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The Montreal Institute of International Studies (IEIM) was set up in 2002 to support, strengthen and deepen the research, training and knowledge mobilization initiatives of research centers and chairs belonging to the Faculty of Political Science and Law at UQAM involved in the field of international studies. Since then, its action has been extended to other research centers and chairs attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Faculty of Communication, the Faculty of Arts and the UQAM’s School of Management (ESG). This extension and openness has had a significant impact on the way it views and puts into practice the international dimension of its activities.
IEIM has a dual mission: first, to support and strengthen the integration of an internationalization open to all the activities of its constituents and partners and, second, to facilitate the extension and redeployment of their activities on the Montreal and international scenes.
This double mission is declined at several levels. Internally, the Institute’s primary role is to support the activities of its constituents and foster synergies among them in the pursuit of their own activities, while soliciting the collaboration of other research centers and chairs at UQAM. To this end, the Institute also plays an active role in extending and deepening internationalization activities at all levels within the university.
Externally, the Institute’s role is to increase its own presence and that of its constituents on the Montreal and Quebec scenes with organizations, associations and the business community, through the organization of conferences, summer schools, exchanges, partnerships and research projects.
At the international level, the Institute’s role is to encourage and facilitate the transnationalization of research, training and knowledge mobilization practices through the multiplication of exchanges between research teams and researchers.
At present, the Institute has nineteen Chairs and research centers whose activities are deployed in one of the following four research areas: (i) globalization and governance; (ii) security and diplomacy; (iii) identity, citizenship and diversity; and (iv) international law and human rights.
Support and strengthen the integration of the international dimension
The first part of this mission has three levels. At the first level, it is about deepening and extending the integration of an international dimension to the activities of the existing constituents, supporting and encouraging similar integration into the activities of other research centers and chairs at UQAM.
At the second level, the aim is to broaden this involvement through linkages with centers and chairs housed in other universities and academic institutions.
Finally, at the third level, it is a matter of collaborating with public and private organizations that are already actively involved on the Montreal scene in integrating the international dimension into a range of actions and initiatives, and in so doing, contribute to raising awareness of the importance of the role of internationalization for our fellow citizens.
Facilitate the extension of activities on the international scene
As for the second component, the extension of activities, it operates in both directions, outward and inward. It is then a matter of encouraging and facilitating the transnationalization of research, training and knowledge mobilization practices, on the one hand, and opening up to collaborations with transnationalization practices initiated elsewhere and likely to have beneficial spinoffs for our universities and other organizations here at home, on the other hand.
At present, the institute has 19 chairs and research centers whose activities are deployed in the following four areas of research: (i) globalization and governance; (ii) security and diplomacy; (iii) identity, citizenship and diversity; and (iv) international law and human rights.
Committees and individual members
The Institute is also composed of individual members such as professors and researchers.