The incorporation of LUISS Guido Carli in the SEFORÏS consortium represents an important step in the consortium efforts to spread the SEFORÏS research methodology and project objectives to countries outside of the original set of SELUSI and SEFORÏS countries.
SEFORÏS at LUISS will be coordinated by prof. Tomislav Rimac who has been a principal investigator from the beginning of the project, ensuring a seamless transition. SEFORÏS activities will be carried out within The Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability Hub (ERSHub), LUISS center of excellence whose aim is development of expertise on sustainability and related topics and development and implementation of solutions for real social needs by filling the gap between development of new ideas and their implementation. SEFORÏS joins other LUISS initiatives such as the International Center for Research on Social Innovation (CeRIIS), the Program for Student Volunteering (VolontariaMENTE), and the Laboratory for the Governance of Commons (LabGov) that work together towards making LUISS an Italian and European center of excellence for sustainability and social and solidarity economy.
Founded in 1966, LUISS Guido Carli is one of the major private Italian universities strongly committed to the development, transfer, and dissemination of knowledge, by conducting research activities and educating talented individuals. Recognized for its academic excellence, LUISS comprises four Departments - Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Political Science and Law – and three schools – LUISS Business School, LUISS School of Government, and LUISS School of European Political Economy. Thanks to its affiliation with Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry, LUISS has developed strong corporate links that offer reciprocal, unique research opportunities for LUISS researchers and business practitioners. Department of Business and Management coordinates research activities across the areas of business administration, management, innovation, and ethics, responsibility, and sustainability. Through theoretical and applied research in collaboration with academics from national and international universities as well as from public and private organizations, its faculty aims to develop new management knowledge, approaches and methods to contribute to the academic debate as well as provide a long-lasting impact in the practitioner world.