UniAdrion is a "Network of Universities" established with the purpose to create a permanent connection among Universities and Research centres from the Adriatic-Ionian Region. The university network was born within the framework of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, as established on the occasion of the International Conference entitled "Culture as a Bridge - The Interuniversity Cooperation in the Adriatic-Ionian Basin" held on 15th -16th December 2000 in Ravenna, Italy. The Ravenna Conference was based upon the principles of Interuniversity cooperation, as established on the occasion of the Ancona Conference on "Development and Security in the Adriatic-Ionian area", 19th-20th May 2000.
UniAdrion promotes cooperation among Universities and Research Centres mainly through the realization of didactic initiatives, such as training courses, masters, research projects. Their didactic structure is characterized by a blended approach, it means alternation between face to face (seminars, summer school, a period of frontal lessons) and on-line modules through a Web learning environment.
For further information please contact UniAdrion Secretariat, hosted at:
Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
Piazza Roma, 22
60121 - Ancona - Italy
Structured UNiversity mobility between the Balkans and Europe for the Adriatic-ionian Macroregion
ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 - Project funded by the European Commission
The S.UN.B.E.A.M. project, submitted in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme -Action 2 Strand 1- Call for Proposals EACEA/18/13, has been selected for funding by the European Commission. The project is coordinated by Università Politecnica delle Marche, will have a duration of 48 months and a budget of about 3 million €. The activities will be implemented by a partnership of Universities belonging to the Uniadrion network. They consist in the organization and implementation of a structured mobility of students, academic and administrative staff.
The reinforcement of the Uniadrion network is one of the objectives of the project that will focus on the fields of interest already shared by the network's members: protection, cataloguing and promotion of cultural heritage; environment and sustainable development; communication, ports and economic relations.
The aim of the project in the short to medium term is to strenghthen and consolidate academic cooperation among Higher Education Institutions of the Adriatic-Ionian area. The network of relations to be created thanks to mobility flows will represent the academic and cultural infrastructure of the future Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion. The long-term target is to establish a platform for sharing educational paths in order to implement joint programmes for the awarding of joint titles among the universities in the countries of the area and create an adequate scientific background for the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion.
The end of Internationalisation is near? - rethinking Internationalisation
Hans De Wit, director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università del Sacro Cuore in Milan, is the author of 2 provocative essays about internationalisation. According to Prof. De Wit there is a need to rethink and redefine the way we look at the internationalisation of higher education: its context is rapidly changing and so the idea of internationalisation. The evolution of this concept is globalisation: to develop an innovative approach of it in higher education's field, we must enhance quality of programmes involving mobility of students and academic staff, we have to increase the focus on internationalisation of curriculum and we have to make a better use of Internet and social media. But without describing specific international strategies, how can we define goals and objectives for internationalisation? For a concrete plan of action for internationalisation of higher education, we have to understand the differences between local and global areas.
Read more on: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2014071611562927
Internationalisation in the Western Balkans
Iin Western Balkans internationalisation is seen as a way to support national reforms and institutional capacity building. This topic is strictly is connected with harmonisation and modernisation of higher education in the Western Balkans. Even if higher education systems cannot compete with other national and international systems, internationalisation offers them a chance of innovation and can make these system stronger.
Higher education and research in the Western Balkans are usually underfunded so best students and academics "escape" to other countries.
In spite of that, there is a significative potential of cooperation by academics and students in countries like Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina that have responded positively to mobility initiatives, while internationalisation is not very much felt in Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, maybe due to linguistic, cultural and political circumstances.
by Manja Klemencic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Read more on: http://www.eiae.org/blog/internationalisation-in-the-western-balkans
The European Commission launches a new strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas
The European Commission has adopted a maritime strategy for the Adriatic
and Ionian Seas that will boost smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in
the region. The strategy will be implemented in 2013 through an Action
Plan to be jointly developed with the region's stakeholders. The Commission
will launch the strategy on December 6th at a conference in Zagreb.
To see the European Commission PRESS RELEASE click here
To see the Communication of the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European
Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on A Maritime Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas
January 2012: ELCAP - E-Learning Course on the Common Agricultural Policy
The course is completely in English and free of charge.
Coordinator of the course: Prof. Franco Sotte, full professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona - Italy) and director of "Alessandro Bartola" Association.
Lectures prepared by experts in the field of common agricultural policy in Europe.
Potential users are supposed to have a basic academic background and to be involved in issues concerning agricultural policy and rural development.
