Pilot Phase

The Pilot phase of UNITA: 2020-2023

What has been achieved?

  • A participative governance and effective management structures
  • A UNITA Quality Assurance policy and assessment tools
  • The cartography of courses in the three main thematic areas (Cultural heritage, Circular Economy, Renewable energies) and the corresponding Research & Innovation Hubs
  • A microcredential framework and pilot courses with digital badges
  • The active use of multilingualism through the inter-comprehension methodology
  • New forms of mobility for instance in the rural and mountain areas
  • An initial framework model for the digital campus
  • A space of reflection on European citizenship and identity
  • A model of global outreach for European universities based on Romance languages through the GEMINAE initiative.

Best Practices

Universities live in a competitive and challenging environment and have to improve their quality to attract students while tackling with the demands of their societies. UNITA was born to serve its students and regions with this objective it aims to collect best practices in teaching and research but also those related with strengthening the links with the societies they pertain to.

Best Practices Manual

Best Practice 01 | Rural Mobility

Best Practice 02 | Intercomprehension

Best Practice 03 | BIPs

Best Practice 04 | Involvement of student representatives and proactive role within the alliance

Best Practice 05 | Hubs > Cartography, Online catalogue, weekly talks

Best Practice 06 | Promoting European Citizenship

Best Practice 07 | Teaching &  learning center networks

Best Practice 08 | Geminae project

Best Practice 09 | Legal Entity

Best Practice 10 | Building UNITA Community: UNITA Days, Virtual Campus, Matching event)

Best Practice 11 | UNITA Constellation

 

 

Papers

Papers

The Path towards the European University in the Current EU Legal Framework: the Unita – Universitas Montium Experience
Barbara Gagliardi - Università di Torino
Arnaud Lecourt - Université de Pau and Pays de l’Adour
Irina Macsinga - West University of Timisoara
Marcella Costa - Università degli Studi di Torino
Mario Giacobini - Università degli Studi di Torino


 

WP3
D3.1
D37
State of the art on intercomprehension
UNITO
Report
Public
31 Jan 2021
WP3
D3.2
D38
Report on the evaluation of existing training programs on IC
UNITO
Report
Public
31 Mar 2021
WP8
D8.5
D96
UNITA visual identity
UBI
Report
Public
30 Apr 2021
WP8
D8.7
D98
Contents to press and UNITA Channels
UBI
Report
Public
30 Apr 2021
WP3
D3.6
D42
Inter-comprehension competence framework
UNITO
Report
Public
30 Jun 2021
WP8
D8.1
D92
Report on EU and international regulations on the organization and status of multiverse universities
UBI
Report
Public
31 Jul 2021
WP8
D8.6
D97
Communication Plan
UBI
Report
Public
31 Jul 2021
WP2
D2.9
D35
Report on benchmarking quality assurance approaches
USMB
Report
Public
30 Sep 2021
WP2
D2.1
D27
Online matrix
USMB
Report
Public
31 Oct 2021
WP2
D2.2
D28
Network of the Hubs of success
USMB
Report
Public
31 Oct 2021
WP2
D2.6
D32
Report of the workshop on student-centred pedagogies
USMB
Report
Public
31 Oct 2021
WP4
D4.2
D51
An operational model for the R&I Hubs (including Action Groups)
UPPA
Websites, patents filing, etc.
Public
30 Nov 2021
WP5
D5.1
D60
Services for UNITA Campus
UVT
Report
Public
31 Dec 2021
WP2
D2.7
 D33
Report of the staff week on digital learning
USMB
Report
Public
21 Mar 2022
WP5
D5.2
 
D61
UNITA common collaborative digital platform
UVT
 Other
Public
30 Apr 2022
WP5
D5.9
 
D68
The guides and tutorials for a better integration and  adaptation to academic life
UVT
 
Report
Public
30 Apr 2022
WP7
D7.4
 
Publication of the Synthesis of the contest ideas
UNIZAR
 
Public
6 May 2022
WP5
D5.3
 
UNITA Mobile application
UVT
 
Public
30 June 2022
WP2
D2.10
 
Templates for survey of students' evaluation of teaching and courses
USMB
 
Public
30 September 2022
WP4
D4.3
 
A strategic five-year R I plan in the three thematic areas
UPPA
 
Public
31 October 2022
WP6
D6.9
 
Framework of skills developed during the UNITA mobilities
USMB
 
Public
31 October 2022
 WP8
D8.3
 
Final definition of UNITA EUROPEAN SOCIETY by laws for the post-project phase
 UNITO
 
