Armando Aliu

Armando Aliu

Centre for International Studies and Development (CISAD), Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Armando Aliu holds an MA degree from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. degree from Istanbul Commerce University. During 2011-2014, Dr. Aliu was a DAAD Visiting and Postgraduate Scholar at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg and an investigator at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. In 2017, he was a Visiting Study Fellow in the Department of International Development, IMI at the University of Oxford. In 2021, he was International Consultant (EU Fellowship) and Postdoctoral Researcher at the United Nations International Organization for Migration (UN-IOM) in Geneva. He currently works as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of the International and Political Studies, Centre for International Studies and Development (CISAD), at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is Associate Editor of Cogent Social Sciences (Taylor and Francis) and Frontiers in Political Science, and Article Editor of Sage Open. He is a “Roster” member of UN Migration Research Hub and EU Mieux Initiative. Likewise, he is a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), International Migration Research Network (IMISCOE), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Law Society of England and Wales, Max Planck Alumni Association (MPAA), European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), MIT-SOLVE, and the Western Balkans Migration Network (WB-MIGNET).

With age, the health and social needs of older adults become more complex. Multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more chronic diseases, occurs in more than half of adults over 65 years of age. At the same time, there is less availability of informal caregivers due to a narrower base in the population pyramid, the increasing number of women who have started working and the greater geographical distance between parent(s) and child(ren). The demand for health services and other forms of support (cleaning help, hot meals, etc.) is therefore increasing.

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation