The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences

2020 Conference Partner

The Department believes that the social sciences in their plurality are pivotal to understanding contemporary political and social systems and processes of change. For this purpose, it promotes multidisciplinary research and innovative and integrated tertiary educational programmes. As with the best European and international research and models of higher education, it seeks to pool, exchange, challenge and develop the knowledge and expertise of scholars and students of the social sciences.

University of Patras, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, Laboratory of Sociology and Education

2019 Conference Partner

The Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education at the University of Patraswas founded in 1983 (as Department of Early Childhood Education), aiming at the development of research in the Sciences of Education and the provision of academic education to educators of pre-school age. From its inception, the Department has been evolved to an institution where all those sciences, which are internationally defined as Sciences of Education are cultivated, both at the level of teaching and research. Also, the mission of the Department has been and still is, cutting edge pedagogy and the education of modern pre-school educators.

The University of Patras was founded in 1964 and it began functioning in the academic year of 1966-67, contributing vastly to the decentralization of academic education in Greece. In June 2013, the University of West Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras. The University of Patras is the third largest university in Greece regarding the size of student potential, the faculty members, administrative personnel, number of departments, and accredited student titles.

University of Granada

2016 Conference Partner

The University of Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom. The university is a vibrant presence in the city of Granada, benefiting from the distinctive beauty of its environment and a privileged geographical location due to its proximity to the Sierra Nevada, and the Mediterranean coast, with several major tourist sites, including Motril, Almuñécar and Salobreña nearby.

Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the university, with another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses, etc. The university employs 3,650 lecturers and over 2,000 administration, technical and maintenance staff. At present, courses for 75 different qualifications are taught in 28 teaching centers. The courses are taught across 116 departments, and the Postgraduate School offers 68 master's courses, 116 doctorate programs, and 113 additional courses.

The commitment to high-quality research has placed the University of Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings. The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment. Through the Spanish Research Program, as well as other national programs and organizations, the university supports 165 research projects, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business has provided financial support to 78 Projects of Excellence.

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

Network Partner

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) is a not-for-profit that subsumes the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development established in 2004 as part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It brings together clusters of research and capacity building institutions along with arts, museums, heritage and environmental agencies across the world. The criteria for participation includes demonstrated commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics (2004); ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (2010); and the Soft and Hard Law Instruments of UNESCO.

Networking all over the world and with active engagement through social media, the iiiM platform enhances constructive exchanges across research networks and promotes state of the art online research, learning, and teaching systems. A strategic partner with the prestigious Common Ground Publishing, iiiM is driven by UN Sustainable Development Goals as defined in Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Past Partners

Over the years, The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations:

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