The Universities of Padua and Oradea will sign a Memorandum of Understanding for academic and scientific cooperation


Our Rector, prof. Rosario Rizzuto, will welcome the delegation from the University of Oradea (Romania), led by prof. Constantin Bungau, Rector of this University, on Monday 11 November at Palazzo Bo. On this occasion, the two Rectors will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, the result of a long and fruitful scientific cooperation between the philologists, historians, and literary scholars of the two Universities. The aim is the reinforcement and increase of exchanges and shared research projects, opening them to other areas of research and teaching.

The signing of the agreement will take place on Monday, at 12, in Aula Nievo, as part of the international conference “Dal centro ai margini dell’Impero. L’idea imperiale nello spazio europeo tra storia e letteratura”, organised by the Department for Linguistic and Literary Studies of the University of Padua, together with the University of Oradea and the State University of Moldova. Prof. Lorenzo Renzi will open the proceedings with a plenary lecture, Dieci anni di collaborazione scientifica tra storici e filologi delle Università di Padova e di Oradea.

The cooperation between the two universities of Padua and Oradea began with a first workshop in November 2009, and has continued until today with yearly meetings, initially involving the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies in Padua and the Faculty of History and International Relations in Oradea; it has subsequently widened to include other universities and institutions, such as the State University of Moldova, Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Centre for Transylvanian Studies in the Romanian Academy, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Oradea. This decade-long cooperation has seen a number of shared international conferences held in Romania, Italy and the Republic of Moldova; workshops and Summer Schools; and a number of shared publications.

The conference will continue in the afternoon of Monday, 11 November, and on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies.

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Partecipation is free.