RItrain and University of Milano-Bicocca launch a unique international management development programme

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• Target: Executive
• Format: Part-time
• Duration: 18 months
• Number of places available: 25
• Language: English

Deadline for application: May, 31st 2017
Admission results: June 2017
Programme start date: September, 20th 2017

Who should Apply ?

• Director Generals, Chief Operating Officers or their equivalent
• Recently appointed or upcoming senior managers
• Heads of National Nodes
• Heads of Finance and Administration, HR and Communication
• Middle management


Director’s Message

This management development programme is primarily aimed at current Research Infrastructures managers and leaders who wish to extend their competencies by engaging with peers from other countries. The programme covers competencies required to meet the needs of Research Infrastructures in


Learning Empowerment Model

  To achieve the Masters certificate participants are required to attend the full 12-module programme and to complete a field project. Previous managerial courses with certification from a higher education institute and previous experience can both be recognized on the


Programme Structure

The Masters programme has a requirement of 60 ECTS and is organised into 3-day modules for a total of 12 modules (40 ECTS), among which 7 on-campus and 5 full online. The modules combine lectures, talks by experts from Research

Programme Schedule

Sample Week Schedule

The sample below illustrates what the Masters’ week schedule for face-to-face modules may look like.

Programme Content

The Masters programme fosters a context-oriented approach. The learning comes from your experience at the programme, combined with your application of the tools and concepts in your own Research Infrastructure. Between modules, you will be involved in several distance-learning assignments


RItrain Certificate of Excellence for Research Infrastructures

To operate optimally, it is most important that a research infrastructure as a whole, rather than the individuals within it, has the right combination of competencies. It may therefore be more appropriate, especially in the context of the less mature