The International Master Degree in Neuroscience of Trieste celebrates its 10 year anniversary

1 ottobre 2018
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On the first of October 2018, prof. Maurizio Fermeglia, Rector of the University of Trieste has opened the 10th Academic Year of the International Master's Degree in Neurosciences.


Founded in 2008 thanks to a project coordinated by prof. Enrico Tongiorgi and funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, this Master Degree is today a successful example of the internationalization of the University of Trieste.


In ten years of life, the course has reached these numbers:

- 400 highly specialized graduates in the field of neuroscience.

- 18 Italian regions of origin of Italian students

- 15 foreign countries of origin of international students.

- 100% of courses taught in English by teachers of the University of Trieste, and from SISSA Trieste who provide some advanced courses.

- 5-6 teachers for foreign and other Italian universities invited each year to hold seminars and additional courses.

- 6 selected destinations for Erasmus exchanges with the best master's degrees in Neuroscience in Europe.

- The only Master's Degree in Neurobiology in Italy to be accepted within the exclusive Network of European Schools of Neuroscience (total of 85 Masters in Europe) of the FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies).


The international master degree in Neuroscience also offers a strong contact with the labour marker thanks to the meetings with professionals from the pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostics industries together with experts in technology transfer of the Area Science Park Trieste. Students are introduced to the working opportunities in the context of an intensive and highly engaging course, which provides a clear view on post-graduation future jobs. About 90% of graduates continue their studies with a doctorate at prestigious Italian and foreign universities, including the University of Trieste and SISSA, and then continue in the world of industrial and academic research. Three years after graduation, 90% of students have a paid employment.



During the celebration, in addition to the Rector, has intervened Dott.ssa Alessia Rosolen the regional councilor of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Education, Research, University, Work, Education and Family, the Director of SISSA prof. Stefano Ruffo, the Director of the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Trieste, prof. Mauro Tretiach, the Coordinator of the Master's Degree Course Prof. Paola Lorenzon, and Prof. Laura Ballerini as a member of the Board of Directors of the SINS-Italian Society of Neuroscience who read a message from the President of SINS prof.ssa Micaela Morelli. At the end of the celebration there was a Lectio Magistralis of prof. Lucas Pozzo-Miller of the University of Alabama (USA), who presented his studies on Rett Syndrome, a genetic disorder of the development of the nervous system that is the main cause of mental retardation in girls.




Seminar of prof. Lucas Pozzo-Miller

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