|Architecture Follows Nature - BIOMIMETIC PRINCIPLES FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGN |
Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to insti [ ... ]
|The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists|
The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant's thesis resea [ ... ]
|IMT Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca) PhD|
The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca published a call for applications for PhD positions Deadline: July 14, 2014 Read more: www.imtlucca.it
|Canada-Italy Arctic Science Workshop|
Organized by The Embassy of Italy in Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission Ottawa October 22, 2014
|UW Award to Gaetano Borriello|
The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients being recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. Gaetano Borriello, [ ... ]
|DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme - 2014 Edition|
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2014 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students i [ ... ]
MIUR published a call for applications for the recruitment of 24 temporary researchers open to scholars of all Nationalities holding a research doctorate for less than 7 years and have been permanentl [ ... ]
|La rete italica. Idee per un Commonwealth|
"Nell'era della globalizzazione quale sarà il futuro di quello straordinario, raffinato e davvero unico patrimonio della cultura, dell'arte, dell'ingegno, del gusto, dello stile, dell'eleganza, dell' [ ... ]
|Fondazione Bracco Grant|
The Bracco Foundation sponsors through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a research grant of $ 100,000 for an 18 months fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine. The call is [ ... ]
|ARMENISE-HARVARD CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2014 (CDA)|
The Giovanni Armenise–Harvard Foundation’s mission is to foster young, newly independent researchers, making it possible for them to join and enhance the Italian scientific community, and to stren [ ... ]
|Focus on Italy’s Innovation System: the 2008 Report on System Innovation by Fondazione Rosselli in Collaboration with Corriere della Sera|
Fondazione Rosselli‘s Report provides a synthetic evaluation of Italy’s innovative potential, within a comparative framework of combined indicators. The report focuses on seven thematic areas: scientific and technological knowledge, relevance of ICT, human capital, financial support to R&D activities, features of the economic and institutional context, and infrastructural framework.
Overall, Italy ranks poorly even within the group of “scarcely innovative” countries (with Russia, Greece, Portugal, and Spain), and could not qualify for the intermediate group of “innovative countries.” Disappointingly, Italy is graded last in the area of human capital in terms of the percentage of population holding university degrees, the percentage of population engaged in research, and the percentage of students from other countries (2%). Italy is second to last in terms of brain-drain (only Russia ranks lower), and third to last in terms of investment in academic research. However, Italy does fare better (than in earlier reports) in terms of knowledge technology, in terms of new spin-off enterprises (454, according to recent survey) and, more conspicuously, in terms of venture capital investments.
Comments by Federico Fubini - “Ma non sara’ vera svolta se l’istruzione e’ poca” (Corriere della Sera, Jan 4) - , and by Massimo Sideri - ”Agevolati dal ritardo ora tocca alle universita” (Corriere della Sera, Jan 4).
Carlo Bernardini, Il cervello del paese. Che cosa è o dovrebbe essere l'Università, Mondadori Universita' (2008), chapter 8.
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