Italian-Russian school in Palermo
Seven USU representatives participated in the Italian-Russian school held September 1-15 2007 at the University of Palermo (Sicily, Italy) and dedicated to “Geological resources, risks and sustainable development”.
The school was as usual sponsored by the Italian-Russian Institute for Education and Ecological Research, which annually holds similar events at various institutional members from both countries.
The school brought together over twenty students and faculty members representing universities of Palermo, Bari, Siena, Venice, Moscow, Kazan, Perm and Ulyanovsk.
The participants attended lectures delivered by faculty members from the Department of Geology and Geodesy of the University of Palermo and visited several places of interest, including the Botanical Garden, one of the largest in Europe.
Part of the school activities took place in Geraci Siculo, a small town located on the territory of the Madonie Geological Park, which is a member of the European network of geological parks. The time in Geraci, including a trip to several places in the mountains, significant from the geological point of view, provided a good opportunity to complement theory with practical experience.
Among the school participants this year were four linguistics students from Ulyanovsk State University, who came to Palermo at the invitation of ERSU, the regional association for the right to study, with the purpose of improving their Italian language skills.
The school at the University of Palermo is annual since 2006, as well as the one at Ulyanovsk State University, where it was last held a year ago.