“Future Railway Communication Systems: the FRMCS and the ACS two contrasting approaches” presented in Future Network Security: Challenges & Opportunities Workshop!

The Scientific board of AB4Rail joined the International workshop “Future Network Security: Challenges & Opportunities Workshop”, held virtually on 22th – 24th March 2021. They introduced the importance of the telecommunication systems in terms of performance and connection stability for rail applications, the two most promising approaches Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) together with the Adaptable Communication System (ACS) and their design philosophies. The objective of this workshop, successfully achieved was to bring together experts from the globe and create a joint platform for information exchanges, presentation of results, and fruitful discussions to identify gaps and future directions for the IEEE FNI Security Working Group.

AB4Rail kick-off meeting

First meeting and dissemination event to launch the AB4RAIL core challenges

Radiolabs as project coordinator and the Open University Guglielmo Marconi organised the first meeting and dissemination event to introduce the AB4Rail project to the railway audience on February 4th.

AB4Rail logoThe project has been funded within the framework of the Horizon and the Shift2Rail European Programs. In the two project years will be mainly aimed at identifying alternative wireless technologies (or alternative bearers) for communications in the railway sector, at studying and assessing the communication protocols for railway applications and finally at disseminating the project results among stakeholders, industrial partners, and within programs of the railway world such as Shif2Rail and X2Rail-5.

Representatives from the European Union Agency for Railways, the Shift2Rail and X2Rail-5 initiatives have enriched the debate pointing out the most important needs and trends of the Rail sector.

For further information, please visit the project website

UNITEL international meeting online

In the framework of the UNITEL “Modernisation and internationalisation of Iranian HEIs via collaborative TEL-based curriculum development in engineering and STEM” project, funded by Erasmus+ Programme, Guglielmo Marconi University organised the kick off meeting on the 1st and 2nd February 2021. The meeting was supposed to be hosted in Rome, however due to COVID-19 restrictions was re-scheduled online.  

The main idea underlying the project implementation is to improve technology enhanced learning methodologies within the involved HEIs in Iran and at the same time to boost current trends in pedagogy in order to enhance self-directed and collaborative learning. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 12 partners: four EU partners (3 universities and 1 company) and eight Iranian partners (7 universities and 1 company) and the coordinator is Guglielmo Marconi University. During the kick off meeting the partners had the chance to present themselves and to discuss the details of the project management and implementation. For further information, please send an email to

U-Multirank 2020

Guglielmo Marconi University TOP performer in the 2020 International U-Multirank Ranking

U-Multirank - a European Commission supported higher education ranking system. It compares the performances of higher education institutions in the five dimensions of university activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement.

Guglielmo Marconi University is one of the top 25 performers in the U-Multirank 2020 in three categories:

U-Multirank 2020 - Open Access Pubblications
open access publications (Research),
i.e. the percentage of academic publications available in "Open Access" journals;
U-Multirank 2020 - International Joint Publications
international joint publications (International Orientation),
i.e. the percentage of scientific publications whose at least one of the authors is located in another country;
U-Multirank 2020 - Regional Joint Publications
regional joint publications (Regional Engagement),
i.e. the percentage of scientific publications of the department that have at least one co-author located in the same region of the University.

This extraordinary result confirms the university's great commitment in the research and international orientation.

For further information, visit the official website

Important scientific acknowledgement for Marconi academic magazine Areté.

On 7th April 2020, the Italian institute ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) informed our University about the results of a highly relevant evaluation process: “Areté. International Journal of Philosophy, Human & Social Sciences” was included in the scientific Index of the academic journals. In particular, Areté is acknowledged as an international scientific journal in the following fields of research: Area 10 (Antiquities, Philology, Literary Studies, Art History), Area 11 (History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology), Area 14 (Political and Social Sciences).