educación, pertenezco a la Red Nacional de Salud y Educación y Evaluadora COMACE. ORCID https://0002-7571-7570.

Con direcciones de tesis de Licenciatura, y maestría y algunos artículos publicados entre los que se encuentran: Las tecnologías del Aprendizaje y del Conocimiento (TAC) y la Formación integral y Humanista del médico 2019, Opinión de Empleadores Sobre los Egresados de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH),2018. Enseñanza-Aprendizaje en la Estancia Clínica Percepción Desde los Estudiantes de Licenciatura en Enfermería, 2018. Experiencia en la aplicación del proceso enfermero por el personal de enfermería en una unidad asistencial de segundo nivel Chih, México.,2017-  Proceso Educativo de Enfermería para Promover el Autocuidado de la Mujer durante el Puerperio.2016 Cuidado familiar comunitario, percepciones de la enfermera e indígenas rarámuris.2016. Modelo innovador para el desarrollo de Competencias específicas del Personal de Enfermería en Neonatología.2016 Factores de éxito de egresados de institución de educación superior: programa Nivelatorio de Licenciatura, Profesionalización de Enfermería y Desempeño desde la Óptica del Jefe Inmediato.

 

Research Topic:

“Deserción de estudiantes universitarios al migrar de la modalidad presencial a la virtual durante el confinamiento”.

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. María del Carmen Rodríguez Jiménez
University of La Laguna, Spain

 Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina.

Técnica Nacional en Recreación por el Instituto de Tiempo Libre y Recreación del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (ISTLyR); Lic. en Sociología; Doctora de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (área Antropología) y Posdoctora en Ciencias Sociales por la misma universidad. Investigadora independiente del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) con lugar de trabajo en el Instituto de Antropología (ICA) desde donde desarrolla diversas investigaciones/intervenciones en Políticas Públicas, Gestión y Género(s)/Feminismo(s) en el campo de la Cultura. Integrante de la Subsecretaría de Políticas de Género de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FSOC-UBA). Profesora Regular en la Carrera de Trabajo Social (FSOC), donde dirige diversos proyectos de investigación. Asimismo, es docente de distintos posgrados en la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Área Comunicación y Cultura-Sede Argentina); la maestría de Comunicación y Cultura (FSOC-UBA); y en la maestría en Cultura Pública de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA). Ha dictado cursos de grado, maestría y doctorado en distintas universidades de América Latina y se desarrolló como asesora y formadora en Gestión Cultural para la Dirección Nacional de Formación Cultural del Ministerio de Cultura (2013-2019).

 

Research Topic:

,,La transversalización de géneros/(trans)feminismo en el estudio del campo“.

 

 Research Advisor:

Dr. Elena Jaime De Pablos, University of Almeria, Spain

 

 Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir

The Open University of Israel; IDC Herzliya, Israel

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir earned her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy from Tel-Aviv University. She received her Ph.D. in Government from the school of Political Science at the University of Haifa, Israel, where she further completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the division of Public Administration and Policy. She is currently a teaching faculty at the IDC Herzliya and the Open University of Israel. Her research interests include: Comparative politics (with special interest in Israel and Turkey), street-level bureaucracy, state-religion relations and Israel studies. Her recent articles were published in The American Review of Public Administration and The International Review of Administrative Sciences. Her upcoming book comparing gaps between public preferences and institutional designs in Israel and Turkey is forthcoming in Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Research Topic:

Sustaining Alternatives to Unpopular State Policies in a Post Crisis Period – The Case of Israeli Religious Policies

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Iveta Reinholde, University of Latvia, Latvia

Dr. Francisco Gil Martinez, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Norma Pizarro

Dr. Norma Pizarro

Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico

Doctora en Ciencias de Enfermería. Experiencia clínica de 27 años en institución de salud pública y 22 años de experiencia docente, Profesor de tiempo completo, con Perfil PRODEP, Integrante del Núcleo Básico de la Maestría en Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología y de la Maestría en Formación Biomédica de la Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias Biomédicas en de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Responsable del Cuerpo Académico “102” Educación, Enfermería y Salud, con la línea de investigación de Enfermería y Educación, como CA integradas a la Red Nacional de Salud y Educación.

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4748-4271

 

Research Topic:

,,Impacto de la tutoría de estudiantes universitarios de la División de Salud en tiempos de pandemia”

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Zuleica Ruiz Alfonso, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Sıla Turaç Baykara

Dr. Sıla Turaç Baykara

Izmir Demokrasi University, Turkey

Un currículum vitae corto.

Sıla Turaç Baykara is faculty member of international relations department of Izmir Demokrasi Üniversity. Assist. Prof. Dr. Baykara, has bachelor degree from Izmir University of Economics in Turkey, master’s degree from Lund University in Sweden and Ph.D. from Yeditepe University in Turkey. Assist. Prof. Dr. Baykara teaches Turkish foreign policy, international relations theory, international politicsand comparative foreign policy analysis. Her research interests are international politics, EU’s foreign policy, energy politics and regional studies.

 

Research Topic: The transformation of China’s soft power strategy into smart power in the Mediterranean Region

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Dejan Marolov, University Goce Delcev, Macedonia
Dr. Fernando Barragán Medero, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Volkan Dayan

Dr. Volkan Dayan

Trakya University, Uzunkopru School of Applied Sciences, Department of Banking and Insurance, Edirne, Turkey.

Un currículum vitae corto.

Areas of Speciality

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Basel Regulations
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technologies

Educational Qualifications

  • Master`s Degree » Graduated in 21.08.2006

Celal Bayar University, Institute of Social Sciences, Accounting and Finance Program, Manisa, Turkey

Title of Master’s Thesis: Risk Management Evolutions at TurkDEX “Basel II Standards and Case Studies”

  • Doctoral Degree » Graduated in 10.11.2010

Celal Bayar University, Institute of Social Sciences, Business Administration Program, Manisa, Turkey

Title of Doctoral Thesis:  Credit Risk Management in Turkish Banking Sector and Credit Risk Modelling Within the New Regulations

 

Research Topic: ,,The Causal Relationship Between Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Stock Indices: A Case Study For EU Countries”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Monika Bolek, University of Lodz, Poland.

Dr. Juan Evangelista Trinidad Segovia, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor

Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor

Psique Academy, Spain

Teacher at Periféricas. School of alternative feminisms and Psique Academy, Spain.
PhD from the University of Salamanca (2018) with a thesis about women’s old age in ancient Rome. Teacher in courses on Gender History and Scientific Communication in the Humanities. My research focuses on three main topics: gender, old age, and disabilities in ancient Rome.

Research Topic:

,,Functional Dependence and Domestic Technologies of Care in Imperial Rome (I-III centuries AD)”.

Research Advisor:
Dr. Josué Gutierrez Barroso, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha

Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha

Higherlife Foundation, Zimbabwe

Un currículum vitae corto.

Currently working as a Regional Manager at Higherlife Foundation with 11 years of working experience in Southern and East Africa. Thematic areas of experience include education, Health, Disaster relief and preparedness as well as smallholder farming. I obtained a Doctor of philosophy in Development studies at the University of South Africa on thesis titled “Effects of conservation farming in Zimbabwe: The case of umguza district in the post 2000 land reform programme’. I participate as a reviewer in the africanus Journal of Development Studies. My list of publications embrace scientific papers in the areas of education and smallholder farming.

 

Research Topic:  ,,Loss of learning and the technological divide in Zimbabwe: a case of Matabeleland North Province Zimbabwe”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. M Rut Jiménez Liso, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan

King Abdulaziz university, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr Intakhab Alam Khan, an internationally acclaimed educational researcher, educationist, trainer and author is associate professor (Education/Pedagogy) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia. He has served faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia (a central university) New Delhi, India and Jazan university, KSA. He has almost 27 years of experience in teaching, training, research and publications at various universities. An author of a 16 academic, reference and research books, funded projects/books and around 70 papers in different international online and print journals, Dr Khan has taught foundations of education, educational planning and administration, teaching methodology papers, applied linguistics, medical, health, business and professional English in India and Saudi Arabia. He has developed curriculum/syllabus of Educational management, communication skills, leadership techniques, Specific English for Fine Arts, Pharmacy, medical receptionists, nurses, laboratory technicians, medical doctors (non-English speaking) and so on. Dr Khan has also developed a video recorded online course for teaching of special need learners, currently taught at the online international Islamic university, Gambia.

Dr Khan’s presentations at international conferences at Brighton (UK), Hong Kong (China), North Cyprus (Turkey), Brussels (Belgium), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Delhi (India) have already been published in refereed/ISSN/Scopus indexed proceedings. He has also attended a two week intensive ‘train the trainer’ programme at Greenwich community college, London, UK. Dr Khan is honorary chief editor/associate editor/asst. editor of more than 25 online educational journals published worldwide.

 

 

Research Topic: ,,Utilizing Experiences of Learning Strategies During COVID-19: Evolution of Post pandemic English Curriculum“

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Nirmaljit K. Rathee, Delaware State University, USA.

Dr. Enrique García Artero, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Rosario Lisciandro, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Aurela Saliaj

Dr. Aurela Saliaj

University ‘Ismail Qemali’ of Vlora, Albania

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr. Aurela Saliaj (Dean of the Faculty of Health) is an Associate Professor at Health Care Department at University of Vlora, ‘Ismail Qemali’, Albania.

