International Research Projects

Digital skills for employability and social inclusion

Period: 2015 - 2017
Programme: Erasmus + KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships for school education
Budget: Euro 257.767,00

According to recent studies, more than 90% of job vacancies require digital competencies and approximately 900.000 professionals in Europe, amongst them lot of young people, don’t have the essential competencies to work in the ICT sector with the consequent risk of to be professionally excluded. In this context EMPLOY project, coordinated by the Governmental Organisation Istanbul Valiligi , wishes to enhance digital literacy of primary and lower secondary school students complying with the requirements of the labour market. EMPLOY particularly focused its attention to the young at risk of social exclusion, drop outs, migrants and people with socio-economic difficulties.
EMPLOY develops an active learning system with the aim to transfer and increase the digital competencies requested by ICT sector and connected sectors as well. The suggested methodology is validated by means of a serious game designed according to school programs and professional requirements come from the labour market.


European Personal Branding for Employment

Period:  2015 - 2017
Programme: Erasmus+, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships
Budget: Euro 198.613,00

The project EPBE, coordinated by UDIMA - Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, is aimed at promoting the development of an online personal brand and the exploitation of Web 2.0 techniques for job-seeking. The personal branding refers to marketing strategies for personal promotion in the labour market.
The use of Personal branding is either reinforced by the increased utilization of social media and Web 2.0 (online websites and personal profiles in the social media). By means of the main results of the projects i.e. the guidelines for the schools on personal branding and job hunting 2.0, the online course Personal Branding, the online course Job Hunting 2.0 (MOOC), the Methodological Manual on Distance Learning for Personal Branding and online Job-Hunting, EPBE improves the digital competencies necessary to search for a job in accordance with own competencies facilitating the access to the labour market. Moreover, EPBE aims at removing the barriers to learning through a pedagogical approach focused on the Open Educational Resources (OER).


Unique Gasifier for Hydrogen Production

Period: 2012 - 2016
Programme: Seventh Framework Programme – FCH JU
Budget: Euro 3.438.061,36

Starting from 2014 the Marconi University coordinates the UNIfHY project. The initiative aims to develop a biomass steam gasification process joined to syngas purification to produce pure hydrogen from biomass, increase well-to-tank efficiency and contribute to a sustainable energy portfolio. The results obtained in past R&D EU projects on hot gas catalytic conditioning will be exploited, utilizing plant components of proven performance and reliability and well established processes as UNIQUE coupled gasification and hot gas cleaning and conditioning system, Water-Gas Shift system and Pressure Swing Adsorption system.


Large Scale Experimentation Scenarios to Mainstream eLearning in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools

Period:  2013 - 2016
Programme: CIP - Competitive and Innovation Framework - ICT
Budget: Euro 10.433.660,00

The ISE project involves thirty partners from fifteen European countries and promotes the adoption of large-scale e-learning tools and resources in science education. The project means to apply the Inquiry Based Science Education methodology in science education, by exploiting a series of technological tools and digital resources which are collected in an online platform.

Through the platform, teachers can access interactive simulations, educational games and use remote laboratories by merging the use of these instruments in their current curricular activities. ISE also provides an evaluation system, based on the PISA 2020 framework, able to evaluate the advancement of students’ ability to problem solving, as well as the professional development of teachers involved.


Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities

Period:  2013 - 2016
Programme: TEMPUS IV - Structural Measures - Governance Reform
Budget: Euro 1.107.864,09

eQTeL is a Structural Measures project which addresses Governance Reform under the theme: Introduction of Quality Assurance. This is a national priority for Jordan. The project means to modernize and reform teaching methodologies. eQTel has been designed to improve the quality and relevance of technology-enhanced Jordan learning trough developing and implementing new accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for distance learning study programs according to EU practices. This proposal has been supported by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as the Higher Education Accreditation Commission. eQTeL focuses on developing a quality assurance framework to foster technology-enhanced learning in university education in Jordan, and establishing a sustainable capacity building program to facilitate the use of technology in education.