Launch of the Course of Specialisation in Agriculture & Development in Western Balkan Countries - 04/09/08
UniAdrion and the University of Bologna launched the Course of Specialisation in "Agriculture and Development Policies Analysis in Western Balkan Countries", with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - General Department of Cooperation for Development. The course is addressed to interested graduated students, employees of public administration and other entities. The deadline for applications is May 16th 2008.
New Adriatic-Ionian Initiative Secretariat in Ancona - 02/18/08
Last 11th of January 2008, the Plenipotentiary Minister Guglielmo Ardizzone, the ex Italian Ambassador Alessandro Grafini, and of the President of Regione Marche, Gian Mario Spacca, launched the Secretariat of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative. The Secretariat will have its seat in Ancona, and will be directed by Ambassador Grafini. In the words of Minister Ardizzone, the Secretariat will give necessary contribution to the stability and visibility to the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.
Conference on The Cultural Heritage in the Balkan Countries, 30th of November 2007 Rome. - 11/20/07
The Conference will take place at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities on 30th of November 2007 in Rome.
On that occasion the First level Master's Degree on “Instruments and Methods for Architectural and Archaeological Cultural Heritage Conservation and Valorisation" will be introduced.
9th Plenary Session of the Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities and Towns - 09/27/07
The 9th Plenary Session will deal with Adriatic Europe: perspectives and opportunities of cross-border cooperation for the period 2007-2013”. It takes place on 28th and 29th of September 2007 in Pescara.
First level Master’s Degree Instruments and Methodologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Valorisation - IMCHCV. - 08/22/07
It's available the call for application of the First level Master’s Degree in Instruments and Methodologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Valorisation - IMCHCV
as Operator for the conservation of archaeological and architectural heritage.
Deadline to present candidatures is 24th of September 2007.
Please note: the dead line has been postponed to 8th of October 2007.
For further information directly contact the coordinator, prof. Laura Baratin
First Level University Master in Inter-Adriatic Cooperation and Local Development - MIAC - 08/20/07
Master in Inter-Adriatic Cooperation and Local Development - MIAC
, coordinated by the University of Teramo - Faculty of Political Sciences. (pdf documents).
For further information you can contact Dr. Emilio Cocco
Deadline for the application 20th of September 2007. Please note: the dead line has been postponed to 15th of October 2007.
International Working Party on FORMS OF TRAVEL IN ADRION: PORTS, ARCHITECTURES FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND SEA-LAND WATERFRONT - 07/03/07
The International Working Party (IWP2007) on FORMS OF TRAVEL IN ADRION:
PORTS, ARCHITECTURES FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND SEA-LAND WATERFRONT will take place from 17th to 20th of September 2007 in Bologna.
For further information you can contact: email@example.com
The 4th International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies Graduate Summer School , September 3rd - 8th, 2007, Porretta Terme (Bo) - 05/31/07
Application deadline: 25th June 2007
A limited number of scholarships will be offered on a competitive basis to students from Central-Eastern Europe.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site of the Summer School
The Summer School will focus on the different dimensions (the ecological, the economic, the social and the international) of sustainable rural development taking into particular consideration the multifunctional role of agriculture.
Closing Cerimony Master LogMaster - June 7th, 2007 - 05/28/07
On 7th of June at 11 a.m. the Closing Cerimony of the Masters Degree in Logistics Networks in an Enlarging Europe will take place at Sala Atti Accademici - Faculty of Economics (1st floor) University of Trieste (Piazzale Europa 1).
The Master programme has been coordinated by the University of Trieste in collaboration with the Universities of Bologna, Rijeka and Sarajevo, UniAdrion and CEI University Networks, Prologis, Cushman and Wakefield, Sisa, Autamarocchi Group, Il Giornale della Logistica.
Summer School in Adriatic Studies-SSAS, 3rd-13th July 2007 - 05/23/07
The International Summer School in Adriatic Studies - SSAS - Land behind Seasides
takes place from 3rd to 13th of July 2007 in Rimini.
For more information and to download the application form please visit the web site
Dead line for application is 3rd of June 2007.
Summer School in Advanced Topics in Biomedicine II, from 18th to 21st of July 2007 in Trieste - 05/23/07
It is organised by Consortium for Biomolecular Medicine in collaboration with AREA Science Park e CEI (Centre European Initiative).
The Summer School will feature a series of lectures on several advanced topics in the fileds of Genomics, Proteomics and Imaging and will be addressed to students at the post-graduate level.
Registration is free and is open to 70 students; a grant covering board and lodging will be offered to 20 students.
