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    Leisure, Culture and Communication for Human Development

    Research areas

    This research area is led by the Leisure and Human Development Research Team, attached to the Institute of Leisure Studies of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Deusto, which has more than 20 years of experience, and is backed by a large number of research projects.

    Culture and Communication, which encompasses the following research sub-areas:

    • Basque Language and Culture
    • Communication
    • Language Study
    • European Integration.

    The aim is to analyse and assess the different fields of  Basque culturein relation to this community’s lifestyles and thought, with special emphasis on the present.

    Analysis of the challenges posed by the Communication Society in its different realms, from the arrival of new communication technologies and their cultural impact to the incorporation of new communication strategies in different institutions, firms and their social impact. It also focuses on media discourse analysis- and the values contained therein-, concerning today’s key issues (gender, identity and political change); all of which are approached from the perspective of predicting new social gaps and developing our capacity to act with critical awareness.


    This research area mainly focuses on the study of language in its oral, written and hypermodal forms. Research carried out in recent years has focused on the study of the Basque and Spanish languages in the Basque Country. Work related to learning second languages such as English or Chinese has also been undertaken. The team has specialised in two areas of linguistic study: the experimental phonetic description and analysis of the written language in corpus and documents.






    Proficiency in research methods

    Demonstrate systematic understanding of a field of a study and a command of the skills and research methods related to such field.


    Capacity to adopt a research process

    Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creative process.


    Original research

    Ability to contribute to the broadening of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.


    Critical analysis.

    Ability to carry out critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new, complex ideas.


    Commitment to society

    Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages commonly used in their international scientific community.


    Fostering scientific progress

    Foster technological, social or cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.


    Perform well

    in contexts where there is little specific information.


    the key questions that need to be answered to solve a complex problem.

    Design, create, develop and undertake

    novel and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.


    both in a team and autonomously in an international or multidisciplinary context.


    knowledge, dealing with complexity and making judgements with limited information.


    the intellectual critique and defence of solutions.