The research at the Department covers major sub-fields: International Relations, Political Science, European Studies, Balkan Studies and Albanian Politics. The Department’s main research objectives are to provide well evidenced research on the developments in Albania and wider in the Balkans and Mediterranean regions. The Department’s academic staff conduct research on contemporary issues such as democratization, security politics, human rights, regional integration, political economy, environmental politics, peace studies, gender and identity politics, and several other subjects.
The aim of the research in the Department is to prepare academicians and experts with specialized knowledge in their fields of interest. The Department supports the scientific publications of its lecturers and encourages conduct of joint research activities. Epoka University's platforms, such as forums, talks, lectures and symposia offer ample space for scientific exchange and the transfer of knowledge.