Erasmus Policy Statement

Name of the Institution: Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi
Application reference number: 247667-LA-1-2014-1-IT-E4AKA1-ECHE

Institutional code: I ROMA21

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi was born and officially accredited by the Ministry of Education University and Research in the year 2004. The core offices are located in Rome, while branches where students who do not live in Rome can take their exams are located in different cities all around Italy. There are six faculties, which are structured in both the Bachelor and Master’s Degrees: the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Political Sciences, the School of Applied Sciences and Technologies, the School of Arts, the School of Political Science, the School of Education Science. The offer is enlarged with postgraduate major courses, Phd’s, Double degrees and language courses. The main methodology is the e-learning, thanks to the e-sources and devices provided by the university, ensuring a great flexibility and a high learning quality as well.

Università degli studi Guglielmo Marconi Marconi pursues an internationalisation policy aimed at cooperating with foreign Institutions and promoting activities focused on increasing educational, scientific and cultural exchanges and international cooperation. Internationalisation is also aimed at improving the quality and increasing the quantity of mobility, according to the objectives of Europe 2020; in particular, student mobility has a central role. Right to be followed in one’s training path, through orientation, tutoring and counselling activities, according to the predicted ways in the didactic offer.

In pursuing knowledge quality improvement, the University aims at achieving and sustaining excellence in every area of teaching and research. One of the objectives of its Strategic Plan is to share a commitment to research excellence, high quality teaching and an outstanding student experience. As a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher EducationECHE with a large network of university partners worldwide, Unimarconi aims at advancing its internationalization strategy through student mobility, research collaboration and cooperation in organizational management.

The participation in the Erasmus plus programme will allow our university to achieve some of its internationalisation and modernisation objectives as follows:

  • enhance graduates and researchers skills: participation in activities under the Programme will help Marconi University’s mission to offer students an education of the highest possible quality as well as allowing them to graduate with competencies in demand on the Italian and international labour market. It will also allow the university to be involved in open and innovative interaction with international actors;
  • quality through mobility and cross-border co-operation: Marconi University firmly believes that the major societal challenges are complex and cut across boundaries, sectors and academic specialisations. Therefore, solutions must be found through new interdisciplinary partnerships that cut across boundaries – national as well as academic. The opportunities provided in the Programme will heavily assist in providing mobility and cross-border co-operation. Degree programmes and learning environments must continue to be internationalised, so that cultural diversity and international experiences become strengths to the benefit of all. Programme mobility for both students and staff creates an intercultural learning environment that improves the quality of the university’s degree programmes as well as the students’ learning experiences.
  • knowledge triangle improvement: the combination of high-quality degree programmes and the focus on talent development enhances the university’s competitiveness as well as its ability to contribute to the growth of society. Global collaboration within the Programme will significantly contribute to defining the university’s scope for action and development within this area. The Programme will have a special eye on quality in education and will foster opportunity for benchmarking among partners. This will help the University to reach its objectives and create strong core disciplines and strong degree programmes that make the university an attractive place of study for all students.

governance and funding: the benchmarking and development opportunities within the Programme will allow Marconi to strengthen its position as a leading global university. This position will be used to make an impact and to influence international policy development in research, innovation and education both in and outside Europe. From a strong current position, Marconi aims at further improving the quality and level of activity of its research and degrees in coming years. In order to realise this ambition, it is vital to provide the necessary flexibility and freedom for its research activities, which the Programme will contribute to.