Deadline to subscribe is 20th of June 2007.
More information on the web site
Call for application - M. Sc. Programme "Management of Protected Areas" - 05/23/07
The University of Klagenfurt presents the postgraduate Joint M. Sc. Programme "Management of Protected Areas".
A Number of scholarships -financed by C.E.I.- are available for students coming from Central and Eastern European Countries.
For more information, please consult the homepage
Protocol of Agreement UniAdrion - UniNet - 05/23/07
The Presidents of University Network of the Adriatiac Ionian Inititiative -UniAdrion- and of the University Network of the Central European Initiative - UniNet- signed a Protocol of collaboration in February 2007 to formalize the already existing promotion of common initiatives.
UniAdrion General Assembly, 13th of April 2007 in Bologna - 04/10/07
On 13th of April 2007 at the Rectorate - University of Bologna (Sala Consiglio Dell'Amministrazione), the fifth UniAdrion General Assembly takes place in the afternoon (3.00 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.).
In the same morning the UniAdrion Board of Advisors meets in Sala Giunta - Rectorate Univeristy of Bologna.
LIS Multimedia Exhibition "Kosmika" - 02/06/07
The LIS Multimedia Exhibition "Kosmika" will be inaugurated on 16th of February in Belgrade at the Serbian Academy of Science and Art. The exposition will last till 25th of March 2007. As proposed by The Exhibition is associated to the events organised for the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Physicits and Engineer Nikola Tesla.
The aim is to consider the Exhibition a first project in perspective of further developments also in the other Countries of the Western Balkans.
ALMALAUREA National Convention 2nd and 3rd of March 2007 - Bologna - 01/30/07
Shareconference - E-learning, December 14th 2006 -Teramo - 11/28/06
The conference deals with the theme How to reform the E-learning through the sharing and the recycling (Innovare l'E-learning attraverso la condivisione ed il riuso)
; it takes place on December 14, 2006 at Campus Coste S. Agostino - University of Teramo.
For more information and to enrol (partecipation free) please visit the web site of the event
E-learning and on-line activities - 11/22/06
On 30th October the Closing Ceremony of the Master MISS - Sustainable Development of Agricultural and Rural Area of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin-Valorisation fo Typical Agro-food Products took place at the Faculty of Agriculture University of Bologna. The Master programme promoted within UniAdrion Network offered 15 grants to students coming from Albania, Croatia, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Students started the didactic activities in their own countries thanks to the use of the Learning Content Management System
supplied the e-learning services connected to the Master Programme and was in charge of the realization of the promotional video for Master MISS
Conference on "I distretti del gusto", November 9th, 2006 -Teramo - 11/07/06
The Conference titled I distretti del gusto (The districts of taste) is promoted by the University of Teramo -Dep. of Teorie e Politiche dello sviluppo locale. The conference takes place at 4.00 p.m. in Sala del Consiglio Provinciale, Via Milli 2.
Closing Cerimony Master MISS - October 30th, 2006 - 10/19/06
The Closing Cerimony for the Master MISS - Sustainable Development of Agricultural and Rural Area of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin-Valorisation fo Typical Agro-food Products
will take place on 30th of October at 6.30 p.m. in Aula Magna, Faculty of Agriculture (Via Fanin 50, Bologna
Closing Cerimony Master CESPEM - October 26th, 2006 - 10/17/06
The Closing Cerimony of the 1st Level Interatheaneum University Master for Creation and Development of Innovative SME in Transition Countries will take place on 26th of October at 1.00 p.m. at Aula Anfiteatro - Faculty of Economics in Forlì (Via Pratella, 10/14).
On that occasion the diplomas will be delivered to studentes of the Master Programme.
Forum of the Adriatic Ionian Cities and Towns, 29th-30th September, Koper - 10/13/06
"The common Adriatic-Ionian culture: resource for development of the local
communities and the value added to growth of the European citizenship" is the main theme of the 8th Plenary Session of the Forum of the Adriatic Ionian Cities and Towns.
Prof. Giorgio Praderio (DAPT-University of Bologna), opened the Session as delegate of the UniAdrion Network.
For more details about the meeting, please visit the web page of the Plenary Session
Opening Cerimony Master’s Degree Logistics Networks in an Enlarging Europe - 10/11/06
On 16th of October 2006, 11 a.m. the Opening Cerimony of the Master will take place at Aula Cammarata (Rectorate University of Trieste).
