Completed Projects

Italian support to University Education in Somalia 2016-2019 UNS-2

This project is financed by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development and aims to support the resumption of university training in the Horn of Africa, particularly in the Somali National University. The activities include organizing distance training courses of Somali teachers, enhancing study plans, moving software and scientific equipment, and producing digital learning material.

The University of Pavia is twinned with the Faculty of Medicine of the Somali National University.

The other partner Universities are responsible for the following areas of study:

  • University Roma Tre: Law
  • University of Bari: Arts, Literature
  • University of Firenze: Agriculture
  • University of Torino: Veterinary medicine
  • University of Trieste: Economics

 

Bethlehem in 3D

The city of Bethlehem, in Palestine, is at the center of an international project that sees the University of Pavia among its partners and that will implement a technological process of analysis of the urban form, in order to plan the future scenario. The project is financed by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development with over half a million euros and it will have a duration of 3 years.

The project as a whole promotes the strengthening of the management and territorial governance system of the Municipality of Bethlehem through the transfer of experience and methodological practices for the control of urban growth, for the development of heritage and for the improvement of the quality of life. Among the objectives are metric and census digital documentation, and the restructuring of the archives and training of the operators.

The 3D mapping of the historic center of the West Bank city (100 thousand square meters), curated by the engineers of the University of Pavia, represents a significant action to enhance and complete the management plan of the Basilica of the Nativity, a UNESCO site since June 2012.

 

LASALUS Project

The LASALUS Erasmus capacity building project was conducted with six universities in South America (El Salvador, Paraguay, Argentina) and three in Europe (Rennes, Pamplona, Roma Sapienza). The project, focused on “Professionalization of Result-based healthcare Management through Distance Education and Simulation-based training”, and reached its conclusion at the end of 2018 with excellent results. The main purpose was to create a simulator for the virtual teaching of health institutions.

  • Duration: 24 months, 2016-2018
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: European Union, Erasmus Capacity Building Programme

 
Enhancement of the Palestinian University System

The project aimed at contributing to the reinforcement of academic programmes and the enhancement of training for Palestinian university professors/researchers so as to contribute to the sustainable development of Palestinian universities in the medium-long term.

  • Duration: 36 months, 2011 – 2014
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – DG for Cooperation and Development

 
Inter-University Cooperation Project Pavia-Bukavu

The project aimed to enhance the educational activities of the Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB), the only University with more than 1.500 students across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Inter-University Cooperation Project Pavia-Bukavu had the aim of helping the Congolese academic institution to train qualified professionals in the best way, in all five teaching fields of the faculties on site, with particular focus on the Faculty of Medicine.

  • Duration: 12 months, 2011
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: Banca Intesa Sanpaolo

 
FAPPAs – Food aid, cash aid and perspectives for the Palestinian agricultural sector

The idea of this research project was based on the difficulties of agriculture in Palestine and the effects of food aid versus cash aid for the recovery of the sector. Since Palestinian agriculture has always been a major potential user of land and water, it has been important to establish its needs for these resources. The National Palestinian Economic Research Institute (MAS) requested a research project focused on the possible variations of food aid supply, utilizing a quantitative methodology. The research should was based on thise premises: a) separation of the effects on the agro-alimentary sector in the West Bank and Gaza; b) careful evaluation of food aid effects on those who were not directly beneficiaries.

  • Duration: 24 months, 2010 – 2012
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: Regione Lombardia

 
EDULINK Project: TDNET – Trade and Development Training, Research and Policy Network

The project aimed at enhancing the capacity of five East and Southern African universities to provide quality and carry out policy-relevant research on trade and development issues. The partners trained university staff, students and researchers in these issues. The project intended to create common curricula to be integrated into study programmes and organize dialogues on trade development between academics and policymakers with a focus on regional integration.

  • Duration: 36 months, 2008 – 2011
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: European Union, in the framework of the EDULINK Programme

 
TEMPUS Project – Development of a Master’s Programme in International Cooperation and Development at Bethlehem University

The project was carried out by a network of European and Palestinian institutions within the framework of the European “TEMPUS” programme. It was designed in support of the Master’s in Cooperation and Development at the University of Bethlehem in Palestine, which was established in 2005. Teaching was carried out by local academic staff as well as professors from partner institutions of the consortium. The project has also provided Palestinian students with the opportunity to participate in study programmes and training in European Universities. Partners: University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands), University College of Dublin (Ireland), University of Bethlehem (Palestine), the Italian NGO VIS and the Palestinian NGO PARC.

  • Duration: 24 months, 2005 – 2007
  • Management: University of Pavia
  • Funding: European Union, within the framework of the “TEMPUS” Programme