Sustainability Awareness Mobilization Environment in the global education for EYD 2015

Period: 2015 - 2018
Programme: EuropeAid
Budget: Euro 3.933.852,00

SAME WORLD project, coordinated by CIES – Information and Education to Development Centre ONLUS is aimed at sensitising students and teachers on the interdependency between Southern Countries and Northern ones with a specific focus on environmental Justice and the adoption of sustainable lifestyles.
In particular, the project is focused on two themes: the environmental changes and the conditions of environmental refugees. Those themes are discussed within the school involving secondary school’s teachers and the students. The project activities include: the development of an online platform and Digital Storytelling laboratories, the development of an online course for teachers, educators and parents on specific topics such as Justice and Environmental Migration, the organisation of seminars and international round tables. In 2015, SAME WORD has joined the famous Expo in Milan with thematic seminars and an exhibition focused on Justice and sustainable nutrition.


Universities-Companies Crowdsourcing

Period: 2013 - 2015
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Erasmus Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 532.328,00

The UCCrowd project is led by ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and includes thirteen partner organizations from across Europe including seven higher education institutions, five commercial organization’s and one research centre. The project aims to strengthen links between companies and Higher Education Institutions by using a crowdsourcing platform. The project allows companies to share their problems with universities and encourages European professors and students to identify innovative solutions for them. Crowdsourcing is an open opportunity to make people experience new creative ways to solve problems.


Towards an Internationalisation of Higher Education Network for the Meda Region

Period: 2010 -2013
Programme: TEMPUS – Joint Project – Governance Reform
Budget: Euro 857.437,00

TIES, coordinated by University of Alicante, contributes to the development of international relations management of Higher Education Institutions in the MEDA region, in particular Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan. The project partnership comprises three European organizations with expertise in institutional internationalization and twelve partners from the MEDA Region. The project focuses on strengthening the management capacities of staff from partner universities, and means to build efficient structures for international relations. The project includes different types of actions, including onsite observation sessions, human resources development, drafting strategic internationalization plans for participant institutions and establishing a formalized regional network dedicated to internationalization.
All the activities are designed to be complementary and drive the participants towards an innovative and combined approach to internationalization.


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Financial Services Sector ‘Triple E’ Qualifications

Period:  2013 - 2015
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project
Budget:  Euro 495.794,00

Guglielmo Marconi University joined as an associate partner Triple-E project, which is coordinated by EBTN European Banking & Financial Services Training Association. The project aimed to strongly contribute to the development of sectoral Qualifications Systems (National and European) by incorporating ECVET technical specifications, according to the EU specific Recommendation. The project core objective was to gather the main tools and recommendations related to existing modern EU qualifications and turn them into one integrated standard which was both ambitious and feasible for wider application in Financial Services Sector (FSS).


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Open Educational Practices: a bottom-up approach in Latin America and Europe to develop a common Higher Education Area

Period: 2010 -2014
Programme: ALFA III
Budget: Euro 1.080.375

Guglielmo Marconi University is the coordinator of OPORTUNIDAD project which intended to strengthen and sustain the European and Latin American Common Higher Education Area by increasing the use of open educational practices and resources (OEP & OER). The project contributed to raise awareness and widen Universities’ participation in open educational practices and resources and also defined the OER Agenda for the re-use of OER at institutional level . The project’s activities included the definition of a mid-term strategic roadmap for the implementation of the OER Agenda at local-institutional level, the training of teachers on how to use and reuse OER in a pedagogically-rich context, the piloting of start-up open educational practices with a linkage to the international community and to the job market.


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La Universidad en el campo: Programa de Formación Superior Agropecuario para jóvenes rurales

Period: 2010 - 2013
Programme: ALFA III
Budget: Euro 1.641.832,20

UNICA project, coordinated by the Colombian Universidad de Caldas, supported the development of Higher Education in Latin America as a means to contribute to the economic and social development of the Region. The project contributed to establish and implement a rural Higher Education program linked to secondary education, which facilitates university enrolment for young people from rural areas. In addition, it built up a network of Latin American and European Universities to foster cultural and knowledge exchange between teachers and students. The project envisaged the increasing of social cohesion thanks to access to higher education for highly vulnerable populations (rural youth, rural communities), the cooperation with the rural research and productive sector through practical activities, the contribution to the higher education modernization by means of the creation of university networks.



