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International Doctoral Programme in Intercultural Relations and International Management

Overview of the Programme 

The Doctoral Programme in "Intercultural Relations and International Management" is a three-year multidisciplinary international doctoral degree coordinated by the Rome University of International Studies - UNINT, in partnership with the Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (UEPB). The Programme is designed to prepare highly qualified researchers and professionals with an extensive theoretical and applied knowledge of intercultural communication and cross-national management theories and practices, with a specific focus on the relationships between Europe and the most relevant emerging extra-European geographical areas that are gaining increasing economic, cultural and political weight internationally. 


The Programme includes research and training in the areas of linguistics, management, cross-cultural communication, and, in general, it provides doctoral students with a significant knowledge of the influence of economic, legal, social, historical and cultural aspects in the relations between nations.
Research topics included in the Programme are supervised by a Joint Teaching Committee and they are designed to highlight different perspectives of the relations between Europe and one or more emerging areas. The official language is English. The number of available positions is 5: 4 with scholarship (of which one is reserved to the Universidade Estadual da Paraíba) and one without scholarship. The admission procedures and the selection criteria are defined in a specific call for applications, which is published once a year, usually between June and August.

Scientific approach and Research topics  

The scientific approach of the Programme is grounded on the idea that a current understanding of global relationships between different cultures requires a cross-disciplinary perspective and a combination of both theoretical and applied research. 
Research topics included in the Programme are supervised by the Joint Teaching Committee and they are designed to highlight different scientific and methodological perspectives. 
In particular, research topics include (but are not limited to) the followings:
-Linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic analysis of communication in the field of business, economics, political science, social institutions, etc.;
-Cultural diversity and its effect on intercultural communication;
-International business, cross-border transactions and trade relations;
-Intercultural communication of human rights;
-Cross-cultural management and negotiation techniques in intercultural settings; 
-International marketing;
-Global history, public management and foreign policies;
-International political economy;
-Comparative history of economic cultures;
-The European economy in a historical perspective; 
-International legal issues and their impact on bilateral and multilateral relations.

Career opportunities 

At the end of the Programme, Doctoral students will be able to qualify for jobs in international business and organisations, including public institutions, supranational organisations and multinational companies operating in Europe and/or in emerging countries. Upon completion of the Programme, former programme candidates may also be eligible for teaching and research positions in academia and other institutions of higher learning.
Examples of job functions include:
  • Management of internal and external cross-cultural communication;
  • Management of cross-border transactions and trade relations;
  • Human resources and diversity management;
  • Development of language strategies and strategic language solutions in communication units;
  • Development of translation, language and communication strategies in translation companies;
  • Interpreting and translation management;
  • Country analysis and cross-cultural segmentation of foreign markets;
  • International marketing and sales management;
  • Negotiation in an intercultural setting;
  • Development of innovative language and communication solutions for intercultural marketing in export and marketing companies;
  • Development of language and intercultural communication programmes;
  • Teaching and research at universities or in higher secondary education.
Joint Teaching Committee
Coordinator: Alessandro De Nisco – UNINT University
Co-coordinator: Alexandre Cesar Cunha Leite – UEPB University

Joint Teaching Committee members
Luciano Barbosa Justino - UEPB University
Simonetta Bartolini - UNINT University
Giovanni Bronzetti - University of Calabria
Stefania Cerrito - UNINT University
Fabio Cintioli - UNINT University
Cidoval Morais De Sousa - UEPB University
Ezio Del Gottardo - UNINT University
Adamantis Diamantopoulos - University of Vienna
Luciano Do Nascimento Silva - UEPB University
Magdalena Florek - Poznan University of Economics and Business (PUEB)
Angelo Iacovella - UNINT University
Vincenzo Lippolis - UNINT University
Antonio Magliulo - UNINT University
Claudia Monacelli -  UNINT University
Daniele Niedda - UNINT University
Luca Petruzzellis - University of Bari
Salvatore Rebecchini - SIMEST President
Angelo Riviezzo - University of Sannio
Mariagrazia Russo - UNINT University
Ciro Sbailò - UNINT University
Vincenzo Zeno Zencovich - Roma Tre University

Rules and Regulations

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Call for applications for admission to the XXXIV cycle (Academic Year 2018/19)

Candidates willing to participate in the doctoral program must apply by the deadline of Saturday, September 23, 2018, at 12 am (Italian time). 
The application and the requested attachements must be sent as PDF to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or delivered in person in paper format to the UNINT Ufficio Dottorati (Via Cristoforo Colombo, 200 - 00147, Rome) (opening hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 am). 

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0039 06 510 777 228

Call for applications

Annex A

Annex B


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