“There is no better theory than practice”, a saying heard often, marking the beginning of a debate: Theory or Practice? In AMI, we believe that the best theories stay alive as long as they can be turned into practice and, at the same time, practices need to be propelled by some theory.

The objective of AMI’s Theory is the dissemination of innovative research in all fields of social life. In the framework of materializing the Institute’s vision, that it remains a model International Research Centre of in-depth conduct and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the fields of modern Communication and New Journalism in the 21st century, we have the following aims:

• To contribute to the conduct of original and applied research in the fields of Communication and New Journalism
• To provide specialized high-level, ad hoc training with the introduction and use of innovative tools and new techniques.
• To contribute to the broader dialogue on the relationship between new technologies and the creation of an open information platform for general or specialized audiences on topics such as new technologies, the Media and Communication and New Journalism.
• To contribute to the continuous development of educational material through modern applications, tools and methods.

In order to fulfill these aims, AMI is focused on the following research projects which are constantly enriched.

Based on international practice and the academic and scientific experience of the researchers, the regulations of the Advanced Media Institute comprise the following research titles upon completing the conditions of each category.

1. Awaiting Researcher

The first research title, under the condition of smooth integration into the research team.

2. Junior Researcher

  • undertake postgraduate thesis and
  • submission of an application.

3. Assistant Researcher,

  • Successful completion of the master thesis with a grade above 8.5
  • two scientific publications in peer-viewed journals
  • or one in an international journal
  • or participation in two international conferences (with a peer-reviewed final text or summary) and
  • submission of an application

4. Researcher,

  • Successful completion of the master thesis with a grade above 8.5
  • three scientific publications in scientific peer viewed journals (at least two in international journals)
  • participation in three international conferences (with a peer-reviewed final text or summary)
  • an occasional paper and
  • submission of an application

5. Senior Researcher,

  • Successful completion of a doctoral thesis
  • one monograph
  • participation in over ten international conferences (with a peer-reviewed final text or summary)
  • previous theses supervision
  • five publications (at least three in international journals) and
  • submission of an application.

Entry to the Research Institute and status upgrade to the next research level require the approval of the pertinent application by the Scientific Committee.  On receiving approval, researchers can use the corresponding research title.

Members of the Research Department are responsible for the following:
1. To support and actively assist in the research work of the Institute.
2. To participate in the dissemination of research results, publications and research work of the Institute
3. To monitor Research at the international level
4. To inform members of upcoming conferences, international or national.

1. National and European research projects

The Advanced Media Institute undertakes commissioned third party projects regarding: 

  • Strategic planning
  • Research formulation, scientific consortia
  • Assistance in research proposals for participation in national and European programs

2. Research

The Advanced Media Institute undertakes commissioned research projects in the wider fields of Communication and Journalism for:

  • Individuals
  • Legal entities
  • Private parties
  • Institutions