Posted on 23 April 2014
The President of the European University Institute JHH Weiler and the Rector of the University of Florence Alberto Tesi signed a teaching agreement between the two institutions on 24 April in Florence.
The accord, an important milestone in the relationship between the EUI and the University of Florence, marks the first formal agreement between the two institutions, and the first step in what President Weiler hopes will be a ‘long and fruitful collaboration’.
Under the agreement, EUI researchers may conduct undergraduate classes and seminars, in English, at the University. Researchers will be allowed to offer up to 20 hours of instruction to students in the areas of Political and Social Science, Law, Economics and History. The initiative thus provides valuable teaching experience to EUI researchers, while at the same time enriching the University’s curriculum of course material taught in English.
The university leaders expressed their mutual satisfaction and honor at participating in such a concrete, institutional action towards consolidating the Florentine academic community. An act, they agreed, which will benefit not only students and researchers of the two institutions, but the city as a whole.