The current challenge of the Social Sciences is to apprehend mankind in its plurality. Edgard Morin's call for "complex thought" is a challenge to the academic world, a call to decompartmentalize the fields of knowledge and to create interdisciplinary dialogue.
The world is a complex entity, in the etymological sense of complexus: woven of many historical, social, and spiritual dimensions. Contemporary thought must therefore aim to be transversal, to reconcile theory and practice, academic knowledge and lived experience.
Domuni has made the choice of transdisciplinarity, laying the foundations for a dialogue between history, law, history of art and religions. These different fields of thought provide answers to each other. We see this as a chance for students to question the fundamental concepts of their disciplines.
Combining these forms of knowledge widens the scope of university research, helping to avoid the pitfall of a single and narrow approach. It also honors praxis along with idea as a true exchange between experience and thought.
Domuni offers a wide variety of courses, forged through a practical approach to reality, and sculpted for pedagogical transmission. Students’ experience of the field, once theorized, is called to materialize again through action. This is the academic choice of action research.
In 2018, the UN granted Domuni Universitas consultative status (ECOSOC), giving it an NGO constitution and an international voice. This new dimension enables Domuni to develop action research by directly connecting its Master's students with other NGOs working on issues of contemporary political and social importance. Domuni’s students are called to be as close as possible to the realities of our world. The Internet network of teacher-researchers from all countries allows a transition from virtual to concrete reality, through issues such as ethnic conflicts in Congo or processes of reconciliation and post-conflict reconstruction (RAFC in Colombia, pacification in South Africa, Rwandan post-genocide ...).