She is graduated (1998) as a physician in General Medicine, at Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Tirana. She has completed the postgraduate study as a resident in Paediatrics (2000-2004), an Executive Master degree in Paediatrics (2005-2006), and Ph.D. in Paediatric Department (2010-2015) in University Hospital Center QSUT ‘Mother Thereza’ Tirana. Her Ph.D. thesis was on “Psychomotor development among preschoolers in Vlora region”.  She was awarded with the academic title Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the Medical University of Tirana in 2016.

Since 2004, she is a lecturer of courses of Pediatrics and Research Methodology in Health at the University of Vlora. As the Dean of the Faculty of Health since 2011, Dr. Aurela Saliaj has an important education and experience in high institution’s managing and social work as well.

Asoc.Prof. Aurela Saliaj is interested in fields of research: Education, Pediatrics and Public Health. Her present research focuses on searching for the impact of hospitalization on children psychomotor and socio-emotional development.

 

Research Topic:

,,The challenges of online education in a pandemic environment”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Elena Hunt, Laurentian University, Canada

Dr. Magdalena Pilar Andrés, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University:

University of  Almeria

Dr. Salwa Alinat Abed

Dr. Salwa Alinat Abed

Open University, Israel

Un currículum vitae corto.

2020-1: Post-doctorate and research fellow, Dan David institute at the Tel-Aviv University.

2017-8: Post-doctorate and research fellow, Truman Institute for the Promotion of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the framework of my post-doctoral work, I wrote a book on the position and experiences of women in the Islamic Movement in Israel.

10.5.2016: PhD, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dissertation: From Leadership to Empowerment: Women in the Islamic Movement in Israel (1980-2013). Supervisors: Dr. Mohammed Al-Atuna and Dr. Nimrod Horowitz of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2005-2009: MA studies, “Contemporary Middle East” program, research track, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Magna cum Laude). Thesis: Childhood in Conflict: Representing conflicts in Palestinian children’s literature in the West Bank between the years 2000-1987. Mentors: Prof. Eli Poda, head of the Department for Middle East Studies of the Hebrew University, and Dr. Yael Dar, Faculty of Literature at Tel Aviv University.

1999-2004: BA. Communication, journalism, and education. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Prizes and Scholarships

2018-2020: Research grant, Truman Institute, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The study deals with the involvement of Jewish and Muslim religious women in Israel in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

2017: Post-doctoral grant, Truman Institute, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2017: Post-doctoral grant, Lady Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2016: Research grant, Chaim Herzog Center for the Study of the Middle East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2013: Research grant, Walter Libech Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.

Research Topic:  ,,Time for Others: Patterns of action and religious interpretation among female religious activists in Israel

Research Advisor:
Dr. Paula E. Faulkner, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
Dr. Fernando Barragán Medero, University of La Laguna, Spain

 

Host University:

University of La Laguna

Dr. Ricardo D. Furfaro

Dr. Ricardo D. Furfaro

Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Argentina

Un currículum vitae corto.

Highly motivated and hands-on multicultural senior attorney with over 20 years of cumulative experience in multinational businesses including intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, commercial, labour and union bargaining issues, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance in the US, Europe, Far East and Latin America.  Certified in Compliance and member of various Ethics and Compliance Committees.

 

Research Topic: ,,The evolution of traditional and 21st century new human rights in Latin America”

 

Research Advisor: Dr. Juan Sebastián Fernández Prados, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

 

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rajput

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rajput

University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Un currículum vitae corto.

I was awarded Ph. D in law by the University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. I am serving as Assistant Sessions Judge, Sujawal (Thatta) Sindh, Pakistan. I am also a Resource Person at Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi, Pakistan. My research interests are criminal law and law of evidence (Qanun-e-Shahadat Order, 1984) and my research work has mostly focused on these aspects of the criminal justice system of Pakistan. My published articles address topics including “Credibility of DNA evidence in Criminal Justice System” (published as S B L R 2017 Article 07) and “Importance of procedural law in dispensation of justice (published in Federal Judicial Academy bulletin Oct-Dec 2011 and was awarded first position by the then Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan). More broadly, I am interested in all aspects of criminal law, including issues relating to criminal procedure and sentencing. I am also interested in law of evidence, including the issues relating to procedure of production and appreciation of the evidence, acquired through modern devices and more importantly, reduction of delay in criminal trials. The topic of my research in the Ph. D thesis was “Credibility of evidence through modern devices for eradication of crime and terrorism”. I also did a one year “Correspondence Course in Islamic Law (Elementary)” from Shari’ah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad. Moreover, I have also had opportunities to participate in several other seminars/workshops/courses, relating to various aspects of criminal justice system of Pakistan.

Research Topic: Reformation of Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

Research Advisor:
Dr. Ana Teresa Afonso Barrera, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Jorge Tenório Fernando

Dr. Jorge Tenório Fernando

Centro Estadual De Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (Fatec), Brazil

Un currículum vitae corto.

PhD in Management Studies (2019) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo, with a period as Guest Doctoral Researcher (2017) at the University of Mannheim, Germany through the sandwich research grant by CAPES; Master’s Degree at Business Administration (2009) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie; Specialist at Applied Consumer Sciences (2013) and MBA in Marketing (2005) from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing; Specialist in International Trade (1997) from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado; Bachelor Degree at Language and Literature (English, German, Portuguese) from Universidade de São Paulo (1995-1999). 25 years experience as executive in national and multinational companies in the areas of international trade, business development, and strategic marketing. Professor for undergraduate management courses at Centro Estadual de Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (FATEC, ETEC) In the last three years. In 2019 delivered lectures for graduate specialization courses at Universidade São Judas. In 2020, was a lecturer for the MBA courses at FUNDACE, an institution associated to FEA (University of São Paulo, campus of Ribeirão Preto).

 

Research Topic:

,,NATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL THROUGH THE LENS OF INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS”.

Research Advisor:

Dr. Martin Gomez-Ullate, University of Extremadura, Spain

Dr. Ángeles Arjona, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz Gonzalez

Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz Gonzalez

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico

FORMACION ACADEMICA: Licenciada en Enfermería, Maestra en Enfermería y Doctora en Administración por la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.

EXPERIENCIA LABORAL: Adscrita a la unidad de cuidados intensivos, desde Enero del 2010 hasta Agosto del 2018, actualmente supervisora de Enfermería en el Hospital General Dr. Salvador Zubirán Anchondo

Profesor de asignatura de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología desde Enero del 2012 a la fecha, con participación como directora de tesis de pregrado,  participación como ponente en 3 congresos y múltiples cursos.

Autora y coautora en diversos artículos científicos en revista indexadas.

PREMIOS Y DISTINCIONES

Premio a la Excelencia en la practica de Enfermería 2020 por Sigma, Global Nursing Excellence

Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, nivel Candidato

Research Topic:

Desafíos De La Gestión Del Cuidado De Enfermería En La Pos Pandemia

Research Advisor:
Dr. David Perez Jorge, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

ESI Fellows (October 2021-December 2022)

Dr. Andrej Semenov

Dr. Andrej Semenov

University of Pristina

Andrej Semenov is an assistant lecturer at the University of Pristina (Kosovska Mitrovica). He received his PhD from Charles University. During doctoral studies, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford and Sorbonne 1. His main research interest is the EU involvement in the Western Balkans.

 Research Topic:

” Enlargement in smaller steps: Can the mini-Schengen be a remedy to EU enlargement fatigue?”.

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisors:

Dr. Iveta Reinholde, University of Latvia, Latvia

Dr. Cenay Babaoglu

Dr. Cenay Babaoglu

Omer Halisdemir University

Cenay Babaoğlu graduated from Hacettepe University, department of Political Science and Public Administration. He completed his graduate studies at the same university, at the Institute of Social Sciences, Program of Political Science and Public Administration and worked as research assistant at the same department between 2009-2015. During this period, he had academic visits to Bremen University/Germany for one year, to Berlin/Germany for four months and to Skopje/ Macedonia for six months. After receiving his PhD in 2015, he began his career at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. In 2017, he has been appointed as assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration at Ömer Halisdemir University. Between 2019 – 2021, he worked at Selcuk University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration as associate professor. Since 2021 September he is working at Ömer Halisdemir University as associate professor.

Babaoğlu was the editor of the Journal of Legislation between 2016-2017, and he is the Editor of Journal of Public Administration and Policy and assistant editor of the Journal of Public Administration and Technology. The author has ten books, many book chapters and articles on public policy practices, civic engagement, and public administration and technology. During his academic life, he took part in fifteen projects supported by different institutions and organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies of Turkey, and Turkish Science Council. H

Research topic:   COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on Digital Government: The Case of Italy“.

 Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor:

Dr. Enkelejda Cenaj

Dr. Enkelejda Cenaj

“Aleksander Moisiu” University, Albania

Dr. Enkelejda Cenaj, “Aleksander Moisiu” University, Albania

Dr. Enkelejda Cenaj is a lecturer of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Education at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durres, Albania. During her years of lecturing she has covered courses of Sociology, Sociology of Education, Sociological Thought, etc. She holds the degree “Doctor of Sociology” granted by Tirana University, Faculty of Social Sciences and is an active member of the Albanian Institute of Sociology. She has authored or co-authored many publications in peer reviewed journals and participated in scientific international conferences. Her publication topics focus mainly on issues related to education, youth, gender, culture, etc.

