CORDA Project (Cooperation for Orientation and Reduction of Difficulties in Access)
Coordinator Prof. Emilio Acerbi - firstname.lastname@example.org
The CORDA project is a pre-university initiative in co-operation between high schools and universities, aimed at the orientation and reduction of scholastic deficiencies of male and female high school students.
These are preparatory courses in the subjects of mathematics, informatics and English, taught by teachers from the participating high schools, under the supervision of the university with regard to the syllabus, 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 final year of higher education, outside normal class time, and is completed by February. Attending male and female students take a final examination, which is held at the university (except for more 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 marks will have their first instalment of tuition fees waived if they enrol in Parma.
All information about the CORDA Project can be found a: http://smfi.unipr.it/it/corda