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 Movement 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 and Social Changes 
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.

Our main activities

Advise and manage national and international projects and research studies in the fields of sustainable development, education, population dynamics and migrations, urban and social change, demographic trends, and the impact of technological developments in society.

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.