She is honored to be part of the ESI Fellows and complete the Postdoctoral Training “Social Sciences and Humanities in a Post-crisis period” 2021/22.

Research Topic: Living under the pandemic restrictions, youth challenges and dilemmas for the future (The case of students attending university studies).

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor:

Dr. Julio Benítez Telles

Dr. Julio Benítez Telles

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Dr. Julio Benítez Telles is a cabinet maker with postgraduate studies at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Universidad del País Vasco in the fields of conservation and cultural studies.

As a full-time Assistant Professor at the Conservation and Museum studies Career, Dr. Benítez Telles, highlights his responsibilities as Research Mentor of 16 undergraduate students, Teacher of six specialization courses, and Head of Research of the same career.

During his academic life, he became Academic Coordinator, Director of the Conservation and Museum studies Career, and later Vice Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Humanities. In such positions, he co-organized international symposiums, boost research activities and scientific publications, and led the redesign of the Conservation career.

Since 2011 Dr. Julio Benítez Telles taught and gave academic services to academic institutions, standing out those delivered to Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi, Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador.

From his academic activities, Julio Benítez Telles underlines the articles about Didactical experiences with heritage photography, the relationship between environmental conditions and degradation of oil paintings exposed in open corridors, Evaluation of wood consolidation by means of its fundamental frequency, Wood-joints used to build baroque altarpieces in Quito.

At different moments, Dr. Benítez Telles received research grants and scholarships from the European Union (Alban Program), Instituto Tecnológico del Mueble y Afines, ICCROM, American Institute for Conservation, and Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional. And the Ecuadorian Army gave him an honor diploma in recognition of his collaboration for the enhancement of the Centro de Estudios Históricos del Ejército.

Nowadays Dr. Julio Benítez Telles is a Member of the LASMAC International Scientific Committee, and a private consultant of academic projects. His current interest in research is the institutionalization process of the conservation science and profession, and their perspectives in scenarios of crisis.

 

 

Research Topic:

” Trayectoria y perspectivas de la conservación del patrimonio cultural en escenarios de crisis y
transición: el proceso de institucionalización social y política del oficio, la técnica y la ciencia de la restauración. ”

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor:

Dr Paul Kwame Butakor

Dr Paul Kwame Butakor

University of Ghana

Dr Paul Kwame Butakor is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education, School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana. Prior to his lectureship appointment at the University of Ghana, Dr. Butakor worked as a research assistant for statistical analyses in Big Data Learning Analytics at the Athabasca University, Canada. While studying for his PhD, he worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Alberta, Canada for three years. Dr. Butakor also worked as a statistics and research methodology consultant at the centre for research in applied measurement and evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta, where he consulted with both faculty and graduate students on areas such as research design and methodology, psychometric analyses, program evaluation, and appropriate data analyses techniques. Before studying for his PhD, Dr. Butakor worked as a principal test development officer and later as an assistant test development secretary at the national board for professional and technician examinations (NABPTEX) from 2006 to 2012.

He holds a Ph.D. (Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition) from the University of Alberta, Canada, MSc. Educational Sciences from the University of Groningen, Netherlands; MSc Applied Statistics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; and a Bachelor of Education (Mathematics and Statistics) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His research interests include educational measurement, assessment and evaluation, statistical methods in education and psychology, mathematics education, teacher education/professional development, and learning analytics.

He has rich experience in education and curriculum development, implementation and evaluation gathered from his over two decades of professional teaching and research across various levels of Ghana’s educational system.  He has served on various national technical committees.  He is a member of the team of experts that developed the new 4-year Bachelor of Education programme for Colleges of Education and Teacher Education universities in Ghana and part of the pedagogy team developing courses and Professional Development manuals for tutors in Colleges of Education to facilitate the implementation of the curriculum. He is also a member of the Technical Working Group that developed the portfolio assessment guide for in-service teachers in Ghana, portfolio assessment framework and framework for assessing student teachers online learning during this COVID-19 pandemic. He was a member of the National Implementation Support Team (NIST) set up by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in Ghana to monitor the implementation of the Bachelor of Education programme implemented by the 46 Colleges of Education and 5 public teacher education universities in Ghana.

Research Topic:

Using learning analytics (educational data mining) techniques to address challenges associated with assessing students during virtual teaching and learning.

Host University: Universidad de Almeria, España

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Syed Mir Muhammad Shah

Dr. Syed Mir Muhammad Shah

Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Syed Mir Muhammad Shah received his early education from District Naushahro Feroze, Sindh. Dr. Shah started his career as an Adjunct Faculty at IBA Karachi and Karachi University. Dr. Shah joined Sukkur IBA in 1995 as a faculty member. He has been rendering his services at Sukkur IBA University for the past 25 years.

Dr. Shah earned his Master of Science in Management Sciences from SZABIST Karachi in 2003. He acquired his Doctorate degree in 2017 in the field of Management Sciences. Dr. Shah holds a significant profile in research with more than 40 Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications in various leading Research Journals along with five Research Reports and Article publications.

Prof. Shah has served on various administrative positions at Sukkur IBA University. Dr. Shah has served as Head of Department, Business Administration Department, Provost Hostels, Member of Academic Council, Member of Syndicate, Member of Strategic Management Committee, Member Master Trainer Gender Based Governance System- UNDP Project, and Supervisor for MS and PhD thesis to name a few. On many occasions, Dr. Shah has also served as Interim Vice Chancellor of Sukkur IBA University.

Dr. Shah has visited and developed collaborations with international institutions of Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, South Korea, China, Qatar and UAE for research and development of Sukkur IBA University.

Before his appointment as a Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Shah had been working as Professor at the Department of Business Administration and Director, International Accreditations at Sukkur IBA University. Looking at the untiring efforts of Dr. Shah, for the expansion of Sukkur IBA University, late Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui (SI) awarded a recognition shield to Dr. Shah in the silver jubilee ceremony of Sukkur IBA University held in January 2020.

Research Topic:

Post-pandemic challenges of online education adoption among university students in Pakistan.

Host University: Universidad de Almeria, España

 

Research Advisors:

Dr. Juan Antonio Almagro , University of Almeria

Dr. Rut Jiménez Liso, University of Almeria

Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska – Petkovska

Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska – Petkovska

American College Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska – Petkovska, MBA, PhD, is a researcher and medical sociologist at the Institute of environmental health (ISAMB), Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is also a Full Professor in Medical Sociology and Organizational Behavior at the School of Political Science and Psychology, University American College Skopje. She graduated on the topic of individual and economic determinants of retirement and was awarded a honorary Masters in business administration on her research on wellbeing among ageing workforce. Part of her doctoral studies were at Staffordshire University, United Kingdom as a scholar of the Open Society Institute on the topic of economic trust and cooperation among religious and ethnic minorities. She obtained a doctoral degree in social sciences and gender issues at the on the topic of Discrimination and disparities in health care. Dr. Stefanovska-Petkovska has been awarded a certificate in Statistics for health research from Oxford University. Her academic research is focused on the area of medial sociology more specifically discrimination and disparities in health, health promotion among most-at-risk populations, and cultural origins of trust. She has co-authored books and academic articles domestically and internationally. She has been a mentor/co-mentor of over 20 master theses. She is has also been an NGO activist for more than 15 years in the field of HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and education with special focus on most-at-risk groups. She has participated, designed and coordinated numerous national and international projects on this issue.

Research Topic:

Building Post-Pandemic Health Equity: The Role of Culture, Ethnicity, Religion and Trust

Host University: “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Research Advisor:

Prof. Andrea Lombardinilo, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Dr. Alexise Veronique Ikossie Kouakou

Dr. Alexise Veronique Ikossie Kouakou

Ivory Coast

Histoire Sociale-Monde Contemporain
École Normale Supérieure d’Abidjan/Section: Espagnol

Membre de Asociación de Historia Contemporánea (AHC)
Membre de Asociación para la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera (ASELE).

Research Topic:

La mujer en la Segunda República Española; de la República de los trabajadores a las trabajadoras de la República“.

Host University: Universidad de Almeria, España

Research Advisor:

Dr. Dorothy Ebere Adimora

Dr. Dorothy Ebere Adimora

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Dr. Dorothy Ebere Adimora is a Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow, in Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she teaches 17 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Educational Psychology. Ebere was the Director of the University Advancement Centre, Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 2018-2019. She was a member of University Senate Ceremonials Committee, 2016-2019. Has successfully supervised 16 postgraduate students, has authored 47 scholarly articles in national and international reputable journals and attended many national and international conferences. She is also a reviewer and member of editorial board in national and international reputable journals. She has experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, She is experienced in professional training of counsellors and psychologists. Her research interests particularly focus on students’ learning outcome, teachers’ job satisfaction, students with learning disability, gender issues, social related issues in academic milieu. She is the Founding/Executive Director of Moremi Psycho-Socio-Economic Foundation (MOPSEF), a non-governmental, non-profit organization duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (Reg. No. CAC/IT/NO 153808). MOPSEF is saddled with the responsibilities of human rights protection, access to education, economic, social and political empowerment, psychological intervention, and maximization of potentials for a better emotional state, mental health, psychological well-being, socio-economic growth and sustainable livelihood for the children, adolescents/youths, girls, women, those with disability and the underprivileged.

Ebere is a member of Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Nigeria Council of Educational Psychologists (NCEP) and Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners (MCIEP).

