Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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Seminars, Workshops, and Seasonal Schools
10/07/2023 to 15/07/2023


Learning objectives
The Seasonal School will deal with the issue of cybersecurity through a cross-disciplinary analytical and critical approach, combining computer science and social sciences, in order to provide participants with the conceptual and practical tools to understand and to discuss the multifaceted character of cybersecurity from a technical, theoretical and legal point of view. The Seasonal School will provide its participants with an updated and comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity, exploring in depth both the opportunities and risks associated with new technologies, in order to allow them to develop a critical attitude towards the most controversial aspects of digital technologies as well as awareness with respect to the cybersecurity tools and strategies to be employed to address such challenges effectively.

Teaching methodologies
In line with the multidisciplinary approach the Seasonal School is grounded on, the participants will be exposed to insights and research-based information provided by a qualified faculty of junior/senior academics and experts.
The Program will consist of two kinds of activities: a) core activities – common multidisciplinary classes, seminars and laboratories that all participants to the Seasonal School will attend; b) specialized activities – advanced classes on specific research topics grouped up in two different curricula: (I) social sciences path (II) technological path. When submitting their application for the Seasonal School, candidates are required to express their preference as to what path to be included in.
The teaching methodology will privilege an active learning stance; thus, different formats will be included in the education program – lectures, round tables, case studies, simulations and gaming exercises – in order to stimulate the fruitful interaction, critical engagement and problem-solving skills of all participants. During the teaching sessions as well as during the informal social events the participants will have the opportunity to enlarge their networks, getting in touch with experts and academics.

Who should attend this Seasonal School
BA and MA students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Management Engineering.

Coordinator and key teaching staff
Professor Anna Loretoni, Scientific Coordinator
Federica Merenda, Education Activities Coordinator
Key teaching staff: Giovanni Comandé, Tommaso Cucinotta, Rocco De Nicola, Luigi Martino, Alessandro Biondi.

Travel and subsistence support

There are 8 spots for applicants from EELISA partner universities, for which enrollment fees are waived. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna decides on the final assignment of these spots. Travel and accommodation might be supported by your institution, please contact your local EELISA project coordinator.

InstitutionContact person(s) and positionEmail addressBME Sára Tóvölgyi /  Kata Kapusy / Sándor Kiss ENPC Marie Christine Bert FAU Eike Trost  ITÜ Emrah Acar  PSL Camille Roger  PSL-Chimie Antoine Mercier  PSL-Mines Alma Catala Luna  SNS Darya  SSSA Rossella Rasorossella.raso@santannapisa.itUPB Mariana Munteanu  UPM María Luisa Martínez Muneta  

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Activity provider / partner

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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