Period: 2011 - 2014
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – KA3 ICT -  Multilateral Network
Budget: Euro 633.220,00

EUROVERSITY, coordinated by University of Hull, was a network of eighteen partners come from ten European countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Cyprus, Germany), and a third country partner, Israel. The network consisted of a group of organizations that had significant experience of the use of 2D/3D virtual worlds in learning and teaching contexts. It consisted also in a smaller number of partners with less experience wishful to transfer the knowhow of the network in designing virtual world’ courses in their own contexts. Finally, the network consisted of other institutions that had no direct experience of virtual world education but had a specific interest in education, media and transformation of knowledge. The project intended to share experiences by using online virtual platforms to support educational provision and transfer Knowledge focused on the transfer of the experiential content into guidance.


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Teaching mAths through innovative LEarning approach and contents

Period:  2011 - 2013
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 380.441,00

TALETE project, coordinated by Guglielmo Marconi University, was a multilateral project funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme targeting primary and secondary school learners. Results from international surveys of school students’ performance in mathematics showed that students in many European countries do not perform satisfactorily. TALETE increased mathematics education in some of the underperforming European countries. The project was aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of education and training as follows: identifying and developing teaching and learning methods in the field of mathematics with a focus on geometry; improving the quality of learning in order to support the development of students’ basic and transversal competences; improving the attractiveness and efficiency of education through 3D virtual worlds; supporting schools to establish partnerships and improving teachers’ and pupils’ skills to promote European integration.


pRomotIng Global citizensHip education Through digital Storytelling

Period:  2011 - 2013
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget:  Euro 392.320,00

The main objective of RIGHTS project, coordinated by Guglielmo Marconi University, was to implement an innovative didactic methodology that could promote the Education for Global Citizenship, or Global citizenship education through the use of digital storytelling approach, by enhancing interactive teaching and learning across countries and cultures in secondary schools in Europe. RIGHTS project was aimed at: promoting Global Citizenship Education in the EU secondary schools curriculum; delivering innovative ICT based tools to enhance teaching and learning that foster initiative, innovation, creativity and adaptation to the rapidly changing world of work in globalized societies; delivering a training methodology through new learning approaches based on digital competences, as well as social and civic competences and cultural awareness and expression.


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plaGiarism or crEativity: teachiNg Innovation versUs Stealing

Period: 2011 - 2013
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 395.866,00

GENIUS project, coordinated by Guglielmo Marconi University, was aimed at strengthening students' transversal skills in secondary schools and at providing innovative and attractive learning pathways coping with the emerging issues due to digital fluency. Teachers and students attended a specific Multilingual online course about Copyrights, Plagiarism, WEB Fair use, Open Source, Pedagogical Methodologies to support creativity and Creative writing. As a second learning stage a transnational students' competition was launched. The winner team detected Plagiarism of the rival team improving learning skills, social and civic competences, sense of initiative, cultural awareness and expression, English and Digital skills. Students further learnt and contributed to "My Myths" collection, a database of the most popular people who work hard to think up genius innovations. Finally, an ethic code, "Code to be Genius" was developed as a reference model behaviour for all.


Serious Games for Situated Learning of Vehicular Languages Addressing Work Needs

Period: 2012 - 2014
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – KA2 Languages - Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 399.795,00

SiLang project, coordinated by Thessaly University, was aimed at increasing efficiency in business communication, competitiveness, and employability; at personalizing language learning as well as enhancing appreciation of the cultural and linguistic wealth of Europe. SiLang intended to reinforce language competence necessary in the workplace through serious gaming by promoting language training that familiarizes learners with cultural, societal, and work aspects in various contexts The main project outcomes included: a situated, mobile-enabled serious game for language learning on business communication; adaptable learning activities that immerse learners into rich cultural and work related experiences; good practices on deployment, and targeting trainers.


Key Methodology to successful Competence Based Learning

Period: 2011 - 2013
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Accompanying measures
Budget: Euro 198.178,00

KEYS project, coordinated by the Bulgarian organization Intercultural Co-operation Foundation, intended to valorize and promote the results achieved by five previous Comenius Multilateral Projects focused on the acquirement of key competences for Lifelong Learning. In such a way it intended to provide support to teachers and school educators for the implementation of competence based education able to respond to the requirements of contemporary life. KEYS partners intend to take a closer look at the methodology grounds of the products and outcomes developed within these projects and promote to a larger extent most suitable methodologies for successful competence based learning. The project identified SUSTAIN, AQUEDUCT, KeyTTT, READIT and IdiaL, they have been disseminated through four National Interactive Seminars organized in Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy and Belgium.


