Schools & Universities in Italy

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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice

Master Italy Venice October 2017

An incubator of knowledge and research for innovation. Venice has always been a crossroads of different cultures, which has allowed it to be more exposed than other cities to influences, trends and innovations, in the arts as well as in culture and commerce, nurturing a vocation for researching and encountering everything that is new. Venice is the home of the first and largest proto-industrial organization in the Western world, the Arsenal, where mass naval line production… [+] was invented and implemented. Languages, ideas and talents come together in Venice, and with them also objects and materials. The city distinctive vocation to transformation is a necessary quality for forging contacts between different communities and promoting new situations. What makes IED Venice a training centre of excellence? Its ability to entertain a discourse with the heritage of knowledge that thrives in this city and to act as the catalyst for proposals, projects, people and energies not only in the local context, but nationally and internationally. [-]

Accademia del Lusso

Master Italy Milan Rome October 2017

Accademia del Lusso SCHOOL OF FASHION & DESIGN The Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design opened in 2005 with the specific objective of providing high-quality education to young people interested in starting a career in the fashion and design industry or to professionals already working in the sector who wish to improve or update their skills and knowledge. The educational method of the School of Fashion & Design is based on an innovative approach, with two… [+] learning paths that are closely connected: the creative technical path aimed at production and the administrative path dedicated to management. The distinctive teaching method of the Accademia del Lusso is also the result of the expertise and experience of the teaching staff, all of whom are established professionals in various fields of fashion and design. This allows the School of Fashion & Design to provide a multi-disciplinary education which is continuously updated and firmly linked to the job market. In addition, the Fashion courses at the Milan School of Fashion School of Fashion’s collaboration with important businesses in the industry allows students to work on ongoing projects or projects that have already been implemented and to complete their education with a highly instructive experience that can only be guaranteed through direct contact with the professional world. Types of Courses Master’s Courses: designed for students who have a bachelor’s or higher degree and who want to gain a specialist preparation that enables them to fulfil positions within fashion and luxury management in prestigious businesses around the world. 3-Year Courses: for those who have finished their high school studies and who want to undertake a university-level course which gives them the solid theoretical and practical training needed to operate in the fashion and design industry. Intensive 1-Year Courses: for those who have finished their high school or university studies and who want to take an intensive course to improve and complete their existing knowledge, in order to become a competent professional and develop a career in the Fashion and Design industry. Short-Term Courses: ideal for those who currently study or work and don’t have the time to dedicate to a long-term course. They can be seen as an introduction to fashion and ideal for all profiles when based on general notions, or as enhancement courses suitable for professionals when focused on specific areas within the sector. Preparatory Courses: these take place before the beginning of each academic year, and are accessible to those who have already enrolled on a Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. The courses prepare students in terms of language improvement, provide them with essential notions of fashion and design, and also serve to help students integrate into their new environment in Milan. Top Reasons to Join this Institute 100% Italian School of Fashion & Design Maximum class size of 12 students for active and dynamic interaction with teachers and to get the most out of the course Teaching staff made up exclusively of qualified professionals currently working in the fashion and design sectors for constant transferal of up-to-date working experience to students Blended teaching method combining theory lessons with practical experiences on the field (workshops: external visits, seminars by well-known fashion and design professionals, participation in exclusive events, project work based on companies’ orders, trend forecasting experience in European capitals) Courses taught directly in English by teachers, no interpreter disturbing classes Excellent internship opportunities thanks to solid links with fashion and design businesses within the luxury sector managed by the ADL Career Office Luxury Location on Via Montenapoleone no.5, one of the most fashionable streets in the world Student Support Office to provide assistance in VISA and immigration procedures and in finding suitable accommodation in Milan as well as pastoral care The main aim of ADL’s courses is to prepare and qualify students for immediate and successful entry into today’s competitive job market ADL Corporate Division putting tailor-made courses at the service of businesses and working professionals Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities  Accademia del Lusso provides students with professional workshops and computer laboratories equipped with iMac and the latest hardware and software. The School includes also a real shop with window, pattern making and tailoring laboratories as well as large spaces for photo shooting and fashion styling sessions. Featured Faculty Accademia del Lusso’s teachers are highly qualified professionals currently working in the fashion and design sectors and most of them them are teaching exclusively for ADL’s students . This ensures constant transferal of up-to-date working experience to students as well as direct contact with teachers’ companies. Placements The Career Office of Accademia del Lusso works to connect students with businesses in order to create excellent opportunities of internship that often become openings for placement. This efficient office helps students in the creation of cv and portfolio with the aim of educating them in making job demands and proposing their profiles in the best way possible. Top Recruiting Companies Valentino, Prada, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, LVMH, Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood, Ermenegildo Zegna, John Richmond, Krizia, L’Espresso, L’Oreal, Luxottica, Marina Rinaldi, Stefanel, Baci & Abbracci, OVS, +39 Manifacture, UPIM, 1st floor, AB&COM, Aeffe, Agent Lux Venture, Alviero Martini, Antonio Marras, Barbara Giannelli, Be-Ma, Betty Blue, Brooks Brothers, Cashmira, Celine, Class Publishing, Colangelo, Columbus, Conde Nast, Corps et Ame, Datura, PEM Publishing, Emilù, Eres, Fabrizio Melzi, Fashionist, Franca Soncini, Francesco Scognamiglio, Fun and Fashion, Future Concept Lab, G.F. Service, Gianfranco Femzia, Gruppo Zannier, Guitar, Ileana Turrini, Info Draft, Ingenio, Insight Communication, JM Fashion & Advertisement, Jonofui, Krizia, L’Autre Chose, Le Van Kim, Les Copains, Marly’s Fashion, Martin Margiela, Matteo Sorbellini, Monica Leoni, Muse Magazine, Nardelli, Page Adv, Philippe Plein, Popai, Prime Donne, Ruffo, S.P. Management, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sabatini, Salima Arfoudi, Schema, Scudrera, So jeans, Società Italia, Staff International, Studio Re, Studio Uno, Tosi Communication, Ulisse Barbi, Uragano studio, Urrà, Videolook, Vigevano 41, VW Consultin White Gallery, XT.   [-]

Rome Business School

Master MSc Italy Rome October 2017

  Managerial training and research of excellence The Rome Business School is a Rome, Italy, based Institute of excellence devoted to managerial training and research, which operates internationally, with alumni hailing from more than 140 countries worldwide. It aims at contributing to closing the gap that exists between the academic and the job worlds by running managerial training courses designed to transfer the knowledge needed to kick start or grow professional … [+] careers or business activities. The Rome Business School’s mission is to help entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals reach their full competency potential and improve their ethical approach to both business and work, enabling them to contribute to the development of an economic humanity and of a more prosperous and fair society, one in which the central role played by the individual is acknowledged and valued. The Rome Business School’s lectures can be attended flexibly either on-campus in Rome or from the location of your choice through its latest generation distance learning tool.       CULTURAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELPOMENT Based in Rome but active in the whole of Italy and internationally, the Rome Business School gives graduates, professionals and entrepreneurs  the chance to develop their competencies in managerial disciplines based on the best international standards, thus helping them to become competitive in the job, professional and entrepreneurial markets.     CERTIFIED QUALITY All the Rome Business School has obtained the ISO 9001:2008 certification, that recognizes the top quality standards of our training activities. The ISO 9001:2008 accreditation recognises that our organization implements the quality systems that provide the foundation for excellent customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continuous improvement.The courses offer the highest levels of teaching quality and a scrupulous care for the participants’ needs. The personalised assistance of expert teachers, the wealth of learning materials and the meticulous checking of the learning progress ensure the maximum effectiveness of the training courses.     ACCREDITATION Thee Rome Business School has been recognized by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) as a research centre, and is listed in the National Research Registry with the code 61598 and it's legally recognized and authorised by the Italian Republic and Chamber of Commerce. The Rome Business School is officially registered as a participant organization of the Education and Culture Directorate-General and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission, with the Participant Identification Code (PIC) n. 937625960. MISSION Rome Business School’s mission is to train entrepreneurs, managers and professionals to a level of excellence in their competence and their ethical approach to business and work, able to play a part in the development of an economic humanity and of a society more prosperous, fair and respectful of the central role of the individual.       INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Rome Business School is an International Institution that has already hosted students from more than 140 countries. Furthermore, Rome Business School is proud to avail itself of an international faculty of primary level, an expression and bearer of the most modern knowledge about management and entrepreneurship. Rome Business School employs university lecturers, company trainers, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs chosen because of their proven experience and skills. The faculty has a strong multicultural inclination, with representatives from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. It will synergistically leaves you with a patrimony of knowledge for your personal development. Our selected renewed and highly competent formators are always assessed and rated by students, thanks to our quality assurance system. Rome Business School is developing an International didactic and corporate Network, thanks to several partnerships with business schools, universities and companies. WHY US An excellent training offer, developed through the careful analysis of the best international experiences, to guarantee you a competitive advantage in the market. A modern training offer: we provide courses on the most advanced managerial trends and techniques, such as intercultural management and business oriented social media usage. Highly qualified teachers: all Rome Business School teachers are university lecturers, trainers and managers carefully selected based upon their proven professionalism and experience , capable of transferring to the students both a well defined conceptual framework and valuable references to concrete professional practices. Career-service: a set of personalized services designed to help our students to access or develop in the job market (internship opportunities, a CV review, inclusion in our database, job interview management support, networking with companies, managers and professionals). Alumni network and community: participants to our courses are admitted by right to the Rome Business School Alumni Network, a network which enables them to remain in contact with all alumni and teachers, to exchange experiences and share projects and professional development opportunities. A loyalty card which allows you to accumulate points and get discounts on our training courses. Unique learning content and study materials: all Rome Business School training courses involve cutting edge teaching content, in line with the best international standards and constantly updated based on the latest cultural trends. With every course, participants also receive a wealth of documentation and suggestions for possible further in-depth studies. A wide range of flexible study methods, to meet all requirements and make it possible for participants to balance their learning commitments with their personal and professional engagements. Master courses, specialization courses and a rich catalogue of short courses designed to meet all your learning needs. Courses can be taken on campus, remotely and in-house. An applied teaching method: all courses include exercises and real life case studies, which flesh up the teaching and make it truly valuable for the job market. LEARNING OPTIONS The Rome Business School’s courses are taught in English and they can be attended, based upon preference, either On Campus or Online, with the following options: Full time Lectures are held from Monday to Thursday. Executive Lectures are held on Saturday full-day. Professional Lectures are held on Tuesday or Thursday from 7 to 8.30 pm Distance learning For this option, the Rome Business School employs a cutting-edge online platform, through which you will be able to Follow lectures with full video and audio, interact in real time in audio and video with the teacher and the other attendees and collaborate and share documentation In House The courses can also be taken in-house - directly at your company, agency, organisation or professional headquarters -. [-]

