Spoke 3

University education, industrial PhD courses, internationalization

Leader: Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Affiliates: Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Università degli Studi Tor Vergata, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Confindustria Dispositivi Medici, ENI S.p.A., BV-Tech S.p.A., Catalent Anagni S.r.l.

Spoke 3 fundamental objective is to increase the degree of collaboration and correlation between companies and universities in the design of educational and training paths. Rationalizing and specializing the educational offerings of leading universities in areas of great perspective, with an inter-disciplinary logic and open to co-designing curricular paths with companies, is a decisive action to help graduates acquire the skills and knowledge required in the labor market, as well as to promote their personal development and their employability.

This  respond to the need to refine the combination of soft and hard skills, improve the employability of graduates, reduce the phenomena of over-qualification and under-qualification of young workers and wage gaps. The Rome Technopole’s mission is also to develop a model, best practices with practical indications to reduce skill mismatch and increase skill levels and opportunities for economic growth.

Main activities will be oriented to:

  • enhancement and implementation of interdisciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity among and in the Courses of Study of both the first and second level of training;
  • validation of the competencies acquired at the end of the study path, intervening with targeted actions in the training paths, also envisaging, if necessary, changes to the Regulations and/or to the organization of the Course/s in order to reduce the gap to industry employment;
  • provision for innovative courses that also contemplate the acquisition of additional extra-curricular credits, with dedicated activities that better support the acquisition of specific additional skills;
  • innovative PhD courses aimed to facilitate and improve the quality of employment in the industrial contest correlated to the three strategic areas (EnT, DgT, H&BP).

Wide use of digital technology in high education will be strategic and fully supported in order to promote and enhance internationalization, through the development of innovative courses making use of MOOCs, interactive labs, team working experiences, collaborative and co-creation labs.


  • Coordinator Spoke 3: Prof.ssa Silvia Conforto – silvia.conforto@uniroma3.it