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Within the framework of its internationalization policies, the University of Macerata aims at developing new strategies in order to promote and favour the presence of Visiting Scholars at the University. The main objective is to develop an international network of scholars, carefully selected according to international criteria, in order to favour meetings and exchanges between the international research community and the University of Macerata and the name of the project, “Collegio Matteo Ricci”, tries exactly to express its collective nature.

In order to favour cooperation between foreign scholars and the research community at the University of Macerata, the proposed topic is “Research and social innovation”, which aims at providing a shared context for discussion and for establishing fruitful connections among the applicants.
Macerata, a people-oriented town with ancient traditions, is the right place to start this kind of projects because the slow rhythms of this town favour the gradual development of ideas and of research activities. For all Visiting Scholars, the “Collegio Matteo Ricci” is a quite place where ideas and projects come alive; for the University of Macerata and for the entire city, it is a unique and lively window into the world.
Visiting Scholars will be required to live in Macerata for at least 3 months to carry out research activities and provide face-to-face lecturing. The amount of the grant is €5.000,00 and it includes accomodation on residential colleges.

During the academic year, even the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations will host some foreign researchers.

Academic Year 2014/2015


Academic Year 2015/2016


Academic Year 2016/2017