The First Level Master's Degree Logistics Networks in an Enlarging Europe (Logmaster) is coordinated by the University of Trieste in collaboration with the Universities of Bologna, Rijeka and Sarajevo, UniAdrion and CEI University Networks, Prologis, Cushman and Wakefield, Sisa, Autamarocchi Group, Il Giornale della Logistica.
The objectives of the Master Programme are to provide the necessary knowledge and skills in the fields of strategic planning, economic and technical evaluation and carrying out of distribution and logistics networks.
For more information please enter the web site
or contact email@example.com
Conference on "Innovazioni nei sistemi locali di sviluppo della terza Italia: indicazioni per nuove strategie di governance" - 10/03/06
The Conference takes place on 6 and 7 October, 2006 at the conference hall, Province of Viterbo.
The event is promoted by the Province in collaboration with the Network of Universities involved in the Research Programme, Prin 2004. The University of Teramo is the leader partner of the initiative.
First Level Master's Degree Mega Yacht Planning - 09/04/06
First Level Master's Degree Mega Yacht Planning
promoted by the Politechnic University of Marche Region - Dep. of Architecture, Surveys, Town Planning and History; Faculty of Engineering.
Management, Design and Technology.
Admission dead line September 8th, 2006
15 Grants financed by F.S.E. Marche Region
For more information please enter the web site of the Master
Graduate Summer School in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies - 06/22/06
The 3rd International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies Graduate Summer School (September 4th - 9th, 2006 in Porretta Terme, Bologna) will focus on the different dimensions (the ecological, the economic, the social and the international) of sustainable rural development taking into particular consideration the multifunctional role of agriculture.The programme will include also seminars on: Alternative Strategies for Rural Development: Rural Tourism; Appropriate Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Products; Rural Areas and Social Development; Biomass for Rural Development; NGOs and Agricultural Development. For more information (program, application form ecc) see the Porretta Summer School Web site
. Application deadline: 2nd July 2006.
International Working Party Living as Tourists-Abitare da Turista - 05/25/06
DAPT University of Bologna is organising an International Working Party - Living as Tourists-Abitare da Turisti in collaboration with UniAdrion, the Municipality of Ravenna and the Cultural Association Adrionauti (Ravenna).
The event takes place on June 16th-17th 2006 in Ravenna, while on June 18th 2006 a coast to coast itinerary Ravenna-Pola-Ravenna will be organised.
Opening Cerimony of the Master MISS: Soustainable Development of Agricultural and Rural Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin - 05/15/06
The opening cerimony of the First Level Master in Soustainable Development of Agricultural and Rural Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin (Valorisation of Typical Agro-Food Products) (MISS) takes place on Tuesday 16th of May at 3.00 p.m., at the Faculty of Agriculture Aula Magna - University of Bologna, Via Fanin 50. The Master is coordinated by prof. Andrea Segre' and promoted within the UniAdrion Network.
Living as Tourists in Adrion. Notice of Competition for Ideas and Proposals - 03/20/06
Original contributions, innovative experiences and singular proposals are invited on the following themes:
1.Facilities for Water-front and Harbour Articulated Systems
2.Architecture of Hospitality
3.Means of “Coast to Coast” Crossing
Dead line to send proposals: April 30 2006 8.00 p.m.
Conference on Network Analysis: Concepts, Case study, Applications - 03/20/06
Conference on Network Analysis on 21st and 22nd of March 2006 at the University of Teramo; it is organised by the Dipartimento di Teoria dei Sistemi e delle Organizzazioni.
Sixth Round Table Meeting of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) on January 26-27 in Durres (Albania) - 01/24/06
Topics of different Round Tables (R.T.) of the AII
Literature and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece, Rome, and the Near East - 01/24/06
From November 6 to November 18, 2006, the School for Advanced Studies in Venice (SSAV), with the support of the Fondazione di Venezia, will offer a graduate seminar at Venice International University on “Literature and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and the Near East”.
CESPEM Opening Ceremony - 01/23/06
The opening ceremony of the CESPEM Master will be held on the Thursday 26th of January in Forlì.
