European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication

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University of Buenos Aires

Psicología Evolutiva II "Adolescencia"

Based on its Statute, the University of Buenos Aires is a public institution that has as its goal the promotion,  diffusion and preservation of Argentine culture. It fulfils its mission by fostering a permanent direct bond with  universal thought but dedicates individual attention to Argentine problems. The University contributes to the development of culture by means of humanistic studies, scientific and technological research and artistic creation. It spreads ideas, the conquests of science and achievements in  education and the various communication media. The University performs objective studies on national problems and publishes its conclusions.   It provides timely technical advice to private and state institutions and participates in the activities of companies. At the University of Buenos Aires, research plays an important role. Since 1986, the University of Buenos Aires has financed more than 3400 research and development projects with its own resources. In its Scientific Programming 1998 - 2000, the University of Buenos Aires annually financed 1100 research and development projects, constituting a 100% increase over the first years of the Nineties.  The total number of full-time researchers in  the research and development groups in  different academic units has been increased from 1400 in 1986  to 4575, currently representing 14% of scientific and technological researchers in the country. Within the framework of the Program for Training Human Resources, since 1986 4200 research scholarships have been awarded to 2100 young researchers, 30% of whom are now working at the University of Buenos Aires.   More than of 60% of the university's researchers are between 25 and 45 years of age.  Much of their activity is being conducted in the university's 75 research institutes. 70.000.000 pesos were granted in scholarships for to young researchers to obtain graduate degrees 46.000.000 pesos were allocated to cover the expenses of for research and development projects.  16.500.000 of these were for the acquisition of scientific equipment for research groups, in particular, to cover the cost of the computer science requirements.  16.700.000 pesos were allocated to improve the physical surroundings in which researchers work and providing overseas trips and incentives for researchers to boost scientific and technological productivity. The Faculty of Psychology has been recognized for its vocation to contribute from its academic field to the resolution of the current economic crisis in Argentina and coping with its effects on the well being of the population. As stated in the University Statute (art. 69), the University's has as a function of its academic task to serve as an instrument of social improvement at the service of the Nation and the ideals of humanity via the three basic goals purposes that found in  the social contract between the University and the community: teaching, research and expansion.


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University of Belgrano

Facultad de Humanidades

The University of Belgrano is a university founded in 1964, with a School of Psychology that is 45 years old. The Faculty of Humanities has Psychology as one of the undergraduate careers. Besides it, there are two Postgraduate structures: the Master in Cognitive Clinical Psychology and the Master in Organisational and Enterprise Psychology. The Faculty includes a career in Public Relations and Production and Realisation in Cinema, TV and Radio. The Faculty has, as well, many researchers working in different areas of Psychology. Social Representations research team is included in a research programme that is related to Ciers-ed as an associate partner. Ciers-ed has the support of the Maison des Sciences de l´Homme and the European Social Psychology Laboratory.



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Murdoch university

School of Psychology

Murdoch University is one of Australia’s leading universities. A small university delivering excellence in education for all students in an award winning, sustainable environment.

Murdoch International is responsible for the admission, orientation and welfare for all international students. It provides international students with important services and pastoral care while they are studying at Murdoch University.

With a student population of 12,000, Murdoch is small enough to support excellent staff student relations, yet is large enough to provide state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student services and a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.



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Universidad do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Institute of Psychology

Founded on December 4th, 1950, the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) ranks among the ten largest universities in Brazil. The University consists of a central campus in Maracanã, in addition to five regional campuses located in the Baixada Fluminense, Ilha Grande, Nova Friburgo, Resende and São Gonçalo, totaling more than 4.4 million square meters. The academic structure of the university includes 22 libraries, 412 classrooms, 50 lecture halls and auditoriums, as well as 205 laboratories. These facilities, among others, are needed for the teaching of a range of courses including 39 at the undergraduate level, 68 postgraduate diplomas, 45 masters degrees, 21 doctoral degrees, all of which cater to more than 23 thousand students.



