European Charter and Code for Researchers

 

LogoEuraxessThe "European Charter and Code for Researchers" is a basic document containing general principles and requirements for researchers, aimed at driving European institutions toward the development of the European Research Area and an open and transparent job market. More than 1000 European institutions have already endorsed this Code.

The endorsement of the Charter has not resulted, in the short term, in any evident actions by the institutions. For this reason, the European Commission has created a new tool designed to support the implementation of the C&C by the individual institutions: the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Incorporating the Charter & Code”.

This approach involves five fundamental steps:

  • Internal analysis;
  • Action plan;
  • Evaluation and acknowledgement of the analysis and the AP by the European Commission, awarding the “HR Excellence in Research” logo to the institution;
  • Internal evaluation after 2 years;
  • External evaluation by the European Commission after 4 years.

In May 2013, the IEMEST appointed an internal commission for the internal analysis, focusing on the following aspects:

  1. Ethical and professional responsibility of researchers;
  2. Recruitment;
  3. Working conditions;
  4. Research career training and development.

The members of this internal commission are:
Claudia Campanella (Anatomist), Leader
Giosuè Lo Bosco (Computer scientist), Antonella Marino Gammazza (Biologist), Stefano Ruggieri (Psychologist) and Fedele Termini (Psychologist).

Between June 2013 and March 2014, an internal analysis was carried out through a questionnaire administered to researchers, aimed at identifying  the major issues with the implementation of the Charter and Code. The results can be found here: "IEMEST ANALYSIS AND QUESTIONNAIRE" (ANNEX 1; ANNEX 2).

As suggested by the "Human Resources Strategy", an Action Plan was formulated on the basis of these results, and successively evaluated by the European Commission's Assessors. The response was as follows: "the Assessors were impressed with the overall quality of IEMEST's submission and the care taken to align HR practices with those of the Charter and Code". Moreover, the Assessors stated that: "It is good to see that the working environment provided by IEMEST satisfies its researchers with a high rate of agreement. The HR badge acknowledgement is likely to help IEMEST standing as a reference working place for researchers in its research domain". The Assessors suggested only minor revisions to the proposed Action plan, that you can find here in the final version. Hence, the IEMEST has been awarded the "HR excellence in Research" logo by the European Commission as a result of the implementation of the first two steps by the Institute.

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12 july

Insieme per le malattie genetiche rare
"TMAU.. contro il disagio, la solitudine e l'emarginazione dei più piccoli..."
Università degli Studi di Messina - Dip. di Scienze Biomediche, Odontoiatriche e delle Immagini Morfologiche e Funzionali - Lab. di Genetica Molecolare

 

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15 june

PROROGA DEL TERMINE DI SCADENZA (14/07/2017) - AVVISO PUBBLICO PER LA RICERCA DI SPONSOR PER UN PROGETTO DI RICERCA
Progetto P.I.P.A.C. “Nuovi Percorsi Integrati per il paziente con Psoriasi/Artrite psoriasica e Comorbidità - Valutazione dell’indice di gradimento"

 

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12 june

BANDO DI CONCORSO PER TITOLI PER IL CONFERIMENTO DI UNA BORSA DI STUDIO PER GIOVANI RICERCATORI DAL TITOLO: "SPERIMENTAZIONE DI TRATTAMENTI ANTIBATTERICI SU SUBSTRATI METALLICI”

- Domanda di partecipazione

 

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9 may

Siamo lieti di invitarVi al FERNANDEZ OPEN STUDIO, un evento promosso da YO.CO.CU. nell'ambito della manifestazione Settimana delle Culture 2017 in collaborazione con la Soprintendenza Archivistica della Sicilia e Archivio di Stato di Palermo, con il Patrocinio dell'Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Palermo, dell'Istituto Euro-Mediterraneo di Scienza e Tecnologia I.E.ME.S.T. e dell'Accademia di Belle Arti Kandinskij di Trapani. read more here...

 

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2 may

NanoWorld Conference 2017 in Boston: award to a I.E.ME.S.T. Researcher on the theme of the contribution of nanotechnologies to the sustainability of Architecture. read more here...

