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1 1 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 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 3 Main centres of study: Alessandria Novara Vercelli Other branches: Alba-Bra Asti Biella Casale Monferrato Stresa Verbania CENTRES OF STUDY AT A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY.

4 4 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 5 ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR FOREIGNERS PERUGIA SPECIAL INTEGRATION COURSES SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES STUDY OF ITALIAN VOCAL MUSIC students SIENA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND LANGUAGE TEACHERS 302 students SOURCE: C.N.S.V.U. WEB SITE

6 6 PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS IN ITALY PROFESSORS DATEMWTotal 31/12/ /12/ /12/ RESEARCHERS DATEMWTotal 31/12/ /12/ /12/ Source: CRUI WEB SITE 1 TEACHER 31 STUDENTS

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

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

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

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12 12 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: INCOMING STUDENTS (A. Y. 2004/2005) SOURCE: A.N. SOCRATES ITALIA COUNTRY OF ORIGININCOMING STUDENTS 1 SPAIN GERMANY FRANCE UNITED KINGDOM PORTUGAL 668 … … 27 LATVIA ICELAND LUXEMBOURG 7 30 LIECHTENSTEIN 2 31 CYPRUS 1 TOTAL

13 13 ACADEMIC YEAR OUTGOING STUDENTS INCOMING STUDENTSDIFFERENCE 2000/ / / / / 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.

14 14 INCOMING STUDENTS DIFFICULTIES ACCOMMODATION IS LIMITED BEDS IN ITALY (UCSEI – DECEMBER 2004) 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 7 UNIV. 2° CYCLE 11 UNIV. Ph.D. 19 UNIV. MASTER 21 UNIV.

15 15 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 16 ERASMUS PROGRAMME: OUTGOING STUDENTS AT A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY A. Y. 2005/2006 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 17 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 ENROLLED FOREIGN STUDENTS: 255 2,5% OF ENROLLED STUDENTS 20 ERASMUS STUDENTS

18 18 PhDs 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 19 ALESSANDRIA – NOVARA – VERCELLI FRIENDLY LIVELY CULTURAL HISTORICAL LOCATIONS KmALNOVC Milan Turin Genoa

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

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

22 22 VERCELLI LEADING RICE MARKET 13 th c. ST. ANDREWS BASILICA MANSIONES (STOP OVER) ON THE FRANCIGENA ROUTE

23 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 24 RESIDENZA CASA SAPPA ALESSANDRIA 22 BEDS RESIDENZA DAL POZZO RESIDENZA VIA MANZONI VERCELLI 119 BEDS RESIDENZA UNIVERSITARIA PONTIDA RESIDENZA UNIVERSITARIA MAZZINI NOVARA 36 BEDS

25 25 HOUSING IN PIEDMONT UNIVERSITIESENROLLED STUDENTS BEDS% BEDS/ENROLLED STUDENTS UNITO /51 POLITO A. AVOGADRO UNIVERSITY /59 Total /52

26 26 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR INCOMING ERASMUS STUDENTS 1. AN APPLICATION FORM, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEB SITE: 2. WRITTEN CONFIRMATION FROM THE FOREIGN UNIVERSITY THAT THE STUDENT HAS OBTAINED A SOCRATES GRANT TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PIEDMONT AMEDEO AVOGADRO; 3. THE LEARNING AGREEMENT, WITH THE PROGRAMME OF STUDY AND THE COURSES TO BE ATTENDED AT OUR UNIVERSITY; 4. A VALID IDENTITY DOCUMENT; 5. 2 PASSPORT PHOTOS FOR THE LIBRETTO DEGLI STUDI; 6. 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 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. 18 th 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 ER.HTM ER.HTM

28 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 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 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 31 CLIMATE IN OUR REGION WINTERS ARE USUALLY COLD WITH LITTLE RAIN BUT REGULAR SNOW FALL. SUMMERS ARE HOT AND HUMID. BECAUSE OF VERCELLIS 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 32 GENERAL COST OF LIVING THE AVERAGE MONTHLY EXPENSE FOR A FOREIGN STUDENT IS ABOUT 550 EUROS. OF COURSE, ACCOMMODATION WILL BE THE HIGHEST EXPENSE. MILK1,20/LITRE BREAD3,50/KILO BUTTER1,70/250 GR. BEEF9,00 – 19,00/KILO CHICKEN8,00 – 10,00/KILO RICE1,70 – 2,50/KILO PASTA0,80 – 1,20/KILO MINERAL WATER0,50 – 0,80/LITRE CINEMA7,50 EUROS FAST FOOD MENU5,50 EUROS

33 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 , , ,00

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

35 35 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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