Results of the "Adopt a talent" initiative will be presented, besides other new services. The Rector will show a 2012's University budget preview.
Wednesday, November 30th 2011
5.30 pm, Sala Galeotti
Via dei Caniana, 2 24127 Bergamo
Management, Finance and International Business
Planning and Management of Tourism Systems
The initiative “Adopt a Talent” is part of the project of internationalization of the educational programs which the University of Bergamo is carrying out in order to attract foreign talents as well as encourage the international mobility of its own students.
The main objective is the creation of a didactic offer structured around English as a vehicular language (and around another language if needed). The plan will proceed in three stages and will be developed during the academic years 2010/11, 2011/12 e 2012/13:
STAGE ONE: 24 subjects taught in English will be offered with the purpose to gradually expose students to foreign language education.
STAGE TWO: creation of a “split” English-taught curriculum during the first year of three master’s degrees (selected among all master’s degrees for their international potential); introduction of courses taught in English or in another foreign language with purpose to consolidate the exposure of students to foreign language education.
STAGE THREE: creation of a “split” English-taught curriculum during the second year of the above-mentioned master’s degrees; introduction of the first year of a new cycle of the same master’s degrees.
The Internationalization programme has benefited from the generous financial support of Fondazione CARIPLO, Chamber of Commerce of Bergamo, Association Pro Universitate Bergomensi and other local companies.
The University of Bergamo aims at internationalizing education in order to:
i) enhance its graduates’ abilities and career opportunities;
ii) facilitate the exchange among students as well as professors in line with the purpose of the Bologna Process, which aims at the creation of the European Higher Education Area;
iii) equip students with the necessary competencies to efficiently deal with territorial development needs and to elaborate effective strategies to face global competition.
The University of Bergamo is in the forefront of innovation for several reasons:
i) it offers a considerable amount of students from all Faculties the opportunity of studying English-taught courses (and later on three master’s degrees entirely taught in English);
ii) it becomes highly attractive for those foreigners who, despite being unable to speak the language, are interested in studying in Italy;
iii) it allows local institutions to select from a pool of high calibre graduates, with an excellent knowledge of a foreign language (mainly English).