CASPIAN – a doctoral training for future experts in development and cooperation with focus on the Caspian region

01 January 2015 → 31 December 2018
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • European history
  • Social sciences
    • Economic geography
social-economic change social mobility West Kazakhstan identity Azerbaijan
Other information
Project description

At the level of Ghent University and the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, this programme contains two doctoral research projects, one on the presence, characteristics and dynamics of the middle class in Azerbaijan, and another on the social impact of the extractive industries in Western Kazakhstan.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University of one CAPSIAN’s seven core partners. At present, two full-time Research Fellows are employed on the project, one working on the middle classes(es) in Azerbaijan, and another on the social-spatial impact of the extractive industries in West Kazakhstan.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the authority can be held responsible for them.