Establishing a University communication structure

Period:  2010 – 2013
Programme: TEMPUS IV - Structural Measures - Governance Reform
Budget:  Euro 1.152.893,00

STRATEGICOM, coordinated by Marconi University, has developed, in accordance of Algeria’s priorities of University Management, services for students and development of International Relations within TEMPUS Programme. To keep pace in the ongoing global changes of higher education and in order to respond more effectively to external collaboration requests, Algerian universities will be equipped with a system that allows them to take decisive, effectively and efficiently action.
The project outlined a communication strategy based on an analysis of best practices selected in European Universities and based on the training of relevant university personnel involved. The most important result was a Recommendation Paper presented to the Ministry of Higher Education for its approval. Through the participation and endorsement of the Ministry of Higher Education, the Recommendation Paper become a tool for the reform of the Algerian higher education structure.



Period:  2012
Programme: Prince 2010
Budget: Euro 200.713,81

EU TUNE project, promoted by Marconi University, was aimed at creating a community of secondary schools students from EU Member States, candidate and potential candidate partner countries composing the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. The proposal was focused on the Adriatic region in order to strengthen the relationships among neighbour States and to increase the mutual awareness of next generation through the promotion of a digital language and a web-based communication system.
The project was aimed at making young students talk about their everyday life, the cultural and natural heritage of their country, hopes and expectations issuing from the forthcoming European enlargement, preconceptions and stereotypes related to their country and how to face them. The aim of the project was to make young people "talk" through the digital storytelling language, in order to prevent the growing up of preconceptions and stereotypes or to delete the existing ones.


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Training teachers to make READing fun through digital storytelling

Period:  2010 - 2012
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 396.290,00

READ IT project, coordinated by Marconi University, was aimed to cope with the lack of ICT use in European schools. The core aim of READ IT was to enhance the quality of teaching and education in secondary schools through the introduction of novel pedagogical approaches and practices. The main objective was to develop teachers’ skills and practice through the inclusion of ICT tools and digital storytelling techniques in classroom, specifically, to produce book trailers as a means of promoting engagement with reading and writing. READ IT was addressed to secondary schools teachers and students come from the five partner countries: Italy, Denmark, Romania, Turkey and Unite Kingdom. The project multi-actor partnership consisted of seven organizations among universities, publishers, secondary schools and non for profit organizations.


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EL Gate
European Latin-American University Cooperation Gate

Period: 2008 - 2011
Programme: ALFA III
Budget: Euro 750.579,00

EL Gate project, coordinated by G. Marconi University, was aimed at strengthening the management and governance of Latin American Universities in identifying and implementing cooperation activities. Specifically, it strived to improve the capacities of International Department managers of Latin American Universities to design and implement a more effective and efficient university cooperation model, recognized and formalized into the university organization chart, integrated into the university development strategic lines, and able to put resources in action (human, technologic and financial) to run cooperation activities.


Implement Agriculture Qualifications

Period: 2010 - 2012
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Policy cooperation and Innovation
Budget: Euro 389.299,00

ImpAQ project, coordinated by Marconi University, identified and analysed national Qualifications within the Agricultural sector in order to compare and link them to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Although Qualifications within the Agricultural sector in Europe shared a common base, each country represented significant geographical differences that result in variable Learning Outcomes. ImpAQ recognized the importance of researching different national qualifications in order to contribute to the comparative analysis at national and European level. The project’s target group was composed by: National Coordination Points for the EQF; institutional bodies; schools; vocational training agencies; higher education institutions, farmer associations guilds.
The main project results and products included: a Sample Qualifications Inventory concerning the Agricultural sector; a range of issues and scenarios of possible solutions to develop comparability of Qualifications in Agriculture.


STreet ARTists in a virtual space

Period:  2009 - 2011
Programme: Lifelong Learnig Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 395.446,00

ST.ART project, coordinated by Marconi University, was aimed at raising young students’ awareness on street art forms as opposed to vandalism. The project encouraged wider arts participation, creative teaching and learning. It promoted creative sense of entrepreneurship in a new education environment through the arts, and the development of new skills that includes: creative thinking, decision-making, negotiation and collaboration, team work, leadership, commitment, research and development in communication, as well as IT skills.
In details ST.ART educational model merge three education areas made up of three main learning sessions: e-course, art works performed in a 3D virtual space and a social area. ST.ART project was aimed to provide an innovative learning platform for contemporary art to young students of secondary schools and encourages creative teaching and learning through a new integrated methodology that combined Web 2.0 and a 3D virtual world, learning and games.