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Universidad federal de Santa Caterina

Department of Psychology

The Federal University of Saint Catherine has 1633 professors in higher education, 161 teachers of special courses, 2902 administrative and technical personnel and 31,045 undergraduate, graduate and special   students.  It offers 39 undergraduate degrees, 103 specialization courses, 59 masters programs and 25 doctorates.

The Department of Psychology esearch program has developed in the area social representations and science communication.  



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Université d'Ottawa

School of Social Work

The mission of the School of Social Work is founded on the values of social justice and human rights that are essential to social work practice. In this perspective, the programmes of the school aim to provide future graduates with the conceptual tools and practices that will allow them to develop critical outlook and intervene in multidisciplinary settings and in increasingly diversified and complex contexts. The School of Social Work gives central consideration to the socio-cultural, political and economic contexts in which individual, family and collective problems are rooted. This perspective is present throughout the courses and research projects of professors, as well as in the coursework and research of students, and is considered a precondition in the construction of approaches to intervention, social policy and institutional programs and community actions that are close to the everyday lives of individuals and communities. The pedagogical approach privileged by the school, entered on intervention research and analysis, is a means of articulating these diverse issues and of bringing them to the fore in teaching, research and practicum.


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Université du Quebec, Montreal

Département de kinanthropologie

Because of its wide range of three-cycle study programmes and its diversified research and development activities, UQAM has as its goal to educate students as well as people already employed, to make accessible state-of-the-art knowledge to all social and cultural milieus and to serve groups that ask for assistance.

A French-speaking urban public university, UQAM fulfils its mission and provides its personnel's expertise and student participation by favouring:

  • partnership with the scientific community to create new training, research and development  fields;
  • innovative use of technologies in teaching, research and development;
  • expansion of student life both within the university and the city. UQAM is an intellectual and scientific nucleus as well as a cultural crucible  on the regional, national and international plane.

UQAM has a budget of more than $305 million (2002-2003), more than $45 million in research and development funds.

STUDENTS: as of December 2003 190,230 degrees have been conferred - 959 professors - 1, 577 assistant professors - 114 administrators - 1,986 support personnel

FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS:  - School of Management Science - Faculty of Arts - Faculty of Letters, Languages and Communications - Faculty of Political Science and Law - Faculty of Sciences - Faculty of Education Sciences - Faculty Human Sciences - 33 departments - School of Languages - Montreal Higher School of Fashion  (in partnership with the LaSalle College Group).

There are more than 120 undergraduate programs, more than 100 graduate programs, 23 institutional and interuniversity research centres, 19 Canadian research chairs, 22 institutional chairs and 6 institutes.

As a university of international calibre, UQAM has created a significant number of research centres in diverse areas of expertise where its dynamism is shown in the development and completion of numerous projects. In this sense they bear witness to their commitment in promoting international cooperation:

  • ISE Institute of Environmental Sciences 
  • ORBICOM network of UNESCO chairs in communications
  • UNESCO chair for the study of the Philosophical Foundations of Justice and Democratic Society
  • UNESCO chair in Global Change
  • UNESCO-BELL chair in communication and international development  
  • CEIM   Centre for International Studies and Globalization
  • CINBIOSE Centre for the study of biologic interactions between health and environment
  • CIRADE   Interdisciplinary Research Centre on learning and development in Education  
  • CEPES Centre for the study of foreign and security policy
  • CIFORT   International Centre for tourism training and research
  • Observatory for the United States  
  • CERB Research and Study Centre on Brazil
  • Wallonia-Brussels Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies  


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Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Administración y Economía

Founded 150 years ago, the University of Santiago Chile ranks among Chilean institutions of higher education as one with a long tradition and great relevance for the country.  At present, its mission concerns the creation, preservation, culture, transmission and search for knowledge through teaching, research and the expansion of science, the arts, the humanities and technology. At the same time, the University reconfirms its commitment to society and the future of the country and prioritizes its academic development in a pluralistic manner to foster students' critical conscience and to create an environment where freedom of expression and tolerance reign. To achieve this, it relies on the excellence of its academic body, the commitment of its civil employees and the educational level of its students, in whose quality and diversity one looks to see the intellectual, scientific and technical portrait of what the future requires of the country.