Research Topic:

Remediation for Effects of Domestic Violence on Psychological Well-being among Women and Girls During COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria and Spain“.

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisors:

Dr. Favio Farinella

Dr. Favio Farinella

National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina

Dr. Favio Farinella is a Lawyer graduated from the National University of Mar del Plata (1989); Doctor of Law, with mention summa cum laude (UNMdP); Bachelor of Sciences in Politics and International Relations (London School of Economics, London University); Specialist in International Law (Leiden University, Holland); Specialist in International Human Rights Law (Strasbourg, France); Master in Environmental Management of Urban Development (UNMdP); Master in Professional Education UNESCO (UNESCO Center, San Sebastián and Paris); Master in Legal and Economic Aspects of New Technologies (UNMdP).

He has completed specializations and postgraduate degrees in International Criminal Law (Leiden University); Human Rights (Institut International des Droits de l’homme, Strasbourg, France); Intellectual Property (Seoul, South Korea, directed by Dr. Hugo Caminos); Business Law (Cambridge University, UK); International Environmental Law and International Relations (University of Leiden and TMC Asser Institute, The Hague, Holland; Organization of American States, Getulio Vargas Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

He is Professor of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. He is a senior Professor of Public International law at the National University of Mar del Plata

He is Director of Seminars 1 and 2 on International Human Rights Law at the UNMDP Law School.

He is a former fellow of the Marie Curie Research Group (The Hague, Holland) funded by the European Union.

He was the first Latin American Scholar who participate in the ERASMUS MUNDUS Human Rights Practice, as Guest Scholar, to study and teach courses at Roehampton University (London, UK), Gotemburg University (Sweden) and Tromso (Norway).

Since 2021, he acts as Coordinator and Representative of the National University of Mar del Plata in the Academic Cooperation Network of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, based on the international selection of projects made by the Commission in 2020.

Research Topic:

“Lideresas sociales y comedores barriales de emergencia como instituciones de transición para la pospandemia argentina”.

Host University: University of Almeria, Spain

Research Advisors:

Dr. Hamzo Khan Tagar

Dr. Hamzo Khan Tagar

University of Karachi, Sindh-Pakistan

Educational Qualifications: I did my Ph.D. in Economics in February 2011, from the department of Economics University of Karachi, Master in Economics in 1990, and Graduation in Economics in 1988, from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh-Pakistan.

Professional Experience: I did serve in Education Department Government of Sindh as Assistant Professor of Economics, Deputy Director Planning and Development and Senior Program Manager at The World Bank (WB) (Sindh Education Reform Program).

Presently my services are placed as Director Public Private Partnership (Node) Education and Literacy Department Government of Sindh Karachi, Pakistan supported by the USAID& Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Areas of Specialty : My (30) research papers are  published in international journals mostly focused on Agriculture Economics, Economic Growth, Development Planning, Education Sector Challenges, and  Public Policy Issues.

Research topic:  Agricultural Practices in Pakistan: Sustainability and Food Security in Post-Pandemic Era”.

 Host University: Universidad de Almeria, España

Research Advisor:

Dr. Ilija Stojanovic

Dr. Ilija Stojanovic

Al Ghurair University, Dubai

My formal education in economics and management I gained from the University of Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina with PhD diploma in Economic Sciences, major: management. After defending my doctoral dissertation, I was teaching management courses at the European University Brcko District from February 2017 until January 2020 on an adjunct time basis. I was also engaged as an Adjunct Professor for Project Management for the course Project Management in the Service Sector under the Graduate Program provided by the RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Dubai University implemented within the 2019 Spring Semester. From January 2020, I have been engaged as Assistant Professor at the Al Ghurair University in Dubai on a full-time basis. My research activities and interests include project and operations management, supply chains, sustainable development and good governance. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Science Journal of Business and Management (SJBM) and Scientific Committee for the REDETE scientific conference. I am currently engaged by the Al Ghurair University Dubai as an assistant Professor

During my professional career, I performed several responsible job positions related to international cooperation. In this regard, I participated in different projects funded by international donors, especially by the European Union, World Bank, EBRD, GIZ. Knowledge and expertise in the field of European integration and project management was very important for my engagement in previous positions related to the process of European integration of my home-country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I also took part in preparation of several strategic documents important for overall socio-economic development of my country, including strategy papers in the field of socio-economic development and public administration reform. My skills of project management I have successfully transferred not only through my regular job duties, but also through numerous training sessions and workshops in which I participated as a lecturer or a trainer. I hold relevant certificates in project and operations management, including PMP – Project Management Professional, ECQA EU Project Manager obtained from the European Certification and Qualification Association, Six Sigma, as well as UNDP Trainer for Sustainable development goals.

Research Topic:

GOVERNANCE EFFECTIVENESS AS MEDIATING FACTOR WITHIN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF PROJECT PERFORMANCES“.

Host University: Universidad de Almeria, España

Research Advisor:

Dr. Iulia-Cristina Muresan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania

Dr. Jorge Balladares

Dr. Jorge Balladares

Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Ecuador

Ph.D. in Teacher Education and ICT in Education at Extremadura University (Spain).  M.A in Philosophy & M.A. in Educational Technology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.  Bachelor in Philosophy and Pedagogy at El Salvador University (Argentina).  Jorge Balladares currently works at “Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar” in (Quito, Ecuador).   His research interest:  ICT for Education, Educational Technology, E-learning, B-learning, Digital Ethics, Social Philosophy.

Research Topic:

” Estudio de las interacciones en la enseñanza virtual y el aprendizaje digital a través del modelo de Comunidad de Indagación: estudio de caso de universidad en Ecuador”.

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor:

Dr. David Prez Jorge, University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Julijana Papazova

Dr. Julijana Papazova

Independent researcher, (Bulgaria/Macedonia)

Julijana Papazova finished her PhD studies in musicology at the Institute of Art Studies-Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sofia. Her main areas of research are: popular music studies, alternative rock in Central and Southeast Europe. Papazova was awarded with scholarships from Visegrad fund and SAIA for her postdoctoral research stay at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Her papers are published for: Routledge, Studia Musicologica-MTA, Budapest, Peter Lang-Frankfurt am Main, Journal of Creative Communications-SAGE, Rowman&Littlefield-Maryland, [email protected], Hollitzer-Vienna, Bulgarian Musicology-Sofia, Arti Musices-Zagreb, Hudební věda-Prague, etc. She continuously participate at international conferences: Oxford University; University of Strasbourg; Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; University of Porto; Charles University, Prague; Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, etc.

Research Topic:

“From live to digital and vice versa – Alternative rock music scene at the Balkans during the pandemic period of COVID-19”.

Host University: “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Research Advisors:

Dr. Jacques De Vos Malan, University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Giorgio Pagannone, Department of Arts and Social Sciences
“G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

Dr. Manotar Tampubolon

Dr. Manotar Tampubolon

Christian University of Indonesia

Dr. Manotar Tampubolon

Faculty of Law, Christian University of Indonesia

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INDONESIA

 

D.Phil candidate, Universiti  Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

(On going)

2013-2017                            Doctor of  Law (Dr)

Pelita Harapan University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Disertation: The Nature of Freedom of Religion and Belief, Law and Legal Practice (Study of Christian Minority in Indonesia in the period 2007-2014).

2015                                       Diploma in Human Rights

Adam Mickiewiecz University (AMU), Poznan, Poland.

2016                                       Certificate in Globalization and Human Rights

Rijk Universiteit van Groningen, The Netherlands

2015                                       Master of Law (M.H)

Christian University of Indonesia

Thesis Title: Violation of the right to freedom of religion in Indonesia: Testing the Role of the State in the Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief.

1996-1997                            M.A in International Relations

University of Wollongong, Australia

1987-1991                            LL.B (Hons) Constitutional Law

Nommensen Christian University, Medan, Indonesia

Thesis Title: The Role of District Head in The Implementation of General Government Functions in Siempat Nempu District, North Sumatra Province.

 Research Topic:

” Exploring Human Rights Violations in Post of New Era in Indonesia”.

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor:

Dr. Paul Joseph Greene,  St. Catherine University

USA

 

Dr. Omona Andrew David

Dr. Omona Andrew David

Uganda Christian University, Uganda

Omona Andrew David-PhD is a Senior Lecturer and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at Uganda Christian University. He also serves as the National Coordinator for Religious Leaders’ Justice and Peace Network, a Researcher, Transitional Justice Fellow, and a Trainer of Trainers in Peace-building and Conflict Resolution in the East and Greater Horn of Africa. He holds a PhD in Political Studies/International Relations and Diplomacy, MA International Relations and Diplomacy, MA Theology, BA with Education, and several specialized Diplomas and Certificates.

The extensive research he has done on conflicts in Africa, the Great Lakes Region and Uganda in particular, places him to understand the dynamics of conflicts and peace at the global level. His current research interest is in Transitional Justice, Peace building and conflict resolution, and Ethics.  He has done collaborative research with people from across the world and still looks forward to getting researchers to collaborate with in his areas of expertise.

Research Topic:

The efficacy of Peacebuilding from below in healing Uganda’s wounded history

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor:

Dr. Vebina Resuli

Dr. Vebina Resuli

Mediterranean University of Albania

Vebina Resuli is a PhD lecturer at Mediterranean University of Albania. She defended her PhD 2015-2019 UGSM Monarch Business School Switzerland Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management. She has a Bsc in Business Administration at University of New York in Tirana 2003-2008. She has an MSc and International Marketing and a Master in MSc of Education.