Italian Cooperation Days, from 27th of October to 6th fo December - 11/22/05
The General Department of Cooperation for Development (Italian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs) organizes from 27th of October to 6th of December the promotion of the Italian Cooperation in different Italian Regions and Municipalities. See the programme
(in Italian) of the whole initiative. On 22nd of November the cerimony takes place at the University of Bologna. The programme of the day
First Level University Master in Sustainable Development of the Agricultural and Rural Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin - 11/21/05
The Master in "Sustainable Development of Agricultural and Rural Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Basin (Valorisation of typical agro-food products) - MISS" is promoted within the UniAdrion Network. See the notice of competition for candidates from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Rep. of Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia and Montenegro
Notice of competition (in Italian) for students coming from other countries
available on the web site of the University of Bologna
Please note that the deadline
to present candidature has been postponed to 2nd of December
Presentation of the project "Progetto Classe: Archeologia di una Città Abbandonata" - 11/16/05
Kick off Meeting Progetto Classe: Archeologia di una Città Abbandonata (Classe Project: Archaeology of an Untended Town) on 28th of November in Ravenna, Pala Congressi in Largo Firenze.
Colloqui Adriatici to the University of Teramo - 10/20/05
The third Edition of Colloqui Adriatici (Adriatic Talks) about Territori Liquidi takes place on 26th of October (10.00 a.m.), on 9th (10.00 a.m.) and on 15th of November 2005 (3.00 p.m.) at the University of Teramo.
Symposium on "Creation of Sustainable Enterprise in Transition Countries" - 10/19/05
The Symposium takes place on Monday 24th of October 2005 at 4 p.m., Faculty of Economics in Forlì - Aula Mattarelli.
Master for Creation and Development of Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises in Transition Countries (CESPEM) - 09/23/05
Course for Uniadrion Focal Point representatives - 09/20/05
On 12, 13 and 14 September 2006, a course for Uniadrion Focal Point representatives has been held by E-Learning Lab
. The classes focused on blended learning, instructional design process, web standards, accessibility, video editing and E-content. A short video
(Real) of the event is available.
7° Plenary Session of the Forum of Adriatic & Ionian Cities and Towns, from 13th to 15th of September in Bar - 09/07/05
The 7° plenary session on the theme “The Integrated Costal Management in the Sustainable Development of the Adriatic and Ionian Basin”
will take place from 13th to 15th of September in Bar. UniAdrion representatives will attend the Meeting
New training event for UniAdrion Focal Point representatives - 09/05/05
A new training event for UniAdrion Focal Point representatives will be held in Forli' on the 12th, 13th and 14th of September. The intent of the course is to deepen knowledge on instructional design processes, learning object development and online evaluation and communication tools. The course programme will be very practical and require active participation and contribution from all the representatives of the Focal Points.
Vth Mediterranean Conference "Tourism beyond the Coastline: new Trends in Tourism and the Social Organisation of Space" - 07/18/05
The Conference is organized by the Mediterranean Association for the Sociology of Tourism and will take place from 22 to 24 of September 2005 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Please note, deadline to present the abstract has been postponed to 20th of July.
L'Adriatico non è una frontiera - 07/11/05
The book has just come out and collects the years'decisions of the Forum of Adriatic & Ionian Cities and Towns.
Conference on "Urban Attractiveness and Cultural Tourisms - From Dubai to Valencia" - 06/08/05
The Meeting takes place on 16th of June from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Faculty of Engineering - DAPT, room 5-7 University of Bologna.
Summer School in "Advanced Topics in Biomedicine", 25-29 July 2005 in Trieste - Italy - 05/31/05
The Summer School is organized by CBM (Consortium for Biomolecular Medicine), AREA Science Park and ICGEB (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology). Deadline for application 15th of June.
Summer School in "Biomath: Modelling of Biological Systems", from 18th ot 22nd of July in Trieste - Italy - 05/31/05
The Summer School is organized by CBM (Consortium for Biomolecular Medicine), Area Science Park and SISSA (the International School for Advanced Studies). Deadline for application 15th of June.
International Scientific Symposium on “Environment and Development in Mountainous Regions: the Role of Protected Areas and Tourism’’ - 05/24/05
The Symposium is organized in the island of Cephallonia and will take place between 17 and 19 of June 2005.
2nd Graduate Summer School in "International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies" - 05/11/05
The 2nd International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies Graduate Summer School will be held in Porretta Terme (BO) from August 29th to September 2nd
and will offer an overview of the different tools and policies aimed to promote sustainable development. It will provide an analysis of some of the different interrelated dimensions of sustainability in agriculture: the ecological, the social, the economic and the international dimension.
More information are available on the School web site
Conference on "Integrative Approaches towards sustainability (Baltic Sea region sharing knowledge internally, across Europe, and worldwide)" - 01/26/05
The Conference will take place on 11-14 May 2005
in Jurmala - Latvia. To subscribe as lecturer or for more information please contact Prof. Lars Ryden firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact UniAdrion Secretariat, hosted at:
Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
Piazza Roma, 22
60121 - Ancona
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