Leading universities around the globe are internationalizing more and more their campuses to maintain high and competitive the educational standards, attracting students and professors from all over the world. The university’s internationalization comes directly from the global integration in the areas of trade, politics and culture, facilitated, among other things, by the advances in the field of communications and transports. The desire of the universities to remain current and innovative in their research and teaching mission, enhancing their reputation and contributing to the social and economic development of local communities, gives also a great boost to the internationalization.
Besides, the challenge with the most prestigious universities in the world encourages single universities to improve research quality and teaching and helps them to train students to find employment and compete in a global marketplace. In particular, the measure of success in internationalization depends on various factors, among them the number and percentage of foreign students and faculty in the campus and, on the contrary, on the number and percentage of students and faculty studying and teaching abroad; it also relies on the number of courses taught in English and on the number of joint and double degrees and international masters and PhDs organized. By the way, the idea to increase the percentage of foreign students has become an indicator used by international ranking systems (QS and Times Higher Education) and to obtain ministerial funds. In general, the international attractiveness has become synonym with quality.
Internationalization, in its various aspects, is a priority of our University and of the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law in particular. In fact the Department signs agreements with foreign universities for the exchange of students and professors, to create joint and double degrees; it organizes summer courses in China, conferences and seminars at international level, participates in the Erasmus projects and in international competition in matter of arbitration. All these activities are detailed in the specific section of the Department web site.
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