During 2013-2016 Lecturer at University ‘‘Aleksander Moisiu’’Durres in subjects Introduction to Science of Education, Technology of Education, Research methods in Business and Social Science.

In 2016-2021 Lecturers at Mediterranean University in Management, e-Business, Research methods in Business, Organizational Behavior.

She collaborated in many national and international projects as a Trainer in

  1. Future 4.0 Intereg Adrion 1/April/2018-1/April/2020.
  2. Small enterprise development project for women in the cross-border area European Union Cross-Border Cooperation Program 1/Nov/2018-12/Dec/2019.
  3. COST Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration and Integration in Second-Level Schools CA18115 Mc member.2018-2023.

 

Research Topic:

Covid-19 the effect on human management and work digitalization

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor:

Dr. Manuel González de la Rosa, University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Tamar Kakutia

Dr. Tamar Kakutia

International Black Sea University, Georgia
 

2011 – 2017

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

PhD in Education Sciences

Doctor
1998 – 2002

 

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Department of Law

Lawyer with the specialization in Jurisprudence

Master

 

1997 – 1998

 

Georgian Technical University

 Public Administration College of TACIS

Certificate of Completion
1988 – 1993 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Department of Philology

Philologist with the specialization in Georgian language and Literature

Master

 

 

Conferences

 

·     Czech Republic, Prague; 6th International Scientific Conference in Social Sciences; The report “The main aspects of the Georgian government’s policy, in the process of introduction of inclusive vocational education” was presented http://socscienceconf.com/wp-content/uploads/IACSS-2018-IACLPM-2018-Proceedings.pdf

·     Greece, Athen – Athens Institute of Education and Research, he second Annual International Symposium organized by the Writers’ Association of Masters and Scientists on theme “Higher Education in the Global World” Topic “Some Aspects of Vocational Education, in the Education Policy of Georgia” was presented. https://www.atiner.gr/2018/2018PRO-COLEDU.pdf; https://www.atiner.gr/abstracts/2018ABST-COLEDU.pdf ;https://www.atiner.gr/paper-series

·     26-27/04 2019 Milan, Italy,  International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (ICESS) www.iraj.in

·     5 – 6/11/2015 – The first international scientific conference in “Tourism and Vocational Education in 21 century” Tbilisi – Theme: 1. National Centralized Examinations in Georgia as an Equity Mechanism in Vocational Education; 2. Teacher Training possess in Georgia – Problems and Challenges.

·     22 – 25/10/2015   TPDC (Teacher professional Development Centre) – The Actual Topics of Education Management, Tskaltubo – Theme: “Vocational Education in Georgian Education System”. 

·     29 – 30/11/2006 – OSCE (Special Service Agreement); Speaker for the joint OSCE/ABA-CEELI Conference- “Fighting Corruption in Higher Education”.

Honours and awards ·     2013/14 Awarded grant for PHD research in Shota Rustaveli Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia.

·     2014 – Medalist of Iv. Javakhishvili, Tbilisi State University for winning grand project

Research Topic:

” The Role of the local Market Involvement in the Planning and Implementation of the Higher education polices”

Host University: Daugavpils University, Latvia

Research Advisor:

Dr. Vera Boronenko, Daugavpils University, Latvia

Dr. Seval Ozbalci

Dr. Seval Ozbalci

Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey

Dr. Seval Ozbalci has voluntarily worked as a trainer, supervisor and project leader in projects supported by the public and non-governmental organizations, both in her professional life at the university. She managed the Web Team of Celal Bayar University between 2002 and 2012. She has been focused on digitalization, information systems, quality and accessibility in her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral studies, which she has carried out independently from her administrative duties at Computer Research and Application Center in this context. After completing entrepreneurship training in the US she has started project development studies related to disadvantaged groups and targeted measuring the economic accessibility for people with special needs. Having two published books, seven book chapters and nearly fifty national and international published academic works, Dr. Seval Ozbalci still works and teaches at Manisa Celal Bayar University.

Research Topic:

“Addressing Equity with the Perspective of Social Mobility”.

Host University: University of La Laguna Spain

 Research Advisor:

Dr. Satish Kumar Damodar

Dr. Satish Kumar Damodar

Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia
Twenty years in the industry (leadership positions) and  Eight years in academia (teaching , research & executive education)

Focus areas: Corporate sustainability & Innovation, Project Management, Product Development, Leading & Managing, Training & Development

 

EDUCATION

2013 -2020 PhD (Sustainability & Governance), Industrial Engineering & Business Information Systems, Behavioural Management & Social Sciences, University of Twente, Netherlands

(Thesis on Strategic CSR & Corporate Sustainability)

2017 – 2018 PhD Industrial & Systems Engineering, King’s International University, Kingdom of Tonga, Oceania, South Pacific under Tonga National Qualifications & Accreditation Board (Thesis on Systems Requirements Engineering & Systems Design)
2015–2016 Master´s Degree in Engineering (Environmental Technology), Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK), Finland   85.71%

Major course: Systems Thinking & Sustainability

2011–2012 Systems Engineering Management Programme; UCL Centre for Systems Engineering, University College London (Full time)
2008–2011 Doctoral Research Scholar in Technology Management at Birla Institute of Technology- India  (All But Defence)
2007 ITM-BIT Collaborative Research Programme in Technology Management (Pre-PhD Level); Birla Institute of Technology- India; 67%
2004–2005 One-year Postgraduate Programme in International Business (IBP);

Indian Institute of Management -Calcutta; A grade overall

Theme- Doing Business in Foreign Markets with immersion in China

2000–2001 Diploma in Training & Development (Postgraduate Level);

Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi;   66%

1994–1996 Master of Business Administration;

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi; 71.40%

1982–1985 BSc (Physics); University of Kerala, Trivandrum; 62.5%

 

Certifications Certificate in Battery Technology (21 courses) from GS Yuasa Academy, U.K

Certificate courses on Life Cycle Initiative from UN Environmental Programme: Introduction to Life Cycle Thinking, Life Cycle Thinking in Policy Making, and Life Cycle Thinking in Business Decision Making

E-learning certificate course from The World Bank Group: Smart city,

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Sustainable Land Management,

5G and Emerging Technologies for Public Service Delivery and Digital Economy Operations

Railway Financing

2020 Medical Technology Summer School from FHWN, Austria

Design and Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Off-Grid and On-grid from National Institute of Wind Energy, India

Design, Installation & Maintenance of Small Wind Turbine from National Institute of Wind Energy, India

2016 Intensive Course on International Geoparks with focus on Sustainability & Geological values by the Aegean University, GGN & Lesvos Petrified Forests, Greece

Project Management Programme from PM Study & PMI

Training on SAP ERP & CRM from Tespa Technologies, Chennai

Total Quality Management Training Programme,

Product Management Management Development programmes from the industry

 

Research Topic:

“A comparative study of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and its influence on Circular Economy in manufacturing industries among developed (Europe), developing (India) and least developed (Ethiopia) nations during the post crisis period”

Host University: University of Catania, Italy

Research Advisor:

Dr. Samantha Goncalves Mancini Ramos

Dr. Samantha Goncalves Mancini Ramos

State University of Londrina, Brazil

She is an Assistant Professor at the Modern Foreign Language Department at the State University of Londrina and works at the Professional Master’s Degree program. She holds a PhD and Master in Language Studies (2011 and 2001), she is a specialist in English Language (1997) and she holds a degree in Portuguese / English Languages (1995). She currently works with undergraduates in pedagogical disciplines and supervising their internships. She coordinates the university Language Laboratory. Her recent research and publications are focused on pre-service teacher education, teaching permeated by new technologies, the production of digital learning objects and on the creation of materials for teaching English for internationalization.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samantha-Ramos-7/research

Research Topic:

” De-encapsulation of pre-service teachers’ education: focus on SCAD Workshops”.

Host University: “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Research Advisor:

Prof. Ilaria Filograsso, Department of Arts and Social Sciences
“G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Dr. Amaya Epelde, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Rasool Bukhsh Mirjat

Dr. Rasool Bukhsh Mirjat

University of Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Rasool Bukhsh Mirjat, born in the year 1978, joined Sindh Judicial Service in the year 2006, subsequently become part of Islamabad Judicial Service and presently serving as Senior Civil Judge-I (Admin) & Magistrate-Sec-30 Cr. P.c, in federal Capital of Pakistan. Awarded Ph.D. (Law), by the University of Karachi in the year, 2019, on the research topic “The Issue Of Non-Enforcement of Human Rights And Rise Of Terrorism In Pakistan”., The area of interest are human rights, constitution, and reading judgments of the apex courts on Civil, Criminal and Constitutional laws. Also interested in the application of modern techniques and tools in the dispensation of justice in Pakistan with minimum use of papers by connecting the stakeholders of the justice sector electronically. Able to write up on different topics for the continuation of the dispensation of justice (I) Issue of Non-Enforcement of Human Rights And the Rise of Terrorism in Pakistan (Published by Pakistan Journal of Criminology, a ‘Y’ category HEC recognized journal. (ii) Senior Civil Judge: A Liaison between District Judiciary and Executive (Published in Federal Judicial Academy Bulletin) (ii), Senior Civil Judge A Bridge between the District & Session Judge and Supportive Staff” (Published in Federal Judicial Academy Bulletin) (iv) Establishing e-courts and e-filing in COVID-19 Scenario” (Published in Dailytimes. (v) Judicial Training and COVID-19” (Published in Dailytimes), (vi) Decision of Papers in the Wake of COVID-19 (Published in Daily Times) (vii) Post-Lockdown Case Management in Courts (Published in Daily Times). He is honored to pursue the Post. Doctoral research programme on the topic of “The importance of Minority Rights in the wave of Terrorism in Pakistan” from the University of Almira Spain and aspires to learn new research techniques over to issues of minority rights from the laureates become part of this session by esteemed organisation ESI.

