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LUMSA finances research within projects of relevant scientific interest responding to the strategic scientific areas of the University.

Department of Law, Economics, Politics and Modern languages (Rome)

  • The application of the Shari'a in resolving disputes between Muslims in the West (Coordinator Prof. Angelo Rinella)
  • The evolution of social representation and political representation in Italy and in Europe (1969 - 1992) (Coordinator Prof. Andrea Ciampani)
  • The short fiction and the traduction genres (Coordinator Prof. Manuela Garribba Aviva)
  • The teaching of Roman law and Catholic Universities (Coordinator Prof. Maria Pia Baccari)
  • Europe seen from Farnesina. The Italian diplomacy and the European integration process (1947-1957) (Coordinator Prof. Giampaolo Malgeri)
  • Italian consular districts. From Unity to the Second World War (Coordinator Prof. Francesco Bonini)
  • The "new" medical responsibility: assisted suicide (Coordinator Prof. Laura Palazzani)
  • Integrated protection of fundamental rights in the face of global challenges: evolutionary trends and reconstructive challenges (Coordinator Prof. Eduardo Gianfrancesco)
  • New approaches to rule-making for a more effective regulation (Coordinator Prof. Nicoletta Rangone)
  • Big data and cognitive insights for effective administrative law (Coordinator Prof. Nicoletta Rangone)
  • Relations, behavior, cooperation in finance, in the real economy, in society (Coordinator Prof. Giovanni Ferri)

Department of Law (Palermo)

  • Effectiveness of judicial protection and civil relations (Coordinator Prof. Giampaolo Frezza)
  • From money laundering to self-money laundering: the discipline of money laudering between judicial practice and future prospects (Coordinator Prof. Angelo Mangione)
  • The constitutional right to appeal to the Supreme Court and the limitations to the appeal of the plea bargaining sentence (Coordinator Prof.Antonino Pulvirenti)
  • Civil protection against discrimination (Coordinator Prof. Cettina Di Salvo)
  • Tax measures on the environment (Coordinator Prof. Marco Cedro)
  • New prospects for transfer pricing (Coordinator Prof. Marco Cedro)
  • Participatory social impact assessment (V.I.S.PA). For a civil and maieutic method (Coordinator Prof. Giuseppe Notarstefano)
  • Peace and happiness Psychodynamics of happy existence: eco-psychodynamics of existential learning (Coordinator Prof. Giuseppe Mannino)
  • The forms of the relationship organize the forms of thought. Causative interactions of dynamic-clinical and socio-economic psychology in the (re) generation of the social and self individual (Coordinator Prof. Giuseppe Mannino)
  • The social impact of business activity between evaluation and reporting. An approach (Coordinator Prof. Sergio Paternostro)
  • International law and constitutional jurisprudence (Coordinator Prof. Giuseppe Puma)
  • Anthropology and ethics of childhood. The child as a subject of action and responsibility (Coordinator Prof. Calogero Caltagirone)
  • The company's top managers (Coordinator Prof. Armando Catania)


Department of  Social Sciences - Communication, Education and Psychology (Rome)

  • Aldo Manuzio: teaching of Latin and vulgar in early modern Europe (Coordinator Prof. Patrizia Bertini Malgarini)
  • Analysis and evaluation of the teaching and communicative effectiveness of audiovisuals in university education (Coordinator Prof. Maria Cinque)
  • CeReBRO (Center for Research on Behaviour, Relationships, and Organizations):  towards a new study perspective of human behaviour (Coordinator Prof. Massimiliano Scopelliti)
  • Eye movements in reading anomalous sentences - Ocular movements in the reading of abnormal sentences (Coordinator Prof. Lisa Arduino)
  • Memory contagion: effect of social sharing in the modulation of memories (Coordinator Prof. Marco Costanzi)
  • Smartphone Addiction, family functioning, and value structure in a group of young adults: what relationship? (Coordinator Prof. Marco Cacioppo)
  • Implementing life plans for young people in years of crisis. Cosmopolitanism and media as approaches to possible futures (Coordinator Prof. Francesca Ieracitano)
  • Linux and open source cultures (Coordinator Prof. Piero Polidoro)
  • When consumers become entrepreneurs. Systems, dynamics and roles of a new exchange system (Coordinator Prof. Costanza Nosi)
  • Medieval philosophical research and topics in Italian philosophy from the 20th century to present day (Coordinator Prof. Onorato Grassi)
  • Humanism, cultures and philosophies (Coordinator Prof. Stefano Biancu)
  • Humanities: languages, cultures, philosophies, societies (Coordinator Prof. Stefano Biancu)


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