Bologna Business School

Master Italy Bologna October 2017

BBS (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in Italy. Interdisciplinary outlook, industry integration and internationalization are the key pillars of the school’s philosophy, which aims to provide students with the appropriate skills in order to face an ever changing and complex economic landscape with confidence, knowledge a… [+] nd motivation to succeed. Bologna Business School's Headquarters is located at Villa Guastavillani, a Renaissance building from the 16th century located on the Bolognese hills, less than ten minutes from the city center. Here history, technology, and tradition live together in beautiful and natural framework. Bologna is a lively city located in the heart of Italy – 30 minutes away from Florence, one hour from Milan, two hours from Rome and Venice – in Emilia-Romagna, one of the richest regions in Europe. BBS offers a 360° academic and ”real world” educational experience, including full-time master degrees (in English and Italian), and part-time masters and short-term programs for executives and professionals. The School cooperates with industry-leading companies, providing them with outstanding managers and high quality and tailor-made programs. Issues of medium sized companies and “Made in Italy” industries are given special attention through research and focused projects. The BBS community is a family made of students, alumni, faculties, managers and an extensive business network of over 500 national and international companies. Students, more than 600 every year, come from all over the world and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. BBS Faculty involves more than 300 national and international lecturers, academics as well as executives and consultants. [-]

DIEFFE Job's Academy

Italy Padua October 2017

A BRIDGE BETWEEN FORMATION AND WORK,BETWEEN BUSINESS AND INSTITUTIONS Dieffe is a reality that for over 30 years, has been working alongside people and Businesses to favour the professional and human development of the the youth seeking employment and the people already employed. 100 Training Paths a year for over 2,200 students. 60,000 training hours deliver for 1,800,00 hours/student, 3500 partner companies: some very significant numbers that take a snapshot one of… [+] the most important experiences in the Venetian in the Education and professional Formation sector. Dieffe is today a Social Cooperative that continues to direct its activities toward the formation, education and orientation. Formation Institution with quality certification UNI EN ISO 9001, DIEFFE is accredited by the Regione Veneto as Formation Organ in the orientation, basic formation, higher formation and continuos formation Sector. The cooperative is present in all the Venetian Territory, with 5 operative branches distributed in the cities of: Padova, Venice, Vicenza, Treviso, Verona and operates in synergy with Public Institutional Actors ( local institutions, Businesses, etc.), privates (category organisations, social parts, etc.) and with the main productive districts of Venetian. Thanks to the experience and the Know-how gained by continuously answering to new challenges, Dieffe does a continuous research work towards innovation in order to always be forefront in the sectors of it competence: Permanent Orientation Duty of Education Formation and professional refreshment Formation Counselling ( needs analysis) INTERVENTION AREAS The Offer of Dieffe articulates in three areas of activity: Education and Professional Formation Accompanying to Work Continuous Formation and counselling for businesses MISSION AND VISION Educate putting the people first, accompanying people and businesses along the path of professional and organisational growth, giving the right development for everyone’s needs transferring competencies and knowledges. Putting people first because everyone can and everyone should grant a contribution of human capital for the development of a common goal. In this sense the formation is a physiological necessity. An investment and not an expenditure. the Best way to grant a professional development, motivation, sharing of the business mission and thus at the end the success of the Company. Dieffe intends, in particular, to facilitate the preparation and the starting of youth to work, improving and innovating the educational services, putting great attention to social inclusion politics and prevention of the different types of youth inconvenience and school dropout phenomena. This social tradition is in the History of Dieffe. Since 1985, year of its foundation, Dieffe entered the management of “P.Egidio” and “S.Nicolò in Marghera” CFP (professional formation centre), formation centres active in the formation of Culinary and Electric Basis from 1945. From that moment Dieffe continues that social path inspired by the Franciscan fathers, Egidio Gelain and Ruggero Nuvola, whose ambition was to contribute to the work, cultural, family, and social progress of the people in the Venetian region. Starting from the 90’s Dieffe is not only a school anymore but starts an evolution path; expands its impact area in the national and International market, participates in important innovative projects in the Training and Formation field, working its way to Businesses as impact area. [-]

In Florence Academy

Italy Florence October 2017

Italian Language School in Florence First Italian language school in Florence accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education to teach Italian language and culture to foreign students. Top quality professional language teaching since 1948. Member of the global Eurocentres Swiss Foundation which teaches 8 languages in 38 locations worldwide, with more than 15 000 students a year. Innovative Success System committed to providing the highest quality… [+] language training worldwide. Certified by EAQUALS, the European Association for Quality Language Services, to guarantee high education standards trhough the years. Beautifully located inside the Renaissance Palace "Palazzo Guadagni" (1502), designed by the famous Florentine architect Cronaca. Central position: The school overlooks the very central square called Piazza S. Spirito, right in the heart of the old town centre, 300 m from the Pitti Palace, 500 m from the Ponte Vecchio and about a 15 minutes walk from the Cathedral. Easy-to-reach from anywhere in town and surrounded by typical trattorias, cafes and traditional artisans’ workshops. Our Italian language school is composed of eleven classrooms, a fully equipped multimedia learning centre with a wide range of Italian learning resources from traditional grammar exercises to online programmes, a large conference room, a student lounge and a large sunny terrace. Why choose InFlorence Academy? Have the opportunity of studying in a building dating from the 16th Century ... Experience living in the city known worldwide as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. InFlorence Academy can be found in the oldest part of Florence, in the beautiful square of Piazza S. Spirito surrounded by typical trattorias, cafes and traditional artisans’ workshops, in the city centre but away from the crowded tourist areas. Have the opportunity of studying in a building dating from the 16th Century, rich with history and Florentine charm. Our school is located in Palazzo Guadagni and has 11 classrooms, a multimedia learning centre, a conference room, a relax area for students and a large sun terrace. We believe in keeping class sizes small in order to maintain high quality teaching standards from our experienced academic staff. Our qualified language teachers have considerable experience in the field of Italian language teaching. They use a variety of innovative approaches to design an ideal course for each particular group. Some members of our teaching staff are also teacher trainers. All our personnel have considerable experience in dealing with students from all over the world so there is always someone who can help you with any problem, big or small! [-]

ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine

Italy Parma October 2017

THE WORLD’S LEADING CENTER FOR TRAINING IN ITALIAN CUISINE ALMA - The International School of Italian Cuisine is hosted in the magnificent Ducal Palace of Colorno, located in a beautiful Italian-style garden. The school is 10 km from Parma, the heart of the Italian Food Valley, and awarded by UNESCO as Creative City of Gastronomy, where also EFSA - the European Food Safety Authority is located. This outstanding historical location is equipped with the latest teaching a… [+] nd cooking facilities. It covers over 7.000 mq with: a conference room and an agora room with kitchens, 7 training classrooms, 4 demo classrooms, 2 pastry labs and 1 sommellerie room fully equipped with A/V system, a 17th century wine cellar, 1 sensory analysis lab, 1 R&D kitchen, 1 library with 13.000 culinary books, newspapers and dvd collections, a central kitchen, 1 restaurant seating 180 guests and 1 Fine Dining Restaurant seating 40 guests. Since 2004, ALMA has educated in this location chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and F&B managers from all over the world with training programs performed at the highest level by the most awarded teachers. ALMA’s dean is Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi, the most authoritative Italian chef and cooking teacher all over the world. Moreover, the school collaborates with more than 700 among the most renowned Italian restaurants to place internships for ALMA students, also relying on high-qualified teaching staff. In the last year the demand for ALMA high education courses has considerably raised, so that today ALMA hosts about 2.000 students per year (between curricular programs and tailor –made courses) and a further increase is expected for 2017. One of the reasons for this success is ALMA Alumni’s high employment rate. Out of statistics, 90% of t hem find a job within 6 months after their diploma and ALMA helps them accessing employment thanks to ALMAlink, a dedicated portal allowing restaurants, hotel and companies of the catering industry get into contact with ALMA graduates. ALMA TEACHING OFFER Language: Italian ADVANCED COURSE OF ITALIAN CUISINE ADVANCED COURSE OF PASTRY CUISINE TECHNIQUES COURSE PASTRY TECHNIQUES COURSE ASSISTANT RESTAURANT&BAR MANAGER MASTER SOMMELIER ALMA-AIS F&B MANAGER COURSE Language: English INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OF ITALIAN CUISINE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OF MODERN PASTRY INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF WINE JOINT PROGRAMS WITH PARTNER SCHOOLS ALMA INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ALMA has a strong international vocation and this is the reason why it has developed a strong network with the top Culinary Schools all over the world. In collaboration with its partner schools, ALMA organises special Italian cooking courses and trains foreign chefs to become ambassadors of Italian cuisine and Italian products in their home country. International Culinary Center - New York (USA) Il Cuoco - Italian Culinary Institute – Seoul (South Korea) Errore. Il segnalibro non è definito. George Brown College Chef School – Toronto (Canada) ITHQ (Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Quebec) – Montréal (Canada) Cessa Universidad - Mexico City (Mexico) Ecole d’Art Culinaire de Miyagi – Sendai (Japan) VTC - Vocational Training Council - Hong Kong (China) Westminster Kingsway College – London (UK) Senac - Centro Universitário - São Paulo (Brazil) MSA – Culinary Arts Academy – Istanbul (Turkey) NSI - Northern Sydney Ins – Sydney (Australia) Prue Leith Chef Academy - Centurion, Johannesburg (South Africa) KDU University College - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Mausi Sebes - Buenos Aires (Argentina) BIC Vocationale Ljubljana College – Ljubljana (Slovenia) Hungkuang University, Taichung (Taiwan) AIMS Institute – Bangalore (India) Kul In – Sisak (Croatia) Tourism College of Zhejiang - Hangzhou (Cina) Swiss Education Group - Montreux (Switzerland) ALMA PARTNERS Some of the school’s main partners are Parma Chamber of Commerce, majority shareholder, together with Provincia di Parma, which set the premises with Colorno Castle. Other partners are: Unione Industriali and Ascom Parma, Cariparma Crédit Agricole, FIPE, several Consortiums for the Protection of Typical Foods and Wines (Parmigiano-Reggiano, Lambrusco di Modena, Olio Toscano, Prosciutto di Parma, Vini Reggiani, Salumi Tipici Piacentini, Vini DOC Colli Piacentini, Vini Colli di Parma, Produttori di Aceto Balsamico, Vini Colli Bolognesi), APACOOP, ASSICA, Confcooperative Emilia-Romagna, Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano, Federalimentare, Assolatte and Federdoc. ALMA also signed protocol agreements with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and with the Italian National Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE). It also has entered into agreements and collaborations with SDA Bocconi in Milan and Parma University. ALMA is accredited into Emilia Romagna Region education system and is ISO 9001-2008 certified. In 2011 it signed a cooperation agreement with EXPO 2015 for a series of education and promotion activities during the EXPO under the subject of “Feeding the planet – Energy for life”, which will also involve its international network. ALMA OFFICIAL SPONSORS [-]

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

Master Italy Milan October 2017

The cradle of design and industry. At the heart of a metropolitan area that bears comparison with London and New York, Milan is for the whole world a synonym for art, industry, finance, design and fashion. Artists of the calibre of Leonardo and Bramante worked in Milan, and four centuries later, Marinetti and Boccioni, founders of the Futurist Movement. More recently, celebrated architects and designers, such as the Castiglioni brothers, Magistretti and Zanuso, and… [+] fashion designers like Armani and Versace, to name just a few, made Milan the world centre of fashion and design. Art, science, industry and finance are the cultures at the root of this city pragmatism and of its creative and entrepreneurial spirit. It is no coincidence that our school was born in Milan, drawing the inspiration for its teaching methods from the know-how, the thinking and the innovation so typical of Milan hinterland and its history. Designing both goods and services for industry and with industry is the vocation of IED Milan, where design in all its ramifications is taught and practised. For years, our students have been distinguishing themselves professionally, nourishing both the Made in Italy phenomenon and production in their countries of origin with their creativity and competence. IED owes its establishment in 1966 to the intuition of its President Francesco Morelli. Through time, it has become a 100% Made in Italy international network of excellence, operating in the fields of training and research, in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management. Above all, IED is an evolving educational system with capability and dedication to reinventing itself on a daily basis. Its mission is widespread and clear: to offer young creatives a thorough training – both theoretical and practical – and hand them the ‘Design Knowledge and Mindset’ that will accompany them throughout their lives. IED is far more than a school: thanks to its unwavering commitment to innovation, it is the melting pot where new generations of professionalism are constantly unfolded. IED is a powerhouse of ideas that develops creativity through its range of: undergraduate courses masters courses advanced training courses [-]

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Italy Milan July 2017

With our Early Booking campaign you can obtain a 15% discount on the course fee if you make the full payment by February 28th 2017. SCHOOL Istituto Italiano di Fotografia has been for 20 years a school leader in the field of vocational training in Italy. Training in IIF is characterized by its completeness and for its practical and professional approach that ranges among the most important sectors in the world of photography. OUR MISSION IIF’s mission is t… [+] o provide a preparation in photography that is solid, complete and modern expressive language of style and innovation. The primary objective is that students develop sensitivity and critical insight necessary to approach the market of photography in a more expressive and dynamic way as possible. EXCLUSIVENESS Istituto Italiano di Fotografia is divided into three sections that work synergistically to make training that immediately immerses the student in reality through concrete experiences and creative projects in collaboration with publishers and companies. The size: a reality suitable for student Istituto Italiano di Fotografia is a reality suitable for student, a photographic laboratory in which everyone is assisted educationally, professionally and personally. A place for cultivating their skills and expressive and creative abilities, following an individual and personalized path of growth made by comparison with the teachers and exchanges with colleagues. A welcoming, “family” atmosphere that promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to become trained professionals, photographers able to express their creativity through a unique, personal and original. [-]

University of Rome Tor Vergata Faculty of Economics

MSc Italy Rome October 2017

To guarantee the high quality of the degree programmes offered by the School of Economics and the international standard pursued in research, it has a set numbers of new enrollments every year. Currently approximately 4.000 students are enrolled. The teaching and research activities of the School of Economics are structured to stimulate the active and ongoing participation of the students, also through the direct and personalised rapport with the university lectures. Research,… [+] together with cultural and scientific exchanges, is coordinated by four Departments and an Interdepartmental Centre. The campus host several facilities such as a faculty library, a language laboratory, a press office, a students information centre, a Socrate-Erasmus office, a data processing service, several sandwich bars and canteens. Moreover, an employment help desk for graduate students - Desk Imprese- has been set up to assist graduate and postgraduate students find internships and employment. Practical Information Italian towns are still full of many small specialised shops although there are a growing number of supermarkets and shopping centres appearing in and around towns. If you are shopping for food, find out which day is market day in your town and enjoy a real Italian experience of buying your fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, groceries as well as a wide range of household products at reasonable prices. You will no doubt enjoy buying Italian food but if you sometimes crave for food from home, large supermarkets now carry a range of non Italian food and some specialised shops exist in the cities. If you are shopping for clothes, accessories or other articles, large towns will have department stores but most Italians still prefer to shop in small speciality stores and boutiques where they receive greater attention and a more personalised service. Considering accommodation, food, telephone, local travel and leisure costs, students should consider a monthly budget of 700-900 Euro, depending on the location. [-]

The American University of Rome

MA Italy Rome October 2017

The American University of Rome (AUR) is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. Students obtain an accredited United States of America bachelor degree upon completion of the academic program (typically four years in duration.) The US bachelor’s degree is universally recognized as a standard of success of higher education. AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy and Europe as invaluable resources. The American University of Rome prepares students to… [+] live and work across cultures through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural faculty and staff.  Students choose from eight bachelor-degree programs:   Instruction is in English.  Students whose English language skills need development may apply for the Intensive Academic English Language Course in order to benefit from a full academic curriculum at The American University of Rome.  Through this program students will develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English while attending selected credit-based General Education courses at AUR.   Admission is competitive. AUR attracts students from over 40 countries and offers its students study abroad destinations such as: China, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain and the finest universities in the United States.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are selected without regard to age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin or handicap.   Advanced standing may be granted for academic credits earned at institutions outside the university system of the United States. Candidates in possession of credentials such as the Italian Maturità, the International Baccalaureate, the British GCSE A levels and other equivalent programs will be evaluated and advanced credits granted on the basis of evaluation.   In most instances, the first year of college (equivalent to 30 semester credits) may be granted. If the AUR admissions office determines that a student is otherwise fully academically qualified but that the English language skills may impede on the start of a successful academic experience, a personalized academic semester or year at AUR may be required.   The American University of Rome is committed to assisting students’ financial needs by offering various academic scholarships and student work assistantship positions to qualified students.   After degree completion most AUR graduates either go on to further their education or choose to immediately enter the workplace. Of those students choosing to enter the work place after graduation, 86% located employment in less than a year (as of September 2010 data as formally and publically  reported to  the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). AUR is accredited and/or recognized by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA), United States Department of Education, Department of Education of the State of Delaware, Rome Tribunal and Italian Ministry of Education. [-]