 Public
 27 January 2023
WP7
D7.6
 
Publication of dissertations
UNIZAR
 
Public
31 January 2023
WP1
   
UNITA QEB 2nd Self-Assessment Report on Good Practices
UNITO
 
Public
15 February 2023
WP2
 
D2.8
 
Report of the workshop on connected campuses
USMB
 
Public
30 April 2023
WP7
D7.2
 
Report about EC rural workshops
UNIZAR
 
Public
9 May 2023
WP8
D8.12
 
Kit and UJA
UBI
 
Public
9 May 2023
WP5
D5.10
 
Report on UNITA contests linked to sustainable development
UVT
 
Public
15 May 2023
WP3
D3.3
 
Reports on the effectiveness of training programs
UNITO
 
Public
3 July 2023
WP3
D3.4
 
IC Guidelines and Training Models
UNITO
 
Public
3 July 2023
WP2
D2.4
 
Three replicable models of internationalized curricula
USMB
 
 Public
19 September 2023
 

Past initiatives and activities

UNITA Universitas Montium Prizes for Bachelors and Masters degree dissertations - 2022


UBI Winner

MASTER Prize : 

 

UPPA Winners

BACHELOR Prize:

MASTER Prize: 


UVT Winners

BACHELOR Prize: 

MASTER Prize: 

 

UNITO Winner

BACHELOR Prize:


MASTER Prize: 

 

UNIZAR Winner

BACHELOR Prize:

MASTER Prize:

 


UNITA Universitas Montium Prizes for Bachelors and Masters degree dissertations - 2021


UBI Winner

MASTER Prize : 

 

UPPA Winners

BACHELOR Prize:

  • Title: "La fracture Nord-Sud dans l'UEM"
    Author: Tom Tahitoa Eckenschwiller
    The work is on differences in the Economic and Monetary Union and identifies north/south discrepancy in the organization / functioning of eurozone.  


MASTER Prize: 

UVT Winners

BACHELOR Prize: 

  • Title: THE INFLUENCE OF THE ERASMUS + PROGRAM ON EUROPEAN IDENTITY
    Author: Safta Andrada-Maria, Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, study program: International Relations and European Studies
    Paper summary: `One of the main aims of the paper is to provide a description of the common foundations and spheres that lead to a European identity so that the results of the research provide answers to questions such as Participation in the Erasmus + program contributes to the development of a European identity? If so, what aspects of European identity are enhanced by involvement in this program? The aim of the paper was also to investigate one of the main objectives of the Erasmus + program, as the European Commission states in its numerous reports, one of which referred to the "Mid-Term Evaluation of the Erasmus + Program (2014-2020)", namely, to encourage a sense of European identity and citizenship among its participants. `

MASTER Prize: 

  • Title: DISPARITIES AT EUROPEAN LEVEL ON DECISION-MAKING IN THE FIELD OF E-HEALTH ADOPTION
    Author:Țăran AlexandraFaculty of Economics and Business Administration, study program: Taxation and Tax Consultancy
    Acknowledgment: The Master's Research was published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health in July 2021. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.728287
    Paper summary: `The paper comprises both a theoretical and a practical approach to the adoption of e-health in European countries. Thus, in the first part of the paper, we made a bibliometric analysis that can be considered a starting point in future research on the adoption and implementation of e-health, resulting in a bibliometric mapping of major countries, authors, institutions, and keywords used in the field our research period, the analysis period between the years 2000-2020. Such an analysis has been applied because of the existence of vast and complex literature on e-health. The second part of the research, dedicated exclusively to empirical analysis, highlights the purpose of the analysis and the implications of applying the relative distances method, a method that allows combining different criteria to obtain the hierarchy of countries analyzed from the perspective of e-health adoption`.

 

UNITO Winner

MASTER Prize: 

 

UNIZA Winner

BACHELOR Prize:

UNITA Junior Academy

UJA - UNITA Junior Academy promotes different activities (conferences, experiences, visits) to allow students from primary to high schools to have an experience in an academic environment.

The UJA aims to be a space for discussion, reflection, experimentation, questioning and learning of science and its applications. It works annually at each UNITA university, with the participation of teachers from all UNITA universities and partners.

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KIT UJA

Intercomprehension clothing set

This activity developed by UBI is aimed at young people from six to 10 years old. The escape room helps students to play with the Romance languages while learning the possibilities of intercomprehension.
It was presented and carried out in the European Researcher's Night making an online game between students from the different regions of UNITA.

 

"Hearts & Hands" Manual

 

"Montanhas de Água" Journal


If you want to replicate this initiative, please contact UNITA OFFICE UBI: unita@ubi.pt

 

Escape Room for intercomprehension purposes 

An escape room is a live-action, puzzle-solving experience where participants of all ages must work together to solve a series of challenges and puzzles. An escape room is often based on a story to engage participants more emotionally. In the case of the escape room held during the Researchers' Night at the University of Turin, the story is about the disappearance of a student called Mihaela. Participants are told in advance that the student was translating a document when she suddenly disappeared. The escape game is considered successful when the participants have understood where Mihaela has gone.

