Institute for Intercultural Studies


The head of the Institute for Intercultural Studies is assist. prof. Jadranka Cergol.

About the Institute

The Institute for Intercultural Studies (IIS) of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Primorska (UP FHŠ) was established in 2008 as a research group of the faculty. Its research fields coincide with (most of) the fields of study programs in humanities and social sciences at UP FHŠ. Therefore, IIS is a multidisciplinary research institute in which research and projects in the fields of history, geography, anthropology and ethnology, linguistics, literary sciences and the media are carried out. The emphasis is on the study of the Adriatic, Alpine and Karst areas and on the interdisciplinarity. IIS has been a leading partner and partner organization and has been involved in several national and international projects. Research results are published in domestic and foreign journals and monographs.

At the IIS we strive for the development of research activities at UP FHŠ and to this end we support the strengthening of basic research work as well as applied research in the belief that the transfer of knowledge into practice in the present time is of key importance for humanities. IIS activities also include research and applicative project work related to education.

The goal of the IIS is to provide a research friendly and stimulating environment and to provide favorable conditions for research work to young researchers at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

At the institute, we particularly nurture the transfer of research results into the study process and the involvement of higher education staff and students in research work.


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