 

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28 april

AVVISO PUBBLICO PER LA RICERCA DI SPONSOR PER UN PROGETTO DI RICERCA
Progetto P.I.P.A.C. “Nuovi Percorsi Integrati per il paziente con Psoriasi/Artrite psoriasica e Comorbidità - Valutazione dell’indice di gradimento"

 

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16 march

The Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) reaches new heights:
https://www.goinginternational.eu/wp/de/the-euro-mediterranean-institute-of-science-and-technology-iemest-reaches-new-heights/

 

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1 march

Researchers of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (I.E.ME.S.T.) have published a new research on the “Journal of Proteome Research”, about the early mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). read more here...

 

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9 february

Bando di Concorso per titoli per il conferimento di un premio di Ricerca per Giovani Ricercatori dal Titolo: "Sperimentazione di trattamenti conservativi innovativi basati su nanotecnologie per la protezione di materiali lapidei naturali" read more here...

 

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30 november

An international team of scientists including University of Palermo and IEMEST researchers and colleagues from Poland (Medical University of Gdansk) and U.S.A. (University of Maryland) demonstrated a new action mechanism of the drug doxorubicin in vitro. read more here...

 

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27 september

Research anticancer: Palermo researchers involved in the discovery of a chemotherapy that blocks the cancer cells.
In a study recently published in the international journal "Epigenetics", researchers from the Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology (Manlio Vinciguerra, Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello), in collaboration with Italian English, Spanish, Estonian, Czech and US scientists, have demonstrated the effects and efficacy of guadecitabine, a chemotherapic agent, useful in preventing the progression of HCC, both in vitro through the use of cell models and in vivo through the use of murine models. The study was coordinated by Manlio Vinciguerra while Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello conducted experiments and morphological evaluations. read more here...

 

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05 september

Editorial Results for IEMEST Researchers
Antonio Palumbo Piccionello and Francesco Cappello acted as Guest Editors for Current Pharmaceutical Design, an international journal edited by Bentham Science, with an hot topic issue on current and perspective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. read more here...

 

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28 july

CARDIO-METABOLIC DISORDERS: 1ST IEMEST MEETING

 

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13 july

Sicilia-California: allo Iemest di Palermo partono gli incontri bilaterali di scambio
Incontri d’affari, workshop, incontri bilaterali mirati a obiettivi di cooperazione e promozione del territorio siciliano sia sul piano delle risorse scientifiche che sul piano dello sviluppo delle imprese. Questi gli obiettivi principali della giornata Sicilia-California organizzata, la mattina di mercoledì 13 luglio 2016, alle ore 11,00, presso lo Iemest di Palermo (via Michele Miraglia, 20). read more here...

 

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18 May

Dal 18 maggio 2016 l’Istituto Euro-Mediterraneo di Scienza e Tecnologia (I.E.ME.S.T.), presieduto dal Prof. Bartolomeo Sammartino, ospiterà per due settimane un gruppo di studenti di Medicina della prestigiosa Università americana di Houston (UH) in Texas. read more here...

 

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14 April

The project submitted by a group of researchers at IEMEST
(PI: Filippo Macaluso; others: Kathy Myburgh, Valentina Di Felice, Fedele Termini, Antonella Marino Gammazza, Claudia Campanella, Rosario Barone, and Maura Marino Gammazza) has been selected in the call Erasmus+ SPORT - Not-For-Profit European Sport Events. read more here...

 

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3 February

A research study on skeletal muscle published in Nature "Scientific Reports".
The results of a study, funded by PRIN, on molecular anatomy of skeletal muscle have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports" (from the publishers of "Nature"). The research has been conducted by a research group of our Institute coordinated by Valentina Di Felice (first name: Rosario Barone) with the participation of research group of Prof. Sergio Adamo, University of Rome "La Sapienza". read more here...

 

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18 January

A new mechanism to fight liver cancer showed by IEMEST’s researchers.
An international team of scientists including IEMEST researchers and colleagues from U.K. (University College of London, Queen Mary University of London e Nottingham Trent University), The Netherlands (University Medical Center of Groningen), Estonia (Tallin University of Technology), Australia (University of Sidney) and Spain (Campus Can Ruti), showed for the first time a mechanism by which the hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the most aggressive liver cancer, is able to resist to chemotherapy. read more here...

 

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30 december

A NEW PUBLICATION FROM IEMEST'S RESEARCHERS EXPLAINS ONE OF THE MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF A CHEMOTHERAPICS
A group of IEMEST researchers, lead by Dr. Claudia Campanella, Head of the Section of studies on micro- and nano-vesicles as biomarkers, has showed for the first time one the mechnisms of action of a known chemotherapics, the SAHA (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid). This mechanism involves the nitration of the mitochondrial protein HSP60. The latter, after nitration, is released from tumor cells by exosomes. HSP60 commonly protects tumor cells from stress. Its secretion through exosomes favours tumor cell death as well as activates an antitumor immune response. This paper has been published this month on ONCOTARGET (Impact factor: 6,359): http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget

 

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12 november

On November 13th and 14th, during the conference “Science in Ancient / Science for Ancient. From scientific knowledge in the Hellenistic age to the virtual archeology” organized by the “Regione Siciliana”, the IEMEST researcher Francesco Di Paola will give a Lecture on “The Morgantina Silver Archaeological Treasure at the Museum of Aidone” with other colleagues in the field of Computer Science.read more here...

 

 

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4 november

The IEMEST's Researchers Filippo Macaluso, Kathy Myburgh and Giosuè Lo Bosco won the second call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains, MYGEOSS project.
Our researchers proposed the "eQUOS" app (Environment Quality for Outdoor Sports): by using an open database tracking the changing environment, eQUOS will suggest to the final user whether to perform a specific outdoor physical activity in a specific geographical area on the basis of the environment quality, i.e. climate, water, coastal areas, and atmospheric composition. For further information, please visit: http://digitalearthlab.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mygeoss/results2.cfm

 

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30 september

The Director of the Institute in the list of the Top Italian Scientists.
Prof. Francesco Cappello, Director of our Institute, has been included in the ranks of the Top Italian Scientists elaborated by VIA-Academy. This ranking includes Italian scientists of all disciplines (science and humanities) operating in Italy and in the world. The ranking is compiled based on h-index, the index that measures the number of international publications, and their impact on the international scientific community assessed on the number of citations received. For further information, please visit: http://www.topitalianscientists.org

 

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29 july

A Potential Link between lipoproteins and asthma: a IEMEST's study
A recent study carried out by two research groups coordinated by Prof. Scichilone and Prof. Rizzo, IEMEST researchers, demonstrated for the first time that, in asthmatics, the least pro-inflammatory lipoproteins (LDL-1 e LDL-2) are reduced, and the pro-inflammatory (LDL-3 and LDL-4) elevated compared to healthy controls. In addition, in asthmatics the serum concentrations of LDL-1 are positively associated with lung function, whereas the pro-inflammatory LDL-3 are inversely correlated with lung function. These findings suggest that the LDL are implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma, in that, they may act by igniting the inflammatory cascade of the airways.

 

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13 july

A new study correlates obesity associated with insulin resistance to Alzheimer's disease
Two researchers of our Institute are co-authors of a study carried out along with researchers of the C.N.R. of Palermo, which correlates the insulin resistance, that develops in some obese individuals, with the development of Alzheimer's disease. The study has been published on "Current Alzheimer Research". In particular, insulin resistance determines, among other damages, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurons of the mice subjected to a high fat diet, and this leads to early damages that are pathognomonic for Alzheimer's disease. Treatment of metabolic disorders, then, can prevent the development of this serious neurodegenerative disease in this subpopulation of subjects. Part of this work was carried out by using the equipment of the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy funded by PON 'Research and Competitiveness' 2007-2013, measure 4.1.1.4.
Link to the paper: here

 

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06 july

A novel biomarker for the colo-rectal cancer
A group of IEMEST’s researchers, coordinated by prof. Francesco Cappello, published a paper in the journal "CANCER" (the official journal of the American Cancer Society) on a new marker for the diagnosis and the follow-up of patients with colorectal carcinoma. In this work it has been shown that a stress protein (Hsp60) bound to exosomes (vesicles secreted by tumor cells) is present in very high levels in patients who undergo surgery while its levels are reduced drastically one week after the surgery. These results make exosomal Hsp60 a putative tool for the diagnosis and the follow-up of this cancer. The work was conducted in collaboration with researchers of the University of Palermo, the National Institute of Health in Rome and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA.
The paper can be read on-line: here.

