The main goal of this Sector is to support all those interested in developing international relations, by fostering the coordination of internationalisation activities of both teaching and research within the university, and connection with various internal and external players.
The main activities are:
• to promote incoming teaching staff mobility so as to boost teaching and scientific collaboration with universities and research institutes worldwide;
• to promote internationalisation of teaching and research in close collaboration with each Department. This is to be achieved by coordinating the management of international mobility as a whole, as well as by supporting and coordinating the steps before and after agreements are signed with partners to implement international teaching activities, aimed at setting up intensive courses and international double/joint degrees, in great synergy with the Teaching and Students’ Services Area and Advanced Training;
• to set up procedures for the management of conventions and agreements entered into by the University with foreign and non-European partners, further enriching the educational offer and coordinating initiatives focused on geographical areas and specific themes of interest to the University;
• to promote inter-university cooperation within and outside the EU
The International Relations Unit has signed several cooperation framework agreements (Memoranda of Understanding) in the field of teaching and research, and aimed at the exchange of teaching staff and students with the following institutions:
Multimemoranda of Understanding
The Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence was established in 1984 by the initiative of the Fondazione Rui. Since 1986, it has operated on the basis of an agreement with MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research).
CIMEA is the Italian centre within the NARIC network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres).
CIMEA owns an international documentation centre and a few specialised databases.
CIMEA may be contacted by e-mail and telephone (Monday & Wednesday 9:30 - 12:30 am). On the same days you can also arrange appointments. Purposes:
- give information about opportunities and procedures for the recognition of foreign study qualifications
- provide institutions with advice on the comparability of foreign qualifications for recognition purposes
- promote the free movement of EU citizens with particular reference to international student mobility