Complementary skills

last modified Nov 04, 2016 02:37 PM

IUSS-Ferrara 1391 promotes and organizes interdisciplinary cultural and scientific activities aimed at all postgraduate students.

Bearing in mind its international focus, IUSS-Ferrara 1391 offers Italian students the opportunity to learn foreign languages as well as offering international students the chance to learn Italian.

Each year, IUSS-Ferrara 1391 chooses a scientifically and socilally relevant theme that fuses the initiatives of the interdisciplinary events and the academic macro-areas. On this chosen theme, the Institute offers to the graduate students and to the city a series of conferences which illustrate the scientific issues as well as the economic and social aspects. These conferences are intended as opportunities for cultural enrichment and social gathering for the graduate students, but also as events to bring together the University community and the city of Ferrara.

Phd students at the first year have to reach 20 credits in theirs first 2 years, choosing together with the tutor the following different activities, that give 5 credits each:

Placement test: late March/beginning of April; lessons: from half April until end of June.

  • Cambridge ESOL examinations (PET, FCE, CAE); IMPORTANT: The Esol exams are held in the late autumn so the result is available the following year.
  • Seminars on communication techniques.
  • Intellectual Property Protection;
  • Technology Transfer;
  • Research management and funding.


Each year the activities are integrated, considering new themes and perspectives.

Have a look at the activities organised for the current year and those planned for 2012, 2013 and 2014.


2012 Activites

2013 Activities

2014 2014 Activities


2015 Activities
2016 2016 Activities
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