UniCamillus awarded the largest share of PNRR funds for Transnational Training Activity projects

Great satisfaction at the International Medical University of Rome, which, with its Integrated Transcultural Educational Synergy in Health Sciences project, was awarded the highest funding under Mission 4 of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, concerning advanced university skills and transnational education initiatives.

The Ministry of University and Research, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has called for funds within the framework of Mission 4, Component 1, Investment 3.4, sub-investment T4 “Transnational Initiatives in Education” – NextGenerationEU. Of these funds, granted by the European Union, UniCamillus obtained the largest slice to the tune of €1,264,954 and the project as a whole was financed in the amount of €2,467,099.00. Participating in the same call for proposals were many Italian academic excellencies such as the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (€565,666), the Campus Biomedico in Rome (€732,111), the Ca’ Foscari in Venice (€309,470), the University of Bologna (€396,255), and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (€553,954), among others, and they all submitted outstanding projects.

The project, which also involves the University of Chieti-Pescara and the University of Foggia, envisages the creation of a number of degree programmes: Nursing in Cameroon, Physiotherapy and Orthopaedics in Somalia and Psychology in Ethiopia. Also included is the development of a biorobotic orthopaedic lab in Rome, which will be an important factor in the further development and attractiveness of the UniCamillus’ physiotherapy programme and orthopaedics specialisation course.

This is an extraordinary result“, says the Rector, Gianni Profita. “It is undoubtedly an acknowledgement of the validity and quality of the work we do every day at UniCamillus. However, the fact that we have been awarded this important funding is also a source of great responsibility, which spurs us on to pursue our international growth path to the best of our ability. Credits go to Prof. Emiliano Maiani, UniCamillus Research Delegate, Prof. Barbara Tavazzi, for her work in critically reviewing the project, and Alessandra Pollio, our University’s Grant Officer, who vigorously supported the procedures necessary to participate in the call for proposals and achieve this remarkable goal.

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