Course organisation

On this page you can see how the FRIM degree course is organised

Course President

Prof. Gian Luca Podestà | Tel: 0521.902429

The President convenes and chairs the Course Council and supervises its activities.

Course Council

The tasks of the Course Council are governed by the University Regulations.

The Council consists of the course teaching staff and researchers and a student representative.

Student representatives: as there are no elected students, Dr Sarah Blanco, student representative in the Review Group, attends the Council meetings.

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

Prof. Paola Modesti

The RAQ:

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

Education Manager (MQD)

Maria Giovanna Levati
The Manager ensures the organisation and functionality of the didactics of the study course and manages and updates the content of the study course website.

Review Group (RG)

  • Prof. Gian Luca Podestà (President of course)
  • Prof. Paola Modesti (RAQ)
  • Prof. Fabrizio Laurini
  • Ms Maria Giovanna Levati (MQD)
  • Dr Sarah Blanco (Student Representative)

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 course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

Guidance delegate and tutoring

Prof. Silvia Bellini (Guidance delegate)

Prof. Maria Grazia Cardinali (Tutoring)

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

International Student Mobility Committee

The Committee manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).

Committee President: Prof. Maria Cecilia Mancini Delegates


Duoble Degree: Prof. Fabio Landini

Overworld: Prof. Andrea Cilloni

Erasmus: Prof. Donata Tania Vergura

Career guidance delegate

Prof. Chiara Panari

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

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

Prof.ssa Beatrice Ronchini

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

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, consisting of a representation of course teaching staff members and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant liaison with the world of business and the world of work, in order to assess the performance of the courses of study.

Composition of the Steering Committee

Representatives of the following organisations/companies/institutions are members of the FRIM Steering Committee:








and the Teaching staff members:

►Prof. Gian Luca Podestà – Course President

►Prof. Claudio Cacciamani – Course Professor

►Prof. Gino Gandolfi – Course Professor

►Prof. Paola Modesti – Course Professor

The Committee meets to:

(i) perform a comparison and advisory function, helping the teaching staff to design training activities and educational paths that take into account the training of skills required by the labour market;

(ii) foster the link between universities and companies in order to better understand the expectations of young people and facilitate their entry into the world of work;

(iii) stimulate the development of collaborations concerning internship activities, guidance and support of graduates for their entry into the labour market.

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.