DISCOVER Project: Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and New Technologies

DISCOVER project held its second meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on March 27-29, organized by the renowned Industrial Research Institute of Automation and Measurements PIAP, a robotics firm best known for its important technological achievements in the Industry. DISCOVER is an exploitation of synergies within the research sphere. It promotes innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and the use of new technologies, by encouraging the collaboration between VET (Vocational Education and Training) Institutions, HEIs and research centers. The most interesting aspect of this project is precisely the contribution to the development of innovative methods and pedagogies enhancing the effectiveness of ICTs and of new technologies as the main drivers of progress in VET education and training. DISCOVER aims at providing non-formal educational training programs and resources to improve key digital and STEM competences of less proficient STEM VET learners, in particular by linking STEM to Art & Design (STEAM). The conference mainly focused on developing new Master Classes, such as the Route to Science Class, designed by HEI staff and students and organized at VET schools as extracurricular activity. The project strategy combines on site lab tours and informative interactive talks on preselected scientific topics with relevant aspects from young people’s lives. DISCOVER is not only a driver of progress but also a pivotal actor in directing the EU Goals towards innovation, the intersection of science and society and the promotion of formal and non-formal education between teachers, students and researchers.

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Are you ready to find a job in the era of Industry 4.0?

The search for employment in the current era of Industry 4.0 which entails a global transformation, is not easy. Are you ready for that? Are you able to successfully promote yourself?

Marconi University, partner of the European Project EPBE “European Personal Branding for Employment” (Erasmus+), is glad to offer to its students the chance to learn techniques of Personal Branding and Job Hunting 4.0, by accessing, for free, to the MOOC online courses (available in English) at the following links:

The courses will allow you to learn how to successfully promote yourself and how to use Internet and social media for job searching. Do not miss this opportunity!

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Prospective Educational Cooperation between Marconi University and GE Oil & Gas

Prospective Educational Cooperation between Marconi University and GE Oil & GasOn 19th April 2017 a delegation from Marconi University visited the General Electric Nuovo Pignone Plant located in Florence, in the centre of Italy. The meeting was organized in the framework of an already established collaboration in the field of research between the two parties.

On that occasion, the discussion focused on the opportunity to jointly design specific educational paths able to respond to the request of new competencies arising from the ongoing industry digitalization process. The use of the new enabling technologies linked to the Industry 4.0 phenomenon is indeed revolutionizing the work organization and the set of skills required in the firms and both universities and enterprises have to increasingly cooperate to cope with the new transformations.

The picture shows the Marconi University delegation composed by Prof. Matteo Martini, Prof. Gabriele Arcidiacono, Dr. Arturo Lavalle and Prof. Lorenzo Scappaticci together with GE Oil & Gas TMS Manufacturing Programs, P&E & Rooftop Leader, Eng. Francesco Graziano.

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Kick off meeting of the New Project BEEHIVE to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added and Improve the Employability of the Graduates!

beehive 14 febOn February 14-17 the kick-off meeting of the new European project BEEHIVE “Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability” took place in Varna (Bulgaria). The meeting was hosted by the project coordinator Varna University of Management.

During the meeting project, the coordinator introduced the partnership, the project’s activities and the schedule. In particular, the partners discussed the necessary actions to move towards the Entrepreneurial University, the features of the University of the Future, the Entrepreneurial University Concept, the next activities to draw up the National Benchmarking Reports.

All the Project partners, in particular, Varna University of Management (Bulgaria), Mapua Institute of Technology (Philippines), Saint Louis University (Philippines), Saint Louis University (Philippines), IdeaSpace Foundation (Philippines), BINUS University (Indonesia), University of Indonesia (Indonesia), Reykjavik University (Iceland), WestBIC (Ireland), University of Thessaly (Greece) and Guglielmo  Marconi University successfully joined the meeting and appreciated the collaboration and the shared commitment.


Outstanding Executive Breakfast on February focused on “Which is the Future of the European Union?”

Breakfast 14 FEBBRAIO 2017Guglielmo Marconi University had the pleasure to host a prestigious round table and illustrious audience at the Executive Breakfast on February 14. The goal of the discussion was to highlightthe most important issues concerning the topic of the breakfast: “Future of the European Union: Dissolution, Survival or Refoundation”. Among the speakers we would like to mention Mr. Lucio Caracciolo, Executive Director of LIMES, and Mr. Fabrizio Bucci, Deputy Director General/Principal Director for European Integration.