IT: Universita' Degli Studi Del Piemonte Orientale, Amedeo Avogadr


Universita' Degli Studi Del Piemonte Orientale, Amedeo Avogadr (UPO). The University of Piemonte Orientale was born as a decentralized part of the University of Torino in 1990, and became an autonomous university in 1998. It has three campuses, one in Vercelli (where the central offices are located, as well as the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy), one in Novara (with the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Economy), and one in Alessandria (with the Faculties of Sciences, Law, and Political Science). The University offers 30 bachelor degrees, 17 master (laurea specialistica) degrees, 16-advanced medical school degrees, and one Doctoral School. The University has 54 didactic and 38 research partnerships with foreign universities. Universita' Degli Studi Del Piemonte Orientale has extensive experience of working in Erasmus and has signed over 60 Exchange Agreements with partner institutions across Europe. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro" currently has a training program designed to meet the needs of those wishing to move towards a profession in health and biomedical research. Alongside the traditional degree course in one cycle Medicine and Surgery , are active, two Master of Science in Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Biotechnology, and eight three-year degree courses, some with seats / poles teaching in other cities in the Piedmont (Alba, Alessandria, Biella, Fossano, Tortona and Verbania). The training activities are carried out largely in collaboration with the University Hospital "Maggiore of Charity" in Novara, Piedmont to the second in number of beds, but considered the first in efficiency by regional bodies. The lectures take place at the Salesian Institute and at the area reserved for Teaching Medicine at the University Complex (former barracks) Perrone. Also offering post-graduate training is of particular importance, and consists of 17 Schools of Specialization , 5 University Master I level and 4 level II , 3 PhD and 1 Course. The research activity is carried out in medicine, managed by the two departments (Health Sciences and Translational Medicine), is of high standard. The working groups that operate in laboratories and at the Palazzo Bellini University Hospital each year, in fact, produce a considerable amount of data, which are published in major international journals and obtain substantial funding from both private and public entities. The brilliance is fostered by the constant organization of seminars, conducted by researchers of undisputed value, and preparatory to increasingly intense exchanges between the groups operating in our departments and the best international companies.

Primary role in the project

UPO’s role in the project will be focused on mapping the European Tertiary Prevention Science Education and Training Sector, through participation on the Education and Training Steering Group in WP3. In particular UPO will contribute in designing the research methodologies able to drawn an accurate map of the European education activities. UPO will also contribute in conducting the data collection and analysis. Once the mapping exercise will be concluded, UPO will contribute to the matching exercise between prevention needs (developed by WP3), and the actual picture of the European Tertiary Education drawn by WP4, in order to identify gaps and draft possible recommendations for close these gaps. In addition to these inputs UPO will participate in WP2, WP6, WP7 and WP9, ensuring suitable inputs into the networking, dissemination and quality implementation aspects of the project. In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, UPO will accomplish the quality of the planned activities within all workpackages, the correspondent outcomes, the defined milestones and expected results; by assuring the communication and transparency of the information among the consortium as well as the communication with Programme Manager Authority. 


Matej Košir
Project Manager- SPAN
Science for Prevention Academic Network
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