Link Campus University

Master Italy Rome October 2017

The Link Campus University is a private University in Rome which stands under the Italian University’s Regulation. It’s imprint is international due to its history and its calling. In 2011 the University was recognized by the Italian regulation decree of the Minister of Education – University and Research no. 374 of the 21st September 2011. Link Campus University combines the English system’s educational strategies with the Italian’s culture and didactic method. … [+] Most of the degree courses are taught in English, with the exception of some that are held in Italian. Also, the Link Campus University has an extended network with international Universities and companies. Here are the peculiarities of every Link Campus University’s course of study: A maximum of 25 students per class is mandatory to facilitate a close relationship between the student and the professor. Non-Stop assistance from tutors. Mentoring Program (An expert from the field who will give guidance to the students that are close to completing their degree.) A large library A comparative and interdisciplinary study method Not only ex cathedra, but interactive teaching Regular lessons enriched by case studies, seminars and meetings with testimonials from the various professional fields, institutions and businesses. A full calendar of events to which are invited international regarded guests from all fields of relevance such as Economics, Law, Politics and Communications. An extended network of Italian and foreign partner companies. The Link Campus University’s main goal is to prepare a leading class that can operate in different systems and countries by giving young people the opportunity to succeed in the ever changing global market. WHY LINK CAMPUS UNIVERSITY Because the training model aims at creating professional managers and entrepreneurs, able to design and govern innovation processes in the global world. Because the added value that makes the offer of Link Campus University so remarkable consists of: - integrated training between universities and companies - special attention is given to methodology problem solving - use of the most advanced IT tools - compulsory attendance - certainty to take the exams on schedule thanks to the assistance of tutors - individual training aiming at the harmonious development of personality - connection with foreign Universities - Welfare & Student Affairs - connection with companies for internships - orientation - placement A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June. Apply for a Scholarship The Link Campus University has issued, for every applicant who registers during the a.y. 2015/2016 and will enroll into the Economics or International Studies program, five scholarships per major program. The scholarships will be applied to the first year tuition fee as follows: Economics Programs Four scholarships will cover 30% of the total fee for one year. One scholarship will cover 50% of the total fee for one year. International Studies Program Four scholarships will cover 30% of the total fee for one year. One scholarship will cover 50% of the total fee for one year. To apply for the scholarship please go to the university's website, fill out the form and send it back to them. [-]

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD

Master Italy Milan October 2017

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD A creative workshop for discovering, understanding and exchanging ideas and experiences. The very first school in Italy for design and communication, founded in 1954.  Since 1954 this school has worked with Italian design, seen it grow and develop into what we know it as today. The artist Nino di Salvatore set up SPD in 1954. As a painter and sculpturer, he has captivated and brought together artists, designers, professionals and students … [+] from across five different continents. Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti, Max Huber, Pino Tovaglia, Isao Hosoe have all taught at SPD. Guests at the school include Achille Castiglioni, Rodolfo Bonetto, Roberto Sambonet, Donald Norman and Tomato. Today, working along side our young designers, experimenting with real projects and designs, training new talent are Piero Lissoni, Stefano Giovannoni, Denis Santachiara, Andrea Branzi.  There are always things that you can discover, rethink, transform. In Milan, the capital of design, SPD organises annual Master’s courses. With over 50 years of experience in the field, these courses range from product design to interior design, from communication to multimedia. Didactics is personalised, in a human sized environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. The study programs have a strong orientation towards real projects, keeping in close contact with companies and professionals.   Awards An outstanding past has been extremely rewarding with exceptional recognition of the school: Boasting the exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia in 1986, at the Carrousel du Louvre and at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; the ‘Medaglia d’Oro’ at the tenth Triennale in Milan and even the ‘Compasso d’Oro’ awarded by the ADI -Associazione Disegno Industriale in 1994; not to mention the honour of being granted twice the SMAU prize for Industrial Design   [-]

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

Master MA Italy Milan October 2017

Founded in 1980, NABA is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milan’s design scene. NABA is the largest private educational academy in Italy offering six BA and seven MA courses, all recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). The continued success of NABA over 30 years stems from the multidisciplinary approach of all of our programs and relies upon a well-balanced combination of theory, t… [+] aught by distinguished teaching professionals and practical work with leading companies and studios. NABA prides itself on its networks with the most prestigious companies and top-level professionals, offering students the unique opportunity to develop their professional artistic competencies whilst preparing them for the world of work. Within one year of graduation 82% of students find jobs. Set in the beautiful Navigli area of Milan, the modern NABA campus is 17,000 mq and consists of 12 buildings. All facilities, equipment and individual subject studios are constantly updated to keep students’ work as fresh and cutting edge as possible. With 3.000 students coming from 70 different countries NABA has a real international feel that adds value and enriches the student experience. NABA proudly promotes intensive educational exchanges with Art and Design universities in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. NABA joined the Laureate International Universities network in 2009. Laureate is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. History THE ROOTS NABA was originally founded in Milan in 1980 by Ausonio Zappa, Guido Ballo and Tito Varisco. The trio wanted to change the rigid academic traditions of the past by introducing new visions and languages based on contemporary artistic practice and the creative professions. In 1981 NABA was officially recognised by the Ministry of Education, University & Research. THE ’80S – A CIRCLE OF OUTSTANDING NAMES During the 1980s the school soon became a leading Academy and attracted internationally renowned artists including Kengiro Azuma, Emilio Isgrò, Carlo Mo, Emilio Tadini, Lucio Del Pezzo, Franco Grignani, Mario Carieri, Umberto Mariani, Roberto Menghi, Aldo Montù, Waler Valentini, Gino Negri and Hidetoshi Nagasawa. Another of the famous names to be associated with the school was Gianni Colombo, who later became the Director of the Academy from 1985 to 1993 and really helped to shape NABA’s educational philosophy, making it as contemporary as it is today. THE ’90S – MOVING INTERNATIONAL In 1990 the Academy underwent an internationalisation process, leading to NABA joining ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts). Later, in 1995 the Academy received the very most prestigious of awards from The Mayor of Milan, who awarded NABA the Certificate of Civic Merit with the following accolade: “NABA has grown in prestige and fame and has become the Italian reference point for Fine Arts Academies in Europe and Internationally.” THE NOUGHTIES – THE GROWTH In the years 2003 to 2004 NABA moved to the impressive new campus on via Darwin 20, Milan. From 2006 to 2011 NABA added a further eight programs to its ever growing list of courses offered, including the first two-year MA programs and one-year Master programs. Finally on the 21st December 2009 NABA joined Laureate Education, an international network of accredited universities that includes a community of over 1,000,000 students in more than 80 institutions in 29 countries. Why choose NABA 1. Over 30 years of excellence – for more than 30 years, NABA has collaborated with major national and international companies, enabling most graduates to enter the world of work within a year of graduation. 2. Accreditation – Being accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education since 1980, NABA offers internationally recognized degree both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 3. Reputation – Graduating at NABA means being graduated in one of the top Institution in the field of design according to opinion leader like Domus Magazine. 4. Exposure to Creative Professional World – Thanks to the unique educational approach that balance theory with practice, students have the chance to work on real projects with Italian and international companies. 5. Unique Curriculum – NABA offers a diverse range of programs and specializations with a innovative and career oriented focus. 6. World class facilities – NABA Campus can count on fully equipped labs, wireless coverage, cafeteria and open green spaces. 7. Academic Excellence – 100% of NABA’s lecturers are professional and leaders in their field and have educational qualifications required for the courses they teach. 8. A student-centered mind – Students come first at NABA. Small Project Classes size grant students a direct and open dialogue with Faculty members. 9. Diversity – Students gain a multicultural life experience with 3000 students coming from over 70 different nationalities on our campus. 10. Milan – Being based in Milan, the world fashion and design capital, students at NABA can profit of this unique location to participate to international design events and travel across Europe. 11. A dedicated service for job placement after your studies – NABA has a dedicated office that support students finding internship and job after their studies. Thanks to the close relationship with companies, NABA can offer an average of 3 intership per students. 12. An International Network – As member of Laureate Education Institutions, students at NABA can profit of several study abroad opportunities from Erasmus to semester, summer or exchange programs in different location across the world. [-]

