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The University of Naples Frederick II (UNINA)

The University of Naples Frederick II (UNINA) was established in 1224 through an Imperial Charter of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor. We are the first publicly funded university in Europe. Today, the University offers courses in all academic disciplines, leading to over one hundred and fifty-five postgraduate degrees. Research facilities provide support for all these courses. Students have the opportunity to develop intellectually and acquire professional skills.

The current number of enrolled students is close to 86,000 and the academic staff, at the moment, is 2532. Federico II University strives to consolidate and develop its role at international level and, to this end, gives the highest priority to fostering relationships both within Italy and globally. Our students are tirelessly encouraged in the pursuit of excellence, at home and abroad. Our staff and students participate in a variety of exchange programmes, within Europe, America and Asia.

Our educational network is oriented towards the establishment of lifelong, high-level vocational training programmes, while maintaining excellence in all fields of education and research. Federico II University leads and partners in several projects from European programmes, from FP7/H2020 to Interreg, Espon Horizon and Erasmus+. As partners of the project "DUAL VET Partners in Europe", whose activities are still ongoing for 2019, aims to design a work-based learning system recommended by the European Commission.

This implies that we all know  the three vocational training systems (Italy, Germany and Spain) in depth and, therefore, we will be able to select the best resources to design a system that can be used in the three countries according to the peculiarities and characteristics of Education. Systems and businesses in each country. Scientific consultant to many public administrations and private companies since 1985. UNINALUPT hosts the European Direct Information Centre for the areas of Naples, Avellino, Benevento and Salerno.

The Europe Direct Information Centres are territorial antennae of the European Commission and are attached to the Representations of the European Commission. They carry out communication, information, public relations, territorial networking and territorial animation actions on EU issues, with the aim of raising awareness and sensitivity in the field of European citizenship and EU policies. UNINA-LUPT has an average annual balance of 3 million euros, the resources of which come mainly from grants and research contracts allocated by public bodies and private companies.

UNINA-LUPT's main sources of funding are:

  • EU grants;
  • Research consultancies for industry and public bodies;
  • Major grants from national and regional research programmes;
  • Contributions from national and international public bodies.

It has developed extensive experience in managing research funding through more than twenty years in the successful submission or implementation of European projects, in a wide range of programmes. UNINA-LUPT holds MoU with many governmental and supranational organisations, such as UN Habitat (World Urban Forum 2012, AGGI Gender Unit), Government of Spain, Government of Egypt, for staff training activities, Italian Department of Civil Protection of the Government of Italy. UNINA-LUPT undertakes a number of key strands of activity: publications and resources, training, events and CPD (Continuing Professional Development), accreditation and consultancy, research and dissemination, international collaboration and activities which together encompass our work in relation to the development of innovative curricula and delivery models, resource creation, networking and teamwork, training and teaching support and research.

LUPT-UNINA merges professors from 11 departments of the University Federico II, bringing together more than 90 professors and researchers in humanities, sciences and technical disciplines. It also includes 12 technical and administrative staff and an average of 15 fixed-term employees (post-doc fellows, research fellows and consultants). LUPT academics have conducted PhD and other funded research on the above topics, organised international seminars and achieved international publications on their research results. UNINA-LUPT is also engaged in training activities, offering continuing professional development and vocational courses, also under international agreements. The effectiveness of the LUPT-UNINA project is ensured by a well-established institutional network, which is UNINA-LUPT

The key persons for this project are:

  • GUGLIELMO TRUPIANO will be the first minister of this project for UNINA LUPT. Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Federico II University of Naples since 1985, he is the Director of the UNINA-LUPT Interdepartmental Research Centre, where he directs the Smart and Green Cities research unit and the Europe Direct Information Centre. His teaching and research areas focus on urban planning, territorial organisation, sustainable territorial development, urban management, methodologies and social research techniques for territorial organisation, theories of public choices for territorial organisation and urban regeneration. He has managed relevant national research projects also including advanced training courses (e.g. OR.C.HE.STRA) and European projects such as the SAFE SEARCH (ESPON 2013 Program Priority 2) and HIDDEN - (MED Priority Axe 1 Programme), Pollution Laboratory. Scientific coordinator of the EUBE project, approved and funded by the Representation of the European Commission in Italy and has also led different European projects, including the veterinary DUAL within the Erasmus + Programme approved in 2017 and still ongoing.
  • ETTORE GUERRERA graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Naples Federico II, Master in Traditions and Culture of Mediterranean Food and Improvement Course in health, hygiene and technology in the dairy-dairy chain. Over the years he has acquired considerable experience in territorial marketing projects in the agro-tourism, food and wine sectors. Expert consultant in local development and planning. agricultural and rural areas (Leader Plus Programme and Integrated Rural Projects); experience in technical assistance, control and certification of agri-food companies. He is an auditor of the Environmental Management System. Since 2001, he has collaborated with the Urban and Territorial Planning Laboratory (LUPT) of the University of Naples Federico II, holding various positions.
  • ENRICA RAPOLLA is Technical Director, since 2013 until today, of the European Direct Information Centre of the University of Naples Federico II, where she manages scientific and institutional relations, European projects and research, event planning and internal monitoring. She is also an expert in dissemination and outreach activities. She is an expert in project management, workflow organisation and internal monitoring. She has managed international relations with scientific communities within the EU-funded projects "SURE - ESPON", a spatial planning research project and "HIDDEN", aimed at hidden innovation, territorial issues and tourism. She is the coordinator of the Erasmus + project "DUALVET Partners in Europe", which aims to design a work-based learning system recommended by the European Commission.
  • LOREDANA RIVIECCIO is currently administrative and financial manager of the Interdepartmental Research Centre "Raffaele d'Ambrosio" (L.U.P.T.) of the University of Naples Federico II and financial director of the European Direct Information Centre of the same University. She is specialised in accounting and management of budgets and economic and financial flows. She is in charge of the economic, financial and accounting processes of several national, European and international projects. She is also an expert in transparency and tender management. In the project, she will be the financial and accounting manager for the purpose of SPRINT for UNINA.

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