international Programme "Power and Region in a Multipolar Order» (PRIMO) is
a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European
Commission and consisted of universities from Brazil,
China, Germany, India, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the UK, as
well as non-academic institutions.
The Marie Curie program aims to increase the human
role in research, increasing the number of young researchers and experts. The PRIMO
project contributes to the establishment and strengthening of international
research relations, creating a network of efficient international scientific
collaboration between universities and research organizations from around the
world. PRIMO is one of the few Marie
Curie programs received support in the field of humanities.
international program focuses on the role of regional powers such as Brazil,
Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in international politics and the
global economy. It is a postgraduate training at the PRIMO Universities, combining integrated training workshops and
internship opportunities across the network with career opportunities in
academia or the private sector. The training programme duration is 3 years.
PRIMO units leading Universities in national
education systems with significant positions in international rankings:
University of Hamburg, Germany (coordinator)
University of Oxford, UK
German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg,
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon,
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
The PRIMO full partner from business is Jaguar Land Rover.
The PRIMO associated partners are Deutsche Bank, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and European Council on
researcher at St. Petersburg State
University will conduct doctoral research on ‘Emerging powers in the IMF and the WTO:
group hegemony, multilateral cooperation or Westphalian reassertion?’.
a result of competitive selection, Martin Pioch, a German citizen, will conduct
research at the Department of World Economy under the supervision of Prof. Sergei
Sutyrin. From October, 15, 2014, he has been
employed as trainee researcher at SPbU. The research will result in
publications and defense of the PhD thesis in English at Saint Petersburg State
PRIMO website: www.primo-itn.eu.