Unimc selected for the Seventh Framework Programme

Seventh Framework Programme

Seventh Framework Programme

Thanks to the project Poreen (Partnering opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable energies and environmental industries), the University of Macerata was awarded with 700.000 Euro by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme under the Marie Curie Actions. “It was undoubtedly a great result -says prof. Lacchè Rector of the University of Macerata- considering that Poreen was placed 5th among 158 projects”.

The project was promoted by Francesca Spigarelli, professor of Political Economics at the Department of Law of the University of Macerata. It will allow mobility exchanges among European and Chinese universities of about 40 researchers, who will work at an ambitious joint research project. As regard as its scientific contents, the project aims at integrating and combining economic, legal and engineering proficiencies in order to investigate the level of cooperation now existing among China and Europe concerning renewable energies and environmental industries.

Researchers will focus on three main research areas. First, the economic area, which concerns business processes and flow of investments and aims at picking out problems, gaps and potentials in the China-Europe relations. Second, the engineering area, aimed at specifying sectors, products and processes with a high development potential in the China-Europe relations. Third, the legal area, which helps significantly to know the existing obstacles and identify suitable solutions in order to strenghten the China-Europe cooperation.

The University of Macerata is applicant of the project, that involves the following European partners: the Marche Polytechnic University (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Department of Management), the French Toulouse Business School, the Turin University Institute of European Studies and the University of Ulster (Centre for Sustainable Technologies). In China, the project involves some of the most known universities of the country, like: the Beijing Normal University (Research Center of Climate Change and Trade and the Law School), the East China University of Political Science and Law (College of Law), the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (School of Mechanical Engineering and the Law School) and the Tongji University of Shanghai (College of Mechanical Engineering  and the Urban Energy and Building Environment Security Control Experimental Centre of HVAC and Gas institute).

The project will start on 1st January 2013. For further info. send a mail to: spigarelli@unimc.it

Last update Apr 10, 2017