L’Università di Siena organizza il Crash Course “An integrated model of sustainability, culture and education” con gli studenti del Global International Graduate Programme della Monash University (Australia).
Obiettivo del corso è fornire, attraverso una serie di seminari, conoscenze e competenze sulla valorizzazione del progetto PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), sulle attività del Sustainable Development Solutions Network-MED, del Fab Lab, del Plastic Busters Project e della Siena Carbon Neutrality Alliance.
Il corso, promosso dall’Università di Siena in collaborazione con la Monash University, si terrà dal 9 al 13 gennaio e dal 23 al 27 gennaio.
The University of Siena organizes a four-day course for the students of the Global International Graduate Programme, promoted by the Monash University, in the frame of the cooperation recently launched by the two Institutions.
The course offered by the University of Siena, will be repeated two times, respectively from 9 to 13 and from 23 to 27 of January. It will be focused on specific features of sustainability, culture and education represented by the activities of the University of Siena. 60 students will visit Siena, experiencing lectures and research activities in the campus, in an interdisciplinary model of learning which includes a variety of subjects and immersive visits.
An induction lecture will be given to the class on the issues of sustainability as developed by the activities of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network-MED and the PRIMA Initiative (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area). The course will, then, begin with an introduction to the concept and practices of Scientific Diplomacy, for which Universities are playing a critical role worldwide. Each group will then be exposed to the research projects Siena Carbon Neutrality Alliance and Plastic Busters, which are both leading examples of concrete actions to address some of the challenges related to sustainable development. The students will then be exposed to the activities realized by the FAB-lab, including an experience in the virtual room, recently established at the University.
The 4 day programme also provides for ad-hoc visits to the main local museums and historical places of the city. Students will nonetheless have spare time to further investigate the specificities of the Town and the territory around it. The intense field trip will also include a peer-to-peer learning activities, with the engagement of the USiena students and a so-called reverse workshop, where the Australian students will feedback about the experience and their uptake.
An Award Ceremony will conclude the interdisciplinary innovative field trip.