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


Prof. Emilio Acerbi -

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.

For more information please visit the SMFI Department website page related to the CORDA Project.

Students who have passed the final exams of the CORDA course are exempt from taking the non-selective competency placement test for the Physics degree course.

IDEA Project (Integration of Teaching for Assisted Practice)

Prof.ssa. Antonella Parisini -

The IDEA project was created with the aim of linking the school and university systems. High 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-cycle and single-cycle degree courses at the University of Parma, after planning and coordinating this activity with the teachers of the relevant university courses.

This activity is 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 are available on the page: