THE UNIVERSITY OF MACERATA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students can have access to:

–          Programs designed specifically for foreign students such as the MA curriculum on International Economic and Trade Relations, taught in English

–          Courses of Italian as a second language, from beginners to advanced

–          Winter and Summer Schools on Italian language and culture

–          Summer School on Italian language with the University of Princeton

–          Summer Program on Law with the University of Murdoch

–          Social activities for international students organized by the Erasmus Student Network

–          Comfortable university halls of residence

–          Support in finding private accommodation.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MACERATA

PUBLISHING

EUM is the Publishing House of the University of Macerata. Founded in 2004, it provides innovative, high-quality publishing opportunities for well-established as well as young scholars within and outside the University of Macerata. EUM has a well-established output of peer-reviewed publications in English and several other languages. It also runs five multilingual journals about different disciplines.

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The University of Macerata has a network of 134 international Erasmus partners, runs 25 international bilateral agreements and has special programs with universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and Turkey.

Since 2005 the University of Macerata has regularly taken part to the National Model United Nation (NMUN), an international event which gathers in New York more than 5,000 students from all over the world. The delegations are asked to represent a UN member state and to discuss current global issues on twenty selected committees. Within this project, the University of Macerata has received several prestigious awards, always ranking among the best delegations.

Macerate also hosts a prestigious Confucius Institute which renews and enhances the long-standing tradition of relationships between China and Italy, started in the 16th century by Padre Matteo Ricci, who was born in Macerata.

 

EXCELLENCE

Within the wide range of its academic excellence, the University of Macerata boats:

–          The School of Advanced Studies Giacomo Leopardi, whose mission is to prepare highly qualified elites through a multidisciplinary teaching program.

–          Longstanding archaeological activities in Northern Africa and Albania, which has been drawing the attention of prestigious international partners such as the University of Oxford. These activities have also led to the establishment of a special BA program in Archaeology at the University of Girokaster, Albania.

–          Research and training experience in Italian as a Foreign Language, which has branched out into several specialized programs (MA and PhD) and has given way to several collaborations with schools, institutions and immigration offices.

–          Multimedia translation courses training high-quality professionals and offering real opportunities to work within the cinema and TV industry.

STUDENT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MACERATA

–          CRI, International Relations Office

–          CLA, Language Centre

–          CAO, Placement and Career Centre

–          CIEM, Centre for IT, e-Learning and Multimedia

–          CASB, Centre for Library Services

–          CUS, Sports Centre

–          University Canteen

 

WHAT IS CRI?

CRI, the International Relations Office of the University of Macerata is a point of reference for all foreign students who decide to study at the University of Macerata and for those Italian students who would like to study abroad.

They keep in touch with foreign universities, follow programs for research and international cooperation to obtain recognized qualifications. In particular, they run European Programs such as LLP Erasmus and Leonardo, and four non-European Exchange programs outside Europe with Albania, Australia, Canada, Russia. They also organize two Summer Programs with the University of Princeton (USA) and Murdoch University (Australia).

In addition, they organize every year the Winter/Summer School ILSU for Italian Language and Culture, aimed at students from all over the world who would like to study our language in depth, covering subjects such as Travel and Tourism, History of Art, Italian Music, Italian and European Law.

ORGANIZATION OF THE ITALIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

With the Ministerial Decree no. 270 of October 2004, the Ministry of Education brought in extensive reforms of the Italian University system. So, now two levels of degree (laurea) exist:

–          The first level degree is the Laurea Triennale, obtained at the end of a three year course. It prepares students for intermediate job positions.

–          The second level degree is the Laurea Magistrale, a post-graduate degree obtained after a two-year course. It prepares students for higher, managerial and professional positions.

 Three-year Bachelor Degree  —  (Laurea Triennale)  

Two-year Master Degree —   (Laurea Magistrale)

Ph.D program (3 years) —    (Dottorato)

 

The University credit system (CFU) which is based on the ECTS system, is represented by numerical values allocated to course units to describe the student workload. Each credit is equivalent to 25 hours of work including: lessons, hands-on practice, laboratories, internships and self-study. The total work of an Italian student is calculated as 60 credits which correspond to 1500 hours per year. A course unit will be allocated with credits when examination is passed by the students with a minimum grade of 18/30.

Under the new system, following the reform, all degree courses are grouped into classes (classi) which relate to a specific field of study. Degrees belonging to one class all have the same value.

 

Some of the University of Macerata’s degree courses are held at different towns throughout the Marche Region:

–          Disciplines of Linguistic Mediation (languages for foreign trade), in Civitanova Marche

–          Conservation and Management of the Cultural Heritage, in Fermo

–          Applied Law Sciences, in Jesi

–          Political Sciences and International Relations, in Spinetoli

–          Education and Training Sciences, in Spinetoli.

MACERATA, ITS UNIVERSITY AND TERRITORY

Founded in 1290, the University of Macerata is the most ancient of the Marche Region. Studying in Italy is a unique experience for students from all over the world.

Macerata is a town of 45,000 inhabitants in the very heart of the Marche Region, overlooking the sea and surrounded by mountains and hills.

The areas around Macerata host small and medium leading companies in different fields: footwear, electronics, food products, furniture, toys, leather goods and so on. The Province of Macerata is also very important for its artistic and cultural heritage, being rich in churches, abbeys, historic palaces and museums. Every year, the theatre and outdoor opera house (the Sferisterio) in Macerata hosts the theatre and opera season, featuring internationally well-known artists and shows.

Hello!

Hello everybody,
First of all, it’s very nice to meet you!
This is Sara, Fabrizia, Federica, Federica and Ilaria, we are third-year BA students at the detached faculty of “Translation and Interpreting” in Civitanova Marche. Along with another group of students from the Tourism faculty here in Macerata, we will be your guides during your stay in Macerata.
We’ll be posting some information about our University, local food and drink you can personally taste and beautiful places you can visit here.
If you need any information, just ask us and we’ll help you: we’re here to make sure your stay in Macerata is a memorable trip!

See you on Monday 14th!

SIX DAYS!

Six days until we fly out on our adventure! I figured out what I am going to bring last night. Really proud of myself – I am packing light!

Erin Williamson

Hello world! Ciao mondo!

Welcome to blog.unimc.it. This is the blog (2012 edition) through which students and teachers from SCSU and UNIMC can exchange ideas, documents, photos, maps and so on. You are invited to partecipate. We are looking forward to seeing you in Macerata!

See a map of Macerata

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