CORDA/IDEA project

The CORDA Project takes the form of the running of preparatory courses in mathematics and computer science subjects at high schools by staff from the schools themselves but under the strict control of the university with regard to the syllabus, teacher qualification, final examination, etc. All information on the CORDA Project can be found on the following page:

The IDEA Project consists of cycles of exercises relating to some of the course units taught in the first years of the first-cycle degree courses (and single-cycle) degree courses at the University of Parma, carried out by a select group of secondary-school teachers working in close coordination with the university professor/instructor in charge of the course.  These are professors/instructors are teachers of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Automatic Design, Economics and also, for humanities courses, of Greek, Philosophy, Italianistics, Latin and the German language.
All information on the IDEA Project can be found on the following page:

CORDA Project (Cooperation for Orientation and Reduction of Access Difficulties)

Emilio Acerbi -

The CORDA project is a pre-university initiative run cooperatively by secondary schools and universities. It aims to provide advice and guidance, and reduce academic deficiencies among male and female secondary school students.
These are preparatory courses in the subjects of mathematics, computer science and English, taught by teachers from the participating secondary schools, under the supervision of the University as regards the programme, the minimum number of hours (set at 40), the maximum number of students per class (usually 25), teacher training and the final examination.
The project activity takes place during the last year of higher education, outside normal class time, and ends in February. Attending students take a final examination which takes place at the University (except at the most distant locations). Depending on the degree course, passing this test may lead to benefits and rewards for the student.
In addition, the ten students with the highest score will have their first instalment of university fees waived if they enrol at Parma.

Project CORDA

Manager for Mathematics:
Emilio Acerbi -
Manager for IT:
Federico Bergenti -
Manager for English:
Michela Canepari -

IDEA (Integration of Teaching for Assisted Practice) project

Marino Belloni -

The IDEA project was created with the aim of linking the school and university systems. Secondary school teachers, selected from among those who have applied to take part, carry out exercises and tutoring for students in the first years of First- and Single-cycle degree courses at the University of Parma, after planning and coordinating this activity with the professors/instructors of the relevant course units.
This activity constitutes both training and refresher courses for secondary school teachers and tutoring for students who are offered help in passing their exams.
All the information related to the IDEA Project is available on the page:

For the IDEA Project related to the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Enterprises please visit: