The DIRPOLIS Institute (Institute of Law, Politics and Development) is a research center devoted to interdisciplinary studies in the fields of law, economics and political sciences. Its core mission is to conduct innovative research by adopting a multidisciplinary approach to offer a comprehensive and multi-faceted representation of legal, social, economic and political phenomena. The Institute strives to provide scientifically sound and action-oriented bases to effective decision-making processes, at both private and public levels.
The Institute offers graduate and post-graduate courses built upon theoretical and applied research. It also organizes advanced-level training events aimed at professionals wishing to acquire new skills and knowledge in their respective fields of work.
The Institute offers consultancy services for a wide range of international, national and regional entities. It actively disseminates the results of its research by organizing conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses, both in Italy and abroad.
A new call is open with 28 additional positions in order to award scholarships for Ph.D. courses on the topics of Innovation or Green, linked to sustainable and inclusive development, with particular attention to defense of biodiversity, reduction of the impact of climate change, diffusion of the circular economy, promotion of sustainable development. The new call is in implementation of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 1061/2021, on FSE REACT-EU funding in the framework of PON “Ricerca e Innovazione” 2014-2020 (Azione IV.4 e Azione IV.5)
In Italy, the first wave of the pandemic unfolded with strikingly different mortality patterns across Italian regions; among the strongest statistical predictors of such patterns are mobility, positivity rates, availability of primary care, and the size of potential contagion hubs in schools, workplaces and hospitals. These are the main findings of a study, conducted by Francesca Chiaromonte, published in Scientific Reports, with a team of Italian researchers working at the Sant’Anna School (Italy), the Pennsylvania State University (USA) and the Université Laval (Canada)