The international dimension of the School

Agreements, exchange programmes and student opportunities

Internationalization forms a natural part of the Schol’s entire programme catalogue. Students are given incentives to do part of their dissertation work abroad and/or take part in international mobility programmes in European and extra-European countries for periods of study, internship or research.

The School’s international ventures have the dual aim of increasing the number of graduates who gain experience abroad and giving them an education that makes them competitive and ready to deal with global challenges on the international scene. 

Course study diagrams for the Single-cycle Joint Bachelors and Masters degrees in Pharmacy and CTF (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology) include specific subjects required by European law to bring training into line with EU Directives so that Pharmacists may circulate freely in Europe. European Directives also entail a practical internship to be done at Chemist’s stores open to the public or at hospital Pharmacies. The internship consists of 900 hours over six months; three of them may be spent in European countries.

The vocational degree in Applied Pharmaceutical Science and Health Product Quality Control tackle global issues, providing specific training, for example, in current European legislation such as REACH (Registration, evaluation, authorisation of chemicals, CE Regulation 1907/2006) which aims to enhance the safeguarding of human health and the environment by education in the hazards of existing and new chemical products.

The Degree Programme in Biotechnology has increased the credits for English which is basic to all sectors of biotechnology. In order to graduate, students must reach B2 level English. The curriculum encourages training abroad via Erasmus programmes, and also dissertation material for the final examination being written in English. Moreover, up to 5 foreign students register for Degree Programmes in Biotechnology every year.

Given their experimental and applicative nature, Second-cycle degrees in Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical-Molecular and Industrial) and Biology (Molecular and Cellular – Biology of Health) call for a period of internship with public and/or private organizations either in Italy or in Europe/USA. The MSc dissertation will accordingly be in English in order to give the work done the widest possible circulation. On average at least one in three graduating students per academic year do their (6-9 month) internship in European countries.

The School’s Sport Science area belongs to the “International Network on Sport and Health Sciences (INSHS)” which is designed to encourage interaction in research and planning of joint curricula. It also promotes international events. For the first time in 2004 the Rimini Campus hosted a Summer School - Education and Sport (EduSport) – which is now in its 11th edition.

Every year a number of international students opt to attend Degree Programmes at the School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science via the interuniversity cooperation programmes Erasmus Mundus  and  “Science without frontiers CSF” (Brazil).