The second edition of EMMRI, the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures, is officially started with the first face-to-face module.

The module started on Tuesday, November 13th, with a warm welcome by the Chancellor of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Professor Cristina Messa, the Director of the Master Course, Professor Marialuisa Lavitrano, the RItrain coordinator, professor Markus Pasterk, and an introduction by the Coordinator of the Master, Professor Enrico Guarini.



For the 2nd intake of EMMRI, a total of 21 high-profile leaders and 6 teams from European Research Infrastructures has been selected.
Offering a mix of face-to-face and online modules, the Master programme is tailored to the needs of busy executives looking to acquire additional skills and competencies required to successfully manage Research Infrastructures.
The largest share of the applicants comes from a life sciences background, followed by applicants who have material sciences and environmental sciences backgrounds.

This first Module, about “Governance & Organisation”, led by Alberto Nobolo and Francesca Magli, hosted a lecture by Licinio Lima, from the University of Minho, a lecture by Luca Brusati, from the Univerity of Udine and a lecture by professor Markus Pasterk. During the module, role-playing sessions and workgroups were held, in order to analyse the complexity of the environment of the Research Infrastructures.



EMMRI is part of RItrain, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. RItrain is aimed at improving and professionalising training for Research Infrastructure managers and leaders. Within this ongoing project, two years ago the University of Milano-Bicocca launched the first edition of the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI), a specialised management development programme delivered in collaboration with RItrain partners.

EMMRI also has an Open Programme format that gives people from RIs the opportunity to attend individual modules of the Executive Masters and develop expertise on specific topics.

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It’s the Journey that Matters | Video and Pics from the 2nd Edition of the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures
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