Eleventh Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism

The Doctoral School is a bilingual (ES/EN) training program for doctoral students and other promising young researchers, organised by the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Andean Center for International Studies of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador (UASB-E) with the support of various international academic institutions and governmental organizations in the region.

The Doctoral School will deliver a series of lectures by leading academics on methods, theories, and new trends in Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism, and afford the next generation of researchers the opportunity to discuss and develop their research projects in personalised tutorial sessions.

Taking place in Quito, Ecuador from 10-14 July 2023, the Doctoral School will benefit doctoral students and other early-career researchers from across the social science spectrum, in various stages of their research projects, seeking answers to questions within the framework of Latin American, European or Comparative Regionalism.

The Doctoral School seeks to establish a network of researchers dealing with regionalism, based at universities across Latin America and beyond.

Candidates must have a working proficiency in English and Spanish.


"The comparative perspective offered by school gave me an excellent opportunity to move beyond one region (or one organization) and to discuss the implications of similar processes in different parts of the world. Given that I also teach Latin American studies, these insights were precious."

"En la escuela, no solamente tuve el privilegio de exponer mis ideas, sino de debatirlas a un nivel profundo e interdisciplinario, con futuros doctores, expertos y líderes regionales y globales, a quienes ahora llamo amigos".

- alumni of the Doctoral School



The Doctoral School runs from Monday to Friday, with lectures delivered in the morning session and tutorials in the afternoon.

The full programme will be made available closer to the Doctoral School.


Applications will be assessed and accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline on 31 May 2023. Spaces are limited, so apply early to secure a chance to attend. 

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Detailed curriculum
  • Outline of their planned or ongoing research project

The documents must be submitted via the Doctoral School's application form (see below) and can be written in Spanish or English.


The general enrolment fee is 450 USD, with a reduced fee of 350 USD for Latin American students.

The payment covers participation in lectures, leisure events, lunch, and coffee breaks.

We offer a limited number of scholarships to cover enrolment and on-campus accommodation.

Candidates wishing to apply for a scholarship should specify their need in the motivation letter and attach a written confirmation from their institution confirming their inability to cover the enrolment fees.

Full payment must be made two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. 


Explore the full programme: 


Philippe De Lombaerde

Director, UNU-CRIS

Michel Levi

Associate Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar Ecuador

WTO Chairs Programme, Ecuador Chair Holder

Juliana Peixoto Batista

Associate Researcher, FLACSO Argentina

Frank Mattheis

Research Fellow, UNU-CRIS

Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann

Associate Professor, Institute of International Relations, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Magdalena Bas

Professor, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Monterrey

Germán Prieto

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Régis Dandoy

Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of Department, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Associate Research Fellow, UNU-CRIS

Melisa Deciancio

CONICET Post-Doctoral Fellow, FLASCO Argentina

Alberto Castillo Castañeda

Dean, Faculty of Government and International Relations, Santo Tomás University

Gian Luca Gardini

Professor and Chair of History of International Relations, University of Udine

Cintia Quiliconi

FLASCO Ecuador

Detlef Nolte

Associate, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Eduardo Velosa

Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Gaspare Genna

Professor of Political Science and the Director of North American Studies, University of Texas at El Paso

Associate Research Fellow, UNU-CRIS

Ricardo Rozemberg

Integration and Trade Specialist, BID INTAL

Leiza Brumat

Senior Research Fellow, Eurac Research 

Associate Research Fellow, UNU-CRIS