The University of Perugia (UNIPG) is the coordinator of the EBE-EUSMOSI initiative.
Key staff: Annalisa Morganti, Lucilla Arcaleni, Alessia Signorelli, Cristina Gaspari
University of Perugia
The University of Perugia was founded in 1308. In that year, Pope Clement V issued a bull entitled Super specula, which granted the Studium of the city the authority to engage in higher education. The bull made Perugia a leggere generaliter, giving its degree courses universal validity and recognition. Formal imperial recognition of the University was conveyed in 1355, when Emperor Charles I granted Perugia the permanent right to have a University and to award degrees to students from all nations. In the 14th century, the University offered degrees in two fields: Law and General Arts.
Today, research, education and consulting activities in the various disciplines are organized in 16 Departments, with about 23,500 students, 1,100 professors and researchers and 1,000 staff members. The University offers study programs also in two other Umbrian towns: Assisi and Terni.
In recent years, the University has undertaken a broad renewal of its degree programs and curricula, which prepare students to meet the demands of the labor market and to satisfy the needs for innovation expressed by employers in private and public sectors.
On the international level, the University remains firmly committed to developing collaborative relationships with European and non European Universities, to facilitate and improve international advanced study opportunities for its students. The European Commission has recently awarded the University the prestigious ECTS label for excellence in the application of the European Credit Transfer System in all of its degree programs – first and second cycles and single cycle – confirming the high quality of our expanded international endeavors. Currently, there are about 50 research groups that received grants from the European Research network. The scientific research and education conducted in the University Departments is amplified by the activities of numerous specialized institutes and centers (source: www.unipg.it)
Department of Philosophy, Social and Human Sciences and Education (University of Perugia)
The Department’s mission and vocation is to develop a humanist culture able to understand the complex historical and social dynamics of modernity and contemporaneity. The language, esthetic, and communication problematics alongside with those concerning the relationship between personal identity and social relations and, thus, of multiculturalism, of the complex forms of moral and religious experience in the global context of the great political and economical changes of our times, are topics of study from different points of view that interact in a positive way. Philosophy, in its different articulations, anthropology, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, historical and juridical researches act, also on the basis of past experiences, with an interdisciplinary approach. Core of the different perspectives is the human person, understood, besides their psycho-physical reality and the variety of their spiritual expressions, also in their relationship with the environment, in their artistic productions. For these reasons it is particularly relevant the subject of education as a process of full realization of the whole potential of the human being, recognizing and respecting diversity, with particular attention to the globalization processes and to the new forms of disadvantage and exclusion (source: http://www.fissuf.unipg.it)