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Beijing Normal University

School of Psychology

Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a history of more than 100 years, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. The University has developed from the Faculty of Education, Capital Metropolitan University established in 1902 under the concept of Establish school, prioritize teacher education?which initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. After several times of merging and reforming since 1949, especially in the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development. The University's history is an epitome of the development of modern teacher training and Chinese higher education. BNU has always been developing along the route of self-improvement. It has never stopped the efforts in deepening the educational reform and has steadily raised the level and quality of education. In addition, BNU has attached great importance to academic development and shaped herself into a moderately-scoped, reasonably-structured, diversified and comprehensive university. BNU is committed to the development of research, increasing research funding rapidly and achieving a number of high level research outcomes.The University offers courses in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and gives its prioritities to educational science and psychology. As a comprehensive, research oriented and internationally reputable university, BNU has 24 academic schools, 2 academic departments and 20 research institutes; 95 doctoral degree programs, 157 master degree programs, and 55 bachelor degree programs. Beijing Normal University lays great emphasis on exchange and cooperation with educational institutions nationally, regionally and internationally, making every endeavor to pursue the global prestige. University has high hopes of becoming a world-class university in the 21st century.


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University of Nankai

Department of Social Psychology

Nankai University is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of P.R. China. And it was founded in 1919.Nankai University is considered to be one of comprehensiveuniversities with the widest scan of disciplines. It features a balance between the Humanities and the Sciences, a solidfoundation and a combination of application and creativity. The University has 22 academic colleges. Nankai University offers 71 undergraduate specialties, 206 Master's programs, 117 Doctoral programs, 17 Post-Doctoral research stations and 16 authorized primary Doctoral specialties. Equipped with top academic capabilityand creative spirit, Nankai University has a well-balanced faculty team in age and specialties. Nankai University has a full-fledged education system forproducing undergraduates, postgraduates on master's and doctoral programs and post-doctoral researchers. Nankai University is the center for both education and academic research. A large number of academic achievements have beenmade and acknowledged home and abroad. Nankai University has broad international communications by establishingexchanging and collaborative relationships with more than 100 international universities and academic institutions. NobelLaureates Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee, Samuel Chao Chung Ting, Robert A. Mundell, and Reinhard Selton as well asformer President of Korea Kim Dae Jung and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were all conferred HonoraryProfessors of Nankai University. Many other world-known scholars and entrepreneurs have been invited as VisitingProfessors of Nankai University. By 2010, Nankai University will be built into a moderate-scaled, reasonable-structured, distinctive-characterized, internationally renowned research university with high academic levels. It will increasesignificantly its quality of teaching, academic standards and overall educational strength, Which will enable some preponderant disciplines to come top in the international field. It will eventually become the important base in our country totrain the high-level and creative personnel, to promote the innovation of knowledge and technology, and to serve the development of economics and society.


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Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Departamento de Preventiva y Social

Charged with providing fair access to the Colombian educational system, the National University offers a large number of academic programs and trains competent and socially responsible professionals. It contributes to the project of nation building and studies and enriches the cultural, natural and environmental patrimony of the country.  With academic autonomy, it advises the country on scientific, technological, cultural and artistic issues. The University must strive to increase knowledge through research, transmit that knowledge through the learning process, and interact with new national realities, and take the lead in making the changes required by the System of Higher Education. It trains individuals based in the code of modernity (science, aesthetics, and ethics), with a great capacity for abstraction, experimentation, work with equipment and with a great ability to adapt to change.



