Perché partecipare ad un programma Erasmus +?

Il programma dell’Unione Europea ti consente di trascorrere un periodo (da 3 a 12 mesi) di studio in un’ altra Università europea o di lavorare in un altro Paese Europeo con un contributo finanziario UE.  E’ possibile seguire corsi, sostenere esami, preparare la tesi di laurea (senza dover pagare le tasse d’iscrizione nell’università partner), svolgere attività di tirocinio. Gli esami superati con successo durante l’Erasmus vengono riconosciuti, sia in termini di crediti che di voti, dall’Università di appartenenza.

Oltre alle competenze accademiche e professionali, un progetto Erasmus aiuta a sviluppare le cosiddette soft skills. Durante questa esperienza si sviluppano competenze trasversali quali la capacità di adattamento, l’indipendenza e il problem solving. Vivere in uno stato straniero porta ad un miglioramento delle capacità linguistiche, a creare delle amicizie e relazioni internazionali e a conoscere nuove culture. Non va dimenticato che un’ esperienza all’estero può fornire maggiori opportunità di lavoro sia in Italia che all’estero.

 

Il dipartimento ha ben 32 convenzioni Erasmus+ Studio attive, le quali si aggiungono ai due corsi di laurea magistrale con l’Università di Klagenfurt e con la Città del Vaticano. Vediamo nel dettaglio alcune sedi e perché sceglierle:

Matematica

Technische Universität Graz(Coordinator: Pietro Corvaja)

 

The Technische Universitaet Graz is a world renowned institution  in the field of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. It includes five mathematical institutes: the Institute of Analysis and Number Theory, the Institute of Applied Mathematics, the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and  the Institute of Geometry. The strongest link with Udine University passes through the Institute of Analysis and Number Theory, which hosts research groups in analysis, number theory, algebra and financial mathematics.

 

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Coordinator:  Rossana Vermiglio)

 

Nowadays the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) https://www.ntnu.edu, whose history dates back to 1910, is the largest university in Norway. In fact the city of Trondheim, whose population is about 180 000, welcomes 33 000 university students. NTNU is a university with a main profile in science and technology. It is important to recall that in 2014 May Britt Moser and Edward Moser, both employed at NTNU, have received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. At NTNU there are the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Computer Science and so the Erasmus Studio exchange program involves the students either of mathematics or computer science. The interested students can easily find the courses taught in English in Trondheim by using the online course catalog. In what follows some examples are given.

Mathematics Algebraic Topology, Complex Analysis, Mathematical Modelling, Partial differential equations, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations Using Element Methods

Computer science Cryptography, Supercomputing, Introduction, Bioinformatics – Method Oriented Project, Bioinformatics – Applied Project, Computer Vision and Deep Learning, Parallel Computing

 

 

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Coordinator: Giovanna D’Agostino)

 

A big University in a european capital, with many courses both at bachelor and master level.  Most of the courses are in spanish, especially at bachelor level.

In Spain the bachelor last 4 years and the master is   specialized  and last one year.

Udine “magistrale” students   can choose courses from the 4^th year of bachelor or  from the master.

 

University of Southern Denmark (Coordinator: Giovanna D’Agostino)

 

Although the exchange is open at bachelor and master levels, the Odense exchange is better suited for master studies, both in Mathematics and Computer Science. It is particularly recommended for students interested in Bioinformatics.

Informatica

Facchoschule Wiesbaden (Enrico Bozzo)

The University of Wiesbaden has strong regional ties in the Rhine-Main  region and features computer science courses focused on laboratorial activities. Courses are generally held in German.

University of Potsdam (Agostino Dovier)

 

First of all, where is POTSDAM? Potsdam is simply the “East side” of Berlin (the other side of the former wall), a lovely town surrounded by lakes and gardens and connected to Berlin by the metro (you can reach the center of Berlin in 20 minutes to exploit the museums, concerts, and all amenities of Berlin). Several famous movies have been produced in Potsdam and you can visit the oldest film museum in Germany. As usual in Germany, everything is well-organized, including your staying there during the exchange.

As far as program of the exchange is concerned, you can exploit the courses offered by the M.Sc. Cognitive Systems at the University of Potsdam http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/cogsys/ In particular, in Potsdam  here is a group at the top international levels for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.
The fastest solver for Answer Set Programming (clingo) is implemented and maintained by the group of prof Torsten Schaub (who is also the local exchange coordinator). We suggest to choose the courses in Advanced Problem Solving Techniques (and the current topics in computational intelligence) where classes
are given by researcher of this group. Of course other courses (e.g., Machine Learning, Computational Linguistic) are also offered at the top international standards and can be chosen.

