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Scienter Ricerca e Innovazione per la Formazione

Via Val d’Aposa, 3
Bologna - 40123
Emilia Romagna
Contact person: Turrini Monica
Function: Managing Director
Telephone:(+39) 051 6560401
Fax:(+39) 051 6560402
E-mail: mturrini@sicenter.org
SCIENTER is a research centre and service provider organisation, active in the field of education and training. Created by the initiative of a group of professionals, SCIENTER was established in January 1988, as non-profit organisation, of which the University of Bologna is one of the shareholders, and is represented in the Board of Directors. Recently also Granada University has become a shareholder, also represented in the Board.
SCIENTER is interested in innovation of training systems, with main reference to the field of open and distance learning, organisational learning, use of information and communication technology in school, university and vocational training. It develops research projects at regional, national, and European level in the following areas: training needs analysis; design and development of open and flexible learning systems; organisational learning design and implementation; training of trainers for the use of new methodologies and new technologies; research and selection of learning materials; market analysis in education and training, particularly concerning the use of new technologies and ODL, dissemination of research results, dissemination of innovation in education and training, policy assessment, project evaluation.
It has provided technical assistance, policy advice and evaluation to the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the National Institute for Training, Regional Administrations of Italy and Spain, the European Commission (DG IS, DG EAC), the European Training Foundation (Guide for Dissemination of TEMPUS outputs), the International Labour Office (support in the UN Staff College project).