The University School for Advanced Study IUSS Pavia has developed an intense internationalization process since its establishment.
The attention of IUSS to the international aspect is demonstrated by the constant involvement of international students, faculty members and scholars in research and teaching activities carried out in collaboration with foreign institutions.
The promotion of study periods abroad offered to the IUSS students at qualified foreign Institutions has been facilitated by the relations of the faculty members and researchers of IUSS with foreign universities and research institutions.
International collaborations have been intensified for high-level training and research purposes.
A fundamental aspect for the creation of an international high education network is the mobility of students, instructors and researchers meant as the free movement of knowledge and resources.
DELEGATE TO THE IUSS INTERNATIONALISATION
Prof. Paolo Bazzurro | +39 0382-375850 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paolo Bazzurro (1962) is professor of Structural Design at University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) in Pavia. He earned his M.S., Engineer Degree, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Stanford University where he has been part-time Consulting Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2005. Before joining IUSS, he gained more than 25 years of professional experience in Europe and United States dealing with risk assessment of monetary losses caused by natural events for corporate clients, insurance companies, reinsurance companies and brokers, sovereign and local governments and other public institutions. In this period he led projects dealing with the assessment of hazard and risk caused by earthquakes, hurricanes, flood and tsunami to a variety of onshore and off shore structures located in five continents. In this period, he worked for 11 years as a Principal Engineer and Director of Risk Engineering and Analysis at AIR Worldwide where he led the risk assessment work and contributed to the design of the final risk mitigation strategies in ground-breaking projects such as CatMex and MultiCat, which supported the issuance of insured-linked securities and more traditional insurance coverage for the Government of Mexico. He also carried out the risk assessment work for the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative in the Pacific Region for the World Bank, which brought to fruition the first insurance facility in that region of the world. Over the years he has also led many research and application-oriented projects for prestigious organizations such as the United States Geological Survey, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), for which he led the two damage reconnaissance missions after the 2002 Molise and 2009 L’Aquila Earthquakes. From 2009 to 2015 he was the Deputy Chair of the Scientific Board of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) and members of several others international scientific and editorial boards. From 2013 to 2018 he has been a member of the Seismic section of the Great Risks Committee appointed by the Italian Prime Minister office. He authored more than 150 refereed publications in different engineering areas.
The European Commission has approved the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education of the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia that is allowing the Institute to participate in the international initiatives and to compete for the funding regarding the "ERASMUS +" Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport in the period 2021-2027.
►OPPORTUNITIES FOR IUSS STUDENTS
IUSS Master and PhD students can apply for receiving financial contribution to undertake an Erasmus+ traineeship experience abroad (for a minimum period of two months to a maximum of 12 months).
The monthly contribution depends on the country destination (from 350 € to 400 €).
To participate in the Erasmus+ program, it is necessary to fill in the online application and upload the document “Description of the Internship Project” attached to the announcement and signed by the local supervisor.
2. The documentation will be evaluated by a commission nominated by a Rector’s Decree.
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General information on ERASMUS+ Mobility for traineeships
Erasmus + Mobility for traineeships is a student mobility program which gives students enrolled in higher education institutions the opportunity to broaden their vocational and training curriculum by doing a traineeship abroad.
The traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. Students receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution, which depends on the country destination:
GROUP 1 (HIGH cost of life):
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden.
GROUP 2 (MEDIUM cost of life):
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
GROUP 3 (LOW cost of life):
Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia
The mobility cannot exceed 12 months per study cycle. This limit of 12 months per study cycle also includes former mobility experiences under the previous Erasmus-Lifelong Learning program.
In addition to the contribution, students may also have the opportunity to access to Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support, a tool that will help them to learn or improve the knowledge of the language in which they will work.
For further information, students are kindly invited to consult the frequently asked questions drew up by the European Commission.
►OPPORTUNITIES FOR IUSS STAFF
IUSS Pavia offers its faculty, researchers and staff several international mobility opportunities for training, teaching and research at partner universities. Incoming staff working in any Program Country public or private organization as well as individuals in businesses invited to share their knowledge may also apply to spend a teaching or a training period at IUSS.