Research Topic:

“The Importance of Minority Rights in the Wave of Terrorism in Pakistan”

Host University: University of Almeria, Spain

Research Advisor:

ESI Fellows (March 2022 - June 2023)

Dr. Aisllan Diego de Assis

Dr. Aisllan Diego de Assis

School of Medicine, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil

Doctor in Collective Health, specialist in psychiatry and mental health. Professor of Collective Health and Mental Health in the Medicine Course and Master’s Degree in Family Health at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. Develops research on the mental health of university students and vulnerable groups. It works in communities affected by dams and in the coordination of care and reception projects for people with mental suffering.

Research Topic

Mental suffering of university students in the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities for the teaching-learning process and mental health care in Ouro Preto, Brazil and Macau, China.

Host University

Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

University of Saint Joseph

Macao, China

Research Advisor

Vitor Teixeira Manuel dos Santos Teixeira

Associate Professor, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China

Dr. Daria Voyloshnikova

Dr. Daria Voyloshnikova

IGDORE, Austria

Dr. Voyloshnikova’s research is focused on international environmental governance.

Research Topic

International environmental governance innovations through EU-China relations

Host University

University of La Laguna

Research Advisor

Prof. Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu

Dr. Dhurata LAMÇJA

Dr. Dhurata LAMÇJA

“Aleksandër Xhuvani” University, Elbasan, Albania
  Education
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2021

Doctor of Science title in Literature with the dissertation “Elements of the poetics of short prose of the ’80s – the influence of the poetics of fairy tales“, from Tirana University.

 

                                                    2012-2013

 

 

2011-2012

 

 

1995 – 1999

  Doctoral studies in: “Literary Studies”, Literature Department, University of Tirana

 

 

SHPU at the Department of Literature, University of Tirana.

 

 

Higher studies(Bachelor and Master of Science) at the “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University in Elbasan,   Faculty of Humanities, branch: Albanian Language-Literature

 

 

 

           Title of qualification achieved

 

 

 

 

Master teacher, evaluation “Very good” for the subjects Albanian Language, Literature AML, 2021

Qualified teacher, evaluation “Very good”, for the subjects Albanian Language, Literature AML, 2011

Specialist teacher, evaluation “Very good”, for the subjects Albanian Language, Literature AML, 2006

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS (Publications, references, articles)

 

2002

2002

 

 

2003

 

 

2003

 

2012

 

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

 

4-5  June 2014

 

 

 

 

16 December 2014

 

 

 

20 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

20-21 December 2021

 

 

5 June 2021

 

 

24-25 June 2021

 

 

 

2 July 2021

 

 

 

May-August 2021

 

 

 

July-December 2021

 

 

 

5-6 November  2021 20212021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theoretical brochure, Albanian language 1, to help students of pedagogical high school, 2002.

 

Albanian Language 2, Theoretical material to help the 2nd grades of pedagogical and foreign language high schools, Silver Publishing House.

 

Language and reading methodology, theoretical-practical booklet for pedagogical high school students.

 

Graduates come to essays, publication to help graduates, collaborating with Basnik Rama, Ministry of Education and Science, Tirana 2012 ISBN 978-9928-04-083-1

 

Choreography and dance, the dimension of this art in human society, Prof. Ass.Artan F. Ibërshimi, language editor, Rama Graf 2012.

 

The libretto of contemporary dance “IDENTITY”, in collaboration with the Municipality of Elbasan.

 

Participant in the International Scientific Conference “Arbëresh Literature and Culture”, Jeronim de Rada on the 200th anniversary of his birth, “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University with the paper “Jeronim de Rada in the historiography of Albanian literature”.

 

Participant in the Scientific Conference “Return to De Rada’s poetry”, Jeronm de Rada on the 200th anniversary of his birth, University of History and Philology, University of Tirana and the National Library of Albania, Doctoral School “Literary Studies” with the paper “Jeronim de Rada in textbooks in Albania in the years 1961-1964.

 

Participant in the first national conference “Challenges of Pre-University Education and psycho-social services in school”, “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University, “Albanian Psychologists” association and Elbasan Regional Education Directorate with the presentation “School management and student achievements”.

 

Participation at the International Conference “Experience and Challenges in The Formation of Student’s Professional Competences Through Practice in School” with the paper: “Teaching practice of the teacher and school’s challenges”, “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University, Faculty of Education Science.

 

Participant in the V Conference of Archiving “Innovation of preservation of archival documents in ASHVE”, co-author with Dr. Florenca Stafa and MSC Ergyseda Shpataraku.

 

Participation on the International Conference “Globalisation and Integration in Contemporary Education”, “School placed psychological services”, “Aleksandêr Xhuvani” University, Elbasan.

 

“Long transition in Albania as a consequence of a communist heritage system ”, Florenca Stafa & Dhurata Lamçja, Academic Journal of business, Administration, Low and Social Sciences, IIPCCL publishing, Graz-Austria, Vol.7 No.2, July, 2021. ISSN 2410-3918, access online at www.iipccl.org

 

“Cultural Balkanism: Ivo Andriç and Niko Kazanzaqis Vis-À-Vis with Kadare”, European Journal of Science Education and Research, Volume 8, Issue 2, ISSN 2411-9563 (Print), ISSN 2312-8429 (Online), access online at https://econpapers.repec.org

 

“The poetry and Prose, as well as the impact of Communist Ideology in the Albanian Literature of ’80”, European Journal of Language and Literature Studies, Volume 7, Issue 2, ISSN 2411-9598 (Print), ISSN 2411-4103 ( online), access online at https://revistia.org

 

Korçë, Albania, participation on International Interdisciplinary Conference “Education and Culture in Contemporary Society”, Annual Conference of School Leadership (CSL_AADF), “Student self-assessment and its impact on learning outcomes”, Dhurata Lamçja & Klodiana Leka & Teuta Tana

 

Vlora, Albania, participation on Sixth International Conference on Linguistics, Teaching Practices, Translation and Cultural Horizons, “New Challenges to Linguistics, Teaching practices, Translation and Cultural Horizons”, “The impact of communism on literature and process of ’80”, Dhurata Lamçja & Ana Çano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Topic:

The active learning on the research through writing development. Post-

pandemic academic reality.

 Host University:

University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor /

Dr.  Ehsaneh Nejad Mohammad Nameghi

Dr. Ehsaneh Nejad Mohammad Nameghi

IAU (Science and Research Branch), IRAN

Dr. Ehsaneh Nejad Mohammad Nameghi has a Ph.D. of Marketing Management from National University of Malaysia (UKM) 2013. She is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of management and economics in IAU (Science and Research Branch) IRAN. Her area of study is tourism marketing; services marketing; consumer behavior.

She has published in several indexed journals such as Journal of air transport management (web of science); International journal of marketing studies (Proquest indexed); ، Journal of travel and tourism marketing (web of Science); Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (web of science). She also contributes in research publications as reviewer; editorial board and executive manager. She is recognized as an excellent reviewer and academic mentor by web of science Publons website.  She has consulted several academic thesis as a supervisory committee as well as incorporating as referee in thesis defenses.

She also has consulted organizations and companies from marketing perspective while has been an advisory board of research institutes; urban organizations and hospitality industry actors from tourism marketing perspective.

Some of her academic achievements are as follows:

Academic Success:
  • “Top Student” of (BUESPA), Hungary, Interviewed by Bulletin of University (2001)
  • “ Top Student Award”, First Degree, Al-Zahra University, (2004-2005)
  • Member of (Brilliant Talents), First Degree, Al-Zahra University (2004)
  • “ Top Student Award” , Master Level, IRIB University, ( 2009)
  • “PhD Top student” (Receiving Dean list certificate for 2 semesters), (2010-2011)
  • “ Top Iranian Youth” Award, Iranian  President Institution, (2011-2012)
  • “Top Student Financial Award”, UKM, Malaysia (2012)
Journals Contribution (As Reviewer; Editorial Board; Executive) Director)
  • Editorial Board: International Journal of Marketing Studies (Canadian Center of Science and Education)
  • Executive Manager: Entrepreneurship Knowledge
  • Reviewer: Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting  (Verified by Publons)
  • Reviewer: Urban Economics and planning (Verified by Publons)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Business Management
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management (Verified by Publons)
  • Reviewer: Future Management Studies
  • Reviewer: South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics
  • Reviewer: Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports

 

Certificates:

 

  • TOEFL certificate from Netherland, (2002).
  • Teacher Training Certificate (TTC), Cavendish College of London, (2004-2005).
  • Spanish Language Certificate, Instituto Cervantes Nivel A2 Y B1
  • Tour Leading and Travel Agency Certificate from Iranian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Ministry (2016)
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association certificate of workshop participation (Asia-Pacific Chapter) 2012
  • Certified in Peer Reviewer Course From Elsevier Group

Research Topic

Research on Tourism and Hospitality Discipline in Post Crisis Period

 Host University

University of La Laguna, Spain

 Research Advisor

Dr. Francisco Flores Muñoz, University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Florin Aliu

Dr. Florin Aliu

University for Business and Technology (UBT), Kosovo

Florin is an assistant professor at the University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Prishtina, Kosovo. He currently teaches financial markets, research methodology, and public finance at UBT. Completed his master’s studies in the field of financial management at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. However, Ph.D. at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic in valuation of publicly listed companies on Visegrád Stock Exchanges. His areas of interest are firm valuation, portfolio diversification, and stock price changes.

