The aimed role of the Max van der Stoel Scientific Institute in developing the SEEU research capacities is as following:
-Encouraging group research through the regular colloquiums with representatives of faculties humanitarian sciences.
-Initiate research projects with teams on certain inter-disciplinary research topics and that to be followed by public events.
-Encouraging and supporting the SEEU academic staff for applying for research group projects.
-Encouraging and motivating the teaching staff of the SEE University via research groups opportunities and granted competitions.
-Workshop series: Doing research via Institute (semester training sessions with the Faculties staff for increasing the research activism).
-Organizing a dialogue/ forum for some topics within the program of the Institute.