The expected activities are:
• teaching periods: this activity allows teaching staff from higher education institutions or company staff to go to teach at a partner higher education institution abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can include any subject area / academic discipline.
• training periods: this activity supports the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions in training events abroad (excluding conferences) and observation periods in work situation / observation periods / training at a partner higher education institution, or other organization of interest abroad.
In order to apply to the Erasmus+ funds, IUSS staff needs to fill the online application form, and upload the following documentation:
- mobility agreement for teaching or mobility agreement for training specifying the formal recognition provisions and rights and obligations of each party (Annex 2) that has been signed by the Erasmus+ coordinator, the staff member and the host institution.
The documentation will be evaluated by a commission designated by a Rector’s Decree, as long as funds remain available.
►General information about ERASMUS+ Mobility for staff
The Erasmus+ programme supports both teaching and training periods at Higher Education Institutions abroad.
Individuals working in the Higher Education sector and individuals in businesses who intend to share their knowledge of a given sector, subject or issue, or carry out an internship in a higher education institution, have the possibility to apply for a grant for a teaching or training experience at an education institution in an Erasmus+ Program country.
The period abroad for both teaching and training mobility must last a minimum of two days to a maximum of two months, excluding travel time. In addition, the teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of eight hours of actual teaching activity per week (or any shorter period of stay).
The mobility grant consists in a contribution for travel and living expenses for the period of teaching or training abroad. The reimbursement will be issued on the basis of the contribution to unit costs.
Travel grant’s maximum is set according to the distance between the sending institution and the receiving one, and it must be calculated using the Distance Calculator tool supported on the European Union’s website. It is necessary to indicate the distance of a one-way travel to calculate the amount of the grant that will cover the round trip.
The individual support is a contribution towards all other costs, including travel, accommodation and meals. The amount varies on the basis of duration and destination of the stay, according to the maximum reported on the call.
For further information regarding staff teaching and training opportunities please refer to the FAQ on the Erasmus+ for Higher Education Students and Staff.
IUSS Pavia, as part of the University's internationalization process and with the aim of developing joint research and teaching activities, promoting also the exchange of faculty members and students, establishes academic collaboration relationships with prestigious foreign universities through the signature of exchange agreements.
International European and non-European mobility is an instrument for didactic, formative, personal and cultural enrichment and for the creation of transversal and competitive knowledge.
IUSS Pavia offers to students, faculty members, researchers, research fellows and technical-administrative staff the opportunity to spend a period abroad at foreign European and non-European institutions with whom exchange, academic cooperation and scientific research agreements have been signed.
For some motilities, travel expenses will be reimbursed or scholarships will be paid by our University, awarded on the basis of a selection.
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The attention of the IUSS to the international aspect is demonstrated by the constant commitment to involve students, professors and scholars from abroad in research and teaching projects and activities carried out in collaboration with foreign institutions.
Visiting Professor is a full or associate professor or a highly qualified scholar, belonging to an Italian or foreign university or research center or higher education, called to the IUSS to carry out teaching or co-supervision of doctoral activities, possibly jointly with research activities, for a period of between one and 12 months.
As Visiting Scholar (i.e. a full or associate professor or professor with a role comparable to a researcher) member of an Italian or foreign University or research center or higher education, called to the IUSS to carry out mainly research activities for a period of maximum 12 months, unless otherwise justified by a special request.
As Junior Visiting Scholar (i.e. a scholar, including PhD students and post-doc) also not in
possession of a teaching positions, belonging to a university or research or advanced training center both
from Italy or abroad, called to the IUSS to carry out mainly research activities
for a maximum period of 12 months.
►USEFUL INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN PROFESSORS, RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS
Concerning rental costs, they can change depending on the zone where a student lives in Pavia:
Example of expenses
Sharing room in a flat
250,00-350,00 € month/per person
Entire not shared flat
For more information about fares
1,30 € (urban ticket valid for 60 minutes)
For further information about local transports, please, visit the Autoguidovie website
EDiSU (Ente per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario) is the institution that manages university colleges and university canteen in Pavia.
For more information, please visit the following website
Due to the covid-19 emergency, it is strongly recommended to check all relevant information regarding incoming mobilities on the host universities’ website.