By incorporating language-based puzzles and exercises, escape rooms can be used to improve intercomprehension skills, as participants have to communicate and work together to understand the clues and solve the puzzle to move on to the next exercise. This challenge can help break down language barriers, improve cross-cultural communication and increase language fluency, as was successfully demonstrated during the event.

 

 

If you want to replicate this initiative, please contact: UNITA OFFICE TURIN unita@unito.it

 

CATPAT: Cataloging heritage

The objective of this activity is to promote the valuation and understanding of cultural heritage. For this, the students actively participate in its cataloging and its dissemination through an APP. This APP has
been designed within the framework of a citizen science project and allows users to create files on heritage assets, automatically locating them on the map.

You can work from mobile devices exploring the territory or from the computer if the images and voiceovers have been previously prepared. The sheets can be shared on social networks and comments can be added to sheets made by other users. The first experience has been carried out on the occasion of World Heritage Day in April 2022 in Zaragoza. It is recommended to work on it from secondary school, but the use of the application is open to all types of public. In the school context, the activity is carried out in three sessions: the first for reflection on the concept of heritage and explanation of the APP, the second for exploration of the environment or data collection and the third for documentation work, preparation of the sheets and updating the platform.

Access and downloads can be done from https://civitas.unizar.es/catpat

To replicate the activity, contact Pilar Rivero (privero@unizar.es).

 

Unita Junior Academy Quiz on Europe

The aim of this game is to pass on information and knowledge about Europe in a fun way, by answering questions in teams or individually.

The game consists of 36 cards divided into 6 categories: economy, communication, European values, history/heritage, mobility and ecology. The questions are of two types: either MCQs or True/False. No open-ended questions are asked, so as not to challenge participants knowledge. Each cardcontains the question, the answer and an explanation that provides additional information on one aspect of Europe.

The game can be played individually to test one's knowledge or in teams: a 6-coloured die (to be printed), a bingo or a wheel of fortune (to be designed) determine the category of the question.

When the question is asked, the members of each team work together to give a single answer. To do this, they have to discuss and negotiate. A point is scored when the answer is correct.

This game has been used with primary school pupils (11 years old) and within the framework of the Cordées de la Réussite at UPPA with secondary school pupils aged 12 to 15.

There is also a slightly more difficult version for high school students and adults.

Download Cartes à jouer pour jeu UNITA JUNIOR »

Download Cartes à jouer UNITA EUROPE ACADEMY ADULTES»

Download Dé »

 

For more information, contact Géraldine Larguier (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour),: geraldine.larguier@univ-pau.fr
Designed in collaboration with the SAPS department of UPPA.

Multilingualism

INTERCOMPRENSIONE

Ai vrea să descoperi ce e intercomprehensiunea?

Selon le dictionnaire Larousse c’est la « Capacité pour des sujets parlants de comprendre les énoncés émis par d'autres. »

Les études sur l’intercompréhension la définissent comme « […] la capacité de comprendre une langue étrangère sur la base d’une autre langue sans l’avoir apprise ». Meissner (2003 :31) 

Los recientes estudios sobre la intercomprensión y su enseñanza han puesto en luz que en realidad esta práctica debe ser vista como un conjunto de diferentes perspectivas y por ese motivo podemos definirla como: 

  1. Una manera de dialogar practicada desde siglos que se basa en la comprensión recíproca, aunque los hablantes no hablen el mismo idioma;
  2. Un conjunto de estrategias de comunicación que utilizan las proximidades de las lenguas y sus similitudes; y más recientemente… 
  3. Un aproche didáctico (aparecido a finales del siglo XX) cuyo objetivo es el de promover la comprensión entre hablantes de idiomas que pertenecen a la misma familia lingüística. 

Riassumendo… possiamo definirla come 

“Lo sviluppo della capacità di co-costruire un significato quando lingue diverse entrano in contatto e utilizzandolo in una determinata situazione comunicativa in modo pragmatico. In altre parole, l'intercomprensione è anche la capacità di comprendere una lingua (senza necessariamente aver studiato di prima) in un contesto dato, utilizzando la competenza discorsiva sviluppata.” Capucho, F. “Línguas e identidades culturais: da implicação de políticos (socio)linguistas.” In Fábio L. da Silva & Kanavillil Rajagopalan (orgs), A linguística que nos faz falhar. São Paulo: Unicamp: Parábola Editorial, 2004. 83 – 87.

Para defini-lo ainda melhor, podemos distinguir vários tipos de intercompreensão. Quando falamos de intercompreensão distinguimos na verdade:

A intercompreensão recetiva que consiste em ler ou ouvir músicas

Intercompreensão interativo: interação escrita ou oral

Também podemos fazer uma distinção adicional entre:

Intercompreensão entre línguas relacionadas (tais como o romance, eslavo, línguas germânicas...) e intercompreensão entre línguas não relacionadas.