Research Topic:

Measuring market efficiency through valuation techniques: Evidence from Eastern European countries

Host University:

AMBIS University, Prague Czech Republic

Research Advisor: /

Dr. Eda A. Genc

Dr. Eda A. Genc

Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey

Dr. Eda A. Genc is a cultural professional and a researcher. Her academic research is interdisciplinary in nature and is centered around the production and consumption of culture, cross-cultural policy analysis, implications and challenges of sustainability in the creative sector, and practices of democratic cultural participation.

She obtained her MA in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Research Topic:

Rethinking Sustainable Cultural Production and Management in the Digital Age: The Case of Art Biennials

Host University:

University of Catania

Research Advisor: NA

Dr. Jorge Cea Rodríguez

Dr. Jorge Cea Rodríguez

Universidad Austral of Chile, Chile.

Dr. Jorge Cea Rodríguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Science and Humanities (with honors) from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He obtained a Master’s degree on Human Resource Management and the PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology (Cum Laude) at the University of Seville (Spain). Deputy Director of the Institute of Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the Universidad Austral of Chile. He has made postdoctoral stays at the University of Seville, Spain, at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

The conflict between parties is inherent to the dynamics of organizations. A way to solve conflicts where negotiation has failed is to rely on the intervention of third parties. As researcher, he aims to understand the process of negotiation with third parties. He has developed research projects and scientific publications in matters of workplace mediation and conflict resolution.

Research Topic: Workplace mediation and conflict resolution

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor: Dr. Manuel González de la Rosa, University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Katerina Toshevska-Trpchevska

Dr. Katerina Toshevska-Trpchevska

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Economics, Skopje, Macedonia

Katerina Toshevska-Trpchevska was born in Skopje in 1979. Since 2003 she has been employed at the Faculty of Economics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Since 2018 she has been elected as Associate Professor on Multilateral Trading System, International Trade Transactions and Multilateral Trade Regulation. Here main field of interests are different aspects of international trade, activities of the World Trade Organization and especially the field of trade facilitation.

During her university career she has published more than fifty papers, participated in more than hundred domestic and international conferences, seminars and workshops and done four study visits abroad: at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany,  at Porto Accounting and Business School – ISCAP of the Instituto Politecnico do Porto in Porto, Portugal, at the George Washington University in Washington, USA; and at the Faculty of Economics on the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Research Topic:         International Trade in COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions

Host University:         Saint Joseph University (USJ), Macao, China

Research Advisor:     Dr. Weng Chi (Florence) Lei, Saint Joseph University (USJ), Macao, China

Dr Maria Maclennan

Dr Maria Maclennan

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Teacher at Periféricas. School of alternative feminisms and Psique Academy, Spain. PhD from the University of Salamanca (2018) with a thesis about women’s old age in ancient Rome. Teacher in courses on Gender History and Scientific Communication in the Humanities. My research focuses on three main topics: gender, old age, and disabilities in ancient Rome.

Research Topic:

“The role of personal property in identifying the displaced: towards a methodology for reconstructing identities through objects and design”

Host University:

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Macao, China

Research Advisor:

Professor Álvaro Barbosa, The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Macao, China

 

Dr. Nino Kharitonashvili,  Georgia

Dr. Nino Kharitonashvili, Georgia

Caucasian University, Caucasian international University, Alte University, GTTU, SEU, Georgia

EDUCATION

2021 – MINHR search, “Mediterranea” University, Department of Law, Economics and Humanities,  International Post-Doctoral program  “New Technologies and Law”;

2003-2018 – Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Civil Procedures, PhD, thesis “Third parties in civil procedures”;

2014 –   World Notariat University, UINL, 3rd edition, Rome, Italy;

1998 – 2003, TSU, Faculty of Law, Master Degree;

1998 – 2003, TSU, Faculty of Economics, Master Degree;

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 Associate Professor, Caucasus University, Caucasus International University;

2020 Associate Professor, Alte University, Guram Tavartkiladze University;

2019 Assistant Professor, Georgian National University.

2013 –  Lawyer, Notary Chamber of Georgia;

2007-2013, JSC “TBC Bank”, Head of Credit Administration;

2005 –2007, Central Election Commission of Georgia, Principal Legal Specialist;

2002 – 2005, The Supreme Court of Georgia, Department of Common Courts, legal Specialist;

 

ADMISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2019 – Mediator, Edwards Mediation Academy (USA), Georgian association of mediators (Georgia);

2007 –  member of the Bar Association, Lawyer  in civil, criminal and children´s rights.

Author of monographs: Comparative Civil Procedure,  Notary Law, Third parties in civil procedures.

Articles: AI in Law, ADR, Defense of vulnerable persons, Surrogacy, Marriage contract etc.

Research Topic – Social Role of Civil Procedure;

Host University – University of Economics and Human Sciences (VIZJA), Warsaw, Poland;

Research Advisor – Prof. Małgorzata Szwejkowska, Ph.D. from University of Economics and Human Sciences (VIZJA), Warsaw, Poland;

Dr. Rashid Khalil

Dr. Rashid Khalil

Middle East College Oman–Partnership Campus of Coventry University UK.

Dr. Rashid is a finance & accounting professional having 12+ years of teaching, research, and industry experience with strong skills in credit analysis, bank lending, risk management, financial performance, and academic program management. He obtained his PhD in Finance & Banking from the Northern University of Malaysia – UUM (AASCB, AMBA, EFMD, EQUIS Accredited). Dr. Rashid is also a Certified Associate of Chartered Bankers Institute (ACIB), UK. Among other professional associations he belongs to research memberships of American Finance Association (AFA), American Economic Association (AEA) and British Association of Accounting & Finance (BAFA). Dr. Rashid has completed Post Graduate Certificate in International Higher Education & Academic Practices (PG Cert-HEAP) from Coventry University, UK as well as awarded Senior Fellow Member of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (SFHEA), UK. Recently, Dr. Rashid has nominated for Visiting Faculty Development Exchange Program by The University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has awarded Senior Associateship of Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance (CIIF), Malaysia and Associate in Banking from Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP).

Dr. Rashid is active in interdisciplinary research projects under The Research Council Oman (TRC) ranging from International Finance, Islamic Finance & Banking, Shariah Governance, SMEs and Entrepreneurial Financing, Corporate Governance, Firm’s Performance and T&L in Higher Education. He has published several articles in ESCI, Scopus indexed and peer reviewed renowned journals globally. Dr. Rashid has served in Pakistan, Qatar, Malaysia and Oman on various diversified industry and academic positions, such as Banking Management Associate, Regional Credit Documentation Officer, Senior Research Fellow Islamic Finance and Senior Lecturer. Currently, he is serving as faculty of Accounting & Finance and Academic Program Manager at Middle East College in Muscat, Oman a partnership campus of Coventry University UK.

Research Topic: Covid-19 and Current Business Challenges in Middle East Region:     Pre & Post-Crisis Analysis

 Host University: University of Catania Italy

 Research Advisor: /

Dr. Shazia Hasan

Dr. Shazia Hasan

University of central Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Shazia Hasan is working as a professor and head department of Psychology, University of Central Punjab Lahore in Pakistan. She completed her PhD from Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi in 2002. She has vast experience of teaching, research, administration and clinical practice (Psycho diagnosis and Psychotherapy). She served Institute of Clinical psychology for five years, teaching and supervising at postgraduate level. She supervised PhD students during her service and worked as a consultant clinical psychologist. She worked at COMSATS university of Information Technology for four years before joining UCP. She was the first Head of the Department ‘Humanities’ at Lahore Campus and Chairperson of Humanities to represent CIIT overall. She has many national and international research publications. She presented her work at national and international conferences. Her major areas of research are clinical disorders (risk factors, symptoms and treatment)

Research Topic:

Psychological experiences during Covid 19 in world regions: Role of metacognition and coping styles

Host University:  University of Catania

Research Advisor /

Dr. Umran Yazicilar Nalbantoglu

Dr. Umran Yazicilar Nalbantoglu

Independent Researcher, Germany

Umran Y. Nalbantoglu finished her Ph.D. studies in Educational Science at the Ege University in Turkey. Her main areas of research are teachers’ curriculum use and adaptation, curriculum adaptation patterns, teacher professional development, teacher change, and learning analysis. Moreover, she has been focusing on designing blended and flipped teacher professional development programs. Having a published book chapter, and six national and international published academic works. Dr. Nalbantoglu still works as a freelance consultant for teachers’ professional development and she continues her academic studies in Germany.

