First criteria

The first excellence criteria of the Adriatic Economic Association is for the regular member to have obtained professional qualifications in the fields of social or natural sciences at one of the top 100 Universities according to theĀ Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings. Professional qualifications imply a Master of Science degree, a Doctorate (PhD) degree, or a Post-Doctorate position at one of the mentioned Universities. Furthermore a teaching or fellowship position at any of the mentioned Universities will also be considered a satisfaction of the first excellence criteria.

Scholars who want to join the AEA but have not obtained qualifications from one of the top 100 Universities can still apply for membership, however they must have a proven academic research effort, as specified under the Second criteria, and an endorsement letter from one of the members of the Scientific Committee.