NTNU Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology – Trondheim (Rossana
Vermiglio)

Nowadays the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) https://www.ntnu.edu, whose history dates back to 1910, is the largest university in Norway.  In fact the city of Trondheim, whose population is about 180 000, welcomes 33 000 university students. NTNU is a university with a main profile in science and technology. It is important to recall that in 2014 May Britt Moser and Edward Moser, both
employed at NTNU, have received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

At NTNU there are the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Computer Science and so the Erasmus Studio exchange program involves the students either of mathematics or computer science. The interested students can easily find the courses taught in English in Trondheim by using the online course catalog. In what follows some examples are given: Mathematics Algebraic Topology, Complex Analysis, Mathematical Modelling, Partial differential equations, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations Using Element Methods  Computer science Cryptography, Supercomputing, Introduction, Bioinformatics – Method Oriented Project, Bioinformatics – Applied Project, Computer Vision and Deep Learning, Parallel Computing.

Universidad de Murcia (Angelo Montanari)

Since various years, there exists a successful Erasmus exchange program with the University of
Murcia. Murcia offers all basics courses in computer science plus a number of specialised courses
in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer engineering, software engineering, information
systems, and information technology.  Moreover, besides the courses offered by the Faculty
of Computer Science, students can also attend courses given at the Faculty of Communication
and Documentation.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Angelo Montanari)

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid is one of the most important universities in Spain.  It offers
various high-profile curricula in computer science, ranging from computer engineering to software
engineering, as well as interdisciplinary study programs in computer science and mathematics, and
computer science and economics. There is also a curriculum focused on videogame development.

Dortmund Universitaet (Angelo Montanari)

The University of Dortmund is located in one of the most advanced industrial area of Germany.  The
Department of Computer Science is one of the oldest and the largest computer science departments
in Germany. A lot of students from different foreign countries choose every year to study computer
science in Dortmund. The study program covers a broad spectrum of scientific fields and its quality is
widely recognized in Germany and abroad.

Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School – Ljubljana (Angelo
Montanari)

The Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana is an advanced international postgraduate school. It is
internationally well known for its research in the areas of artificial intelligence and information
technology. Many of its members collaborate with the master program of the Faculty of Computer and
Information Science of the University of Ljubljana, one of the leading faculties of computer science in
Eastern and South Eastern Europe (see University of Ljubljana).

University of Gothenburg (Marino Miculan)

It is a rich and stimulating environment, with many international students thanks to their efficient Erasmus exchange service. The courses offered to international students cover all the topics of computer
science, from the most theoretical to the most applicative, also thanks to the close collaboration with the Chalmers University of Technology. Many courses include projects to be developed in groups, as the Swedish teaching method tends to encourage collaborative work.

 

University of Southern Denmark – Odense (Giovanna D’Agostino)

Although the exchange is open at bachelor and master levels, the Odense exchange is
better suited for master studies, both in Mathematics and Computer Science. It is particularly recommended for students interested in Bioinformatics.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Giovanna D’Agostino)

A big University in a european capital, with many courses both at bachelor and master levels.  Most of the courses are in spanish. In Spain the bachelor last 4 years and the master is  specialized  and last one year.
Udine “magistrale” students  can choose courses from the 4^th year of bachelor or from the master.

Universidade de Lisboa (Marina Lenisa)

University of Lisbon is Portugal’s largest University and one of Europe’s largest. It has a high international profile, welcoming a large number of foreign students every year – about 14,5% of the total number
of students – from over 100 countries. University of Lisbon is located in the center of Lisbon, one of the
oldest cities in the world. The University offers a variety of academic programs. The exchange –
with the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon – is open to student at bachelor, master and PhD level. Courses of the latter two levels are in English, while courses at bachelor level are in Portuguese.

UPV Universitat Politècnica de València (Marco Comini)

UPV is the only technological university in Spain to feature in all the world university rankings.  Has twice received the International Campus of Excellence award and offers many high-profile degrees in computer
science, raging from theoretical to applicative subjects. UPV encourages new learning formats and brings the world of real work closer to the classroom.  It has modern facilities and excellent services. The campus
is car-free and it also has student lodgings directly within.