Domus Academy

Master Italy Milan USA San Diego October 2017

The School Domus Academy is a living laboratory. An incubator of talents and a springboard for interdisciplinary adventures. A place where stellar careers are launched. At Domus Academy, we help students become protagonists in the highly competitive world of fashion and design. Offering one-year master’s courses in a wide variety of design specializations, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design probl… [+] ems with the help of world-class faculty members who are opinion leaders in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to intern with some of the most exciting brands in fashion, product design, car design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. Working directly with companies, you’ll learn how to address the most contemporary design challenges in fresh and original ways. Domus Academy is a school where students make the connections that accelerate their careers, gain inspiration from collaborative projects, and develop their skills and talents in a self-directed way. Whether students wish to work at a traditional job or found their own design studio, Domus Academy prepares them to become leaders within all facets of the fashion and design industries. Learning by designing We believe that working on real-world projects is the best way to learn. That’s why 90 percent of our curriculum is “learning by designing.” You’ll work on practical design assignments that replicate today’s professional design practices in an environment supportive of learning and experimentation. Faculty excellence At Domus Academy, you’ll work side-by-side with pre-eminent international designers and thought leaders who bring the pulse of the design world into the classroom and impart their knowledge of the latest design trends and practices. Multidisciplinary approach Many of the most innovative design solutions are created through the collaboration of various design tools, competencies, and perspectives. Students across disciplines share points of view on design and learn to combine these ideas in their own fresh expressions. Multiculturalism Currently, more than 50 nationalities are represented on the Domus Academy campus. We believe that a multicultural point of view spurs a dynamic exchange of ideas and informs design excellence: An open mind sees a diversity of options and chooses concepts with universal resonance. History Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Guerriero, Valerio Castelli and Maria Grazia Mazzocchi are Domus Academy founders In the early eighties, Milan emerged as the epicenter of Italian design. Yet no one in the city was teaching design in a formalized way. Top art critics and designers recognized an extraordinary opportunity to fill this void and mentor the next generation of designers. In 1982, they founded Domus Academy, Italy’s first postgraduate design school. The founders envisioned a school where students and faculty members from all over the world would meet and exchange ideas. A school that would bring company representatives in to lead real-world projects focusing on the most important aspects of contemporary design. During the early years, leading designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Denis Santachiara, and Philippe Starck were involved as lecturers and workshop leaders. Domus Academy quickly developed a strong reputation on the international stage for its “learning by designing” methodology and its humanistic approach, which considers process more important than results and places the human being as the central aspect of any project. In 2009, Domus Academy joined Laureate International Universities, an international network that includes more than 80 accredited campus-based and online universities in 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Northern Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Today, Domus Academy continues to involve top names in the design world as mentors and visiting professors. Students are free to express their personalities in a context that promotes both diligence and mistakes as first steps toward a successful project. The school has remained faithful to one of its fundamental founding principles: that, rather than just offering new solutions, design must also reveal new problems. 10 reasons to join us 1 Earn a globally recognized degree When you graduate from Domus Academy, you’ll receive a degree that is recognized in Europe and around the world - the Academic Master’s Degree, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. 2 Study at a highly ranked academy In their 2012, 2013, and 2014 Masterclass guides, Frame Publishers named Domus Academy among the world’s top 30 graduate schools for design, architecture, and fashion. Every year since 2012, Domus magazine has listed Domus Academy as one of the top 100 European schools of architecture and design. In 2006, 2008, and 2009, BusinessWeek named Domus Academy among the top design schools in the world. 3 Learn from industry experts Our faculty boasts some of the most intriguing leaders of international fashion and design: the designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, Gaia Trussardi (creative director of Trussardi), Massimo Banzi (Arduino), Ennio Capasa (Costume National), industrial designer Ross Lovegrove, Jan Christoph Zoels (Experientia), Sara Maino (Vogue), Antonio Mancinelli (Marie Claire), and Martino Scabbia Guerrini (VF Corporation). 4 Gain hands-on experience with real projects Fully 90 percent of the Domus Academy curriculum is delivered through intensive hands-on projects. You’ll work to solve actual design problems for Italian and international companies - the best way to gain practical experience in your field and accelerate your career. Our students have worked on projects with Maserati, Motorola, Swarovski, Versace, Bayer, P&G, Adidas, Fiat, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW Design, De Beers, Trussardi, and more. 5 Meet the most important names on the global scene Students have a chance to meet and learn from members of Domus Academy’s Metaphysical Club, composed of 14 of the most important innovators on the international design, art, and architectural scene. Like a high-level salon, the Metaphysical Club guides the practical activities and future direction of the school. 6 Intern with a leading design company A key feature of all Domus Academy master’s programs is your internship at a design studio or company, where you can get an insider’s view of the industry and make valuable connections. Non-EU students are also eligible to participate in the internships; they may extend their visa to work in Italy for up to one year after completing their degree. 7 Develop a global perspective on design 97 percent of our students are international, representing more than 47 different nationalities. At Domus Academy, you’ll collaborate and share ideas with your peers from all over the world. And you’ll learn to view design from a global perspective informed by multicultural approaches to your craft. 8 Follow in the footsteps of successful alumni Renowned alumni of Domus Academy include Vogue editor-at-large Anna della Russo, furniture designer Philippe Bestenheider, world-famous interior and product designer Christophe Pillet, and many other graduates who have used Domus Academy as a springboard to a brilliant career. Our more than 3,000 alumni are working at leading international design companies such as Nokia, Whirlpool, Frog Design, LG Electronics, Gucci, Microsoft, Unilever, Samsung, Giorgio Armani, Max Mara, Ford Motor Company, and IDEO - to name a few. 9 Work in our state-of-the-art facilities Our design laboratories provide the tools you need to create great work: equipment for computer graphics, video editing, 2D and 3D modeling, sound design, printmaking, painting, light design, tailoring, and model-making. 10 Study in Milan, the world capital of design What could be more stimulating to your creativity and your career than studying in Milan, the world capital of design? Milan’s streets pulse with the energy of fashion and innovation. You’ll be immersed in the industry, with the chance to participate in international design contests and events. Domus Academy is an academic, cultural, and professional center where Milan meets the world. [-]

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management

Master MSc Italy Milan France Nantes Reims United Kingdom Edinburgh Sweden Umeå Spain Madrid China Guangzhou Barcelona Belgium Brussels October 2017 + 13 more

A WARM WELCOME Founded in 1979 as a Consortium between the Politecnico di Milano and many Italian institutions and several leading public and private industrial groups, today MIP is a non-for-profit consortium limited company. MIP and the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering together make up the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, which is involved in all the many aspects surrounding research and education in the fields of management,… [+] economics and industrial engineering. In 2007, the School of Management was initially accredited by EQUIS. Since first joining the Financial Times’ rankings of best European Business Schools in 2009, the School of Management received is in the list with: Executive MBA Full-Time MBA Master of Science in Management Engineering Customised Executive Programs for business Open Executive Programs for managers and professionals. In 2013, the MBA and Executive MBA programs received the prestigious international accreditation, AMBA (Association of MBAs). From 2014, the School is member of UniCON (International University Consortium for Executive Education), PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Cladea (Latin American Council of Management Schools). [-]

LUISS Guido Carli University

Italy Rome October 2017

LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978. LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their futu… [+] re. Furthermore, LUISS has four Schools for graduate and professional studies: the LUISS Business School, the School of Government, the School of Law, and the School of European Political Economy. Hallmarks of the LUISS approach Teaching Set numbers (1530 students are expected to enroll in the four departments for 2015-2016) Admissions entrance test Obligatory full-time attendance A distinguished teaching staff from the academic world, with a high-level of professional experience Intensive study of foreign languages and IT A rich and specialized library with a catalogue that can be consulted on the University’s web site An extensive network of international exchange programs at 150 universities, both within and outside of Europe in 35 countries. LUISS also offers its students the opportunity to study abroad: 14 Double Degrees and structured partnerships. Orientation for high school students Help from qualified tutors for the entire duration of the degree program and internship Seminars, debates and exchanges on important topics that integrate the material taught during the academic year Links with businesses What distinguishes LUISS is its privileged relationship with the business world. Over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and new graduates their first real opportunities to step foot in the business world. The LUISS Placement & Career Education Office provides students with multiple opportunities to meet people in the business world and learn with them. This orientation and educational service facilitates the placement of degree candidates and new graduates in the business world with internships and training at companies and at public and private institutions. It also sets up recurring meetings and presentations with major multinationals, investment banks, and public and private organizations and institutions. [-]

NAD - Nuova Accademia del Design

Italy Verona October 2017

Nuova Academia Del Design is a dynamic, flexible space, in which the analysis of new trends, creativity combined with the renewal of the training methods is always in constant contact with the evolution of the labor market and technology. The mission of Nuova Academia Del Design is to consistently provide an education that creates creative and experienced design professionals. Why choose our courses? Our training is an important tool with which to build professionalism… [+] in a place where you can develop your abilities and desire to learn and experience new opportunities both working that exchange of experience. Here is where ideas are born, they grow, develop, are shared, come to life and become reality. We care about to the your personal and professional growth. Plus: Interactive Videoconference: In a dynamic view, interactive and increasingly globalized, even the Accademia innovates and uses engaging educational tools. Our training supports student's needs and provides the opportunity to follow the lessons from home through an audio-video conferencing service. This cutting-edge system ensures the interactive participation of the student and the sharing of ideas, avoiding huge travel costs, but with the confidence to take advantage of a highly qualifying training service and especially to maintain the warmth of human contact. Each of our students is accompanied in their education and supported in all phases of study. NAD provides the student with everything they need to follow the lesson interactively as if it were in the classroom, providing special "student kits": the only thing students will need is a computer and internet connection. Subscribers to the online course will receive special software to access the lesson interactive audio-video conferencing, and will be assisted in the configuration of your PC. In addition, our technicians provide support services that are available to students during school hours and throughout the connection time. Job Counseling: "Being able to work" often means being able to quickly find a place in the workforce. To help each member orientate in themselves in the professional field, the Nuova Accademia del Design, has launched the Job Counseling service, which deals with explaining the dynamics for a job search effectively as well as providing a contact with partner companies where students can participate in a post-course internship or help being directed to a selection of specialized profiles. [-]

