Training, research, teaching evaluation methods and relations with international organizations were the main themes on the Titan during the third meeting of the Network of the Universities of the Small States and Territories, which the University of the Republic of San Marino is one of the founding academic institutions.
In the presence of Rectors and staff from the Universities of Andorra, Faroe Islands, Malta, Montenegro and Nicosia (Cyprus), who were joined by web-based representatives from the Universities of Akureyri (Iceland), Gibraltar, Liechtenstein and Greenland, Wednesday 20 October participants were externalized by an intervention by Retto Corrado Petrocelli, who suggested some priority areas on joining efforts: “The Network to reflect on the possibility of associating for the identification of an agency to the assessment of the quality of teaching, which takes into consideration and is aware of the specificities of the academic realities located and active in small territories ”, he explained during the annual meeting.
After inviting the opportunity to work together on new projects, to encourage the mobility of teachers and students, Petrocelli also has the possibility of inviting participants to consider the opportunity to work together with a single entity, and not as individual universities, in relationships with large-scale organizations such as the International Association of Universities, the European University Association and the European Area of Higher Education, active to ensure comparability, compatibility and consistency between the systems of the member states, including the Titan.
The works in the Network were followed by the University’s radio station, Usmaradio. For the University of San Marino, meetings with the general director, Isabella Bizzocchi, the director of the Research Center for International Relations, Michele Chiaruzzi, and the head of the Internationalization Office, Elena D’Amelio participated.