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From August 18 to August 26, Rome Tor Vergata University, in close cooperation with Fudan University of Shanghai, Politecnico of Turin, Ceis-Centre for Economic and International Studies and Transition World Studies-Ceeun at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, will hold the Research Competition “Global Governance: Growth and Innovation 2020”, reserved to young doctoral and post graduates students coming from more than 30 countries of the world.

Last March the Rectors of the Partner Universities signed a memorandum with the duration of four years. The first edition of the YICGG-Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance (YICGG) took place in Shanghai in July 2007, with the participation also of around twenty students for the universities of Tor Vergata and Luiss (Rome), Ca’ Foscari (Venice), Macerata, Udine and Bocconi (Milan).

The program, which had received a positive international attention because of its peculiar character and the approach adopted involving and selecting the participants, will have a Scientific Committee, with a Faculty of almost thirty professors coming from European and Asian universities, under the coordination of Professor Michele Bagella, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of Tor Vergata University, and Professor Giorgio Dominese, lecturer of the postgraduate course for European Studies and responsible for the project.

The sessions of the first week will be hosted by the Casa dell’Aviatore, with a particularly important agreement reached with the General Staff of the Italian Air Force, while the closing days of the event will be held at the Campus of Tor Vergata University and the Faculty of Economics.

This innovative, transnational initiative has received the support of Telecomitalia, IntesaSanpaolo, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Finmeccanica, IBM, Springer WienNewYork and the Ali-Art Learning Institute of Rome. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Beijing have made an important contribution to make this intense international university cooperation possible.

A Judging Commission will award a prize to the three most outstanding researches prepared in a range of 12 thematic areas covering the most important issues challenging the world: economic growth, governance of the financial world, security, the reform of the United Nations, the future developments in the aviation and automobile sectors, the conservation and management of the cultural heritage, new and unhoped-for developments of technological innovation through nanotechnologies, digital applications, information and multimedia-based technology having direct and positive impacts on the quality of the environment, the progress of therapies and medical diagnosis, and the competitiveness of the global system.

A special workshop will be dedicated to the relations between Asia and Europe in the long term and their implication on international “governance”.

Tor Vergata University has asserted its position in this challenge with a long lasting policy with relevant scientific results at national and international level. Now the World Research Competition, which will begin in a few days in Rome, is endorsing these achievements. The Faculties of Economics, Engineering, Law, Sciences, Humanities and Medicine are involved with students and lecturers in order to assure the critical mass necessary for a successful organization of the program, in which more than 90 students from Asia, and in particular China, Africa, the United States, Latin America and Middle East are participating.

In the day of conclusion the Euro-Asiatic University hosting the YICGG 2009 will be announced.


Rome, July 2008


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