2015 - Sardegna Formed
"SARDEGNA FORMED" (Sardinia for the Mediterranean) is a project ocusing on the promotion of international cooperation among University Institutions of the Southern Mediterranean and Sardinia, in order to ensure the mobility of students of the Universities of Tunis, Algiers I and "Mohammed V" Rabat (soon to be extended to other universities) to the Universities of Sassari and Cagliari.
The overall goal of "SARDEGNA FORMED" is to develop excellence in the field of higher education, improve the recognition of studies and academic qualifications, training highly qualified young men and women capable of meeting the challenges of globalization and the new knowledge society.
To this end, Fondazione di Sardegna funded mobility grants for the benefit of students living in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, with the goal of annually allow students from the South Shore of the Mediterranean to attend BA and MA-level university courses at Sardinian universities.
The Universities of Cagliari and Sassari contribute to the project by granting the Maghreb students participating in the project full exemption from tuition fees and implementing the project by providing the necessary organizational support and ensuring their access to accommodation facilities, traditionally hosting mobility students (visa, the application for a residence permit, assistance to find a suitable accommodation in the city, access to university canteens, Italian language courses).
The project collaborates with UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union, that is responsible for the management of relations with Maghreb universities and the recruitment procedures.
To keep their grants, students must attend courses and acquire a minimum number of university credits during their stay.