«Municipality of Pesaro, Uniurb and Univpm and local companies team up for the reopening of Pesaro Studi». The announcement is made by the mayor Matteo Ricci and the councilor for innovation Francesca Frenquellucci, during the presentation of the new training offer of the Polytechnic University of Marche and the University of Urbino Carlo Bo will open starting from next September on the topics of sustainability and the energy and digital transition. «Great satisfaction for having brought the university back to Pesaro, knowing the value of the Universities of Urbino and Ancona – explains the mayor -. What is happening is the result of the ability of the councilor Frequellucci, who strongly believed in the future of university decentralization. Initially I doubted, perhaps conditioned by our previous experience, that it weighed too much on the municipal administration. Francesca Frenuell was very good at pushing in the right direction, together we found the economic sustainability of an operation that could not weigh too much on the coffers of the Municipality. All this was possible thanks to the Universities of Ancona and Urbino, which have held a farsighted attitude of collaboration ». The network of companies “that have intervened is also fundamental. We are in a very delicate phase, also from an environmental point of view: climate change is much faster than we imagined, this requires greater radicalism in the choices and to equip the industrial system with personnel in degrees of transition to the ecological transition. The courses we are presenting today seem to have been purposely built to meet these needs ». An interesting operation according to the mayor Ricci, who concludes: «We need excellent teachers, innovative courses, but also suitable places. Temporarily these courses will go to Pesaro Studi (owned by INPS ed), but the goal is to have the university in the historic center. In the last year we have won several calls from the PNRR, thanks to which we will arrange different containers. Among these also the San Domenico, which in recent years hypothesized could be an optimal place. There are alternatives, so we can still maintain a certain elasticity ». Councilor Frenquellucci was satisfied with the result, «Requests have already arrived from all over the world, such as Asia and America. The Municipality has already activated with Erdis and Apa Hotels, which have given their willingness to welcome young people who come from outside. We have invested, worked and believed a lot in this project which today is also realized thanks to an innovative course, born from a beautiful synergy, which is already bearing its excellent results ». The Rector of the University of Urbino Giorgio Calcagnini commented: «This meeting is exciting: it is not an everyday thing to see two quite competitive universities decide to work together. We decided on this collaboration because we want to prevent young people from going to study outside the region. Their training is fundamental for the future and the growth of the territory ». «Two universities work together in an intelligent way to attract – reiterated the Rector of the University of Ancona Gian Luca Gregori – and to promote courses in the area that arise from the needs and requirements of and companies, without them all this has not been achieved. The relationship with the city of Pesaro is important and positive. The two universities that continue to collaborate with the Rehabilitation Sciences course for the Health Professions, giving a concrete signal of collaboration ». «Thanks to the companies, to two Magnificent Rectors, to a farsighted mayor, I believe that the future of our province can only be one of great hopes. The collaboration between the University of Ancona and that of Urbino is of great teaching to some municipalities of the province, which should broaden their visions in a community of communities “, concluded the president of the Province Giuseppe Paolini.
The courses of study
The new training course consists of two new courses: a three-year degree in “Engineering for industrial sustainability” and a master’s degree in energy engineering “Green industrial engineering” in English. These two graduate courses will train engineers with skills in the sectors of industrial sustainability, the energy and digital transition of companies and the national energy system. Currently, the job market is experiencing a lack of engineering figures with expertise in the world of sustainability that can be placed within private and public companies. The Unioncamere report “Forecasts of employment and professional needs in Italy in the medium term (2021-2025)” expressly states that “eco-sustainability and digitalization, already among the main drivers of the labor market, will take on even more weight in the coming years relevant with the impulse of Europeans aimed at green and digital transitions. Indeed, the response to the crisis is seen as an opportunity for the European Green Deal, considering “competitive sustainability” as a crucial factor of resilience. It is estimated that between 2021 and 2025 companies and the public sector will require the possession of aptitude for energy and environmental sustainability saving 2.2-2.4 million employees, and for 60% of this competence it will be necessary with importance”. It is estimated that a further boost to the request of these professionals may come following the “RePower EU” program, just launched by the European Commission. The importance that the new professional figures have for the national and international industrial world is also demonstrated by the strong involvement of many companies in the Province of Pesaro-Urbino who have also contributed to the definition of the course of study, including: MEP, SCHNELL SPA, RENCO, ENERECO, PROFILGLASS, RIVACOLD, TECHFEM, SAIPEM, BIESSE GROUP AND HSD. The three-year degree in “Engineering for industrial sustainability” aims to train an engineer with strong basic skills in engineering and specific in the objectives of electrical, energy and materials engineering as well as the traditional field of mechanical engineering. To these typical skills of industrial engineering are added others that make the future engineer aware of the multidisciplinary aspects linked to the design of products and processes; in particular, the skills will range in various sectors such as: digitalization, environmental chemistry, eco-sustainability of materials, internal and external environmental safety of companies, the circular economy. The English master’s degree in “Green industrial engineering” is a degree in energy engineering that aims to train engineers with specialized engineering skills both in the traditional sectors of energy engineering and in the innovative ones related to the energy and digital transition. The course is divided into the planned curricula: “Sustainable Manufacturing”, aimed at sustainability and energy efficiency in end uses, in particular industrial; “Sustainable energy transition” aimed at the impact of energy demand in overall energy systems from generation (both from renewable and fossil sources), to distribution, storage and final energy in all its forms (electrical, thermal, chemical .. .).
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