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Universidad de la Habana

 Facultad de Psicologia

The University of Habana is the most important and old of Cuba and one of the first in all the South America. The academic importance and the high scientific level of the social faculty, is unique between the others university in Latin America. To consolidate this high level the faculty offers a range of scientific areas between socio economic and technology.



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Patna University

 Faculty of Psychology

Patna University was founded as a teaching and affiliate university in 1917. After various changes to its status, it finally became a teaching and residential university in March 1962.

The University is located in Patna in Bihar State and its jurisdiction extends over the area bounded by the river Ganges to the north, the main railway lines to the south, the Patna Digha railway lines to the west, and to the east, a straight line joining B.N.R Training College and mile-post 337 on the main railway line.

The Institute of Correspondence Courses was established in 1974 with a view to providing facilities for instruction through correspondence to all those who, for one reason or another, are unable to attend conventional institutions although academically qualified to do so. The main aim of the Institute is to provide educational opportunities for citizens of India to expand their knowledge and improve their academic qualifications while earning their livelihood.


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Ben Gurion University

Graduate school of Businness Administration

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established 30 years ago to spearhead development of Israel's southern region. It was David Ben-Gurion's belief that "the talents of Jewish science and research" must be marshaled if Israel was to benefit from the Negev, a desert area that comprises more than sixty percent of the country. Today, BGU has become an internationally recognized institution of higher learning that attracts outstanding faculty and researchers from around the world.  True to its original mandate, the University actively promotes hi-tech industry, agriculture, health services and education in the region.

BGU is home to more than 15,000 students.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities encompasses not only fourteen degree-granting departments, but also the unit of English as a Foreign Language, the general B.A. program, several interdisciplinary programs, and numerous research institutes and academic chairs. In addition to teaching its own students, the faculty also provides courses in general studies to students of other faculties.  


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Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

Psicologia Politica e Identitas

The academic organization of the UAM is based on an innovative educational model called the Departmental Model.  It was developed in 1974 as an alternative to the existing educational models then current in the country to which all schools and faculties fundamentally conformed. The Departmental Model makes it possible for the tasks of teaching, research, diffusion and cultural preservation be made in a harmonic and integral form.  In addition, the organization of disciplinary research groups provides a natural way to approach problems with a high degree of complexity. From the beginning, the UAM defined its policy to maintain each one of their University Units to a maximum of 15,000 students. This decision responded to the need to guarantee students appropriate attention in the teaching program and security to offer them  quality infrastructure in sufficient numbers: i.e., laboratories, technical shops, university computer centers, libraries and other services indispensable for the development of  professional training. The UAM, has more than  45.000 students.


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Universidad de Guadalajara

Departamento de Psicología Aplicada

The Independent University of Guadalajara is an institution of culture, science, education, art and technology in the service of Humanity.  In offers the highest level of education and educated and trains people intellectually, morally, socially, professionally, as well as physically. Like all human events, the University is the fruit of the historical circumstances in which it was established. The Independent University of Guadalajara is therefore dedicated to daily offering the best quality in services to satisfy the needs of the University Community and the Community in general.


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University of Lausanne

Faculté des SSP

With its seven faculties and 2,200 teachers, researchers and scientific collaborators, the University of Lausanne offers a wide range of high quality undergraduate and post-graduate courses (350 at the moment). The student population now stands at about 10,000, two thousand of whom have been attracted to this university from abroad (86 different countries).

The University of Lausanne is an active and internationally recognised centre of research where more than 100 million Swiss francs are annually invested in projects developed by 125 different research teams.

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences comprises four main disciplines: Psychology, Political Science, Social Science and the Science of Sport and Physical Education, which together cover all the main branches dealing with human beings and their interaction with other individuals and society as a whole. These are anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social psychology and sociology. All curricula are organized in such a way as to provide both theoretical and methodological knowledge, as well as encouraging a strong empirical use of this knowledge. They enable students to acquire not only a general understanding of their chosen discipline but also of all the Social Sciences through the opportunity they are offered to attend specific courses given in other faculties, for example, in law, economics, or linguistics.

A new initiative is a joint doctoral programme between the University of Lausanne and University of Geneva. Prof. Alain Clemence represents in the European PhD programme both the Institutions, as coordinator – together with prof. Fabio Lorenzi Cioldi - of this joimt programme between  University of Lausanne and University of Geneva.


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University of Tunis

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

  • The University of Tunis has main faculties and research institutions:
  • Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Tunis
  • Faculty of Juridical, Economic Sciences and Management, Jendouba
  • Higher Normal School
  • Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences, Tunis
  • Higher School of Sciences and Techniques, Tunis
  • Tunis Preparatory Engineering Institute
  • Higher Institute of Management, Tunis
  • Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Tunis
  • Higher Institute of Music
  • Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts
  • Higher Institute of Education and Continuous Training
  • Higher Institute of Cultural Sciences and Patrimony Crafts, Tunis
  • Higher Institute of Applied Studies in Humanities, Tunis
  • Higher Institute for Youth-Club Activities and Culture
  • Higher Institute of Physical Education, Kef
  • National Trust Institute
  • Preparatory Institute in Literary Studies and Humanities, Tunis
  • Higher Institute of Human Sciences, Jendouba
  • Higher Institute of Applied Studies in Humanities.
  • The Faculty of Human and Social Science has developed research on gender social and representations contribute to develop the relation between social sciences and intercultural development issues.


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Sarah Lawrence College

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Sarah Lawrence is a small coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate as well as graduate degrees. Located just fifteen miles north of New York City on a wooded campus, Sarah Lawrence is nationally renowned for its rigorous academic standards. These are fostered by small seminar classes and individual student-faculty conferences made possible by a very low student-to-faculty ratio of 6-to-1. Long respected as a national leader in arts education, Sarah Lawrence recognizes the creative and performing arts as integral to a liberal arts education. The cornerstone of Sarah Lawrence is a faculty chosen for its intellectual excellence and for its unqualified commitment to helping students discover and develop their potential. Ninety percent of faculty in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities have Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their fields; twenty percent are Fulbright scholars. The College has always been endowed with distinguished scholars and creative artists.

Sarah Lawrence students come from nearly every state and 20 countries. Campus life is enriched by the activities and events arising from the academic program — films, poetry readings, plays, concerts, dance performances, lectures and exhibits — or those sponsored by student groups, such as dances, parties, concerts and receptions.


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City University of New York

Faculty of Psychology

The nation leading urban public university serving more than 400,000 students at 19 colleges in New York City.

CUNY is the nation’s largest urban university: 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, a graduate school, a law school and a school of biomedical education. More than 208,000 students are enrolled in degree credit courses, and another 208,000 are enrolled in adult and continuing education courses at campuses located in all New York City boroughs.

More than 80 percent of CUNY’s senior college faculty hold Ph.D’s or other highest degrees in their fields. The full-time teaching faculty of over 5,600 include world-renowned experts in numerous fields and celebrated authors.

CUNY has more than 100 nationally recognized research centers, institutes and consortia. Examples include the New York Structural Biology Center at City College, a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance technology facility run by a CUNY-led consortium of nine major medical institutions in New York City and funded with a $15 million grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research.


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Universidad Central de Venezuela

Faculty of Psychology

The Central University of Venezuela is one of the most important inside the Latin American University. The particular economic and political situation has allowed a special development of the social disciplines.

The Faculty of Psychology develops research and education promoting the link with the everyday reality and social issues.

Prof. Mireya Lozada, one of the leading representative of the Faculty of Psychology at the Central University of Venezuela, has developed research interests about politics under a social perspective: her main area of interest is the conception of democracy like a “virtual” space.