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Italian Research Day in the world

Date:

04/15/2021


Italian Research Day in the world

On April 15 - the date of birth of Leonardo da Vinci – we celebrate the Italian Research Day in the world.

Over 80 initiatives have been organized by the diplomatic-consular network abroad. More will be announced over the next few weeks, delayed due to the pandemic.

The day celebrates Italian researchers and academics abroad. This is the day to thank them and to give them visible proof that the Country, even though far away, is close to them. Together with them we aim to convey a strong message to the world of a Country at the forefront of science, technology and innovation.

Italy is in 7th place in the world rankings for the number of scientific and research publications, as well as 8th for the quality of these publications (Scimago).

Science and research are strategic components of Italy's external projection and Italian researchers abroad, with their work, contribute not only to expanding the frontier of human knowledge, but also to testify in the world the value of our country's higher education. Each of their successes is a success for Italy.

Italian researchers abroad are a large community. An informal survey among the various diplomatic offices counted more than 33 thousand. The largest group is that of the United States: where it is estimated that more than 15,000 Italian researchers work. The United Kingdom, about 6000, followed by France and Germany with about 3500 Italian researchers each. As many are estimated in the Iberian Peninsula. Those further north? 500 in Norway. Those furthest away from the motherland?

500 in Australia; 100 are in Singapore, 150 in Japan, 50 in China, 120 in South Africa. There is no shortage of them in Vietnam, Korea and India.

The Italian diplomatic network promotes the formation of associations of Italian researchers abroad; manages the "Piattaforma Innovitalia ", with which it maintains the connection of researchers abroad with the national scientific and technological system and with scientific diplomacy. It organises through the network of Italian Scientific Attaché initiatives for aggregation and sharing, in order to encourage collaboration and exchanges with Italy. Therefore the network has recently been increased by 50%, and now has 44 experts accredited to foreign diplomatic offices in all 5 continents.

As part of this commitment to open dialogue with foreign countries, we also want to recall the executive protocols of scientific-technological cooperation activated in the last five years (2015-2020); these have allowed us to co-finance - with the contribution of the Ministry of University and Research, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment - over 1,000 research and researcher mobility projects between Italy and the rest of the world.

Italian researchers abroad are a large community. An informal survey among the various diplomatic offices counted more than 33 thousand. The largest group is that of the United States: where it is estimated that more than 15,000 Italian researchers work. The United Kingdom, about 6000, followed by France and Germany with about 3500 Italian researchers each. As many are estimated in the Iberian Peninsula. Those further north? 500 in Norway. Those furthest away from the motherland?

500 in Australia; 100 are in Singapore, 150 in Japan, 50 in China, 120 in South Africa. There is no shortage of them in Vietnam, Korea and India.

The Italian diplomatic network promotes the formation of associations of Italian researchers abroad; manages the "Piattaforma Innovitalia ", with which it maintains the connection of researchers abroad with the national scientific and technological system and with scientific diplomacy. It organises through the network of Italian Scientific Attaché initiatives for aggregation and sharing, in order to encourage collaboration and exchanges with Italy. Therefore the network has recently been increased by 50%, and now has 44 experts accredited to foreign diplomatic offices in all 5 continents.

As part of this commitment to open dialogue with foreign countries, we also want to recall the executive protocols of scientific-technological cooperation activated in the last five years (2015-2020); these have allowed us to co-finance - with the contribution of the Ministry of University and Research, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment - over 1,000 research and researcher mobility projects between Italy and the rest of the world.

 

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