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Science Education European Platform sector

Period:  2009 - 2012
Programme: Lifelong Learnig Programme – Comenius Multilateral Network
Budget: Euro 600.487,00

The core objective of SEEP Project, coordinated by Marconi University, was start a Network of educational institutions and organizations in order to promote co-operation and innovation in science education at secondary level in Europe.
SEEP was aimed at facing the following big challenges: strengthening the European dimension of science education and science work; improving science education and training quality; improving science careers guidance quality; improving science teachers and school managers competences linked to science education and guidance; increasing the production, exchange and dissemination of research findings, good practices, innovative products and processes in science education. SEEP was aimed at secondary science teachers, students guidance officers, trainers, school managers and science students in Europe.


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Teaching Tutoring - Intelligent Agents to customize lifelong learning pathways in microfinance sector

Period: 2008 - 2010
Programme: Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation
Budget: Euro 321.618,00

T2 project was aimed at improving the quality of training in the microfinance sector by providing a learning model based on Artificial Intelligence technology and blended learning. It allowed professionals from microfinance institutions to customise their training path according to their learning needs. T2 Programs on Sustainable Microfinance have been offered in Poland, France and Italy and delivered in three sessions: on-line course, on-site workshops and web-based project works. T2 platform encompassed an e-course and a Virtual Tutor, an intelligent agent system able to generate personal assessment pathways for learners. This evaluation tool helped teachers customize face-to-face sessions based on learners’ specific needs. The Virtual Tutor acted as a realistic teacher, personalizing a sequence of assessment questions and giving appropriate feedback based on each trainee’s response.


Reinforcing the links between education and working life and improving students’ career orientation

Period: 2008 - 2010
Programme:  Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci  Learning Partnership
Budget: Euro 12.000,00

LESCO project, a Learning Partnership involving four organizations from Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium and Austria, intended to study in full the topics of career guiding and counselling and reinforcing the links between education and working life. The project intended to identify relevant difficulties linked to education and training (e.g. reasons for early drop-outs; difficult transition to work; lack of motivation to study) in partner countries, choose appropriate best practices and draw some conclusions to advance secondary and tertiary education programs in Europe. The project scheduled five meetings in the partner countries.


VAluing Education and Experience for Local councillors in Europe

Period: 2008 - 2010
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 382.809,00

VA2EL project was addressed to local councillors serving or having served in local authorities of the six partner countries: France, Austria, Greece, Italy, Poland and Lithuania. The project’s specific target group included councillors from small municipalities. Being poorly remunerated, they usually combined their mandate with a full-time job. VA2EL project was aimed at proposing a specific support for the local councillors, the E-Portfolio, aimed at identifying and valorising the competences and skills acquired during their mandate. The use of such a tool leaded to a self-exploration process allowing the local councillors to find out which skills and competences they have gained, also focusing on their training needs and future professional objectives.


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European Network on Exchange Early Detection Drug-consumption

Period:  2008 - 2010
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme – Comenius Multilateral Project
Budget: Euro 369.965,00

E-NEEDD Project coordinated joining institutions (seven universities, one NGO, one Trade Union and one secondary school) in a exercise of mutual collaboration to advance knowledge of prevention tools for professionals who work with teenagers. Key partners were Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) acting as beneficiary institution and Universidad Miguel Hernández acting as the coordinator. The project intended to carry out the following activities: comparative study of preventive interventions developed in the participating countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania and Turkey) and identification of appropriate best practices; development of an early detection scale of drug use for teenagers; design and evaluation of a training program on prevention and counselling in drug abuse aimed at secondary school teachers; design, development and maintenance of a website for dissemination of contents related to project objectives.


