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1 HUMANE SEMINAR - TRIESTE
UNIVERSITIES AS INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS: THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT SUPPORT: RESIDENTIAL, LANGUAGE SUPPORT, INDUCTION AND PASTORAL SUPPORT. AN ITALIAN OVERVIEW AND THE EXPERIENCE OF A SMALL AND NEW UNIVERSITY HUMANE SEMINAR - TRIESTE 15th/ 16th SEPTEMBER 2006 “AMEDEO AVOGADRO” UNIVERSITY PASQUALE MASTRODOMENICO CRISTINA CONTI

2 CONTENTS ITALIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM
FOREIGN AND SOCRATES ERASMUS STUDENTS IN ITALY “AMEDEO AVOGADRO” UNIVERSITY: ALESSANDRIA, NOVARA, VERCELLI GENERAL INFORMATION AND LANGUAGE SUPPORT PASTORAL SUPPORT PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS

3 CENTRES OF STUDY AT A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY
Main centres of study: Alessandria Novara Vercelli Other branches: Alba-Bra Asti Biella Casale Monferrato Stresa Verbania

4 1 UNIVERSITY FOR 49.620 19/24 YEARS OLD PEOPLE (A. Y. 2005/2006)
ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES 2006 AT PRESENT, THE ITALIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS MADE UP OF 90 INSTITUTIONS: 58 STATE UNIVERSITIES 2 UNIVERSITIES FOR FOREIGNERS 17 PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES (LEGALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE) 1 UNIVERSITY FOR /24 YEARS OLD PEOPLE (A. Y. 2005/2006) 4 SCHOOLS SPECIALISED IN POSTGRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDIES (E.G. SISSA IN TRIESTE AND “LA NORMALE” IN PISA) 9 ON LINE UNIVERSITIES Source: CRUI WEB SITE

5 ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR FOREIGNERS
PERUGIA SPECIAL INTEGRATION COURSES SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES STUDY OF ITALIAN VOCAL MUSIC 2.430 students SIENA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND LANGUAGE TEACHERS 302 students SOURCE: C.N.S.V.U. WEB SITE

6 PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS IN ITALY
DATE M W Total 31/12/2002 28.085 8.518 36.603 31/12/2003 27.507 8.494 36.001 31/12/2004 27.531 8.642 36.173 1 TEACHER 31 STUDENTS RESEARCHERS DATE M W Total 31/12/2002 11.817 9.061 20.878 31/12/2003 11.541 8.859 20.400 31/12/2004 11.933 9.296 21.229 Source: CRUI WEB SITE

7 ENROLLED FOREIGN STUDENTS
STUDENTS IN ITALY ENROLLED A.Y Total WOMEN % GRADUATES A.Y Total WOMEN % ENROLLED FOREIGN STUDENTS A. Y. 2002/2003 Total ,8% FOREIGN GRADUATES A. Y. 2002/2003 Total ,8% Source: CRUI WEB SITE

8 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: OUTGOING STUDENTS (A. Y. 2004/2005)
ITALIAN STUDENTS TO 28 COUNTRIES (EU25 – EEA – EFTA) FIELDS OF STUDY STUDENTS LANGUAGE AND PHILOLOGY 3.276 SOCIAL SCIENCE 2.167 ECONOMIC STUDIES, MANAGEMENT 1.761 ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY 1.627 LAW 1.225 OTHERS 6.363 SOURCE: A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA

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10 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: INCOMING STUDENTS (A. Y. 2003/2004)
FOREIGN STUDENTS FROM 29 COUNTRIES (EU25 – EEA – EFTA) FIELDS OF STUDY STUDENTS LANGUAGE AND PHILOLOGY 2.066 ECONOMIC STUDIES, MANAGEMENT 1.538 SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.405 LAW 1.344 MEDICAL SCIENCES 954 OTHERS 5.436 SOURCE: A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA

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12 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: INCOMING STUDENTS (A. Y. 2004/2005)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN INCOMING STUDENTS 1 SPAIN 4.631 2 GERMANY 1.796 3 FRANCE 1.574 4 UNITED KINGDOM 668 5 PORTUGAL 27 LATVIA 21 28 ICELAND 10 29 LUXEMBOURG 7 30 LIECHTENSTEIN 31 CYPRUS TOTAL 13.370 SOURCE: A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA

13 OUTGOING AND INCOMING STUDENTS
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS, BOTH OUTGOING AND INCOMING, IS INCREASING. THERE IS A CONSTANT UPWARD TREND FOR BOTH. THE GAP BETWEEN THEM IS BECOMING NARROWER. OUTGOING STUDENTS STILL OUTNUMBER INCOMING ONES. ACADEMIC YEAR OUTGOING STUDENTS INCOMING STUDENTS DIFFERENCE 2000/01 13.236 8.739 4.497 2001/02 13.940 9.862 4.078 2002/03 15.216 10.970 4.246 2003/04 16.810 12.743 4.067 2004/05 16.419 13.370 3.049

14 INCOMING STUDENTS’ DIFFICULTIES
ACCOMMODATION IS LIMITED. BEDS IN ITALY (UCSEI – DECEMBER ) LA LINGUA ITALIANA. LA MAGGIOR PARTE DEI CORSI UNIVERSITARI SONO TENUTI IN ITALIANO E SOLTANTO POCHI CORSI SONO TENUTI INGLESE. THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE. MANY COURSES AT UNIVERSITY ARE OFFERED IN ITALIAN AND ONLY FEW COURSES ARE TAKEN IN ENGLISH. ALMENO UN CORSO IN LINGUA INGLESE (CRUI web site): 1° CYCLE UNIV. 2° CYCLE UNIV. Ph.D UNIV. MASTER UNIV.

15 Nadia Piloni: Head of the Office Cristina Conti Ombretta Finotello
A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY UFFICIO DIRITTO ALLO STUDIO,ORIENTAMENTO E PROGETTI ERAMUS Nadia Piloni: Head of the Office Cristina Conti Ombretta Finotello ALL HAVE A DEGREE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

16 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: OUTGOING STUDENTS AT A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY A. Y
Belgium: Gent, Mons France: Nice, Chambéry, Grenoble, Lille, Orléans, Paris Denis Diderot Germany: Bochum, Mannheim, Marburg, Potsdam, Frankfurt The Netherlands: Rotterdam Austria: Graz, Wien Poland: Poznań, Warszawa Portugal: Universidad de Lisboa, Algarve Spain: Tenerife, Valladolid Sweden: Uppsala United Kingdom: Nottingham, Aberdeen 36 STUDENTS

17 ENROLLED FOREIGN STUDENTS: 255
ERASMUS PROGRAMME: INCOMING STUDENTS AT A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY A. Y. 2005/2006 Belgium: Haute Ecole Provinciale de Charleroi – Université du Travail Finland: Helsingin Yliopisto France: Université de Savoie-Chambéry Université de Metz Université Stendhal-Grenoble III Germany: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule-Aachen Ruhr Universität-Bochum Universität Trier Poland: Polsko-Japońska Wyższa Szkoła Technik Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza-Poznaniu Uniwersytet Wroclawski-Wroclaw Spain: Universidad de Valladolid 20 ERASMUS STUDENTS ENROLLED FOREIGN STUDENTS: 255 2,5% OF ENROLLED STUDENTS

18 PhD’s AGREEMENTS France: Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Law
Université de Savoie (Chambéry), Humanities Université Lumière Lyon 2, Mathematics, Physics And Natural Sciences Germany: Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Medicine And Surgery Poland: University of Wroclaw, Humanities Portugal: Universidade de Lisboa, Medicine And Surgery Spain: Universidad de La Laguna, Humanities Universidad de Salamanca, Humanities Universidad de Valladolid, Medicine And Surgery Universidad de Alicant, Law United Kingdom: University of Aberdeen, Mathematics, Physics And Natural Sciences