Research Topic: Understanding teachers’ curriculum use from a cross-cultural perspective during the pandemic: A Case Study in Spanish and Turkish Contexts

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Research Advisor: Prof.  Carlos Efren Mora, University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Chrysoula Kapartziani

Dr. Chrysoula Kapartziani

Harokopio University, Greece

Chrysoula Kapartziani is a lawyer engaged in specialized legal issues regarding, energy, environment and AI. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Law from the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She currently works as a researcher on the project “Genetically Modified Organisms: Regulatory&Socioeconomic Aspects” (http://gmosocialimpact.eu/), hosted by the Harokopio University, and funded by HFRI Greece. She also holds a M.Sc. degree from the Medical School of Athens in the field of «Environment and Health. Capacity building for decision making». She participates in a number of International & European conferences and workshops. Furthermore, she has a number of scientific article publications. She currently gives lectures in Methodology of Research & Bioethics, as well as in Environmental Sociology. She is also a storyteller and a co–founder, researcher and co-curator of the ‘dress and the Law’ research project (https://www.facebook.com/dressandlaw/).

Research topic: Towards a green metaverse era. How can experiences during the covid -19 pandemic trigger law and environmental related transformations as well as green data input

Host University: University of Lalaguna

Research Advisor: Carlos Efrén Mora, Associate Professor (Department of Industrial Engineering, Area of Electrical Engineering)

ESI Interdisciplinary Research Clusters 2021-2022

Indisputably, education is the basic pillar in every society. The kind of education people receives gives them a refined behavior and helps them to earn a decent living, thereby contributing constructively to the society. In today’s global world where we all face unique challenges such as global warming and new viruses, the reform of the education system is imminent especially with the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event imposed changes in all spheres of human life including the educational system. The switch to online lectures led to different challenges in different parts of the world. Some countries face some basic issues like Internet connection and lack of computers, while others are discussing the learning strategies and are focusing on the social and psychological implications of the students and the teachers as well. This research group will discuss the current challenges the educational system is facing with focus and research on the selected subdomains.

Chair:

Dr. Mary Ann Hollingsworth, University of West Alabama, USA

Members:

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan, Saudi Arabia  
Dr. Aurela Saliaj, Albania  
Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha, Zimbabwe  

ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022

Chair:

Dr. Elena Hunt, Laurentian University, Canada

Members:

Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor  
Dr. Syed Mir Muhammad Shah  
Dr. Tamar Kakutia  

ESI Program: March 2022 – June 2023

Chair:

Dr. Fernando Baragan, University of La Laguna, Spain

WG Members:

Dr. Aisllan D Assis  
Dr. Shazia Hasan  
Dr. Umran Yazıcılar Nalbantoglu  
Dr. Dhurata Lamcja  
The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic opened up so many questions. Some undisputable questions which are of main concern were about finding the best strategies to deal with the virus and ensure a good health condition of the people. The lockdown during the pandemic and the closure of the borders, restaurants, cafeteria, etc. is still having a huge effect on the economies and tourism. Many small and medium businesses were not able to survive these economic turbulences imposed by the governments as a response to the virus. At the same time, many people lost or are afraid of losing their jobs. More than ever, this crisis called for global leaderships and the necessity of finding the right answers and making the right decisions. Quality Management, Innovation, and human resources management are crucial in overcoming these contemporary challenges. The uncertainty for the future raises the questions on how long the pandemic would last, what is next, and how we should deal with it? How will the economy recover in the post-COVID world? Are new economic models on the way? What is stakeholder capitalism and how should it work? How should the global leadership and decision look like? Is solidarity necessary more than ever? Hence, those are the dilemmas and questions that this research group will discuss. In addition, a topic for joint research and conclusions will be selected. Chair: Dr. Brian Sloboda, University of Maryland, USA Members:
Dr. Enriko Ceko, Albnia
Dr. Anca Tamas, Romania
Dr. Delia Rusu, Romania.
Dr. Volkan Dayan, Turkey
ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022 Chair: Dr. Monika Bolek, University of Lodz, Poland Members:
Dr. Nadia MANSOUR
Dr. Vebina Resuli
Dr. Seval ÖZBALCI
Dr. Ilija Stojanovic
ESI Program: March 2022 – June 2023 Chair: Dr. Agata Gniadkowska-Szymańska, University of Lodz, Poland WG Members:
Dr. Ehsaneh Nejad Mohammad Nameghi
Dr. Rashid Khalil
Dr. Florin Aliu
Dr. Jorge Cea Rodríguez

The role of the state as a main actor in the international relations continues from the antique to the modern times. Despite some new trends imposed by globalization, the sovereign states are keeping the main role in the system. The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed that the state is still the main actor regardless of the globalization and the numerous international governmental and nongovernmental international organizations. However, the pandemic opened dilemmas and challenges for the diplomatic relations. We can now speak about vaccination diplomacy – a term that has not been known before. All of the states today are struggling in dealing with the pandemic challenges altogether with the traditional diplomatic issues, politics, and economy. The state as a supreme institutional organization had to deal with the pandemic and impose some restrictions that are not always so popular between its own citizens. Additionally, the institutional capacities of a concrete country are not always sufficient and the necessity of international organizations and leadership is visible. This working group will discuss these issues and a topic for joint research will be selected.

Chair:

Dr. Eyal Lewin, Ariel University, Israel

Members:

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rajput, Pakistan
Dr. Sila Turac Baykara, Turkey
Dr. Jorge Tenorio Fernando, Brazil
Dr. Ricardo Furfaro, Argentina
 
ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022

Chair:

Dr.Emilia Alaverdov, Georgian Technical University, Georgia

Members:

Dr. David Andrew Omona
Dr. Andrej Semenov
Dr. Rasool Bukhsh Mirjat
Dr. Cenay BABAOGLU
 
ESI Program: March 2022 – June 2023

Chair:

Dr. Francisco Flores, University of La Laguna

WG Members:

Dr. Katerina Toshevska-Trpchevska
Dr. Daria Voyloshnikova
Dr. Maria Maclennan
The interdisciplinary approach on gender, culture, religion, and ethics can pave the way in providing understanding of some of the important issues our contemporary societies are faced with today. The culture is a category that is very often and most notably used in combination with religion, ethics, and gender. Due to the conceptualization of culture as a social web consisting of symbolic forms based on signs of meaning, the religion and its interpretations have become a metaphor for cultural difference and furthermore symbolic boundary-making in some societies. Through this way, it shapes social action in the world, not excluding the ethics in general. This is why it entails the understanding of religion, as a distinct province of meaning that is structured by processes of social symbolization that affects the society’s view on gender, ethics, and culture in most general terms. This might be quite different in different countries and societies. However, the notion of culture and religion is receiving new dimensions and context in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is a perfect ground for a debate by opening new horizons and perspectives. Chair: Franca Daniele, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Italy, Members:
Dr. Eirini Artemi, Greece
Dr. Salwa Alinat-Abed, Israel
Dr. Dana Kaplan, Israel
  ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022 Members:
Dr. Julijana Zhabeva
Dr. Manotar Tampubolon
Dr. Dorothy Ebere Adimora
Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska – Petkovska
The sustainable development by definition meets the needs of the present generation of the world population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. Environmentally sustainable economic growth refers to economic developed society that meets the needs of all living today. Of course, it takes into the consideration the fact that there are developed countries, developing countries, and underdeveloped countries. However, the most important is that this was done without leaving future generations with fewer or less quality natural resources than those we have in today`s world. Someone can argue that sustainable development evolved as that of protecting the world’s resources while its true agenda is to control the world’s resources of today. The essence is the dual relationship between two elements, i.e., (1) the human activities in correlation to the nature of today, (2) in a way which does not diminish the prospects for future generations to enjoy a quality of life at least as good as our own. This may look like some kind of utopia but, in reality, it is the real need of our modern society. The conservation of tropical rainforests, the relations between technology and energy needs, especially of the big cites, and the concept of smart city is seen nowadays from both historical and future perspective. Chair: Dr. John B Strait, Sam Houston State University, USA Members:
Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye, Uganda
Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor, Spain
Dr. Eda Ustaoglu, Turkey
ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022 Chair: Dr. Iulia Muresan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania Members:
Dr. Satish Kumar Damodar
Dr. Hamzo Khan Tagar
Dr. Enkelejda Cenaj
ESI Program: March 2022 – June 2023 Chair: Dr. Janaka Jayawickrama, University of York, UK WG Members:
Dr. Chrysoula Kapartziani
Dr. Eda A. Genc
Dr. Nino Kharitonashvili

This interdisciplinary group is composed of academic experts in different fields such as pedagogy, feminism, and politics. It will hold meetings in Spanish language and will try to find joint interest in a specific topic setting the approach through interdisciplinary lances. This topic will be analyzed in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it brings to our contemporary modern society with the accent of the Ibero-American countries. Also, it will combine the different academic models when conducting research and will make the most out of the different but, at the same time, very similar academic domains.

Chair:

Dr. David Perez Jorge, University of La Laguna, Spain

Members:

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade, Argentina 
Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz González, Mexico 
Dr. Norma Pizarro,Mexico 
Dr. Eliazar Gonzalez Carrillo, Mexico 
Dr. Egon Elier Montecinos, Chile 

ESI Program: October 2021 – December 2022

Chair:

Dr. Eva Mateo, ULL, Spain

Members:

Dr. Julio E. Benitez Telles 
Dr. JORGE BALLADARES BURGOS 
Dr. Seibo Alexise KOUAKOU IKOSSIÉ 
Dr. Favio Farinella 
Dr. SAMANTHA GONÇALVES MANCINI RAMOS