Educational strategies for the promotion of Natural heritage

Period:  2006 - 2008
Programme: Leonardo da Vinci – II Fase
Budget: Euro 398.966

EDUNATHER was a pilot project coordinated by GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean, which introduced web-based GIS technologies to educational processes. EDUNATHER provided complete and practically feasible solutions with regard to innovative training programs based on the use of web-GIS (Geographic Information System) technologies. The scope of the project was to develop an on-line spatial database with multidisciplinary data. The online spatial database acted as information rendering and data exchanging providing rich multimedia experiences for e-learning purposes. The end-users of the system are teachers and students at all educational levels, individual researchers and educational institutes. A series of ecourses based on GIS tools on the topics of geology, geomorphology, and agriculture are developed and available on line. The courses were designed either to act as a supplementary tool for traditional classes or to act as autonomous courses for open learning.


Promuovere Avanzate Risorse e MEtodologie per Nuovi Insegnamenti nella Digital Education

Period:  2005 - 2007
Programme:  Leonardo da Vinci – II Fase
Budget: Euro 461.475,00

PARMENIDE project, coordinated by Guglielmo Marconi University, was aimed at bridging the gap between theoretical and practical approaches and fostering the importance of pedagogical agents for on-the-job and computer-based training. In order to demonstrate the potential and effectiveness of the new methodology based on Intelligent Agents, PARMENIDE experimented two pilot applications for transportation sector workers. In such applications, the virtual pedagogical characters used Artificial Intelligence methods to carry out complex tasks and enhance a pragmatic approach to solve problems. In addition, the virtual agent evaluated trainees’ performances and adapted the learning method to their specific needs.
Project’s beneficiaries included academic community involved in developing innovative pedagogical models; technical staff and employees operating within the transport sector; firms and business interested in monitoring didactic experimentation and educational processes.


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Programa Interuniversitario de postgrado On-line euro-latinoamericano en manejo y conservación de recursos naturales, sistemas agropecuarios
sostenibles y medio ambiente para el desarrollo

Programme: ALFA
Budget: Euro 340.000,00

Guglielmo Marconi University participated in the project Postgrados y doctorados a Distancia en Educación aimed at developing an online postgraduate course on environmental development and agro-food system management.


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Postgrados y doctorados a Distancia en Educación

Programme: ALFA
Budget: Euro 413.200,00

Guglielmo Marconi University participated in the project “UE-AIESAD: Postgrados y Doctorados a Distancia en Educación”, an academic initiative in the framework of ALFA Programme which promoted the cooperation in the field of Higher Education between the European Union and Latin America. The project intended to create an exchange program (graduates and Phd students) both in presence and at distance. The initiative contributed to promote a major knowledge of topical problems concerning the recognition of doctorate and post-graduation studies between EU and Latin America, on the experience of the exchange program specifically designed for them.


Evaluación de los Programas de Educación a Distancia

Programme: ALFA

Guglielmo Marconi University joined RUEDA project, an academic initiative which intended to explore and identify a series of quality criteria to evaluate processes and products of e-learning. The project involved several Latin American and European universities which form network of excellence pertaining to verifiable criteria to ensure quality in distance learning. The project was aimed at identifying, systematize and share the assessment methods used by those academies which offer online programs and propose advanced solutions to improve methodological evaluation.


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Period: 2011 - 2012
Programme: ANCI - Public Call to propose offers to fund projects addressed to support Young Creativity
Budget: Euro 155.000,00

Tivolinabilarte project, coordinated by the Municipality of Tivoli, created a well-structured path of cultural activities which, through a broad range of art expressions, by engaging youth mainly aged 15 – 25 years. The project fostered the involvement of disabled and immigrant youth. The project’s goal was to encourage socialization and sharing of experiences, through a variety of expressive forms. Tivolinabilarte provided the organization of workshops in cooperation with schools, associations, artisans and artists.


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Interactive Portal Italy- Albania for Culture and Tourism

Period: 2006 - 2007
Programme: Interreg III A Italy – Albania – Measure 4.2
Budget: Euro 548.700,00

I@A Project, coordinated by the Greek Municipalities’ Union in Salento area, contributed to strengthen the relationship between Apulian and Albanian communities and between the local authorities of the two areas. It also supported the access of young people in the job market.
The project developed an interactive portal about culture and tourism which come from partners’ common intention to cooperate and use new information and communication technologies to promote tourism and natural heritage of Apulia and Albania cross-borders territories (in particular the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Lecce for Apulia, and the areas of Durazzo, Skutari, Valona and Tirana for Albania).


