Research Areas

The IDHUS Institute is dedicated to unraveling the complexities of the challenges posed by changes in demographics, human development, new technologies and world population dynamics as we strive to create a more equitable, informed, and prosperous future for all.

Key thematic areas

Our projects, research and analysis focus on the following main areas influencing the future of humanity

Migrations and Displacement of People
We study the movements of individuals or groups from one geographical location to another, often driven by various factors such as economic opportunities, political instability, conflict, environmental changes, or natural disasters. This area of study encompasses the study of the causes, patterns, and consequences of human mobility, including forced displacement, refugee crises, and voluntary migration. Our research in this area aims to understand the complex dynamics, human rights implications, and policy challenges associated with these movements.

Demographic Changes, Urban Development, and the Evolution of Cities
Our work in this area involve the analysis of shifts in population size, age structure, and distribution within urban areas. Our research examines how demographic trends, such as aging populations or population growth, interact with urbanization processes and impact the social, economic, and environmental aspects of cities. We explore the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization, including infrastructure development, housing, sustainability, and quality of life in metropolitan areas.

Population Dynamics
In this area, we focus on how populations change over time due to births, deaths, immigration, and emigration. This research area investigates the underlying factors influencing population growth or decline, including fertility rates, mortality rates, migration patterns, and the impact of various social and economic factors. Understanding population dynamics is crucial for policymakers and planners in making informed decisions about resource allocation, healthcare, education, and social services.

Education for Social Impact 
Educational programmes at all levels of our society are key to the development and well-being of those who will drive change in their communities, localities and social groups. We seek to promote access to education programmes for those who need and rely on them to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

Sustainability and the rational use of the planet’s resources
Sustainability involves managing the Earth’s resources in a way that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our work in this area focuses on responsible resource use and environmental conservation to create a balanced and enduring world.

As you will see, our approach is multidisciplinary, as each of the above areas is inextricably linked to many of the others, and it is necessary to put into a global context all the data and results of the analysis of the dynamics and forces that govern the development of our society.

Our main activities

Advise and manage national and international projects in the fields of sustainable development, education, population dynamics and change, migration, urban and social change, demographic trends, technological development.

Disseminate Knowledge: We disseminate research findings, policy recommendations, and best practices through publications, reports, and educational programs to ensure that our insights reach a broad and diverse audience. We publish written and visual material such as dossiers, reports, books and training material in the above areas.

Foster Collaboration: We collaborate with academic institutions, research organizations, governments, and NGOs to facilitate interdisciplinary research and collective action in the pursuit of common goals.

Engage in Global Dialogue: We engage in international dialogue and cooperation to address global demographic challenges, foster cultural understanding, and promote a sense of shared responsibility for the well-being of humanity. Our participation in national, European and international consortia is key to promote projects, research, good practice and exchange of information and knowledge in the above areas.

Educate and Empower: We offer educational programs, seminars, and workshops to empower individuals with knowledge, skills, and tools to contribute to positive change in their communities and the world at large. We organise and hold conferences, seminars and courses, both nationally and internationally, in the areas described above.

Conduct Cutting-Edge Research: We undertake multidisciplinary research initiatives to explore the intricate dynamics of human development, education, demography, technology and world population changes, generating new knowledge and insights that inform policy and practice.

Promote Evidence-Based Policymaking: We advocate for the implementation of evidence-based policies at all levels of governance, addressing demographic challenges and fostering equitable and sustainable development.