Courses

UNITA INTERCOMPREHENSION FOR TEACHERS (November-December 2023)

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UNITA INTERCOMPREHENSION FOR STAFF (October 2023)

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COURSE OF INTERCOMPREHENSION FOR TEACHERS  (23 february - 23 march 2023) 

The 15th January 2023 is the deadline for the Course of Intercomprehension for  teachers. UNITA  offers a training course for Intercomprehension teachers. The course aims at developing teaching skills in intercomprehension among romance languages.

Participants will be entitled to a digital certification: Open Badge Training for Intercomprehension Teachers. 

Info and enroll here:Inscription à la formation "Intercomprensione per docenti" | Framaforms.org

For any questions please contact prof.ssa Elisa Corino elisa.corino@unito.it

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Unita organizes an ONLINE COURSE OF INTERCOMPREHENSION FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS.

Are you a student of the UNITA Alliance involved in a virtual or physical mobility project?
Do you want to improve your ability to understand other romance languages? Here is what we offer!

  • 30 hours of online lessons (18 syncronous hours +12 asynchronous hours)
  • learning strategies to apply in a context of language proximity
  • digital open badge
  • the course is FREE!

Discover what is intercomprehension! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg4Kl-TMJWM

ENROLL HERE WITHIN JUNE 15 https://forms.gle/hG8hgsmmbdsaNenQ6

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NEW DEADLINE FOR THE COURSE OF INTERCOMPREHENSION FOR TEACHERS 13/06 - 20/07.

The 10th June is the new deadline for the Course of Intercomprehension for Intercomprehension teachers. UNITA together with University Language Center of Turin (CLA-UniTO) offers a training course for Intercomprehension teachers. The course aims at developing teaching skills in intercomprehension among romance languages.

Participants will be entitled to a digital certification: Open Badge Training for Intercomprehension Teachers (50-hour course)

Info and enroll here: https://www.cla.unito.it/it/formazione-continua/intercomprensione


Laboratorio di Intercomprensione tra lingue affini (in modalità COIL)

Date starts: 18/02/2022 

Il laboratorio si rivolge a studenti di qualsiasi lingua materna con una competenza minima di livello B1 (del QCER) in almeno una lingua romanza ed ha l’obiettivo di permettere lo sviluppo delle competenze di intercomprensione scritta attraverso l’uso delle principali strategie.

Maggiori informazioni
https://www.lingue.unito.it/do/corsi.pl/Show?_id=9cwa


Summer School “Université d’été” 

Event starts:  29/08/2022 - 3/09/2022

La Summer School “Université d’été” propone un corso residenziale di una settimana a S. Anna di Valdieri (CN), da lunedì 29 agosto a sabato 3 settembre 2022, e la partecipazione a un convegno conclusivo di una giornata nel mese di settembre 2022, al termine del quale verrà rilasciato l’attestato di partecipazione valido per il conseguimento di 3 CFU.

ISCRIZIONI PROROGATE AL 20/02/2022

DESTINATARI: Studentesse e studenti (massimo 30 posti) di:

  • CdL in Lingue e culture per il turismo
  • CdL Magistrale in Comunicazione internazionale per il turismo
  • Master in Promozione e organizzazione turistico-culturale del territorio
  • Atenei europei che aderiscono al progetto UNITA (massimo 5 posti). Richiesta buona padronanza dell'italiano, lingua ufficiale.

Maggiori informazioni
https://www.dipartimentolingue.unito.it/do/avvisi.pl/Show?_id=8ft4&search=&sort=DEFAULT

Locandina
https://www.dipartimentolingue.unito.it/do/avvisi.pl/ShowFile?_id=8ft4;field=allegato;key=8TrZF8s0Cdo7MU2Dh9E9NI5LeLiT5LCXA;t=9932


 

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Unita sta organizzando una serie di corsi di Intercomprensione di 30 ore per gli studenti in Mobilità Virtuale o Fisica all'interno del progetto Unita - Universitas Montium!

Vuoi saperne di più sull'intercomprensione? Guarda questo video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg4Kl-TMJWM

Ecco qualche info utile:

  • Il corso si terrà online e inizierà a febbraio 2022
  • Puoi scegliere fra due opzioni di orario
  • Ci saranno lezioni in sincrono e asincrono
  • Alla fine riceverai un badge grazie al quale la tua università riconoscerà il corso di Intercomprensione come parte del tuo percorso educativo!

Iscriviti entro il 31 gennaio riempiendo il modulo al link  https://forms.gle/sfB6oJJtBGK2Sh6p6 o seguendo il QR code alla fine del video!

Dopo l'iscrizione riceverai delle informazioni sugli orari e le disponibilità del corso. 

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