The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
is a single institution conceived on a grand scale. At UNINETTUNO, prestigious professors from the most important universities of the world teach courses in various languages in both real classrooms and virtual ones on the Internet.
A dream that has become reality: you can attend your International University wherever you are. Distance, space and time are no longer an obstacle!
How it is organised
The University structure includes an International Centre, Faculties, Degrees and Technological Centres. The Technological Centres, located both in Italy and abroad, are facilities available to students. These are equipped with all of the technology necessary to follow the courses at a distance. As a result, the students can take part in didactic activities by videoconference. These locations constitute an actual meeting point for students, teachers and tutors. This makes face to face exams, and seminars possible.
The administrative bodies are the Board of Directors, the President, the Rector, the Academic Senate, the Faculty Councils, the Evaluation Team and the Board of Auditors.
How to study
The main didactic tool is the Internet-based learning environment www.uninettunouniversity.net, the first portal in the world where it is possible to teach and learn in five languages – Arabic, French, English, Italian and Spanish. As regards educational phychology, this results in the implementation of wholly different educational psychology teaching model which achieves the following changes in learning dynamics:
- from teacher-centered to student-centered learning
- from the transmission of knowledge to the building of knowledge
- from passive and competitive learning to active and collaborative learning
In this new model proposed by educational psychology, the individual student becomes the centre of the educational process. He or she is guided by a new figure: the telematic teacher/tutor who has the task of facilitating the online learning and communication process through the necessary tools. The students actively participate in the creation of their learning environments. They can thus build on their knowledge individually, instead of passively receiving information.
The approaches to teaching and learning are both synchronic and diachronic There are video lessons, practice exercises on the Internet (also through virtual laboratories) and distance tutoring sessions by video and audio chat. There are forums and videoconferences, as well.
and virtual laboratories.
are broadcast via Internet and on the RAI NETTUNNO SAT1 satellite channel. The video-lessons represent the focus of the learning process whereby the student can learn in a hyper-textual way. The digitalized video-lessons are characterized by their content modularity, their indexing of the treated topics as well as by their bookmarks and graphic icons. Each video-lesson is divided into topics. This allows them to be exploited in a more versatile and user-friendly way. In fact, it is possible to watch the entire video-lesson and/or choose a single topic for in-depth study. The slides that the teacher presented during the videolesson can be used as study support materials.
: in the didactic cyberspace, one may find the professor’s and the tutor’s pages. With these the student can access the “learning objects”, or the digitalized video-lessons with bookmarks that provide the students with hyper-textualand multimedia connections to books, bibliographies, texts of exercises and website references selected by the teachers.
The online tutoring is organized in classes, with an advanced Agenda system that can recognize the single user, thus making it possible to customize functions and choose particular appointments of interest. This system involves a higher interactivity between the telematic teacher/tutor and the user/student through chat rooms, audio and video chat rooms, forums and video conferences.
This is the 'environment' where direct interaction between teachers, students and tutors takes place. In the virtual classroom, students use interactive tools, complete practice exercises and take intermediate evaluation tests. Here the students can talk and learn in a cooperative and collaborative way. Through forum and chat rooms, knowledge can be transmitted and ideas exchanged in a way that encourages effective learning. There is a continuous flow of interrelations that result from cultural exchanges and the comparison of ideas between teachers, tutors and students from various parts of the world.
Who our teachers are
The lectures in the courses that the university offers are taught by professors who come from the prestigious Universities of the world as well as by researchers and high level experts.
How to obtain a degree
The final exams of every subject for a selected course of study are carried out face-to-face, following a prearranged schedule, as set by the headquarters or the branch seats of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO. Educational university credits, studies carried out previously and the corresponding credits gained abroad, are officially taken into account.
What you can study
The University is authorized to issue academic titles that are legally recognized in Italy and abroad related to: first level degrees, specialist degrees, master’s degrees and research doctorates.
In the academic year 2009-2010, six faculties for three-year degrees are active:
Economics and Business Management (Class 17)
Management of turistic enterprises (Class 17)
Legal Expert in Business Development and Internationalization of Enterprises (Class 2).
Civil and Environmental Engineering - D.M. 270/2004(Class L-7) Civil Engineering - d.m. 509/99(Class 8)
Computer Engineering (Class 9)
Management Engineering (Class 10)
Cultural Assets Operator (Class 13)
Psychosocial Studies - D.M. 270/2004 (Class L-24)
Psychosocial Studies D.M. 509/99(Class 34)
Communication Science Faculty
Communication, Media and Advertising - D.M. 270/2004 (Class L-20)
How to enrol
The student can matriculate and enrol entirely via the Internet by paying his fees by credit card or bank transfer. For this registration, it is necessary to provide an e-mail address. The online administration form manages all the administrative activities. These include the booking of exams, degree enrolments and certificate requests both in video and printable versions. The cost of the university fees is 2.000 euros. The first installment of 1.000 euros must be paid at the moment of the matriculation. The Secretariat will confirm the enrolment with an e-mail containing the matriculation number, User ID and Password.
The University without Frontiers
The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO is a distance university without distances.
All citizens in the world can have access to knowledge without any space, time or geographic limits.
Distances are no longer an obstacle. Thanks to this new technology, the production and dissemination of knowledge can take place through collaboration with the best Universities of the world. The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO was born precisely with this spirit in mind. Students can broaden the scope of their knowledge, study and learn about different cultures. In this way, they can expand on their learning experience in a productive and cooperative way. We arrived at such an ambitious project by a series of steps.
As a result of the first step, due to the success of the telematic didactic system of the Consorzio NETTUNO - Network per l'Università Ovunque, thousands of Italian and foreign students have obtained a degree by using modern technology (satellite television and Internet also via satellite), so gaining a qualification directly from the Consortium's Italian university members. Thanks to the second step, with the international success of the Med Net’U (Mediterranean Network of Universities) Project, funded by the European Community as part of the Eumedis Programme, a network was established among 31 partners of 11 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. With the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the Universities of the different countries are now jointly creating network of shared knowlwdge
“To the physical mobility of professors and students, and thanks to the use of new technology, is added the mobility of ideas. Frontiers are overcome...and culture assumes an international dimension.
Universities move under open skies,without frontiers, and they establish new balances between unity and diversity. Unity of values and traditions bequeathed us by memory combines with cultural and linguistic diversity noto only to disseminate new knowledge, but to create new values as well.” (M. A. Garito)
The leap in quality is evident: no longer from the teaching faculty to the student’s desk at home, but from one’s own computer to world's top universities.