UPV is located in Valencia, an industrial and touristic city on the east coast of Spain. Valencia is the third-largest city of Spain and is one of the preferred destinations of Erasums students of all Europe.

UCLM Universidad de Castilla y la Mancha (Marco Comini)

The University of Castilla-La Mancha is spread out over four main campuses: Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo. The geographical location of UCLM has enabled the university to become a pioneer in the
incorporation of new technologies. UCLM offers all basic courses in computer science as well as advanced/specialised ones. UCLM currently collaborates with more than a thousand regional,
national, and multinational companies. Each year these companies offer internships and traineeship programmes for students. There are residency halls available that are either private of funded by
the regional and local governments.

There is an intense cultural focus inn all of the University’s four campuses. The university continually holds exhibitions, concerts, lecture series, cinema club, and book readings.

Multimediale

Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcellona, Spagna)

La facoltà di scienze della comunicazione dell’Universidad Autonoma de Barcellona, sede di questo accordo Erasmus, gode di un notevole prestigio a livello nazionale ed internazionale, avallato da oltre 40 anni di docenza e ricerca.

 

Il corso in Comunicazione audiovisiva presso la Universidad Autonoma de Barcellona garantisce un’ottima offerta formativa organizzata in cinque diverse specializzazioni: teoria, analisi e critica, creazione, generi e formati, film e multimedia.

 

Parere degli studenti:

Si tratta di una sede Erasmus dal forte respiro internazionale che offre un’ottima formazione nel settore dei linguaggi audiovisivi e delle nuove tecnologie.

 

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia – sede di Gandía (Gandía, Spagna)

L’Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), sede di questo accordo Erasmus, è un ente pubblico che gode di un alto prestigio internazionale riconosciuto da diverse classifiche universitarie mondiali. Ad esempio, nel 2017 la UPV è risultata essere il primo istituto politecnico spagnolo nell’Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

 

Il corso di comunicazione audiovisiva ha sede nel campus della UPV di Gandía ed è caratterizzato da un programma innovativo nei settori dell’information processing e della creazione e produzione di contenuti per i diversi mezzi di comunicazione. Grande attenzione è data all’attività laboratoriale e allo sviluppo di progetti multimediali.

 

Parere degli studenti:

Tra gli aspetti positivi segnalati dagli studenti rileviamo la facilità di integrazione a livello accademico ed il costo della vita inferiore agli standard italiani.

 

 

 

 

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portogallo)

L’Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC), sede di questo accordo Erasmus, offre 13 corsi di laurea triennali e 18 corsi di laurea magistrali. Grande importanza è data all’internazionalità: l’IPC conta infatti più di 100 accordi internazionali Erasmus con oltre 20 paesi europei e diversi accordi di cooperazione con istituti extra-europei.

 

Il corso in Comunicação e Design Multimédia mira a formare figure professionali nei settori del design, dei linguaggi audiovisivi e delle nuove tecnologie ed offre un buon mix fra attività pratiche e teoriche.

 

Parere degli studenti:

Gli studenti segnalano fra gli aspetti positivi: buone infrastrutture laboratoriali, alloggi a buon mercato e, più in generale, un costo della vita inferiore agli standard italiani.

 

 

Universidad de Alcalà de Henares (Madrid, Spagna)

L’universidad de Alcalà è uno degli Atenei più antichi di Europa, ed è stato dichiarato patrimonio dell’ummanità dall’UNESCO nel 1998. Ad oggi offre 38 corsi di studio coinvolgendo 1627 insegnanti e 29000 studenti. Ha molti programmi di scambio erasmus con tutti i paesei Europei.

 

I corsi dell ‘area dell ‘information and communication technologies mirano a sviluppare l’interesse  per l’informatica rendendo gli studenti capaci di valutare la sua applicabilità in diversi contesti. I corsi mirano a sviluppare la capacità degli studenti ad applicare le loro conoscenze teoriche a pratiche alla soluzione di problemi nel campo dell’informatica.

 

Parere degli student:

Gli studenti segnalano che l’università è molto ben attrezzata dal punto di vista dei laboratorio, delle tecnologie e dei posti di studio. Evidenziano il servizio bibliotecario aperto 24 ore su 24 per 365 giorni l’anno. Gli alloggi sono a buon mercato, il costo della vita è inferiore all’Italia. Buoni i trasporti con Madrid raggiungibile in 30 minuti con le cercanias (treni locali).