PhD and undergraduate students of Georgian Technical University had been successfully participating in MOBIS and MUSA national exchange programs at the University in Foggia (Foggia, Italy) during fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Khatia Janiashvili and Aleksandre Labadze, undergraduate students of the Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and Nino Adamashvili, PhD student of the Faculty of Power Engineering and Telecommunication (Department of Telecommunication) participated in above mentioned MUSA and MOBIS projects respectively.
Moreover, Ms. Nino Adamashvili has succeeded in the competition and continues working at the University of Foggia together with the Research Group of the Economics Department at the moment.
Productive cooperation between Italian and Georgian Universities was initiated and actively supported by Prof. Giulio Esposito, the Head of International Relations Department at the University of Foggia.
It should be noted that the University of Foggia was founded by decree of the Ministry of University and Research on 5th August 1999.From its birth the university, at a training and research level, has presented a dynamic and innovative proposal. This model is characterized by teaching which is attentive to local needs, locally applicated research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of university events.
The Departments (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery) with their three-year degree courses, specialist degree courses, numerous masters, research doctorates and specialization schools have contributed towards making the university a cultural centre which enables young people to acquire the professional training necessary for society and the working world.
Since its foundation (Italian Ministerial Decree 05.08.1999), the Università degli Studi di Foggia has presented – in terms of education and research – a dynamic and innovative proposal. A module characterised by didactics in step with the territorial requirements, by applied local research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of University activities.
The six Departments (“Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment”, “Economics”, “Law”, “Humanities. Literature, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences”, “Clinical and Experimental Medicine”, “Medical and Surgical Sciences”) with three-year degree courses, the specialist degrees, the Master’s degree courses, an Interdepartmental Research centre, the large number of Master’s courses, research doctorates, and the specialist colleges have contributed to turning the University of Foggia into a cultural centre in which young people can acquire professional training that meets the needs expressed by society and the world of work.
During last year – and in line with the actions undertaken in previous years – the Università degli Studi di Foggia has expanded and consolidated all the initiatives and activities aimed at improving and qualifying the teaching methodology, research, international relations (by participating in a large number of international cooperation projects promoting students’ and teachers’ exchange), services to students, as well as the development of the university buildings (with the adaptation of the existing structures and the acquisition of new ones), the information system and the library system.
University of Foggia is leading dozens of international and EU projects. Involvement in these projects gives opportunity to students to get acquainted with the current innovative processes in their field and contribute to their development and implementation.