University of Milano-Bicocca

Master MSc Italy Milan October 2017

The University of Milano-Bicocca was founded in 1998. It is a young & dynamic multidisciplinary university; the main research and teaching areas are economics, law, education, sociology, statistics, medicine, psychology and science. Following the national reform, the university consists of 16 Departments with cutting-edge laboratories and interdisciplinary research funded in the framework of national and international programs. It is located in Milan, the capital of Lombardy,… [+] amongst the most dynamic and international regions in Europe. It offers students an elegant new campus with state-of-the-art facilities for students, researchers and faculty. The University of Milano-Bicocca is 21st in the "THE 100 under 50" international ranking published recently by Times Higher Education. The ranking monitors the performance of young universities which could compete with the historical and unrivalled leaders of Anglo-Saxon and American academia. Internationalization is one of the spearheads of Milano-Bicocca policy, and an essential component of the teaching and research process, aimed at enhancing international cooperation through exchange programs. The University welcomes International students from all over the world and its international department is dedicated to supporting and guiding foreign students in all aspects in order to help them feel at home and experience academic and social life to the fullest. [-]

University of Pisa, Department of Economics and Management

Italy Pisa October 2017

University of Pisa   The University of Pisa, founded in 1343, is one of the most ancient and prestigious universities in Europe. At present Pisa is strengthening its vocation as a "campus city", with nearly 50 thousand students upon 90 thousand inhabitants. Students mainly come from Tuscany and Liguria, with a significant presence from Southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. In addition, several hundred of foreign students, coming from other European nations, United States … [+] of America, Africa and Asia, contribute to enrich the city life, favouring fruitful cultural exchanges.   The environmental and cultural context of the town helps the course of studies of the students and enriches their everyday experiences: Pisa is one of the most beautiful towns of Italy, rich in monuments and historical traditions, famous for its civil commitment and cultural life. It's a rather small town and it's easy to go round it by bike: for this reason it is a very enjoyable town, and really on a student scale. Besides, it's linked up very well with other parts of Italy and Europe, thanks to good railway and road connections and an airport, which is constantly growing.   The Department of Economics and Management participates in national and international research programmes, in cooperation with both academic and private institutions.  Our research activity includes scientific areas such as Management, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Management Control, Banking, Finance, Internal Auditing, Corporate Governance, Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Strategy, Organization, Human Resources Management, Innovation & Technology Management, Emerging Economies.  Among our recent initiative, we can mention the Fifth European Academic Conference on "Internal Audit and Corporate Governance", held in Pisa in April 2007. Our researchers took part in the project of the EECIA (The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing) Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), in partnership with Cass Business School members (London, UK).  International Association of Financial Executives Institute (IAFEI) is the professional partner for a Research Programme about the new role of CFOs in companies. The Department of  Economics and Management offers high profile post graduate Master and Phd programmes with international partners.   Our approach to teaching results from a combination of traditional academic lessons, exercises, cases studies. We provide an effective learning experience that brings together up-to-date research and best practices from the business world. Visiting Professors and Lecturers from top Universities and Business Schools, along with guest speakers from our Corporate and Professional Network, join the Department’s Faculty in graduate and post-graduate courses.       [-]

Fondazione CUOA

Italy Altavilla Vicentina Vicenza October 2017

Fondazione CUOA. Business School since 1957. Fondazione CUOA is a leading Business School and one of the most active centers in Italy for the development and promotion of managerial and entrepreneurial skills in the private and public sectors. One of the most distinctive features of Fondazione CUOA is its history and its strong, rooted connection to the territory, which can boast excellent entrepreneurs and executives. Not only do over 3.500 local businesses collaborate… [+] with the Business School, but Fondazione CUOA has also developed collaborations with foreign partners in order to offer successful international training courses which have been attended by students from 50 countries and led to the development of many projects in various parts of the globe. Fondazione CUOA is a national and international reference point for entrepreneurial and managerial education: it is the place where individuals can develop their goals and cultivate their talents. The School offers concrete answers through its MBAs, Master Degrees, Executive Master Programs, short-term Executive courses and custom programs and has been ranked by recruiters among the top most important Business Schools in Italy. Our Mission “To train the managers and the entrepreneurs of the future in order to promote social-economic growth through research, innovation and effective business models”. [-]

POLI.Design -Consortium of Politecnico di Milano

Master Italy Milan October 2017 is a Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano operating in the field of design acting as an interface between universities, companies, and professional organizations, institutions and bodies. It develops training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as training programmes for companies that are closely focussed on innovation. It operates from the perspective of internationalisation, establishing partnerships of purpose with universities,… [+] schools, bodies, institutions, enterprises, and companies on a case by case basis. The cornerstone of lies in the disciplines of design and of the related professions. This dimension of design is broader and more systematic than ever; it takes on strategic importance and contrasts not just with the product dimension, but also the dimension of communication, services, spaces, fashion, and events. It is a flexible structure that draws on the deep reservoir of internal skills at the Politecnico di Milano. It puts advanced teaching and research methods to the test, consolidates and anticipates the professional skills needed to adapt to the new demands of a society undergoing a radical transformation, and brings the supply of training and research developed in a university context into line with the demand for innovation present in the world of production and in society. is a Consortium with many years of experience behind it is part of Milan Polytechnic, through which it has access to the deep reservoir of multidisciplinary skills in the first and most important technical university in Italy. Together with the Milan Polytechnic School of Design and the Design Department, it forms the Polytechnic Design System, which is a pool of resources, skills, facilities, and laboratories that is among the most important in the world. [-]

LUISS Business School

Master Italy Rome October 2017

LUISS BUSINESS SCHOOL LUISS Business School has a worldwide recognition as a knowledge hub for postgraduate studies in Italy and has continued to meet the ever-changing needs of the current and future generations of managers. The School is at the forefront of the economic development and takes pride in its strong relationship with the Italian and international business community. The courses benefit from the input of a network of over 2000 firms, actively involved in… [+] the MBA programmes through workshops, conferences and meetings. The high environmental quality of the setting corresponds to the services offered. Designed to host world-class events, and equipped with state of the art teaching facilities, this is the ideal place for a once in a lifetime learning experience. TEACHING METHODS Teaching methods are tailored to reach the course goals. Professors take a pragmatic learning approach aimed at fostering peer-to-peer involvement and interaction through seminars, role-playing, case studies, business games, team exercises, conferences and projects. LUISS Business School relies both on the experience of the University’s professors, and on the know-how of practitioners working in the fields of finance, consulting, and accounting. In the last years many efforts have been made to improve the Business School in order to keep its competitive aspect in the ever-changing world, and the MBA programme is the result of this process. The LUISS Business School’s research activities are high in rigor and relevance with a special focus on social issues, ethics, and internationalisation, which makes the LUISS MBA the ultimate prototype of the excellence in teaching methods. LUISS Business School offers a number of education programmes that make students able to become leaders in the dynamic and evolving business community. A WORLD CLASS CAMPUS IN THE HEART OF ROME - ITALY LUISS Business School is located in the heart of Rome and a stone’s throw away from one of the city’s most beautiful parks. The high environmental quality of the setting corresponds to the services offered. Designed to host world-class events, and equipped with state of the art teaching facilities, this is the ideal place for a once in a lifetime learning experience. Attracting visitors from all over the world, Rome is not only a world-renowned cultural centre, but also an economic and commercial hub linking the North and South of Italy and connecting the Mediterranean area with the rest of the world. The city is a cultural melting pot, its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, welcoming about 12 million visitors per year from all over the world. Rome is the capital of the Country and seat of the Government, plus an inspiring city and a business hub open to networking. [-]

Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy

Master Italy Rome October 2017

Swiss School of Management, Rome, Italy   The Magic happens in Rome! The Swiss School of Management is a fully accredited private institute of higher education located on the University of Washington's campus in Rome's historic city center. We have a diverse student body coming from all over the world, studying our accredited Masters and Bachelors of Business Administration Degree Programs. Accreditations: SSM is a UNESCO/International Association of Universities approved … [+] school SSM is accredited through the IACBE SSM is a quality certified institution of higher eduation, certified by EduQua SSM is an accredited institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   At the Swiss School of Management our goal is to stimulate your thirst for knowledge, build your confidence and provide you with innovative classes and timely material.  We offer a great variety of academic and professional courses and programs. A successful career demands a solid foundation of business knowledge. That’s why we not only effectively teach business fundamentals, but go one step further to ensure the development of your leadership abilities.    Our focus is to give students a real-life experience in the class-room. At SSM you’ll simulate the real challenges faced by business leaders as you’re called on to analyze data, develop alternatives, make and defend your recommendations and execute. We succeed in this goal by not only using case studies but also having extraordinary international faculty members, that enrich our courses with real-life experience preparing you for the real-world of business better than any lecture-based program ever could. We weave company visits, guest lecturers and speakers from the industry or the field of study throughout our course offerings.  In addition each course includes the interlinking of a leadership, ethical and entrepreneurial component that will allow candidates to turn concepts into decisions, knowledge into action, and ideas into change providing the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class to real life. In each class, we will open your mind to how the business world really works, we will contribute to your professional appearance and behavior.  Our comprehensive curriculum is further supported by emphasizing practical skills such as presentation and public speaking, cultural sensitivity and teamwork. Upon graduation with our internationally recognized degree our students; command a broad scope of international management concepts, think strategically, understand the art of motivation and have the ability to undertake independent business analysis and frame solutions to complex business problems.  We welcome you to view our website as we are confident you will find an SSM degree will provide you a unique and valuable education to assist you in attaining your highest career aspirations.    [-]

