The Center for Advanced Studies, based in La Toscana Italy ( Monte Escudaio ) is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and international forum, of high level academic and specialized scholars that work around the idea to create a new cultural paradigm by permanently reviewing the religious, political and economic models of civilization, to confront them with the contemporary problems of humanity as war, injustice, intolerance and sustainable development. This forum in coordination with the Club of Budapest, was born as the soul and think tank of the Giordano Bruno University with the purpose to research, publish and organized international seminars and round tables events, having these issues as their focal point of interest.
The CAS in the spring of 2010 produced the first academic content of the universal introductory courses of the Giordano Bruno University World I,II,and III that serve as the philosophical and pedagogical foundation of our educational Institution.
It is also responsible for the organization of the PHD presential program in consciousness studies, starting in the fall of 2012.
The value of a university is given by the quality of the people associated with it and the quality of the knowledge it conveys to society. Ensuring that a university delivers the highest quality of knowledge and attracts the highest quality people is the task of the organs and institutions associated with that university—institutes whose name becomes synonymous with pioneering accomplishment and academic excellence. For the Giordano Bruno University responsibility for this task is vested in its Center for Advanced Study. The purpose of the Center, analogously to the Princeton Center for Advanced Study, the Stanford Center for Advanced Studies, and similar bodies associated with major universities, is to create world-class standing for the University through pioneering research, top-quality publications, and contribution to the excellence and relevance of the knowledge conveyed in its programs of education.
* To bring together cutting-edge scholars and scientists in the major fields of investigation and knowledge, to share their ideas and insights, and collaboratively evolve the state of knowledge in their field. To this end to organize special symposia and create research projects pursued by leading-edge scientists and scholars.
* To make available the resulting insights and theories to the administrative center of the University for insertion in the University’s curriculum.
* To publish the insights and theories developed in the symposia and research projects in appropriate electronic and print media, such as scholarly journals, scientific and scholarly books and e-books, as well as internet blogs, and by contribution to national and international conferences and round tables.
* To coach the teaching faculty of the University for conducting selected introductory and advanced courses and seminars.
* To provide a continuous flow of information on its activities through electronic or print newsletters and reports for the Schools of the University as well for its licensees and representatives.
* To organize an annual General Assembly, bringing together the University’s worldwide licensees and representatives for an in-depth review of current programs and attainments as well as the discussion of new objectives, topics, and projects.
In order to live up to its purpose and achieve its objectives, the Center for Advanced Study undertakes initially the following activities:
* Names internationally recognized personalities in diverse fields of science, scholarship, as well as art and the public media as Distinguished Fellows;
* Names cutting-edge scientists and scholars in fields of interest to the University as Research Fellows, to pursue projects of research with periods of physical residence at the Center;
* Organizes periodic “heretical symposia” in the spirit of Giordano Bruno to bring together leading personalities on selected themes and fields of interest;
* Publishes in eight issues annually “World Futures: The Journal of Global Education,” the scientific and scholarly periodical of the Center, carrying articles, essays, book reviews and related materials of interest to the University, as well as Special Issues containing materials generated by the Fellows and Symposia and other participants in events under the auspices of the Center.
In its next phase, the Center will maintain and operate a brick-and-mortar facility as its headquarters in Tuscany.