International Research Collaboration

Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer

Dr Jon-Hans Coetzer (Senior Specialist, Online learning and Education Unit Division for Peace (UNITAR) have a passion for the triple nexus of peace, development, and business studies. I am guided by social constructivism as a pedagogy for creating and delivering quality and goal-oriented higher education.

Dr Jon-Hans Coetzer is the Academic Dean of the EU Business School Online Campus and has more than 15 years of experience as a senior academic leader in higher education. His specific areas of expertise include quality assurance and student learning outcomes assessment; faculty development; curriculum design and high-impact educational practices; strategic planning; international education; enrolment management; strategic partnership and research; accreditation; and strategic crisis management. His research interests focus on the cross-cultural challenge in the international classroom of business management studies and changes in higher education.

Dr. Daniel Rajmil

Dr. Daniel Rajmil – is a Catalan political scientist from UOC University and associate professor at University Pompeu Fabra. He holds a BA in political sciences from UPF; has an MA in International Relations studies and holds a PhD from the Economics and Social Sciences Doctoral Program of Vienna University. Moreover, he holds a Market Research and Economics Degree from the University of Barcelona. He has different international experiences as policy analyst for public entities; he has been a regular contributor to the Spanish media and worked for some international organizations as well as designed market strategies for private companies. Nowadays he is a researcher at UOC’s Political Sciences and Law faculty as well as a UPF political sciences faculty associate professor.

UPF Profile

Dr. Toni Aira

Promoter of the Chair and researcher of academic, outreach, and research activities related to the scientific production of the chair.
Doctor, Ramon Llull University
Graduate in Journalism, Ramon Llull University.

Professor of Communication and Politics in the Faculty of Political and Administration Sciences at UPF. Professor of Institutional, Social and Political Communication at the UPF Faculty of Communication, as well as visiting professor for master’s and postgraduate degrees in other universities and institutions such as UBUAB and ICPS. With experience in the private and academic field, in terms of corporate, institutional and political communication. As a journalist collaborates as an analyst in media such as TV3RAC1TVEAntena3La Sexta and El Periódico.


Dr. Lucía Morales


Dr. Lucía Morales is an Educator and Active Researcher in the School of Accounting and Finance at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Prior to her academic career, Lucía worked in the private sector, holding different roles that included: Assistant Financial Manager, Financial Manager, and Foreign Department Analyst (Bank). Lucía has worked at various Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, the UK, and Spain, gaining an in-depth understanding of the main challenges faced by Third Level Institutions in the fields of Economics, Finance, Education, and Online Education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Lucía has made significant research contributions as her work has been published in International Journals, and as Book Chapters in Economics, Finance, and Education with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and more than 130 research papers presented and Peer Reviewed International Research Conferences.

Lucía is the founder and editor in chief of the Journal “Critical Letters in Economics and Finance  (CLEF)”This journal encourages new ways to communicate and disseminate research in the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with a well-defined connection to Economics and Finance. Lucía is also the founder and Conference Chair of Disrupting Thinking –  a research event that seeks to develop research connections between scholars and practitioners and to start a dialogue that challenges traditional research approaches and the way that research output is communicated, as we aim to reach a broader audience.

Lucía has supervised doctoral theses with outstanding outcomes – Ph.D. (3) and DBA (7) theses, and she has acted as external and internal examiner at Doctoral Level (1 Ph.D. and 3 DBA thesis). Currently, Lucía is supervising a team of Ph.D. and DBA students at TU Dublin and the University of Liverpool in her areas of expertise.

Lucía’s Specialist Subject Areas & Research

Interests include International Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Time Series, Asian Studies, Emerging Markets, Economic and Financial Crises, Financial Markets Integration, Economic and Financial Contagion, Energy Economics and Commodity Markets, Economic Development, International Capital Markets, Data Science, Education, Distance Learning, and Critical Thinking, Action Research, Action Learning, and Self-regulated Learning. Currently, Lucía is working on developing a connection between Time Series Analysis and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to enhance her understanding of Economic and Financial dynamics.

Lucía’s Education and Qualifications include B.Sc. (Major in Management); BBS. (Major in International Finance); M.A in Applied Economics; M.Sc. in Financial Services; M.Sc. in Stock Markets and Financial Derivatives; Pg Cert in Third Level Learning & Teaching; M.Sc. in Applied eLearning; MSc in International Financial Markets; MSc in Education (Academic Innovator) Ph.D. in Economics.

Prof. M Bernadette Andreosso

Research Interests

Major research interests are in the following areas: – Economic Integration (Asia and Europe compared). – EU-Asian economic relations (trade, investment and technology transfer). – Economic Growth and Structural change in Asian countries…Other research interests include:- Development Economics – Input-Output Analysis – History of Economic Thought

Teaching Interests

  • Economics of Integration
  • Industrial Economics
  • Globalisation and International Economic Issues
  • Industrial Policy


Professional Activities


  • 2002 UL Management Committee, *
  • 2002 Academic Council, *
  • 2002 Management Committee, *
  • 1999 UL Research Ethics Committee, *
  • 1995 Vision 2020 Research Committee, *
  • 1994 Committee of Assistant Deans Research, and of the University Research Committee, University of Limerick, *
  • 1994 Kemmy Business School Management Group, *


  • 2002 University of Limerick – Head of Department
  • 2001 University of Limerick – Final Year Projects Coordinator
  • 1997 University of Limerick – Director
  • 1994 University of Limerick – Assistant Dean
  • 1994 University of Limerick – Director
  • 1993 University of Limerick – Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • 1992 University of Limerick – Economics Group Co-ordinator
  • 1991 University of Limerick – Lecturer in Economics
  • 1987 University of Limerick – Assistant Lecturer in Economics
  • 1986 Dublin City University – Assistant Lecturer/Research Associate
  • 1984 European Parliament, Luxembourg – “Stagiaire” at the European Parliament
  • 1983 University of Franche-Comte – Assistant Lecturer in Economics and Statistics


  • 1986 Universite des Sciences et Techniques – Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1983 Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne – M.Sc.
  • 1982 College of Europe – DEconSc
  • 1981 University of Franche Comte – BSc

The Research Centre for Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence

Economics Learning Community at MTU, Cork Campus

Editorial Board Member:

Journal of Banking and Finance Management

 Addleton Academic Publishers:

    • Journal of Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management
    • Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics
    • Journal of Economics, Management and Financial Markets

Econometric Research Association 

UNITAR and the Sustainable Development Goals

    • A Circular Pedagogy For Higher Education
    • Circular Pedagogy For Smart, Inclusive And Sustainable Education
    • Peace Review – A Journal Of Social Justice

Digital Internationalisation and Financial Literacy Skills for micro-entrepreneurs (DIFME)