19 ALESSANDRIA – NOVARA – VERCELLI
Km AL NO VC Milan 92 56 86 Turin 91 95 79 Genoa 85 151 134 FRIENDLY LIVELY CULTURAL HISTORICAL LOCATIONS

20 ALESSANDRIA INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, TRANSPORTATION CENTRE (FELT HATS: BORSALINO) THE CITTADELLA (FORTRESS) THE CATHEDRAL ( )

21 NOVARA INDUSTRIAL TOWN 11th c. BAPTISTERY LAKES ORTA AND MAGGIORE (STRESA)

22 VERCELLI LEADING RICE MARKET 13th c. ST. ANDREW’S BASILICA “MANSIONES” (STOP OVER) ON THE FRANCIGENA ROUTE

23 ACCOMMODATION - BEDS IN COMMON WITH MANY OTHER ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES, WE ARE NOT COMPETENT ON RESIDENCES. THE ACCOMMODATION SERVICE IS MANAGED - AT REGIONAL LEVEL - BY A SPECIFIC ORGANIZATION (E.G. E.DI.SU IN PIEDMONT) 1. SINGLE AND DOUBLE APARTMENTS WITH KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. 2. APARTMENTS FOR GROUPS OF STUDENTS. 3. INDIVIDUAL ROOMS WITH A SHARED KITCHEN. ALL ACCOMMODATION IS FURNISHED AND HAS THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES: LAUNDRY ROOM. CABLE TV. LIMITED CLEANING SERVICE. A WARDEN IN EACH HALL.

24 RESIDENZA CASA SAPPA ALESSANDRIA 22 BEDS
RESIDENZA UNIVERSITARIA PONTIDA RESIDENZA UNIVERSITARIA MAZZINI NOVARA BEDS RESIDENZA DAL POZZO RESIDENZA VIA MANZONI VERCELLI BEDS

25 BEDS/ENROLLED STUDENTS
HOUSING IN PIEDMONT UNIVERSITIES ENROLLED STUDENTS BEDS % BEDS/ENROLLED STUDENTS UNITO 65.000 1.755 1/51 POLITO 25.000 A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY 10.500 177 1/59 Total 1.932 1/52

26 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR INCOMING ERASMUS STUDENTS
AN APPLICATION FORM, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEB SITE: WRITTEN CONFIRMATION FROM THE FOREIGN UNIVERSITY THAT THE STUDENT HAS OBTAINED A SOCRATES GRANT TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PIEDMONT “AMEDEO AVOGADRO”; THE “LEARNING AGREEMENT”, WITH THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY AND THE COURSES TO BE ATTENDED AT OUR UNIVERSITY; A VALID IDENTITY DOCUMENT; 2 PASSPORT PHOTOS FOR THE “LIBRETTO DEGLI STUDI”; PROOF OF MEDICAL INSURANCE (E-128/E-111 AND/OR EUROPEAN HEALTH CARD). STUDENTS FROM NON-EU COUNTRIES SHOULD TAKE OUT PRIVATE INSURANCE WITH COVERAGE IN ITALY.

27 RESIDENCE PERMIT – ERASMUS STUDENTS
FOR EU-STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO STAY MORE THAN 3 MONTHS IN ITALY, IT IS NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THE “CARTA DI SOGGIORNO” (D.P.R. 18th JANUARY 2002 N. 54) AT THE POLICE OFFICES (QUESTURA) OF ALESSANDRIA, NOVARA AND VERCELLI. YOU NEED 4 PASSPORT PHOTOS, YOUR ID CARD OR PASSPORT, YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE POLICY AND THE ERASMUS CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY OUR UNIVERSITY. FOR ALL INFORMATION GO TO

28 GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION:
ALL STUDENTS HAVE TO REGISTER IN VERCELLI (UFFICIO DIRITTO ALLO STUDIO, ORIENTAMENTO E PROGETTI ERASMUS) WHERE THEY WILL ALSO RECEIVE THEIR “LIBRETTO DEGLI STUDI” . IN IT THEY MUST RECORD THEIR STUDY PLAN AND THE COURSES THEY ARE GOING TO ATTEND. IT IS ALSO USED TO RECORD EXAMINATION RESULTS. A FISCAL CODE IS NEEDED TO OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN ITALY. STUDENTS CAN APPLY FOR IT AT ONE OF THE TAX OFFICES IN ALESSANDRIA, NOVARA AND VERCELLI.

