The Summer Schools on Research Methods for Social Sciences, organized from 2006 to 2012 by SDIPA and from 2013 by the Department of Business Administration and Law of the University of Calabria, represent an important event for professors, researchers and doctoral students in Italy and, with increasing intensity, in Europe. In a few years, the Schools have conquered a leadership role in training and updating researchers working in the different fields of social sciences, carrying out a project of fundamental support for academic and applied research. The Schools aim to present, discuss and share methods and techniques suitable for translating original hypotheses and research projects into relevant and rigorous scientific contributions, and therefore supported by robust empirical evidence. The Schools intend to reach university professors and researchers, PhD students, and postdocs in social sciences, as well as consulting firms and companies.


The 2023 Summer Schools go fully on campus.


The University of Calabria (Unical) is a young and dynamic university located in Southern Italy. The university campus is situated in the surroundings of the towns of Cosenza and Rende, which provide visitors and tourists with many artistic and historical venues. Such a convenient location offers the chance to reach within a 60-minute ride cozy seaside villages (Diamante, Tropea) as well as a stunning 2,000-meter heights landscape (la Sila).
Visiting students and scholars may reach the Campus from the nearby airport of Lamezia Terme, which is connected to Rende by train or coach (about 60 minutes) or Shuttle bus (“Al volo” service).

Alternatively, the Campus can be reached by train from Rome or Naples via Paola. The latter is connected with the Castiglione Cosentino Railway Station by coach, and it is located about 3 kilometers away from the Campus.

Hotel and B&B

Participants should care for their accommodation by themselves. To receive help and/or a list of nearby Bed&Breakfasts and hotels offering special rates to participants in the Summer Schools please send an e-mail to Maria Antonietta Raimondo ma.raimondo@unical.it