University-level training and research are an invaluable asset for a country’s innovation and competitiveness. Italy has embarked upon a radical process of change giving universities and research centres greater autonomy to manage their resources, bringing about greater competition between the main players and introducing new methods of evaluation.
SUM proposes a fresh outlook for senior managers who work in academia and research, helping them to acquire the professional knowledge and skills they need to promote change, stimulate innovation and improvement, and so contribute to the strategic development of their institutions.
The main feature of SUM is its continuous drive towards excellence and innovation. New formats are trialled every year to handle the new and many changes taking place within this sector promptly and appropriately. As part of this process, this year SUM is introducing smart learning to the program, a highly experiential and hands-on format that offers greater flexibility and personalisation.