The INDEST research topics are the following: 

  •  Sustainable socio-economic and territorial activity

The objective of this topic is the interdisciplinary study of the sustainability of the various social, economic, legal, communicative, political, historical, linguistic, heritage, educational and tourist actions, among others, that can be carried out in a community or territory. Besides the environmental and ecological aspect, sustainability has a social aspect. The interrelation between those two aspects is therefore necessary to achieve sustainable socio-economic and territorial activity.

  •  Mobilisations, transitions and social relations

This topic focuses on the study of the social, economic, historical, legal, communicative, educational, technological and cultural processes that lead to the geographical movement of individuals for different reasons, including forced displacement due to armed conflict, to tourism, student mobility and economic migration.

  •  Leisure society and cultural consumption

Included within this topic is theoretical and applied research on a wide range of human activities that are part of what could be defined as a leisure society or culture, including communication, literature, visual arts, tourism, history, education, informal and virtual cultural activities, urban and rural recreation, sport and outdoor activities or festive events. Leisure has a social context and, therefore, must be studied in relation to the political, social, educational, economic, legal, linguistic and cultural elements that make up this context.

  •  Generations: childhood, youth and ageing

 The objective of this topic is the interdisciplinary study of the stages of life, from its economic, legal, communicative, linguistic, historical, technological, social, cultural and educational aspects. Childhood, youth and ageing are processes and a situation that is common to our present and future societies. Therefore, the study of the generational components of a human group becomes a socio-economic, cultural and educational need for social and territorial development.