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1 Università di Bologna The Cooperative Approach In Education Giovanna Filippini 16th September 2006

2 Definition Develop of academic, cultural and administrative relations with partner universities in order to cooperate in - student exchange - faculty exchange and research - joint/double degree programmes - international funded programmes - strategic alliances

3 Rationale Academic rationale - Improving quality of education - Improving quality of research - Improving status and prestige - Asserting social and cultural role of education

4 Rationale Economic rationale - Choice of partners - Participation in international funded programmes - Additional resources for international programmes

5 Profile of HEIs Profile of HEIs using the cooperative approach Strong commitment to Bologna process and Lisbon Strategy Involvement in European programmes both in Education and Research

6 External factors for cooperative approach National context and policies Autonomy for HEI in setting fees for different groups of students Language policies Immigration laws and visa procedures Greater interdependence among countries Sending and receiving countries Tools which enable students to move from country to country to complete or further their education and for employment (recognition procedures)

7 Internal factors for cooperative approach Pedagogical approach to student mobility Internationalisation of curricula and of the teaching/learning process Support mechanisms Housing Integration with overall support systems developed for national students ICT and e-learning policies

8 Funding Large amounts of internal funding and staff are needed to implement an international strategy International and European funds can be an opportunity to increase additional resources for international programmes Joint research planning Recruitment of students is a weak factor

9 The Italian Experience Italian national context: Govern funded programmes for internationalisation centred on cooperation above all for double/joint degree programmes It is not possible to charge different amounts of fees to overseas students Language issues Recruitment and visa procedures through Embassies and Consulates

10 Bologna Forlì Ravenna Cesena Rimini Overview - Alma Mater Studiorum In 1989 the University adopted a Multicampus structure Students (undergraduates) Bologna72,163 Cesena4,902 Forlì6,193 Ravenna3,021 Rimini5,278

11 Overview - Alma Mater Studiorum Research units: 96 Libraries and services centers: 140 (6 centralised) Museums : 14 Overall Surface: 630,000 m 2 Market Share: 8% National budget share: 6% Budget: 705 M (20% student fees)

12 Academic Staff: 3,131 Technical and administrative staff: 2,900 External support staff: 6,000 Undergraduates Students: 91,557 (New registrations 2005/2006: 16,978) Graduates 2005: 17,920 Faculties: 23 Overview - Alma Mater Studiorum

13 Alma Mater Studiorum International degree seeking students International students % on students 1998/99 2,7232.70% 1999/00 2,9492.90% 2000/01 3,1623.12% 2001/02 3,5253.45% 2002/03 3,5653.56% 2003/04 3,8933.96% 2004/05 3,9204.07% 2005/064,1664.31%

14 Alma Mater Studiorum International exchange students Dr. Giovanna Filippini ACADEMIC YEAR OUTGOING STUDENTS INCOMING STUDENTS 2000/2001 1,0491,025 2001/2002 1,0651,107 2002/2003 1,2761,209 2003/2004 1,3641,433 2004/2005 1,3911,796 2005/20061,4641,882

15 Alma Mater Studiorum Internships abroad Years Students in internship abroad 2000 88 2001 72 2002 127 2003 187 2004 181 2005 241 2006 278

16 Alma Mater Studiorum Agreements Socrates Erasmus Agreements524 General Agreements97 Departmental Agreements82 Agreements

17 Alma Mater Studiorum - context Institutional context: Efforts in increasing student and faculty mobility Increase in resources allocated to the mobility grants Increase in number of joint programmes with European partners at each level Additional resources are budgeted for grants and scholarships for students and graduates to foster their mobility Improved administrative procedures to assist exchange/mobility periods

18 Alma Mater Studiorum – new challenges New challenges College of China Branch campus in Buenos Aires Summer School programme

19 College of China The China Association College, founded in October 2005, draws its inspiration from the tradition of the University Colleges that have hosted the foreign students studying at University of Bologna ever since its foundation. The China Association College has 14 founding partners who represent the most important administrative, cultural, economic, entrepreneurial and social institutions of the Emilia- Romagna Region

20 Branch Campus in Buenos Aires The branch campus in Buenos Aires was established with the objective of training managers able of operating at an international level and, in particular, in the sector concerning relations between the European Union and Latin America. It offers interdisciplinary study programmes at master level: regional integration processes in Europe and America, inter-regional economic relations between Europe and Latin America, political evolution of relations between the EU and Latin America, problems and prospects of the new democracies, structure and strategy of large, medium and small enterprises in the internationalization of the economy, international negotiation and cooperation processes, institutional change and organizational management.

21 Branch Campus in Buenos Aires The branch campus in Buenos Aires obtained the national Argentina quality certification (CONEAU) Agreement with Argentina universities Agreement with National and Regional bodies to foster research and for internships for students

22 Summer school programme Dr. Giovanna Filippini YearProgrammesStudents of which international 200318482200 200416807500 2005321,383800 200649 2,5001,300 Providing students with an international experience, language capacity building and life long learning In cooperation with major partner universities

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