Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

Behavioural studies, Society and Religion Behavioural studies, Society and Religion
Health and Life Sciences Health and Life Sciences


06 May 2024 - 10 May 2024
Course directors :
Aleksandar Štulhofer , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Charlotta Holmström , Malmö University, Sweden
Peer Briken , University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Joana Carvalho , University of Aveiro, Portugal
Tanja Vučković Juroš , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

The proposed course is aimed to assist doctoral students in the (multidisciplinary) field of sexuality research and sexual health in finalizing their dissertation work/research and in preparing them for future research/academic careers. Given the lack of such workshops in Europe, a group of senior scholars with different expertise in the field will work with doctoral and recent post-doctoral students, both in formal sessions (providing comments and suggestions related to students’ presentations) and more informal discussions (advising on academic and other career-related topics). The group of senior scholars (conference directors) is multidisciplinary and covers both clinical and non-clinical research, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and a wide range of topical approaches to human
sexuality: from forensic sexology and psychophysiological laboratory assessments to large-scale surveys of sexual behaviors and interview-based explorations of social constructions of sexuality.

This course focuses on offering practical advice and assistance to young researchers in the field of sexology and sexuality research in a supportive and creative atmosphere characterized by intellectual curiosity, inclusiveness, and mutual respect. All conference directors have extensive experience in teaching about sex and sexuality research, and mentoring PhD students. 

* The selection of candidates will take place in January 2024.

For more information about the course as well as the application procedure please contact the organising course director, Prof. Aleksandar Štulhofer at