Since many asylum seekers and refugees were relocated in Trentino, the University of Trento decided to support their reception through the opening of a University programme for a group of selected individuals who are already in our region as asylum seekers and/or under international humanitarian protection, and have the necessary qualifications to attend university.
The University of Trento launched this initiative in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento, Cinformi and Opera Universitaria, which drafted a memorandum of understanding for academic year 2016/2017 and beyond, so that every year 5 students will receive a scholarship and proper accommodation, for a duration to be determined, but at least for the three years necessary to complete a degree course. The parties to the agreement are the University, the Department for Health and Social policies, and the Department for University, research, youth policies, equal opportunities and development cooperation.
In addition to this project, other initiatives have been launched by students and teaching staff of the University:
- Adotta [email protected]
- SuXr Project – Students for refugees project
- Computer literacy for refugees
- Basketball: a world in a word
- Italian and refugee’s languages: a seminar for master’s students
- CusCus Project