 

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03 june

At the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology has been established an international research center devoted to the study of the chaperonopathies of the nervous system.
The Chaperoning System participates extensively in the development, functioning, protection, and repair of the nervous system from conception to old age. Read more here.

 

 

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25 may

Giuseppe Venturella invited speaker at a congress on wild cherry.
Prof. Giuseppe Venturella, full professor of Forest Botany and Mycology and Leader of the "Environmental Botany and Mycology applied to agro-forest ecosystems" Section of IEMEST has been invited to give a talk titled "Botanical, ecological and distributive features of wild cherry" at the 46° Festival of Cherries that will be held on June 13th 2015 at Chiusa Sclafani (Palermo).

 

 

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21 may

A young IEMEST’s researcher awarded for research on diabetes and hepatic diseases.
Dr. Angelo Maria Patti, member of the Section of Atherosclerosis, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Prevention headed by Prof. Manfred Rizzo, is among the four winners of the 1st scholarship in memory of Carmelo Schembari. Dr. Patti has been awarded for his research on metabolic effects of nutraceuticals in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 and hepatic steatosis.

 

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20 may

An authoritative "Position Paper" on physiological functions of extracellular vesicle.
Francesco Cappello, member of the Management Committee of the COST action-ME-HAD, is one of the authors of the important work on the physiological role of microvesicles and on exosomes. The focus on this topic is growing after the discovery that these vesicles can be taken from all human biological fluids (such as blood, urine, saliva, etc.) and can be used not only as diagnostic and prognostic markers but also as therapeutic tools of various human diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic inflammatory conditions. This study, published in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, can be read online here.

 

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19 may

A hormone as a potential anticancer agent.
Two IEMEST’s researchers, Antonella Marino Gammazza and Francesco Cappello, have taken part to a study with colleagues of the Universities of Gdansk and Rzeszow, Poland, which has shown anti-tumor activity of 2-Methoxyestradiol, a physiological metabolite of estradiol, an estrogen hormone produced by the ovaries. This hormone showed to be able in arresting the cell cycle of cancer cells and inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). This study has been published in the prestigious journal “Oncotarget”.The work can be read online here.

 

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18 may

IEMEST’s researchers published a study of the alteration of glucose metabolism.
The research has been published in the Journal of Cell Physiology and highlighted the effects of the "glucagon-like peptide 2" (GLP-2) on the metabolism of mice treated with a high fat diet. GLP-2 acts as a protective factor against the alteration of glucose metabolism. The work can be read online here. Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello have taken part to this work.

 

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A researcher at the Institute for Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology in the Top Italian Scientist Prof. Manfredi Rizzo, Director of the Department of Population Health, Nutraceuticals And Biomarkers.....read more

 

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Prof. Francesco Cappello will attend as Invited Speaker at the "Experimental Biology 2015" meeting (Boston, March 27st - April 1st) giving a talk titled "Role of chaperones in healthy bowel and IBD"

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ACCORDO DI COLLABORAZIONE TRA IL DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PESCA MEDITERRANEA ASSESSORATO REGIONALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA, DELLO SVILUPPO RURALE E DELLA PESCA MEDITERRANEA E L'ISTITUTO EURO-MEDITERRANEO DI SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA (IEMEST) PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DEL CLUSTER BIOMEDITERRANEO IN ATTUAZIONE DELLA CONVENZIONE TRA EXPO 2015 SpA E REGIONE SICILIANA - ASSESSORATO AGRICOLTURA, SVILUPPO RURALE E PESCA MEDITERRANEA

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PROGETTO CYBER BRAIN: PRIMA PUBBLICAZIONE SU RIVISTA “NATURE” The results of a study carried out by the Department of Medicine and Neuroscience of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) has been published on March 24th in an international journal, part of the Nature publishing group, called "Scientific Reports". Dr. Antonella Marino Gammazza, the principal investigator of the study, said.....read more

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Francesco Cappello, Director of the IEMEST, received the appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University College of Science and Technology, Department of Biology, Philadelphia, USA. The recognition will lead to the development of new forms of collaboration between the two institutions in the field of biomedicine.

 

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A researcher at the Institute for Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology in the Top Italian Scientist Prof. Giovanni Li Volti, Director of the Department of Stress Biology, Epigenetics, Sport and Health.....read more

 

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1st Edition of the Master INNOVA - SEAV Training
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Second Galveston-Palermo Meeting

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Life Safety and Security (LiSS), the IEMEST's new open access Scientific Journal, has been introduced by Going International in the section "Special of the month".
Read the article at: http://www.goinginternational.eu/wp/de/?p=2715

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PROGETTO CYBER BRAIN
AGGIUDICAZIONE DEFINITIVA AHSI

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The recent paper from Prof. A.J.L. Macario's group: “Chaperonopathies and Chaperonotherapy. Hsp60 as Therapeutic Target in cancer: Potential Benefits and Risks” published in “Curr Pharm Design" (2013 Jan;19:452-457) has been selected to be featured in World Biomedical Frontiers [ISSN: 2328-0166] because of its innovation and potential for significant impact. World Biomedical Frontiers is a platform that focuses on cutting-edge biomedical research from around the globe and publishes each month papers with significant potential to improve health, or to treat or prevent disease.

 

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Following the public tender notice published by the Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, IEMEST, in Joint Venture with Onda Energia and SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria, was awarded for the design, research, and construction of five hydroelectric plants (4 Mega Watt) in Serbia, in the towns of Tutin and Ivanjica.
On 22nd and 23rd July, the Leader of the group, jointly with the Minister Ms. Zorana Mihajlović, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was the the first important step of the project.
For more info visit:
http://www.merz.gov.rs/lat/aktuelnosti/formirana-konacna-rang-lista-investitora-za-izgradnju-mini-hidroelektrana

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Importante studio sulla correlazione tra invecchiamento e malattie epatiche

Il processo dell’invecchiamento predispone a disfunzioni epatiche. Comprendere come l’invecchiamento influenza la patologia molecolare delle malattie epatiche è di fondamentale importanza. Nella review “Liver disease and aging: friends or foes?” pubblicata sul prestigioso giornale Aging Cell, il nostro ricercatore IEMEST Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, ricercatore anche presso l’University College London, discute le cause del fatto sorprendente che comuni malattie epatiche come la steatosi non alcolica, la steatoepatite non alcolica, la cirrosi e l’epatocarcinoma compaiono con una frequenza inferiore negli individui con più di 70 anni.

Ref: Sheedfar F, Di Biase S, Koonen D, Vinciguerra M. Liver diseases and aging: friends or foes? Aging Cell. 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/acel.12128. [Epub ahead of print]

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BANDO DI CONCORSO PER TITOLI PER IL CONFERIMENTO
DI UN PREMIO DI RICERCA PER GIOVANI RICERCATORI

Bando_premio_di_ricerca_IEMEST_2013.pdf

 

Bando per la selezione di idee e progetti innovativi

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“WORKING INTELLIGENCE, SPREADING KNOWLEDGE”

versione scaricabile

  

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Lo IEMEST organizza il corso di I livello di GIS che offre ai suoi iscritti la possibilità di migliorare le competenze di giovani laureati, professionisti e impiegati della pubblica amministrazione circa l'uso delle nuove tecnologie applicate alla gestione dell'informazione geografica digitale in ambiente GIS (Geographical Information System) per la pianificazione del territorio e dell'ambiente.

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IEMEST: A new vision and platform to enhance the progress of research and dissemination of knowledge in natural and social sciences

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