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Programme aims

The second cycle degree programme inInterdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe MIREES aims to produceprofessionals able to create and communicate highly specialised content andcontextualise it in relation to the social, political and economic landscape inboth the public and private sectors. Said content may be for publicorganisations (ministries, international governmental institutions), companies(multinational or with a strong Eastern European outlook) or for traditional ordigital media. The skills gained from this second cycle degree programmeunderline the theoretical and methodological approach to the study ofpolitical, social and economic transformations in Central and Eastern Europeand the Balkans and provide students with a multidisciplinary perspective,drawing on the vast area of social, political and economic sciences. This programmecontributes to the critical development of students, helping them to cultivatemethodological insights that enable them to adopt a multidisciplinary visionand to analyse each situation, identifying and designing content and flexiblecommunication plans.

Theinternational teaching staff provided by the University's partners facilitatethe delivery of the core modules on the political and economic history of thefield of study in the first year of the programme. Students will also studysocial science research methodologies along with their empirical application inconducting analyses and evaluations in the geopolitical and geoeconomic contextof Central and Eastern Europe.

In the second year, students will undertake acompulsory exchange with one of the university's partners and will continue therelative linguistic studies initiated in the first year. Studying at one of thepartner universities offers students greater flexibility with regard to thechoice of modules which may be freely selected or chosen from a list of relatedsubjects. It also entails further career-oriented learning activities.

To thisend, students will undertake:

a)learning activities aimed at the acquisition and updating of theoretical andmethodological skills (work in progress) in order to develop an informedoverview of the field of study, enriched by a significant cultural mediationcomponent.

b)other learning activities in preparation for the research to be undertaken inthe IV semester, refining practical skills, also through specific agreementswith companies and organisations.

Allstudents are encouraged to undertake curricular internships related to thefinal examination through agreements in place with companies and organisationsin Italy and abroad.