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Integration of foreigners in the area of Ferrara

Period: 2011 - 2012
Programme: FEI – European Fund for the Integration of Third Countries citizens
Budget: Euro 191.575,81

The project INSF, focused on the integration of foreign people in Ferrara, was funded by the Ministry of Home Affairs and promoted social integration of immigrants. It indirectly encouraged the socio-economic growth and the raising of employability levels, by training immigrants towards rules governing social life in Italy and Italian speaking skills. INSF developed several training programs for adults and young people. The courses, focused on Italian language, civic education and career guidance, were organized both in presence and at distance.


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Exposition to endocrine disrupters and testis tumour

Period: 2010 - 2012
Programme: PRIN
Budget: Euro 48.000,00

In the framework of PRIN programme focused on projects of significant national interest, Guglielmo Marconi University realized a project about testicular cancer research, in partnership with the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The research program was divided into several phases, including various analysis and studies and the comparison between data gathered and environmental pollutants.


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Research and training project “Laboratory of bio-informatics for the molecular bio-diversity”

Period: 2008 - 2011
Programme: Ministry of Education, University and Research – Financing for Research
Budget: Euro 6.754.962,00

Guglielmo Marconi University, in partnership with IBM Italia Spa and other Higher Education institutions, developed the project "Laboratory of bioinformatics for molecular biodiversity " , funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.
The training element of the project, connected to the research phase, were aimed at training twenty industrial researchers with specific expertise in the field of Bioinformatics. In particular, the project focused on the design and implementation of biological databases, the training on bioinformatics techniques for molecular analysis and the study of molecular biodiversity through specific tools. The project contributed to train industrial researchers with the necessary scientific skills to independently manage and evaluate relevant industrial research projects.


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Ethical Finance: new forms of social economy

Period: 2010 - 2011
Programme: Operative Programme Region Lazio 2007 - 2013
Budget: Euro 66.532,00

Guglielmo Marconi University and Cesform developed the project on microfinance and microcredit “La finanza etica: nuove forme di economia sociale” . The project aims at spreading knowledge about new forms of financial economy and ethic finance in practical terms (i.e. procedures to access the microcredit). The project consisted of the integration of two actions: one training session on " Skills acquisition in micro-credit and business creation" (delivered through lectures and e-learning lessons) and one laboratory of ideas (delivered through specific seminars) The goal was to encourage micro - local business experiences able to trigger positive chain reactions, effectively improving the living conditions of the communities and creating real opportunities for self-employment.


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Expert Technician to support Manager of Travel Agency and Tour Operators

Period: 2010
Programme: I.F.T.S. 2009 – Region Lazio
Budget: Euro 128.000,00

In the framework of the Higher Technical Education and Training Programme (IFTS), Marconi University in partnership with Ciofs Fp Lazio, State Technical Institute for tourism "Cristoforo Colombo", National Association of Travel and Tourism agencies – Confindustria Assotravel and Elea Spa, realized a course for Experts in Travel and Tourism. The course intended to train professionals able to valorize the local historical and cultural heritage to promote the production and marketing of touristic goods and services. Course participants learnt how to create a marketing plan to effectively manage a diversified market demand. The training course also comprised a set of traineeship sessions.


Educational Services: In service Training for teachers

Period: 2008 - 2009
Programme: P.O.R. Calabria 2000-2006 Axes III Human Resourses - Measure 3.9
Budget: Euro 112.000,00

Guglielmo Marconi University, in cooperation with the clerical institute Parrocchia Maria Assunta, realised the course Education services: in-service training for teachers funded by Calabria Region (P.O.R. Calabria 2000-2006 Axes III Human Resources - Measure 3.9 - BURC n° 21 del 23.05.2008).
The 250-hour training program consisted of traditional lessons, traineeship activities and online modules. The course covered the impact of globalization and information technologies on society, the relation between schools, new technologies and hypermedia with the aim to advance innovative and effective teaching methods.


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Conference Hostess

Period: 2007 - 2008
Programme: Region Puglia - Adv. 23/06 Measure 3.14
Budget: Euro 90.000,00

In the framework of Regional Operating Programme Apulia 2000 – 2006 (Axis III and Measure 3.14 about promotion of women’s participation in job market), the Marconi University promotes the training program “Congress operators” aimed at specializing disadvantaged women in the organization of national and international events. The course also covers entrepreneurial skills and make the participants able to operate a business venture. The program also includes basic and cross-cutting competences required by the labour market.


