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. André Filiatrault
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André Filiatrault, Ph.D., P.Eng, is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, Italy and an Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, USA. He received his master’s (1985) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke in 1983. After a two-year stint as an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at École Polytechnique, part of Université de Montréal, where he became a full professor in 1997. Professor Filiatrault joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in 1998, where he was a professor of structural engineering until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Deputy Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). Professor Filiatrault also served as the Director of MCEER from 2008 to 2011. He is the current founding president of the International Association for the Seismic Performance Of Non-Structural-Elements (SPONSE). His research over the last 33 years has focused on the seismic testing, analysis and design of civil engineering structures and non-structural building components. The professional achievements resulting from his research and teaching activities include four textbooks, more than 330 peer-reviewed scientific publications, the 1990 Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski Medal from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the 2002 Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the 2008 Outstanding Researcher/Scholar Award from the Research Foundation of the State University of New York.
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 2014 - 2020.
IUSS Pavia’s strategy for international mobility is defined in the Erasmus Policy Statement
►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