On May 6th, 2019, AREL - Research and Legislation Agency and ITALIASEAN Association, in collaboration with Guglielmo Marconi University, hosted a fascinating meeting on the development of the New Silk Road, with a specific focus on the maritime path. The event was particularly relevant given the Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 23rd, 2019, between the Italian government and China. The memorandum included a series of commercial and institutional agreements and confirmed the Italian participation in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI). Esteemed Professor Rainer Masera, Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Guglielmo Marconi University, and President Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister, opened the debate, between Marco Chirullo, speaking from the European Commission point of view, Gianfranco Di Vaio, Responsible for Research at Italian “Cassa Depositi e Prestiti”, and Paolo Guglielminetti, Global Rail and Surface Transport Leader at PWC.
The debate focused on a series of important topics regarding the New Silk Road, highlighting that the maritime path could represent an opportunity for Italian companies to increase the economic relationships not only with China but also with Southern Asian countries. In fact, during the following years, countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh are expected to be the world’s most rapidly growing economies.
Nonetheless, whereas there are several positive aspects, the BRI also has several challenging points and issues that have to be adequately addressed.
However, given the extremely relevant nature of the New Silk Road for the Italian economy, the challanges will be thoroughly discussed in future events co-organized by Guglielmo Marconi University.

For more information, please send an email to i.reggiani@unimarconi.it

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The Department of Human Sciences proudly announced the publication of Aretè Volume 4, Guglielmo Marconi University International Journal of Philosophy, Human and Social Sciences, with the homonymous name.

Aretè is an international scientific magazine “double-blind and peer-reviewed” created in December 2015. The magazine, available both online and printed, provides articles concerning central philosophical debates and issues, in Italian, English, French and German, with particular reference to the discourses between philosophy, humanities, and social sciences. Special attention is given to the philosophical historiography, to the hermeneutics of the texts that characterized Western thought, to the most relevant and current ethical-political, historical, pedagogical, aesthetic, philological, literary and linguistic issues.

Furthermore, considerable attention is also given to the works marking the debates regarding Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies.
According to the editors, philosophy constitutes a creative and productive force capable of affecting current affairs only when it considers the complexity of the “world of life” (the Lebenswelt of which Edmund Husserl also spoke) with the multiplicity of plans that characterize it. Benedetto Croce highlights  the need to open philosophical rationality to the non-strictly-philosophical elements of culture in his Aesthetica in Nuce. Emphasizing that, “Philosophy always originates in the motion of life [...]. New philosophical thoughts, or their germs, are often found alive and energetic in books that are not professional nor systematic philosophers “.

For this reason, both the essays of the miscellanea and the reviews, sometimes take into consideration texts, authors, and perspectives that do not concern the traditional philosophical disciplines.
The journal is divided in the following sections: a monographic Notebook in which themes are explored in multidisciplinary perspectives; a miscellaneous section dedicated to scientific articles (divided into “Studies and research” and in “Notes and essays”); a part devoted to reviews and presentations of essays and literature.

Whereas for those studying and teaching philosophy and the various subjects that characterize the Humanities and Social Sciences, each issue represents a valid source to update on the most salient topics. The magazine concept revolves around the expression of “critical thinking,” open to the complexity of the contemporary world and characterized by “dialogue between knowledge,” strictly necessary for the development of a correct “history of concepts” (Begriffsgeschichte). The International Journal is as a free research tool, scientifically founded and pluralistic, thus realizing a “conviviality of differences.”

For more information, visit the link

https://arete.unimarconi.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ARETE_Volume_4_2019_completo.pdf

or

https://arete.unimarconi.it/https://arete.unimarconi.it/

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Guglielmo Marconi University takes a step towards digitalization and launches the online academic blog of the homonymous university. The GMU blog is a valuable resource that grants researchers and research activities to reach a broader academic audience, one that goes beyond the standard social media connections, fostering, through specific features, academic dissemination. These features are powerful tools that allow researchers to gain maximal visibility by indexing the content of their posts in academic databases such as EBSCO and specialized search engines such as ISIDORE, OAIster, and DOAJ. The blog also offers researchers contributing to the platform the opportunity to link ORCIDs to their posts. Also, it promotes interdisciplinary exchange between scholars on highly topical issues - such as new technologies, industry 4.0, innovation management, digital humanities - that are drastically changing our society.

Moreover, the blog serves as a powerful communication tool promoting Guglielmo Marconi University’s national and international projects and partnerships, fostering dialogue between the research world and a wide range of audiences. The blog lives on the French platform “Hypothèses,” that is home to a thousand academic blogs covering all areas of humanities and social sciences. “Hypothèses” is part of a larger portal, “OpenEdition,” that is a comprehensive digital publishing infrastructure for the dissemination of humanities and social science publications.

We strongly encourage scholars at GMU and researchers participating in GMU’s projects to send in various types of contributions. Join us online!
Please contact us with your ideas at this email address g.vertecchi@unimarconi.it

Visit the link  https://gmu.hypotheses.org
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Guglielmo Marconi University launches The Academic Blog

Guglielmo Marconi University is proud to announce the acquisition of the new luxurious 180m2 office space in the center of Athens, Greece. The new space is situated on an elevate ground floor and it is completely renovated, perfect to welcome our Greek students in a spacious and luminous environment. The new building is comprised of balconies circumnavigating the perimeter and of common areas available to students and staff members. The ultimate objective is to provide a unique and welcoming academic experience.

For further information please visit the link http://www.unimarconi.gr/

New headquarters in the center of Athens

On February 8th and 9th 2019, Arturo Lavalle, USGM’s representative, participated at a two-day meeting on Effective Project Management in Bahrain. The event highlights a new-born collaboration between Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi and Maximus Management Training Centre of Bahrain. Dr. Lavalle was invited as a guest speaker at the event, and gave a very interesting speech on effective project management to students coming from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The agreement between the two institutions, USGM’s MBA, establishes an important training solution for those who wish to develop the skills necessary to succeed and obtain personal and professional results in the current work market. The highly motivated students taking part in the session showed and confirmed that the Middle East is currently one of the most dynamic social, economic and educational ecosystems on a global scale.
For more information about Maximus Training Centre visit the link http://www.maximus-edu.co

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