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The Summer and Winter Schools are intensive programmes offering a wide variety of subjects, designed to meet the new needs for cultural and interdisciplinary learning.

The Summer and Winter Schools last from one to four weeks. Some schools are delivered in English.

The University of Urbino runs two types of Summer/Winter School:

  • leading to learning credits that can be recognised by universities(ECTS/University educational credit); the procedures for the award of these are listed in each call for applications published on the dedicated web page of each programme. The web pages of each programme also provide all the useful information students need and the contact details of the student administration services.
  • Without granting of learning credits (ECTS/ University educational credit);for details and enrollment visit the dedicated web page of each programme. Programmes are open to students and young graduates from Italy and around the world.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old by the deadline for registration and possess at least a high school diploma.

British and Angloamerican Cultural Studies. Translating Cultures: English, American, Chinese  
Summer School

The study program of this edition of the Summer Course in Cultural Studies refers to translation involving English-speaking countries and China, with a specific focus on translation studies, cultural studies, and gender studies, and film studies.  The specific aim of this Summer School is to study in depth the culture of English-speaking countries (language, literature, history, media) from the perspective of Cultural Studies This year’s edition includes China and is devoted to translating for the book market, for tourism, and the arts. Participants will acquire the following skills: building and managing the vocabulary and the registers specific to the discipline, recognizing languages and forms of alterity, analyzing texts and situations from an intercultural point of view.

Conservazione preventiva: una strategia consapevole per la salvaguardia dei Beni Culturali  
Winter School

The course aims to take into consideration the theoretical and technical aspects of the professions of the restorer, conservator and architect in order to develop new intra-disciplinary skills in the field of preventive conservation. Through the integration and contamination of the different professional approaches, we intend to put into practice a collaborative intervention that allows the development of a new working method to intervene in contemporary artistic contexts.

Costruire l'Europa: fictio, falso, fake - on the good use of philology  
Summer School

On the scientific-disciplinary level, the knowledge of European culture, declined in its linguistic and literary aspects, aims to overcome the impasse of a scholastic and university education which is often defined by sectorial approaches, rarely based on the transversality of knowledge and refractory to the interdisciplinary enhancement of the contents.

The program aims to provide students and teachers with specific skills on European culture in relation to the global world, to solicit the growth of a pro-European, democratic and pluralist conscience that aims at the formation of consciously and fully European citizens.

The didactic workshops will address the problem of the relationship between literature and otherness in interdisciplinary and diachronic terms.

Scientific research start-up laboratories will focus on the most up-to-date methods and experiences in the field of philological-linguistic research, in which alterity and comparison play a central role in the investigation of the text and in which the dimension of diatopia is a key to understanding the European culture of the origins and the very idea of ​​Europe.


Lectio magistral and workshops

The course includes at least one daily lectio magistralis, alongside a series of thematic workshops, structured in two different groups. The first group of workshops, led by university-level professors who are experts in teaching training, in collaboration with SIFR- Scuola, is dedicated to teachers. The second one is dedicated to students and scholars in training and is guided by professors and researchers with research experience in Italy and abroad, updated on the main European and national regulations on the subject of calls for research funding.

Summer School

The main goal of the 3rd Urbino Summer School in Epistemology is that of fostering theoretical reflection on the fundamental issues, concepts, and methods of epistemology in the analytic tradition by providing students and young scholars with the opportunity to audit lectures held by internationally renowned experts in the field, and to discuss and exchange views within the group sessions led by the speakers.

Particular attention will be devoted to the following issues:

Naturalized epistemology

Experimental Philosophy



Conceptual Analysis

Summer School

The Summer School in Greek Metrics and Rhythmics intends to form a scientific introduction to the metric and rhythmic discipline, to the ancient musical culture, to the main problems linking metric to ecdotics and hermeneutics, with specific reference to the general principles of versification and to the history of the discipline, to the notions of ancient prosody, to the meters of recitation, to the lyric meters, to the structures of versification, to the transmission and critical tradition of the versified text, to the notions of ancient rhythmics and music. The survey on the compositional principles of the text will be put in dialogue with the analogous survey on the compositional principles in the iconography and in the history of ancient art.

Mediterranean Baroque  
Summer School

The study program of the Summer School of History of Art Mediterranean Baroque focus on Seventeenth-Century historical-artistic themes related to the Marche Region and set in an European perspective. Therefore this openness, through a very recognizable cultural thread in the various European countries, particularly in the Mediterranean area, it will allow the acquisition of specific and multidisciplinary skills on an artistic reality widely represented throughout the territory.

Seminar of Comparative and European Law  
Summer School

The Course has international characteristics both for teaching and for the students. It endorses the aims and continues the Séminaire de droit comparé et européen of the Center for European Legal Studies, founded in 1959 by Germain Bruillard and Enrico Paleari and uninterruptedly operating at the Faculty (now Department) of Law of the University under the Convention of March 4, 1966, approved by the University Board of Directors (Consiglio di Amministrazione) with deliberations on January 27th, 1966 and April 22th, 1966. Since 2012, the course has been organized, jointly with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), by the Center for European Legal Studies in the Department of Law, maintaining the objectives and characteristics of internationality and permanence unchanged.

In particular, and more specifically, the Course, addressing an international context, proposes to explore and analyze the evolution of the European legal culture both in the national sphere and in the framework of the actions undertaken by the European Union and deepen the fundamental problems of the European legal systems and their relations with those of non-European countries

Smart Road
Winter School

The Italian Renaissance. Art, Literature and Political Thought  
Winter School

The Winter School proposes to extend specific expertise to a potential international audience regarding Renaissance topics on three fundamental aspects of the Italian Renaissance: artistic production, literature, and political thought. Its main objectives are to:

  • provide systematic and updated knowledge relevant to the most important aspects of Italian Renaissance culture;
  • develop an understanding of themes, historiographical concepts, and interpretations of Italian Renaissance under an interdisciplinary perspective;
  • offer students the intellectual and methodological tools required to address basics research activities and learn to work directly with sources (both written and visual). In order to do so, topics will be covered, such as: geography and the periodization of the Renaissance - policies and institutions - art - philanthropy and patronage - humanism and political thought - literature and vernacular poetry - historiography.


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