• The Department of Social Ethic was established in 1935, originally as the Department of Ethic and Christian Social Science in the Faculty of Catholic Theology. Johannes Messner was the first head of the department. In 1966, the department was transformed into the Institute, and since 1997, professor Ingeborg Gabriel has been the head of the Institute. The main research areas of the Institute include: international ethics with a focus on ethics of human rights, business ethics and ecology; social ethics in ecumenical discourse, Christian social ethics in interreligious and intercultural dialogue.

    Department of Social Ethic is a part of the Faculty of Catholic Theology which was founded on the 21st of February 1384 and is the oldest theological faculty in the German-speaking world.   


  • The Department of Political Science was established in 1971, originally as the Department of Political Theory in the Faculty of Philosophy. Now is the part of Faculty of Social Science. It is the largest political-science teaching institute in Austria agglomerating over 5,000 students and scholars.

    The main focus of the Department is the transformation of governance, statehood and democracy in different policy areas, geographical regions and political spaces.


  • Initially founded in 1994 as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University. Since 2000 operating as the Faculty of Humanities. This youngest faculty in university is combined of 24 departments, 2,400 students and 200 of academic staff. Its main research and academic focus is humanities and social and cultural anthropology. Faculty of Humanities offers various study programs in English, French, German at all levels of education and supports multidisciplinary research.


  • University of St Kliment Ohridski founded in 1979 is a higher education institution of great significance for the southwestern region of the Republic of Macedonia. The units of university are located in several Macedonian major cities: Bitola, Prilep, Ohrid, Veles, Kichevo and Skopje.

    The Faculty of Law-Kichevo entered the structure of UKLO in the academic year 2008/2009. Students accomplish their education either in Kichevo, or in Bitola on dispersed study programs.


  • Since its establishment in 1991 the Institute of Political Science has been the most internationally-oriented Romanian higher education institution in political and social research. The Institute offers degree programs taught and examined in foreign languages (English or French) at every level. All students are enrolled in specialized English language courses

    The main areas of interest are international relations, international politics, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, European Union institutions, European Union policies, international political economy, International public law, research design and methodology for international relations, global social movements or international conflict management.


  • At the Institute of Sociology this academic discipline has been taught unceasingly since 1918, although on different faculties. Institute of Sociology consists of 8 chairs and currently employs around 30 highly qualified scholars. The Institute is proud of its international ties with European universities and research institutions it has developed throughout years of cooperation via involvement in projects and grants (Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia).

    Thematic fields explored at the Institute concern sociological theories, migrations, family, religion, morality, law, social ethics, culture. Based on solid methodological traditions works and publications of the Institute produce data of theoretical and empirical significance.

    The Institute of Sociology is a part of the Faculty of Social Science which was established in 1980. The Faculty is composed of six institutes: Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, Institute of Economy and Management, Institute of Pedagogy, Institute of Political Sciences and International Affairs, Institute of Psychology and Institute of Sociology.  Overall, there are nearly 5,000 students studying at the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as 216 various-level scientific researchers.


  • Institute of Political Science was founded in 1969 and now is one of the leading centers of political science in Poland. Institute is undertaking advanced projects combined of both domestic and international research teams, publishing in its own Polish Political Science Review.

    The main areas explored at the Institute are: international relations, political thought and theories, media and communication, political marketing and social policy. In the beginning of 1990s the experience of scholars from the Institute of Political Science morphed into renowned academic theoretical tradition known in Poland as Wroclaw Systems School.


  • The Institute of Political Science of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (UKSW) was established in the year 1999 and educates more than 1,300 students. It is recognized in Poland and abroad, particularly through research on the cultural basis of politics, relations at the interface of politics-religion, as well as research on the political and cultural processes in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Unlike other centers the Institute of Political Science explores so-called “soft political science” (which focus on political idea, political philosophy, axiology of politics, and political ethics). Departments and offices conduct their research in the framework of thematic seminars, as well as in the area of special interests of academic researchers.


  • The Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Cluj-Napoca is a center of theological education and training based on the Apostolic Tradition of the Eastern Church. Beginnings of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Cluj-Napoca go back to 1924 through the establishment of the Orthodox Theological Institute in Cluj-Napoca by Bishop Nicolae Ivan.

    Today, the Faculty offers various specializations and areas of study: Pastoral Theology, Didactic Theology, Social Work Theology, Hermeneutics and Doctrine, Bioethics, Pastoral Counselling and Assistance, Orthodox Spirituality, Biblical archaeology, History of Romanian Orthodox Church, Missiology and Ecumenism, Church History, Bible study and exegesis of the New Testament, Christian Morality.


  • Lucian Blaga University is a public university in Sibiu, Romania, named after the philosopher, poet, and playwright, Lucian Blaga. It was founded in 1990 and currently agglomerates 10 faculties. The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences enables following study programs: International Relations, Political Science, Security Studies, History, Heritage, Protestant Theology, Journalism, Public Relations, Sociology, Psychology.


  • Trnava University is one of the oldest universities in Slovakia. It was established by Cardinal Peter Pázmaň in 1635.

    Faculty of Philosophy and Arts is one of the constituent members of the contemporary Trnava University. Its historical continuity and academic identity with the original Trnava University (1635 — 1777) belong to its most significant attributes. The basic mission of the Faculty which nowadays comprises 10 departments and 3 specialized working units is a Christian-oriented university education in humanities, philosophical and social sciences as well as art history.


  • The Catholic University in Ružomberok is a public university with religious character. Established on April 1st, 2000 The Catholic University in Ružomberok consists of 4 faculties: Faculty of Arts and Letters, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Public Health. It performs its activities especially in the areas of the humanities, historical, pedagogical, and social and health sciences, as well as in the areas of art, economics, management, and law.

    The Faculty of Theology, with its seat in Kosice, Slovakia, was established on 1 of July 2003 and provides lectures and workshops for 1400 students acquiring knowledge on academic subject of social work, family studies and Catholic theology.


  • The Faculty of Philosophy is the oldest Faculty at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. The beginnings of the Faculty of Philosophy date back to year 1838 when the Lyceum School was established in the city of Kragujevac.In the same year Lectures in General History were first introduced.

    Today, the Department of History consists of 36 faculty stuff members and enrolls about 450 students. Areas of learning and research are: 1) History of Ancient Greece and Near East, 2) History of Ancient Rome, 3) Medieval History, 4) Medieval History of Serbs, Serbian Church – Slavonic Language and Historical Geography, 5) Byzantology, 6) Modern History, 7) Modern History of Serbs, 8) History of Yugoslavia, and 9) Contemporary History.



  • University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia.


  • The history of the Pontifical University of John Paul II began simultaneously with the history of the oldest Polish university – the Jagiellonian University founded on the 12nd May in 1364. In 1397 Pope Boniface IX issued a papal bull which established the Faculty of Theology. In 1954 the faculty was removed from the Jagiellonian University by the communist authorities. Between 1959-1981 the Faculty functioned independently. In 1981 John Paul II established The Pontifical Academy of Theology. Nowadays the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow realizes its educational/ academic activities within 5 faculties in Krakow: Faculty of Theology, F. of Philosophy, F. of History and Cultural Heritage, F. of Social Science, F. of Canon Law.


  • The history of the Corvinus University of Budapest is connected with institutions founded in 19th Century and 1st half of 20th Century: the School for Practical Gardening/ Royal School of Horticulture (first institution of horticultural professional training in Hungary), the Hungarian University of Economics (1948). As a result of an integration process going on between 2000-2003, the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and the College of Public Administration merged in 2000. The faculties of the former University of Horticulture and Food Industry, the traditions of which go back one and a half centuries, joined the institution in September 2003. By virtue of the resolution adopted by the Hungarian Parliament, the University took on the name “Corvinus University of Budapest” as of September 1 of 2004. Now Corvinus University of Budapest operates with 3 faculties: Corvinus Business School, Corvinus School of Economics, and Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations. The Faculty has been rated to be the country’s leading university institution for study of the social sciences. 6 institutes are centres for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs: Institute of Behavioural Science and Communication Theory, Institute of International Relations, Institute of Political Science, Institute of World Economy, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, and Institute of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development. About 11 thou. students are studying at the Corvinus University of Budapest. The name the Corvinus University of Budapest reflects an institution with a human-centred view based on humanist ideology that is committed to the human, science and culture centred traditions and values appropriate to the universitas while evoking a renaissance world, focusing on refinement, details, diversity and value creation. Commitment to the name of the Corvinus University of Budapest means the identification with European values.


  • The University, with a catholic inspiration, operates in Albania as a developing factor, respecting the local religions’ traditions in an international perspective. The academic activities are implemented in collaboration with very important Italian Universities (Bari University, Rome University “Tor Vergata”, Milan University, Bologna University, Palermo University, Milan Catholic University) participating with their educational heredity for the growth of this University in Albania. Today, about 1945 students attend in Tirana and Elbasan University’s structures, three different faculties with 20 study programs, where there are about 450 Italian and 100 Albanian professors teaching. This kind of participation, of the Italian culture, makes this university experience very particular, which is carried out mainly in Italian language. The Diploma is recognized by the partner Italian Universities, and is assigned together with them, by making possible that, for the first time, to the Albanian high education has been given an European dimension. 475 students have been graduated by year 2010. The Catholic University “OLGC” is a non-government, non-profit High Education institution of teaching and scientific nature, established by the Foundation “OLGC”, a structure of the Congregation “Sons of Immaculate Conception” in Rome and recognized by the Holy See. The Congregation is distinguished in Italy and abroad, for its tradition in Health Care, and more specifically in Medicine, developing its activities in many other countries. The Catholic University “OLGC” has been established in 2004 and its one the first initiatives of the private universities’ education in our country. It was founded in order to enable the education in Albania, for professionals with high European standards, competent to work in Albania, in Europe and in the whole world, ready to face all the major challenges of our country’s European Integration.

    Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, by following the spirit of its Founder, helps in the development of university education, research and continuous education in order to prepare graduates, experts and specialists at European level, to form students with the best moral values, capable of helping in material and spiritual development of society. Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” fulfills these duties through a university education of the highest level, an education approach based on the highest and most updated standards of  teaching and inspired by the principles of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church in particular on the respect of fundamental human rights, equality between members of society, different ethnicities, religions and nationalities, according to a concept of science in the service of man and of peaceful social coexistence.

    The University consists of 4 Faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Political Social Sciences, and Faculty of Pharmacy. The Faculty of Economics, Social and Political Sciences at Catholic University „Our Lady of Good Counsel” is one of the first established faculty in the academic year 2004-2005 and has always operated under an agreement with the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” releasing joint degrees. The international scope of the Faculty confirms the formative structure, rich and complies with the demands of the current market in Albania and Europe. The active study programs are: Bachelor of „Business Administration”, Bachelor degree in „Political Science and International Relations”; Master degree in „Economics and Management”, Master degree in „International Relations and European Studies” and the Course of PhD in „Statistics” with Postgraduate training opportunities. In all these courses the programs are completely identical to the analogous courses at the University of Bari.