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Development of cross competencies for local woman start ups

Period: 2007 - 2008
Programme: Region Puglia – Adv. 27/06 Measure 3.14
Budget: Euro 75.000,00

In the framework of Regional Operating Programme Apulia 2000 – 2006 (Axis III and Measure 3.14 on promotion of women’s participation in job market), Guglielmo Marconi University promoted the training program “Development of cross-cutting competencies for Local Women's Business Organizations” aimed at improving skills and competences on business communication and management. The course awarded a certificate and sought to develop business competences to design and implement job-oriented strategies.


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Gis Expert for environmental monitoring – Nardò

Period: 2006 - 2007
Programme: POR 2000-2006  - Measure 1.10
Budget: Euro 239.750,00

Guglielmo Marconi University developed a program to train professionals on the use of geo-referencing tools in the city and in the country design. Specialists should improve their competences on territorial management and programming, improving, in this way, their employment and career chances. The course was held in Nardò.


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Gis Expert for environmental monitoring – Sava

Period: 2006 - 2007
Programme: POR 2000-2006  - Measure 1.10
Budget: Euro 239.750,00

Guglielmo Marconi University developed a program to train professionals on the use of geo-referencing tools about town and country planning. Specialists should improve their competences on territorial management and programming, improving, in this way, their employment and career chances. The course was held in Sava.


ICT Competencies with the Standard of ECDL

Period: 2007 - 2008
Programme: POR - Measure C.3 - S.E.L.E.C.T.S.
Budget: Euro 49.920,00

Within the Regional Operating Programme Ob. 3, ESF, year 2005, Measure C3 – call: "Experimentation and delivery of higher level cross-cutting skills - (SELECTS)", Guglielmo Marconi University, in cooperation with Computing Service S.a.s., developed a training course on computer literacy for young people wishing to enter the job market or attend University programs. The program provided the students with the opportunity to improve their computer skills and competences and compete in today's global job market.


English and ICT applied to Tourism

Period: 2007 - 2008
Programme: POR - Measure C.3 - S.E.L.E.C.T.S.
Budget: Euro 49.920,00

Within the Regional Operating Programme Ob. 3, ESF, year 2005, Measure C3 – call: "Experimentation and delivery of higher level cross-cutting skills - (SELECTS)", Guglielmo Marconi University, in cooperation with Computing Service S.a.s., offered a training course on computer literacy for young people wishing to enter the job market or attend University programs. The program focused on computer skills and competences necessary to compete in today's global job market. In addition, learners had the chance to improve their knowledge in tourism industry with a focus on Lazio Region.


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Period: 2007 - 2008
Programme: Region Lazio – POR Objective 3 F.S.E. 2000-2006 - Measure C.1
Budget: Euro 30.000,00

Guglielmo Marconi University, in cooperation with Assotravel and Auchan - Gruppo Rinascente, joined the project “GioberTInforma”, coordinated by Vincenzo Gioberti Secondary School in Rome. The project was funded by Lazio Region in the framework of Regional Operating Programme, Measure C1.
The project envisaged the creation of a network of operators at local level, able to participate in research activities and define some best practices to build up an observatory for students’ training needs. Through pilot internship experiences, the observatory means to identify new learning models to enhance education and training programs.


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Progetto Scuole EMAS

Period: 2005 - 2007
Programme: Committee Ecolabel Ecoaudit
Budget: Euro 65.541,00

Within the framework of the Community environmental policy and following the approval of the Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Committee, Guglielmo Marconi University organized the EMAS Master course (NACE code 15 and 29) in cooperation with CIRIAF - Inter-University Research Centre on Pollution from Physical Agents. The project intended to train qualified professionals able to promote the correct use of EMAS and Ecolabel regulations.



Period: 2005
Programme: Region Lazio – Initiatives to support the right to learn
Budget: Euro 44.280,00

Guglielmo Marconi University carried on the project ProgettoOrient@ aimed at promoting educational and vocational guidance initiatives. The project envisaged the establishment of a network of high schools for defining, sharing and implementing several "best practices " related to guidance and dissemination of e-learning methodologies to ensure a regular relationship between teachers and students.

The project intended to realize a Guidance network for students trough the creation of an "online tutor”, able to manage the activities of the virtual laboratory for Experiential Guidance through e-learning.