There are a number of barriers in the internationalization and intellectual collaboration of research in Southeast Europe. Some of these have their roots in money and politics, others in disciplinary methods, technical conditions, or institutional structures, even in historical and inter-cultural understanding. In this respect, CAS strives to break down and to overcome obstacles and borders. Our mission in CAS is to promote the recognition of the role of humanities and social sciences through achieving international excellence, to encourage and maximize the benefit from visiting scholars and fellowships for all members of the academic community, and to be a creative cultural resource for the broader professional and business world and the community at large.
Prof. Snjezana Prijic-Samarzija is currently the rector of the University of Rijeka. She is a full professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The main areas of her academic interest and publications are social philosophy, epistemology and applied ethics.