Dear Colleagues and Guests,
I am honoured and delighted to invite you to the University of Brescia to participate in the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association.
The University of Brescia is a public research and teaching institution, located in a medium-sized city that is a champion of technological innovation in Italy. We are a driving force in a wealthy and economically well-developed region, ranking third among the most important provinces in the manufacturing sector in Europe and fifth among the most productive Italian provinces in terms of GDP.
The University of Brescia aims at attaining strong international achievements and a position of leadership in the East Lombardy area by offering education, training and research in the macro-areas of Economics, Engineering, Law and Medicine. Our community is made up of 15.000 students, 550 faculty members and 500 academic, administrative and technical staff. The eight departments of the university’s four areas offer 24 undergraduate and 21 master programmes, 38 schools of specialisation in medical disciplines and 9 PhD programmes. We foster sustainable growth, both in numbers and quality. Our strategic plan strongly emphasises the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda within all of our educational and research activities.
During this year’s EUA-CDE Annual Meeting, on “The societal dimension of doctoral education”, we will discuss the different ways doctoral education contributes to the well-being of society, the construction of public awareness and the growth of knowledge. I am pleased to welcome you to our community, as I am sure it will be a unique occasion to strengthen the bond between our institutions and with the local society. Our young and motivated staff is already doing its best to prepare a warm welcome, worthy of such distinguished guests.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Brescia in June 2019. In the meantime, I send you all my warmest regards.