Marconi University

Master MSc Italy Rome October 2017

Marconi University Marconi University is a world-class university engaged in significant international research and innovation. The University looks beyond the traditional academic learning setting, promoting the use of innovative learning methodologies by merging advanced technological solutions with traditional activities like lectures, workshops and seminars. Marconi research spans from Economics and Arts to Applied Science and Technologies, in accordance with… [+] societal changes and progress. Our approach is based on the development of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences, with a particular emphasis on the global perspective. A commitment to excellence and quality inspires our programs, which aim to prepare students to face global changes and to successfully apply their academic knowledge to real-life situations. The University strives to bring its values and mission to meet the needs of international and domestic students, offering them various study opportunities at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, online classes, virtual labs and simulations. Presently, our diverse community has more than 16.000 students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts. Well-equipped laboratories support our research activities, like Marconi Studios, our production office for Cinematic Arts and Digital Media, where students can apply their knowledge and get a practical training experience. OUR EDUCATIONAL MODEL Marconi academic expertise builds on a rich European educational tradition and provides the added value of research and innovation in the field of learning technologies. The Marconi educational model consists of both an online and blended format, which combines face-to-face and interactive activities and promotes student-faculty interaction and a more efficient use of institutional resources. By choosing the blended option you can attend face-to-face seminars and lessons in one of the University branches to enrich your online study experience. Enrolled at Marconi University, overseas students have the opportunity to take part in an international community, expose themselves to different cultures and gain a highly-regarded European degree, without having to leave their own country. When you choose an online degree with Marconi University, you get direct access to university-standard teaching, facilities and support. Our teaching staff is directly responsible for creating and designing our own online courses, taking advantage of the latest technological solutions to guarantee you a high-quality and engaging study experience. Our latest findings in instructional design and digital technologies have led to the creation of Marconi Virtual C@mpus platform SIM (Integrated Multimodal System) which benefits from the integration of the following tools: Within this learning environment, multimedia and interactive educational materials (audio/video-lessons, virtual laboratories, simulations, case studies, tests), provide students with the opportunity to customize their own study experience. MISSION Marconi’s mission is to provide innovative and affordable high-quality degree programs and learning opportunities to both domestic and international students alike, utilizing the latest technologies and responding to students’ needs in their pursuit of academic, personal, and professional integrity. When you pursue a degree with Marconi University, not only will you have access to the latest online learning technologies, but to university-standard teaching, facilities and support. Our active partnerships with local, national and international institutions contribute to a sustainable common aim of placing and advancing students within the workforce. GOALS To offer high quality professional degree programs. To build up a community and enrich students’ lives by promoting educational and professional growth To encourage student-centered learning at all levels, supported by technological resources and led by qualified faculty and staff To provide an outstanding educational experience through academic and administrative support services To promote interdisciplinary research and innovation To foster collaboration and interaction among other institutions with the same objectives [-]

University of Tor Vergata

Master MSc Italy Rome October 2017

The University of Rome Tor Vergata was established in 1982: it is therefore a relatively young University. It was designed on the model of Anglo-Saxon campuses: it stretches on 600 hectares and hosts important research institutions, such as CNR and the Italian Space Agency - ASI. Many other centres are located close to this University, e.g. ENEA, ESA-ESRIN, the National Institute of Astrophysics, Monte Porzio Catone Observatory and the National Institute of Nuclear… [+] Physics. Right from the start their presence has contributed to turning "Tor Vergata" into a dynamic research pole. Furthermore, the Campus hosts one of the most modern hospitals in Italy, i.e. University Hospital Tor Vergata, a care and research centre which is a reference point for the whole Lazio region and where our Medical School is active as well. The University is situated close to Exit 19-20 of Rome’s Grande Raccordo Anulare, it is well connected and easily reachable. In addition to public transport connections (underground, buses), a free shuttle bus to Tor Vergata railway station was set up too. University of Rome Tor Vergata in short The University of Rome Tor Vergata is structured in 6 Schools (Economics; Law; Engineering; Humanities and Philosophy; Medicine and Surgery; Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences) which are organised in 18 Departments. For the Academic Year 2016-2017 Tor Vergata offers its present 39,000 degree and post lauream students 108 degree courses (bachelor, master and single cycle degree) and 31 PhD courses. Moreover, Tor Vergata teaching encompasses 150 post lauream courses (advanced training courses, 1st and 2nd LevelVocational Master) and 50 specialisation schools. The offered training covers more than 200 professional figures and possible career opportunities Mission and Vision Mission The mission of the University of Rome Tor Vergata is to contribute to people's education and training, to scientific research and to the technological, organisational and social innovation needed to achieve a truly sustainable development in Italy, Europe and worldwide pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in September 2015. As the implementation of the actions needed to accomplish such ambitious purpose requires high skills and management of complex processes, not only is the University of Rome Tor Vergata deeply committed to excellent education and scientific research, but it also closely cooperates with the private sector, public institutions and non-profit organisations at national and international level. This aims at favouring the adoption of policies and behaviours focusing on sustainability both in terms of well-being for people and ecosystem conditions. Vision The University of Rome Tor Vergata aims at playing a leading role in research and education, as well as in technological, economic, organisational and social development in order to become not only a 'sustainable University' but also one of the best European Universities by 2025. The University of Rome Tor Vergata is committed to being an open space to develop advanced and high-quality knowledge, lifelong learning and training for youngsters and adults, to conceive and experiment innovative solutions hence achieving sustainable development. Moreover, it holds in high regard the professionalism and integrity displayed by the faculty as well as the administrative, technical and library staff, granting appropriate working conditions and minimising its impact on the environment. The University of Rome Tor Vergata cooperates both with similar national and international bodies and with public and private research institutes, promoting the internationalisation of teaching and research, investing in lifelong learning for teaching and administrative staff, pursuing the development of existing resources to be exploited in the most efficient way. This can also be done thanks to the constant evaluation of the achieved results (measured through performance indicators based on the best international practices) and the adoption of groundbreaking organisational structures and technological equipment. The University of Rome Tor Vergata is committed to demonstrating its value in order to enhance its reputation among Italian citizens and potential foreign students, the national and international academic community, as well as profit and non-profit institutions and companies. The University of Rome Tor Vergata pays particular attention to its relationship with the Municipality of Rome and its territory, so as to contribute to improving the quality of life for citizens and future perspectives for firms and institutions living and operating there. [-]

Accademia Costume e Moda

Master Italy Rome October 2017

The Accademia Costume & Moda offers courses legally recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universitied and Research under the body that rules Artistic Higher Education. Culture, Design and Craftmanship linked to a laboratorial approach are the key points of the School’s educational mission; the objective is to help the students start their careers, supporting them in the process of recognising and consolidating their creative identity. The Accademia Costume &… [+] Moda releases Academic titles equal to Undergraduate Programs (180 credits) and Master’s Degrees Programs (60 credits), and attendance certificates for its Post Graduate, Intensive and Summer School Programs. Culture and Experimentation merged with Design and Craftmanship, are our drive in offering to the Fashion System and to the Entertainment Industry, young designers able to respond to their needs. In its 50 years, Accademia has developed many talents in all its fields of reference. We cannot possibly list them all but we can give you a slight taste of some of their most outstanding achievements. Among our ALUMNI Creatives and Professionals such as Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Aldo Maria Camillo for Cerruti, Sergio Ciucci for Didier Parakian …. Others instead, have decided to run an independent career creating their own brands Maurizio Galante (Maurizio Galante Haute Couture), Tommaso Aquilano (AQUILANO RIMONDI and Creative Director together with Roberto Rimondi for FAY), Albino D’Amato (Maison Albino), Marella Ferrera (MARELLA FERRERA), Bruno Simeone (Rossorame). While some have become Head Designers or Line Managers for fashion companies like Valentino, Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Didier Parakian, Alexander Mc Queen. And to make the list even more complete many are the Senior Designers working for the fashion industry both in Italy and abroad for companies like Max Mara, Givenchy, Dolce e Gabbana etc. As for the show business/entertainment industry, we are the proud starting point for Academy Award winners like Manlio Rocchetti (“Driving Miss Daisy”) also nominated for the BAFTA Awards for “Gangs of New York“, and top level costume tailors like Francesca Sartori and Gianna Gissi, both winners of several David di Donatello (Italian Oscar Awards), Stefano Canulli (Costume Designer for Cirque du Soleil, Illustrator and close collaborator of Thierry Mugler on various projets) or professionals who have worked for celebrities like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez (Vrettos Vrettakos) and many more… The Accademia is only the starting grid. [-]

