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Seasonal School, the intensive courses of Excellence: from the photonics to the ethics of climate change the various topic covered during the first months of 2022. How to apply, all the reductions of the enrolment fee 

Publication date: 15.12.2021
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The various topics covered by the 6 Seasonal Schools that will take place on the first months of 2022 include photonics, long-distance communication, anticorruption in public-private systems, sustainability, climate change, management of innovation and common good.

Subscriptions are already open or will shortly be available on the School’s website, where you can also consult the detailed and updated agenda for each Seasonal School: PHOTONS-@: Photonic Technologies for Sensing Applications: (on site classes from January 24th to 28th); ARTIST - 5G/6G Networks Transforming the Digital Society (on site classes from January 31st to February 4th); Cibo, Sostenibilità e Diritti (on site classes from February 7th to 11th); TRUST – Transparency, Integrity and Anticorruption in a Public-private System (online classes from February 14th to 18th); ECLIRE - The Ethics of Climate Change: Reshaping Responsibilities for Present and Future Generations: (on site classes from February 21st to 25th); Management of Innovation and Common Good: (on site classes from February 28th to March 4th).

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 three 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 CataniaUniversità della TusciaUniversità di TrentoFondazione OnaosiUniversità di MessinaUniversità di MacerataUniversità di CamerinoUniversità della CalabriaConferenza dei Collegi Universitari di MeritoUniversità di PalermoUniversità della Valle D'AostaLibera Università di BolzanoUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheUniversità di Siena.

Applications for the Seasonal School PHOTONS-@: PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS will be open until January 9th, 2022 and classes will take place in presence from January 24th to 28th , 2022.

Photonic technologies have played a key role in the last decades to address the high demand for data traffic by telecommunication networks and data centres. The industrial development of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) optical communications systems and networks in the nineties and the more recent interest in photonic integration for data centres to overcome their well-known electronic bottleneck, have driven the technology to a high level of maturity, opening the way to many other industrial fields and applications. In particular, photonic technologies are becoming extremely attractive for sensing applications in a wide range of industrial fields, including energy, oil & gas, transportation, automotive, aerospace, bio-chemical and medical applications, as well as for structural health and environmental monitoring. The proposed courses will provide the students with the basic skills to understand the industrial requirement for photonic sensing, including specific niche applications, as for example, aerospace and high energy physics, as well as applications addressing large volume market sectors, like the automotive and transportation sectors.

 Applications for the Seasonal School ARTIST - 5G/6G NETWORKS TRANSFORMING THE DIGITAL SOCIETY will be open until December 10th, 2021 and classes will take place in presence from January 31st to February 4th ,2022.

Future mobile network technologies (5G, 6G, etc.) will allow the creation of new applications that will transform the way people live, work and interact with the environment. The educational objectives of the proposed Seasonal School are aimed at understanding and learning the architectures of 5G / 6G cellular systems with regard to the radio interface, the wired component and the software components such as virtualized entities, edge computing and AI-aided resource allocation. Besides, the courses will analyse the main features of data traffic transport and routing technologies in 5G/6G networks, telemetry techniques and advanced traffic conditioning techniques, in order to offer a global view of the emerging services that may be delivered by 5G/6G networks and how these networks are able to meet the stringent requirements that such services sometimes require. The analysis will also dwell on the impact of the services on the sustainability of the planet and the global challenges of the 21st century.

 Applications for the Seasonal School CIBO, SOSTENIBILITÁ E DIRITTI will be open until January 9th, 2022 and classes will take place in presence from February 7th to 11th, 2022.

The Seasonal School will introduce participants to the topic of food sustainability, exploring how to build sustainable and climate-resilient agri-food systems through a dialogue between social and life sciences. Regulatory and non-regulatory measures for socially inclusive and environmentally more efficient food systems will be addressed. The policy and legal implications of the transformative approach recently taken by the EU with the European Green Deal and the shift towards more sustainable solutions in a Farm to Fork perspective will be thoroughly analysed during the Seasonal School. Topics such as food security and the right to food, food safety, international trade, digital innovation and blockchain will be at a centre stage. Moreover, issues linked to farming and consumption models will be taken into consideration through seminars given by scholars from the life science Institute.

 Applications for the Seasonal School TRUST – TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY AND ANTICORRUPTION IN A PUBLIC-PRIVATE SYSTEM will be open until January 28th, 2022 and classes will take place online from February 14th to 18th, 2022.

The Seasonal School TRUST aims to provide participants with a holistic understanding of corruption. Corruption has increasingly taken on the characteristics of a systemic crime involving both public and private sectors, economy, democracy and civil society. Understanding the multidisciplinary and multidimensional nature of corruption will allow participants to acquire the necessary skills for a comprehensive analysis based on the synergy between the public and private sectors. Participants will experience the crucial cross-fertilization between public and private entities in the broad perspective of the importance of the trade-off between performance, efficiency and integrity both in public institutions and private corporations. At the end of the Seasonal School participants will be skilled to approach corruption from prevention to repression actions, from legal to ethical and economical questions in line with the current best practice adopted at a European and international level.

 Applications for the Seasonal School ECLIRE - THE ETHICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: RESHAPING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS will be open until January 23rd, 2022 and classes will take place online from February 21st to 25th 2022.

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 MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND COMMON GOOD will be open until January 17th, 2022 and classes will take place online from February 28th to March 4th, 2022.

This Seasonal School addresses some of the main issues regarding innovation management and knowledge exchange (including technology transfer) with a broad vision which includes sustainability and health management. The specific approach of this Seasonal School focuses on the goal of contributing to the common good and aims at arousing the interest of participants from different scientific disciplines and focuses on the goal of contributing to the common good (at the level of universities, companies, territories). The theories and tools for managing innovation will be presented and discussed not with the objective of creating competitive advantage, but as a support to the ability to launch new initiatives of various kinds aimed at creating value for the society, especially in coherence with the need to rethink the current capitalism system. In this regard, some paradigms that are today at the centre of the debate on the transformation of the economy which is urgently needed will be presented, such as those of the creation of shared value, integral ecology and civil economy.