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Seasonal School, the intensive courses "of excellence" planned in the spring/summer of 2022. How to apply, all the reduction in the enrolment fee. Subscriptions are already open or will shortly be available on the School's website

Publication date: 26.05.2022
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Subscriptions are already open on the School’s website, where you can also consult the detailed and updated agenda for each Seasonal School: AIRONE - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Extended Reality (on site classes from June 20th to 24th); Cibo, sostenibilità e diritti (on site classes from June 27th to July 1st); Climate Change and International Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (on site classes from July 4th to 8th); Agent-based Models in Economics: Theory, Toolkit and Policy Laboratories (on site classes from July 11th to 15th) and lastly Exploring Sea and Space: Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges, (on site classes from July 18th to 22nd).

A reduction in the enrolment fee is available based on the applicant’s ISEE or equivalent certification of income as indicated in the call (for students enrolled in a foreign University). A 450€ scholarship provided by Fondazione Talento all’Opera and Fondazione EY will be assigned to the three best performing participants of each course. Students coming from universities or institutions with specific agreements with Sant’Anna School are entitled to reserved places and to a 10% reduction in the enrolment costs. Affiliates Institutions: Università di Catania; Università della Tuscia; Università di Trento; Fondazione Onaosi; Università di Messina; Università di Macerata; Università di Camerino; Università della Calabria; Conferenza dei Collegi Universitari di Merito; Università di Palermo; Università della Valle D'Aosta; Libera Università di Bolzano; Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università di Siena.

 Applications for the Seasonal School AIRONE - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Extended Reality will be open until June 5, 2022 and classes will take place on site from June 20th to 24th, 2022.

In the forthcoming decade, technologies of eXtended Reality (XR), i.e., Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, and collaborative robots will become ubiquitous. Then, the XR combination with robots and human-centric Artificial Intelligence will enable distributed environments where humans, robots and virtual entities coexist and may become the sentient embodiment of remote human operators. The AIRONE School will cover specific research topics underpinning this paradigm shift affecting technology, perception and interaction ways.

At the end of the AIRONE School, participants will learn the main aspects of eXtended Reality, the basics for the design and control of collaborative and wearable robots for immersive telepresence, and the fundamentals of Machine Learning and AI applied to Robotics and artificial vision systems.

Applications for the Seasonal School Cibo, sostenibilità e diritti will be open until June 6th, and classes will take place on site from June 27th to July I°.

The Seasonal School will introduce participants to the urgent topic of food sustainability, exploring how to build sustainable and climate-resilient agri-food systems through a dialogue between social and life sciences. Regulatory and non-regulatory measures for socially inclusive and environmentally more efficient food systems will be addressed. The policy and legal implications of the transformative approach recently taken by the EU with the European Green Deal and the shift towards more sustainable solutions in a Farm to Fork perspective will be thoroughly analysed during the Seasonal School.

Topics such as food security and the right to food, food safety, international trade, digital innovation and blockchain will be at a centre stage. Moreover, issues linked to farming and consumption models will be taken into consideration through seminars given by scholars from the life science Institute.

Applications for the Seasonal School Climate Change and International Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives will be open until June 12th, 2022 and classes will take place on site from July 4th to 8th, 2022.

The main focus of the Seasonal School will be on the international legal context of climate change and on the global governance efforts addressing this phenomenon. However, in light of the complexity of climate change and the intrinsic need to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective, the Seasonal School will also provide the participants with the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of the scientific, economic and ethical aspects related to climate change.

Notably, the legal perspective itself will be characterized by a multidisciplinary approach in order to reflect not only on the evolution of the specific body of international climate change law, but also on the role of other areas of law, such as human rights law, public comparative law, agricultural law and migration law.

Applications for the Seasonal School Agent-based Models in Economics: Theory, Toolkit and Policy Laboratories will be open until June 6th, 2022 and classes will take place online from July 11th to 15th, 2022.

The study of economies seen as complex evolving systems has proven to be an appropriate lens of analysis to interpret and provide diagnoses of the many instances of the structure of capitalism. Heterogeneity, non-linearity, interdependent and cumulative processes, structural crises, regime changes, path-dependence and inequalities are among the key properties of both micro and macroeconomic phenomena.
Agent-based models are a powerful and growing tool to develop theoretical models disciplined by empirical evidence, able to address the complex and evolving nature of economies; additionally they constitute a natural policy laboratory enabling the possibility to perform scenarios analysis useful to inform policy choices. The Seasonal School is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  • Learning of agent-based modelling techniques (ABMs) as a tool of analysis and interpretation of economic and social processes.
  • Development and design of agent-based models through software laboratories (Laboratory for Simulation Development platform).
  • Introduction to statistical and econometric techniques for the analysis of macro-evolutionary agent-based models (R software).

Competencies provided include:

  • Theories and applications of agent-based models in micro and macroeconomics uncovering diverse thematic areas such as technical progress, economic cycles, labour markets, economic growth, climate change.
  • Empirical validation and analysis of models' parametric space.
  • Scenarios-based analysis and policy experiments.

 Applications for the Seasonal School Exploring Sea and Space: Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges will be open until June 22, 2022 and classes will take place on site from July 18th to 22nd, 2022.

In the last centuries, humanity has fully explored and mapped the emerged fraction of Earth surface; today it has growing interest in exploring and exploiting the submerged fraction of the Earth as well as the nearby space regions, intensively. To this aim, engineers provide new powerful means (robots, underwater and space communication systems, new nano-satellite solutions, energy extraction from the sea); the exploration and exploitation of resources also pose problems relating to the biology of living beings. Moreover, a wide range of new issues arise, about the economic implications and legal implications.
The Seasonal School aims to provide a concise overview of the relevant scientific challenges and development prospects in a unitary framework where issues of economic and environmental impact, potential conflicts and regulatory assessments are also addressed. The Seasonal School will take a holistic approach and will introduce participants to the key technologies in a unitary framework, where the engineering role is viewed together with biological and medical issues, economic aspects and legal problems. At the end of the Seasonal School, the participants will have a comprehensive overview of the future trends in the challenging topics of space and sea exploration.