Research Groups and Research Centers

The following research groups and centers are active within the department, by approval of the department’s General Assembly (in alphabetical order):

Centre of International & European Political Economy & Governance – CIEPEG

Leader-Person in charge: Pantelis Sklias, Professor.

The Centre of International & European Political Economy & Governance – CIEPEG is an official research centre of the University of Peloponnese (Department of Political Science and International Relations). It was officially founded in August 2015 (Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, No. 1812, 21 August 2015). It is based in Korinthos within the Department of Political Science and International Relations, having full access to all the University resources.
CIEPEG’s staff and collaborators include academics from the University of Peloponnese, from other Greek Universities as well as from non-Greek Universities, researchers and renown experts and professionals.

CIEPEG activities include:

  • The implementation of research programmes in the fields of politics, political economy, international relations, European studies, governance and other related issues.
  • The organization of conferences, symposia, lecturers and seminars in all the above mentioned academic fields.
  • The implementation of Life Long Learning Programmes in the same fields.
  • The publication of books, contributed volumes, research and policy papers, as well as journals in the fields of CIEPEG’s expertise.

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Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East & Islamic Studies

Leader-Person in charge: Sotiris Roussos, Professor.

CEMMIS is a research group mainly composed of young scientists particularly active in analyzing issues related to the Middle East and the world of Islam. Since 2008 this team has created a dynamic website which includes dozens of issues of the English edition “Middle East Bulletin” and a great number of independent timely analyses. In addition to that, of particular importance is the production of multimedia applications such as the interactive map of Middle East resources and a series of video and audio presentations. At the same time, CEMMIS educates undergraduate and graduate students from Greece and abroad through work placement, collaborates with external researchers, and elaborates studies and policy proposals.

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Consortium for the Promotion of Chinese-Greek and Chinese-European Relations

Leader-Person in charge: Asteris Huliaras, Professor.

The Consortium for the Promotion of Sino-Greek and Sino-European Relations is a formal cooperation network of four Greek research and educational institutions: 1. The Hellenic Center for European Studies (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic), 2. The Institute of International Economic Relations (Athens), 3. The University of the Aegean (Department of Mediterranean Studies), 4. The University of the Peloponnese (Department of Political Science & International Relations and Department of Economics).The Consortium aims at monitoring and promoting cooperation between Greek and Chinese stakeholders, both on the business sphere and among academics; offering insight on the evolution and the prospects of EU-Chinese relations; understanding China’s views on international affairs and its relations with Europe and the rest of the world.

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Hellenic African Studies Network

PSIR Leader: Asteris Huliaras, Professor.

The Hellenic African Studies Network is a collaboration between the University of the Peloponnese and the University of the Aegean) and aims at linking up Greek speaking scientists with considerable interests and research experience in the African continent. One of the Network’s principal functions is to offer consultative services to state and private entities by pooling together the expertise of its members.
Team Coordinator: Konstantinos Magliveras, Professor, University of the Aegean

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Political Technology Research Group

Leader – Person in charge: Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis(┼), Professor.

Political Technology is a research group active in the area of Policy Analysis with a multidisciplinary research agenda. Political Technology’s aim is to identify, research and develop institutional, procedural and technological ‘instruments’ for efficient and effective policy making and implementation are all levels of Governance and Public Sector Management.
The research group Political Technology was founded in 2009 by Associate Professor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis.


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