IAAD + Écoles de Condé

Master Italy Turin October 2017

Master program in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE - New forms of contemporary living IAAD and the Écoles de Condé announce the signing of an important strategic partnership, which will result in the integration of these two units within a wider reality. Among the joint projects, new courses, new teaching models and new locations will be considered in order to increase opportunities for students. Through this partnership, unique in its kind, the two institutions will give a n… [+] ew dimension to their educational projects which will give a truly European value: at the beginning of a.y. 2013-2014, the courses France-Italy and Italy-France will be accessible to students of both schools. This agreement immediately allows IAAD students to access the Strategic Master of Écoles de Condé - as Communication, Architecture and Art Direction of Trade Luxury, Interior Design and common areas and the overall research and innovation - and French students to access to IAAD specializations - such as Transportation Design and Industrial Design. Inside the Écoles de Condé, the new courses will incorporate the knowledge of the language and culture of Italian design, improving the courses offered under the various Bachelor and Master of Design and Graphic Arts (design of spaces, the product of fashion and graphic design), and gradually form a proper area of Italian design. [-]

LMW Luxury Materials Workshop

Italy Florence October 2017

The course is aimed at designers who already have a working experience in the fashion luxury world, at young designers who want to further their knowledge, at product managers who want to increase their technical expertise. Thanks to our 20 years of experience in the high fashion luxury sector for the RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS working with the top industry brands, we believe that the knowledge of materials, particularly in the luxury sector is fundamental… [+] to ensure that good ideas are also marketable. Definition and explanations of the main materials used in a luxury item: leather, fabric, metals, intermediate production techniques and main industrialization methods. Deepening on the technical limitations of the materials, the costs and the quality, primary requirement for developing new superior products faithful to the Made in Italy tradition. One week of full immersion where the Þrst part of the course will take place inside the classroom. The second part will take place outside the classroom by visiting a number of companies each leader in its sector, where the designer can experience Þrst hand the production reality and the process that brings his\her future idea to life. The course is intensive and caters for a limited number of designers so as facilitate and maximize learning both in class and during the visits. PARTNERS Gianni Volpi Thanks to our 20 years of experience in the high fashion sector, working with top industry brands, we can offer multiple solutions for new product development, from design to material sourcing, realizing the prototype and final production. Headquarter - Via Don Lorenzo Perosi 4a - 50018 Scandicci New and Best was born in Barletta on 7th February 1989, and since then it proved to be a Company able to combine the innovation with the customer and quality care, becoming a reliable partner of the most important National and International Shoes, Clothing and Bags Companies. The Company is specialized in High Frequency, 3D reliefs, polyurethane, screen printing, thermoforming, digital printing, laser, transfer, microinjection, injection. Headquarter - Via Trani, 330 - 76121 Barletta Coventya Precious Metals Precious metallic plated parts add to the style and glamour of a handbag, piece of jewelry, watch or shoes. To achieve such effects, electroplating is the most popular method of metal finishing in the Fashion, Design and Luxury Industries. Develops and supplies specially chemicals for surface finishing in over 40 countries and 4 continents. Our wide portfolio of colours will allow you to choose precisely from the whitest silver to the darkest ruthenium, shades of golden hues, bright or matte finishes, smooth or texutered, techno or vintage effects. Headquarter - Via Chiusa snc - 51031 Agliana FIXO GROUP has been successfully collaborating with important brands on the European market for more than thirty years. The company is well-known for its professionalism and its specialized know-how in project development and production of small metal products and metal accessories. Headquarter - Via Marco Polo, 35 - 35011 Campodarsego LEM Apart from the main activity, that is electroplating, Lem also realizes old-looking haute couture accessories using both a new authomatic plant for big lot size productions and traditional methods with static frames or revolving drums. Accessories can be coloured in many different ways (more tham 300 finishings are available). Headquarter - Via Leo Valiani 55/59 - 52025 Levane Bucine FUSION ART for over thirty years performs manual techniques: macramé, weawing with various materials including leather , piping and ribbons. Performs paintings hand-painted on fabric and leather. Specialization in flowers and other forms with hot pressing both on leather and fabric as well. Headquarter - Via Cristoforo Colombo 77\18 - 40131 Bologna TEL 051 - 6325102 BIEMMEA is a company specialized in metal processing for high-quality accessories. They co-operate with all the major haute couture brands.The combination of traditional craftsmanship, creativity, management and flexibility is the base for a consolidated structure generating high quality results. Headquarter - Via di Capalle, 47 - 50041 Calenzano GDA FASHION MAKERS embroidery hand-loom, machine embroidery, weavings, Swarowsky applications, studs, heat seals, laser cutting. Headquarter - Via Ariosto, 30 - 73013 Galatina EURO STAMPAGGI has been producing metal accessories used primarily in the high fashion sector and technical articles for certain industrial sectors, including lighting and decor. The quality of our products and the speed of delivery are our strengths, which is why our main customers are the leading international brands. Headquarter - Via del Confine nr 12 - 50018 Scandicci MAB is a leading manufacturer in rigid and elastic narrow fabrics for fashion applications in particular garment, shoes and sporstware. We manage all fiber (synthetic natural and artificial). our process is fully vertical including: production covering yarns, knitting weaving dyeing printing (digital and screenprinting) and silicon coating. Headquarter - Via Volta, 50 - 20863 Concorezzo (MB) PATRIZIA BORGHERESI is a company specializing in packaging for footwear, leather accessories, clothing, optics, goldsmith’s. Produces shopping bags, fabric bags, small clothes, cloth labels, cover clothes, envelopes, plastic bags. Headquarter - Via F.lli Cervi nr 48 int.6-8 - 52024 Loro Ciuffenna [-]

International University of Languages and Media

Master Italy Milan United Kingdom Leeds Lithuania Vilnius Netherlands Groningen October 2017 + 4 more

History and Mission “Know, know how to be, know how to do”. It is on these three cornerstones that IULM University has based its teaching mission, taking inspiration from the principles of UNESCO. Taking strength from its vocation of integrating cultural knowledge and professional competences, the University has from its very inception over 40 years ago always presented itself as a meeting point between the academic world and labour markets. The Istituto Universitario di … [+] Lingue Moderne (I.U.L.M.) was founded in 1968 by the Fondazione Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, under the inspiration of Senator Carlo Bo and Professor Silvio Baridon. From the very beginning the idea behind the project was to satisfy the demands of the labour markets based on analyses of current trends. The 70's I.U.L.M., as it was then known, concentrated its attention on the study of languages, an indispensable requirement for entering increasingly international markets and contexts focused on enhancing arts and culture markets. The 80's The University was the first in Italy to perceive how the world of communication and the consumer society was evolving, and consequently it saw the need to update its courses by providing a specific series of tools. It is in this period that it founds the Scuola Speciale di Relazioni Pubbliche. The 90's The decade that marks the definitive strengthening of the position of the University in the field of communication: the Faculty of Communication and Entertainment Studies is set up alongside the University's first Faculty of Foreign languages and Literature. In 1998 the University takes on its current name: Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM. From 2000 to the present day While continuing to pay close attention to the dynamics of the world of work, IULM University is also determined in its aim to provide its students with cultural training through innovative courses of study. Founded as a point of reference for teaching in the sectors of languages and communication, it has now also become a centre of excellence in the fields of tourism and the exploitation of cultural heritage. With its 4 Faculties, First Cycle Degree Courses, Second Cycle Degree Courses, numerous Master's Courses and post-experience courses, the University offers a complete range of courses at all levels. Mission The mission of IULM University is to train and teach professionals capable of taking on the challenges and grasping the opportunities emerging from international markets and scenarios, while also shaping men and women aware of their own being and worth. IULM guarantees its students deep cultural awareness and a solid university education - a mix of theory and practice: it adopts an integrated approach, which has proved to be extremely useful not only in helping students successfully enter the world of work, but also in helping them find personal satisfaction in their lives. IULM University has always seen itself as a pioneer: over the years it has been able to foresee trends and adapt to change, operating as a dynamic interlocutor in a constantly evolving system. Today it is a well-established institution in the socioeconomic mechanisms of its area of influence: a privileged condition that allows it to approach important non-academic bodies and institutions in order to propose joint projects that can produce added value for teaching and research. IULM in brief Not just words. The value of IULM University lies also in its figures. International Relations Know the world to build the future. This is the internationalisation policy of IULM. The University encourages exchanges with foreign universities and companies for students, graduates and teachers. IULM welcomes many foreign students as well as visiting professors and organises activities under the auspices of European Community projects or in collaboration with inter-university networks to develop educational and research-oriented projects. This translates into increased possibilities for students to attend lessons and take exams abroad, encouraging them to try new and challenging experiences and pursue that enrichment that comes from a meeting with other cultures. It also gives graduates and undergraduates a chance to reap the benefits of precious and professionally qualifying work experiences. To this end, IULM has also taken part in several relevant projects and is granting scholarships for three- or six-month work experiences in different entrepreneurial fields across Europe. To facilitate student mobility and the academic recognition of studies abroad, IULM has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Initially conceived for credit transfer, the ECTS has evolved into an accumulation system to be used at all levels: institutional, regional, national and European. Another outcome of these activities is the consolidation of the University’s network of relationships with other leading universities in Europe and with many institutions and companies involved in offering work experiences. [-]