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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars appointed by LUMSA University

The Scientific Committee of LUMSA’s CARI (University’s Center for Research and International Relations), as part of its internationalization initiatives, s

upports an international mobility program financed through the University’s funds with the aim to foster the international scie

ntific cooperation between LUMSA and other foreign universities and research centers.The program intends to support the short-term mobility of Italian and foreign professors, researchers and post docs.Participation requirements and procedures to present candidatures are described in the call for notice that is published yearly

Further information can be requested at:
LUMSA Scientific Research Office
Via delle Fosse di Castello, 7 - 00193 Rome, Italy


Incoming Visiting Scholars a.y. 2017/18
During the a.a. 2017/18 LUMSA will host in its Departments of Rome and Palermo, 4 prestigious freign professors, for periods of 30 days, to conduct research activities. The Visiting Scholars are financed with scholarships provided by LUMSA’s Center for Research and International Relations (CARI).


Postdoctoral positions linked to the IF-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
LUMSA University is seeking excellent early career researchers intending to submit an application linked to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Actions (IF-MSCA) within Horizon 2020, having LUMSA as their host institution.
The research areas into which research projects can be developed are:
Economics and business

  • banking and financial regulation
  • banking structure, with a special focus on corporate governance and banking diversity (cooperative and stakeholder-oriented banks)
  • credit rating agencies
  • international migration
  • monetary policy
  • the finance-growth nexus
  • family business
  • company internationalization
  • chinese economy

Law and economics

  • behavioral approach to regulation
  • better regulation tools and policies (RIA, SCM, consultations, simplifications, SME test etc.)
  • corruption prevention
  • big data (regulation, competition, privacy)
  • regulation and competition
  • public utilities regulation
  • implementation and enforcement of legislation and regulation


  • women’s movements in Europe
  • cross-national analysis of policies on violence against women
  • femicide


  • migration and diverse societies
  • group rights and individual rights

What are the MSCA Individual Fellowships?
IF-MSCA is a mobility program funded by the European Commission which aims to contribute to the career development of researchers, and their future employability. Link to the Participant Portal for more information and related documents.

Who can apply?

  • Promising researchers from anywhere in the world: all nationalities can apply
  • Mobility is a fundamental rule: you have to come to Europe or move within Europe
  • Experienced researchers only: doctoral degree or at least four years' full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline
  • All areas of research are considered as IF-MSCA are bottom up actions

Are you interested?
Those researchers interested in one of the positions offered should contact as soon as possible to agree on the preparation of a project proposal to be submitted to the IF-MSCA-2019 call.

LUMSA as Host institution
Research excellence is at the core of everything in LUMSA. The University promotes and supports basic and interdisciplinary research, which is essential for the welfare of contemporary society.
At LUMSA we strive to create the optimum conditions to enable researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge and develop international networks, within a high quality, competitive environment.
To be noted that LUMSA achieved outstanding results in the last Italian Assessment of Research Quality (VQR) covering the years 2011 to 2014 and promoted by ANVUR (National Agency for the University System Evaluation and Research). The areas of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences ranked Q1 (upper quartile of the distribution). Psychology and Political Science ranked Q2 (second quartile). In Law, LUMSA ranks fourth in Italy among the small sized universities, and fifth overall. The Department of Economics, Politics and Modern Languages, Department Law (Rome) and Department of Law (Palermo) rank Q1 in Italy.
In the Social Sciences, LUMSA University ranks third in Italy among the small sized universities for the Department of Human Studies - Communication, Education and Psychology, and fourth overall.
LUMSA as host institution, through its Research Office, will provide support throughout the proposal preparation process. Acting as a local contact point of the EURAXESS network will assist the funded candidates on any issue related to mobility.

Further information can be requested at:
LUMSA’s Scientific Research Office
Via delle Fosse di Castello, 7 - 00193 Rome, Italy