L-Università ta’Malta leads with Routledge a scholarly project on the study of Small States

L-Università ta’Malta announces that Routledge have agreed to launch a new book series in 2020 dedicated to the study of small states. The ‘small state studies’ series is planned to curate and publish at least 10 monographs over a ten-year period.

The news comes after a bid to edit such a book series was put together by  Godfrey Baldacchino (University of Malta, Malta), Anna-Lena Hogenauer (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) and Nicos Trimikliniotis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus).

In their successful submission, the three scholars argued how the world is replete with small states; and yet the orientation to acknowledge, discuss and critique the condition of small size and small scale is not yet a mainstream pursuit.

This book series will provide an excellent opportunity and platform for NUSCT- affiliated scholars and researchers to consider authoring or editing a text that examines a particular condition – diplomacy, international relations, public administration, governance,  policy making, the state of tertiary education, migration … – from a small state lens and perspective.

New issue of the Small States & Territories journal

L-Università ta’ Malta’s journal “Small States & Territories”

Vol. 2, No. 1 of  L-Università ta’ Malta’s journal “Small States & Territories” has been published and is available online at:


We would like to remind readers  and NUSCT members that  scholars are invited to submit papers related to the topic of Small States and Territories. The permanent call can be found at

Lake Constance University Association Summer School

The International Lake Constance University, of which the University of Liechtenstein is a member is organizing the Lake Constance Summer School, to take place August 02-28, 2019 at the University Konstanz.

The summer school is open to students who are interested to learn German and get to know the four countries, A, CH, FL, D,  surrounding Lake Constance. They would pay the fee for students coming from partner universities.

For info, please contact Trudi Ackermann(trudi.ackermann@uni.li)

May 6, 2019

SIIV International Summer School at University of San Marino

NUSCT member Università della Repubblica di San Marino is organizing the SIIV International Summer School in San Marino in collaboration with the University of Parma and the SIIV (Italian Infrastructure Society), to take place September 16-20, 2019.

The summer school is open to PhD students and researchers in design, construction, maintenance and management of infrastructures.

The organizing committee is preparing the definitive program, below you can find a draft.

For info, please contact prof. Andrea Grilli (andrea.grilli@unirsm.sm)

May 3, 2019

The University of Greenland hosts international conference on microstates

NUSCT member Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland will host the international conference economics and development in microstates, islands, and the arctic, to take place  November 30 – December 1, 2018.

This interdisciplinary and international Conference, organized in collaboration with Island Dynamics, will consider the economic advantages and disadvantages faced by microstates, island territories, and arctic regions, exploring theory, best practices, case-studies, political and economic strategies. The conference hosts contributions from the business community, NGOs, and academic researchers (from economics, human geography, anthropology, development studies, business studies, and other disciplines).

For more information  please contact convenor Adam Grydehøj (agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org ) or Javier Arnaut


November 6, 2018

ERASMUS + project Challenges to Democracy and Social Life in European Small States


The members of the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories  (NUSCT) Universitat d’Andorra, University of Malta and the Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, are thee of the nine  partners in the ERASMUS + project  “Challenges to Democracy and Social Life in European Small States”, promoted and lead by the Liechtenstein Institute.

This European project marks the first multilateral program that is benefiting from the synergies created amongst  members of our network.

For more information on the  ERASMUS + project  “Challenges to Democracy and Social Life in European Small States” please contact Dr. Wilfried Marxer at wilfried.marxer@liechtenstein-institut.li

The Universitat d’Andorra promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universitat d’Andorra is celebrating  the 70th anniversary of the signature of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948 , Resolution 217 A) by partnering with the International Solidarity for Human Rights  (ISHR, a Miami-based NGO) in carrying out an awareness campaign on its campus that will last until December 19, 2018.

The commemorating activity consists in dedicating each one of the thirty weeks of the academic year to a specific human right, illustrated by a corresponding ISHR-provided  educational exhibition.

In order to globally communicate the institution’s commitment to Human Rights,  the Universitat d’Andorra will post a UN-designed commemorative banner on its website  until December 19, 2018.

The UdA Universal Declaration of Human Rights awareness campaign is  being organized within the framework of events commemorating the Universitat d’Andorra’s 30 years of service to the Principality of Andorra.

For more information please contact secretariat@nusct.net