Course organisation

The degree course is organised by a number of key figures who are responsible for overseeing its smooth running and the smooth development of the degree course.

Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)

Prof. Teresa Trua


The RAQ:

  • collaborates with the Course President and the Department Director in planning improvement actions and monitors their implementation;
  • monitors the correct performance of teaching activities and support services;
  • informs the Course President of any problem concerning the correct performance of teaching activities, also on the basis of students' reports.

 To send or report a problem concerning teaching and organisational aspects, students may write to the Course Quality Assurance Manager.

Education Manager

Gabriella Cavalli


The manager ensures the organisation and functionality of the didactics of the degree course and manages and updates the content of the degree course website.

Review Group (RG)

The Review Group:

  • has the task of guiding the course towards the objective of continuous improvement of results;
  • manages the self-assessment process by periodically monitoring the course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

Delegate for guidance and tutoring

Prof. Paola Monegatti

Guidance and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university pathway and throughout their studies.

Delegate for career guidance

Prof. Emma Petrella

 The Delegate organises and promotes initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of graduating and graduate students into the world of work.

International Student Mobility Commission

The Commission manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).
The commission is composed as follows:

 Erasmus degree course contact person: Prof. Andrea Artoni

Degree Course Responsible for the Overworld programme: Prof. Fabrizio Balsamo

The Commission identifies the contact persons Artoni, Maestri and Pelosi as those responsible for signing the Learning Agreements of their respective areas.

Contact person for students with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) or vulnerable groups

Prof. Paola Goffrini

The course contact person for vulnerable groups works in close cooperation with the CAI (University Welcome and Inclusion Centre) in the field of reception, care, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, consisting of a representation of geology course professors/instructors and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant liaison with the business world and the world of work in general, in order to assess the progress of the degree courses, to draw up proposals for the definition and design of the training offer and learning objectives, and to promote contacts for possible internships for students in companies and institutions.
The Steering Committee is composed as follows:

Internal members:

  • Fulvio Celico;
  • Alessandro Chelli (President of the CU)
  • Paola Iacumin;
  • Fabrizio Storti;

External members:

  • Antonio Cilona, representing Shell
  • Paride Antolini, President of the Regional Geologists' Association
  • Sergio Nardon, representing ENI
  • Pietro Tomasaz Boggio (ARPAe), representing regional public bodies
  • Livia Soliani, Vice President of the Regional Geologists' Association
  • Marco Ghirardi (Municipality of Parma), representing local public bodies
  • Domenico Mazzone, representing Proger
  • Marco Occhi (GEOSEC S.r.l.), representing Service Companies

Joint Committee of Teachers and Students - CPDS

Each department establishes a Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS) consisting of one lecturer and one student from each course of study pertaining to the department.

The CPDS is a permanent observatory on teaching activities.