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The development of cultural exchanges and international collaborations is one of the primary goals of the University of Genoa. It promotes activities to enhance educational, scientific and cultural exchanges through cooperation with international institutions and respecting the University’s guidelines.

The University pursues its goals with the support of Internationalization Service (SI) and of International Cooperation Office (SSCI), respecting the University Commission for International Relations guidelines

Every office works in collaboration with Department and School Delegates for International Relations in order to carry out the activities. 

Regarding Erasmus+ Programme Actions:

Erasmus + Programme ActionsOffice
KA 1: Learning mobility of individualsSI
KA 2.1 Strategic Partnerships in education, training and youthSI
KA 2.2 Knowledge AlliancesSSCI
KA 2.3 Sector Skills alliancesSSCI
KA 2.4 Capacity Building in the field of higher educationSSCI
KA 2.5 Capacity Building in the field of youthSSCI
KA 3: Support for Policy ReformSSCI
Jean MonnetSI

Elenco accordi di cooperazione accademica a cura del Servizio Internazionalizzazione

Agreements between the University of Genoa and international institutions are supported by government organizations. They aim at developing cooperation for educational and scientific activities, study programmes and joint projects promoted by component cultural institutions. 

Agreement procedures

Procedures to stipulate an agreement:

  • the professor must submit the academic cooperation agreement and a brief project plan to the Internationalization Service ( or the International Cooperation Office ( The plan (sintetico piano progettuale) must set out the main goals and motivations of the partner; in case more than one partner is involved, the plan must specify each institution’s motivations
  • the offices verify the legal status of the prospective partner and any potential changes to the UniGe standard agreement text
  • the proposing professor shares the final convention text with the Delegate for International Relations of his Department, sending an email in which the central reference offices ( or
  • the office involved submits the proposal, including the verification of legal status and comments on any changes to the text, to the International Relations Commission for its attention
  • if the International Relations Commission accepts the proposal, the offices inform the proposing professor and proceed to obtain the Chancellor's signature. Once signed, the agreement will be sent to the partner for countersignature. When both parties have signed, the Delegate for International Relations, duly informed by the offices, shall notify the Department Council of the stipulation
  • if the International Relations Commission expresses reservations about the proposal, the proposing professor will be asked to provide additional clarifications in order to have more elements for evaluation

Academic cooperation agreement framework

Academic cooperation agreement furnished with executive implementation programme (EIP) framework

The adoption of the EIP is suggested in the case of agreements for which the proposers have already defined subjects and topics to be applied to the European Commission in the short to medium term, joint publications and research, summer schools. 

Implementation mobility agreement framework

The stipulation of an academic cooperation agreement may be preliminary or concomitant to the conclusion of an implementing mobility agreement focusing on the exchange of teachers and/or students at Athenaeum, School or Department level. The mobility implementation agreement may also be proposed outside an academic cooperation agreement, provided that it is supported by a solid project plan. It must incorporate the fundamental clauses (e.g. security, insurance).

Academic mobility cooperation agreement framework

This type of agreement is designed to allow individual teaching facilities to sign agreements with homologous foreign facilities in order to initiate mobility of students, teachers and technical-administrative staff.

Last update 14/05/2024