29 THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
THE COURSE IS OPTIONAL AND FREE OF CHARGE. IN VERCELLI WE HAVE A MEDIALAB, WITH CABLE VIEWING AND A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER MATERIALS. STUDENTS CAN BORROW LANGUAGE BOOKS, TAPES, VIDEOS AND MAGAZINES. ONCE STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED, THEY HAVE TO DO A PLACEMENT TEST TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE. AT THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST 90% OF THE CLASSES WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE.

30 PASTORAL SUPPORT OUR COUNSELLING SERVICE GIVES THE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS THEY MAY HAVE WITH EXPERT COUNSELLORS: RELATIONAL PROBLEMS STUDY DIFFICULTIES, DROP OUT STRESS FOOD DISORDER CREATION OF AWARENESS CONCERNING TALENT AND SKILLS …. ALL MATTERS DEALT WITH BY THE COUNSELLORS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO USE THE SERVICE.

31 CLIMATE IN OUR REGION WINTERS ARE USUALLY COLD WITH LITTLE RAIN BUT REGULAR SNOW FALL. SUMMERS ARE HOT AND HUMID. BECAUSE OF VERCELLI’S PROXIMITY TO THE RICE FIELDS, THERE MAY BE QUITE A FEW, THOUGH HARMLESS, MOSQUITOES. DURING THE WINTER THE TEMPERATURE RANGES BETWEEN –5° AND 10° C AND DURING THE SUMMER BETWEEN 20° AND 35° C. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION YOU CAN CONSULT THE WEB SITE:

32 GENERAL COST OF LIVING MILK 1,20/LITRE BREAD 3,50/KILO
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY EXPENSE FOR A FOREIGN STUDENT IS ABOUT 550 EUROS. OF COURSE, ACCOMMODATION WILL BE THE HIGHEST EXPENSE. MILK 1,20/LITRE BREAD 3,50/KILO BUTTER 1,70/250 GR. BEEF 9,00 – 19,00/KILO CHICKEN 8,00 – 10,00/KILO RICE 1,70 – 2,50/KILO PASTA 0,80 – 1,20/KILO MINERAL WATER 0,50 – 0,80/LITRE CINEMA 7,50 EUROS FAST FOOD MENU 5,50 EUROS

33 TO SUM UP … GREAT CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SITES GOOD CLIMATE
DELICIOUS FOOD TO INCREASE ACCOMMODATION TO DEVELOP FOREIGN LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE TO INCREASE FINANCIAL STATE INCENTIVES A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA STATE A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY 37.535,00 31.450,66 54.660,00 LANGUAGE: - THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IS NOT SO SPREAD ALL AROUND THE WORLD. - FEW COURSES ARE OFFERED IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. FINANCIAL INCENTIVES: 90% PUBLIC INCENTIVES (F.F.O. = STATE OPERATIONAL FUND) - FOR UNIVERSITIES ARE EMPLOYED TO COVER SALARIES. ACCOMMODATION: FEW ACCOMMODATION IN ITALY AND ALSO IN PIEDMONT /1.932 = 1 BED EVERY 52 STUDENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE, JUST TO START, MAY I ASK YOU TO INCREASE THIS INCENTIVE ?

34 SOURCES A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA – ERASMUS SECTOR
“STUDIARE DA STRANIERI NELLE UNIVERSITA’ ITALIANE”, UCSEI, DECEMBER 2004

35 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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