Bocconi Summer School

Bocconi summer school

If you are planning to spend a different kind of Summer this year… well, Università Bocconi has the perfect offer for you!
Bocconi Summer School is a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects right in the heart of Milan.
Students can develop their passion for business, economics and law in a top European university while experiencing Bocconi urban campus.
All programs offer an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning combining lectures, teamwork and company visits.
Of course students also have the opportunity to build exciting memories in Milan and Italy in their free time! 😉
Read more here.

UNESCO Chair on Water Heritage and Sustainable Development at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia


Did you know that UNESCO has recently established a new UNESCO Chair on Water Heritage and Sustainable Development at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia?

The University is now part of the list of almost 800 Unesco Chairs, which since 1992 have involved a network of over 700 institutions in 116 countries, promoting cooperation and mutual exchange of knowledge on topics in the educational, scientific and cultural field.

The projects is aimed at providing policymakers with correct information, establishing new educational activities, generating innovation through research and promoting cultural diversity in University programs.

Read more here!

Lund University – Research about immune system and climate change

Lund univ. researcher emilyoconnor

Are you one of the students who applied to C.M. Lerici Foundation scholarships for spending a research period at Lund University?
Lund University – founded in 1666 – is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40.000 students and 7.600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö, all united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
One of their recent researches is about the study of the immune systems. Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species and the various climatic conditions in which they live. The researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe that as the climate changes, some birds may be exposed to diseases that they are not equipped to handle.
Read more in this interesting article

I Boreali – Nordic Festival

Boreali Festival

I Boreali – Nordic festival​ is getting closer!
Conceived and organised by the Italian publishing house Iperborea, I Boreali is an Italian festival dedicated to Northern European culture.

Since 2015 the festival has brought to Milan and to other cities around Italy the big names and most original figures of Nordic culture, from literature to cinema to music to public affairs, offering a platform for debating the great themes of contemporary life and promoting the encounter between different European cultures.
In the next edition (February 27th – March 1st), I Boreali will host some of the most influencial representatives of the Northern culture, such as the Swedish author Fredrik Sjöberg, who will present the Italian translation of his last novel “Mamma è matta, papà è ubriaco” (“Mamma är galen och pappa är full“).
Discover the full program here!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On February 11th, the United Nations established the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. 
Read more about this important, crucial International Day here.

Elena Ferrante on air!

storia del nuovo cognome 2
Lila and Lenù are back.
The second season of “L’Amica Geniale” / “Min fantastiska väninna” is finally on air on HBO and Rai Italia.
This new season is based on the second Ferrante’s novelStoria del nuovo cognome” (“Hennes nya namn“) (2013), which follows the story of the two brilliant friends from Lila’s marriage to Stefano and Elena’s decision to finish her studies.
Indeed, in 2016 C.M. Lerici Foundation supported the publication of “Hennes nya namn” by the Swedish publishing house Norstedts.
Look at the first pictures from the second season here!

“A Stoccolma – da August Strindberg a Stieg Larsson” by Andrea Berardini


If you are planning to visit Stockholm, you can follow the itinerary track by Andrea Berardini (Sapienza Università di Roma): from the dark alleys of Gamla Stan – the old city – to the immensity of water and greenery in the archipelago.

A Stoccolma – da August Strindberg a Stieg Larsson” (“In Stockholm – from August Strindberg to Stieg Larsson”) – published by Giulio Perrone Editore – depicts a city rich of culture, which always looks to the future and today it is one of the smartest in Europe.

Read the full article by the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera here.