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Seasonal School, the intensive courses “of excellence”: from business models for the safeguard of biodiversity to the innovations in political representation, the program for the first months of 2024. How to apply, all the reductions of the enrolment fee

Publication date: 11.01.2024
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Subscriptions are already open on the School’s website, where you can also consult the detailed and updated agenda for each Seasonal School: AgriDev - Climate resilient, biodiversity-based agriculture for sustainable development (on site classes from February 12th to 16th); ECLIRE - The Ethics of Climate Change: Reshaping Responsibilities for Present and Future Generations (on site classes from February 19th to 23rd); IACH - InnovACtion in Health care: strategy, performance and data management (on site classes from February 26th to March 1st); DALIDA - DAta, LIability, and Damages (on site classes from March 4th to 8th) and lastly INSIDER - Innovazioni nel Sistema della Rappresentanza (online classes from March 18th to 22nd).

A reduction in the enrolment fee is available based on the applicant’s ISEE or equivalent certification of income as indicated in the call (for students enrolled in a foreign University). A 450€ scholarship provided by Fondazione Talento all’Opera and Fondazione EY will be assigned to the best performing participants of each course. Students coming from universities or institutions with specific agreements with Sant’Anna School are entitled to reserved places and to a 10% reduction in the enrolment costs. Affiliated Institutions: Università di Catania; Università della Tuscia; Università di Trento; Fondazione Onaosi; Università di Messina; Università di Macerata; Università di Camerino; Università della Calabria; Conferenza dei Collegi Universitari di Merito; Università di Palermo; Università Della Valle D'Aosta; Libera Università di Bolzano; Università Politecnica delle Marche; Università di Siena; Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori; Università di Pisa; Università di Firenze.


Applications for AGRIDEV – CLIMATE RESILIENT, BIODIVERSITY-BASED AGRICULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT will be open until January 17th, 2024 and classes will take place in presence from February 12th to 16th, 2024Cropping systems in the XXI Century face complex challenges that cannot be addressed with unidimensional solutions. AgriDev program spans through climate science, agrobiodiversity, and economics with the aim of developing new angles to engage momentous challenges in food security, sustainability, and climate change adaptation. Students will develop a portfolio of knowledge at the base of cutting-edge scientific approaches in research for sustainable development. The seasonal school is structured in interconnected modules. The first module will explore climate science, discussing key concepts in climate change, and climate-agriculture nexus. The second module will deal with agrobiodiversity, its relevance for sustainability and provision of ecosystem services. The third module will discuss breeding approaches and means to enhance varietal development and recommendation. The fourth module will discuss micro- and macroeconomic aspects of cropping systems with a data- driven approach. Eventually, AgriDev will build a holistic interpretation of sustainable intensification of farming systems combining climate, agronomy, and economics to increase the impact of agricultural research for development.


Applications for the Seasonal School ECLIRE - THE ETHICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: RESHAPING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS will be open until  January 22nd, 2024 and classes will take place in presence from February 19th to 23rd, 2024. The Seasonal School aims to train participants on the ethics of climate change through a triple perspective: individual, global and intergenerational. It will also do so by opening up to disciplines beyond political and moral philosophy, such as political science, metaphysics, sociology and economics. The overall objective is to provide participants with the normative keys to analyse climate mitigation policies in the light of criteria such as historical responsibility, global asymmetries of economic power and adaptive capacity, and duties of justice towards future generations. The issue of social acceptability and socio-economic consequences will also be taken into account through the contribution of sociologists and social scientists. This will be preceded by an opening day with hard scientists dedicated to the introduction to climate change and the discussion of possible future risk scenarios. The Seasonal School includes interactive face-to-face lectures led by pairs of lecturers, climate policy-making simulations and interdisciplinary workshops. 


Applications for the Seasonal School IACH - InnovACtion in Health care: strategy, performance and data management will be open until  January 15th, 2024 and classes will take place in presence from February 26th to March 1st, 2024. The IACH School will cover specific research topics underpinning public health care system, with an emphasis on the analysis of real word evidence and data for a better use of assets and resources to achieve better outcomes and improved efficiency of care. The course will address the managerial implications of the recent pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in terms of resilience and innovation. Students will explore, with both a theoretical and empirical approach, tools and frameworks related to data management, business and process reengineering, innovation strategies, decision-making processes, and performance assessment in the field of health care services. Innovation will be a key topic, meant as organizational, behavioral, and technological innovation. Innovative solution to boost patients and community participation, engagement and co-production in the care process will be discussed and analyzed in different setting of care. Students will be able to discuss challenging research issues, such as: how to measure and assess multi-stakeholder and multi-dimensional performance in health care; what are possible data driven solutions to cope with variation; how to develop innovative patient-driven interventions; what are the main levers to improve quality and appropriateness of care and how to address challenges facing the crisis, such as the pandemic, from the organizational perspective. Finally, different research methodological approach will be discussed.


Applications for the Seasonal School DALIDA - DAta, LIability, and Damages will be open until  January 22nd, 2024 and classes will take place in presence from March 4th to 8th, 2024. DALIDA Seasonal School aims to develop skills and competence to deal with tort and contractual liabilities and damages compensation, considering the current challenges arising from the application of data science methodologies to case-law analysis and bioengineering solutions to improve the quality of life for injured persons. Participants could familiarize with the EU data strategy initiatives and their consequences on fundamental rights protection in a comparative perspective, focusing on: i) the role of digitalisation and predictive tools to assess pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses; ii) new risk management strategies for digital scenarios; iii) AI-based and robotics applications to restore functionalities and reduce the impairments of personal injuries; iv) systematic effects on tort and contractual liability. The acquired methodologies will complete existing traditional learning approaches to the investigated issues, contributing to develop the next generation of smart professionals (e.g. lawyers, judges, legal and insurance advisors, clinicians, forensic experts, data scientists and software developers, engineers, policy makers, etc).


Applications for the Seasonal School INSIDER – INNOVAZIONI NEL SISTEMA DELLA RAPPRESENTANZA will be open until February 21st, 2024 and classes will take place online from March 18th to 22nd, 2024The seasonal school offers a selective study program open to motivated undergraduate and PhD students, giving them the opportunity to obtain a specific training on the main current issues concerning political representation, electoral and parliamentary law in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective that includes law, political science, political philosophy, economy as well as the contribution of other fields (e.g., ICTs). It is a kind of training that no ordinary university course is able to provide, in particular due to the presence of speakers with different background and expertise. The students will therefore acquire skills that will allow them to critically consider from different points of view the various paradigm changes in political representation. The course will be conducted by lecturers of different backgrounds, thus enabling participants to look at the subject matter from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course will be articulated in lectures, working groups, case studies as well as meetings with experts. Unless otherwise indicated, the lessons will be held in Italian. An advanced knowledge of the Italian language is therefore required.