The first 11 double degrees in "Planning" and "Urbanisme" celebrated in Tunis

Cerimonia Double Degree Uniss-Tunisi_20 maggio 2024



TUNISI.In recent days, the diploma award ceremony for the first 11 students graduated with the double Italian-Tunisian degree in "Planning and Policies for the City, the Environment and the Landscape" took place in Tunis, at the University of Carthage. at the Department of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (DADU) of the University of Sassari, and in "Urbanisme" at the University of Carthage-ENAU (École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme de Tunis). The degrees, for 8 men and 3 women, covered the various academic years starting from 2020-2021.

The ceremony

The ceremony, which took place on 20 May, was attended by the Rector of the University of Carthage (UCAR), Professor Nadia Mzoughi, Professor Silvia Serreli, delegate of the Rector of the University of Sassari for University Corridors, Migrations and Cooperation with the Territories, as well as promoter of the double degree path, the directors of the two Departments involved, Professor Fakher Karrat (ENAU) and Professor Emilio Turco (DADU). Tunisian teachers and some families of Italian students also took part in the delivery.

The cooperation agreement between UNISS-DADU and UCAR-ENAU

The Italian-Tunisian training project was started in 2018 thanks to the presence at the University of Sassari of some Tunisian students who obtained a master's degree in Planning and Policies for the City, the Environment and the Landscape. In particular, Nesrine Chemli, now a PhD at the University of Sassari, after her master's degree, promoted research contacts with the University of Carthage and in particular with the only school of architecture and urban planning in Tunisia, the École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme de Tunis (ENAU). The council of the Urban Planning degree courses of the Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning (DADU) welcomed the opportunities of this collaboration and gave life to the international double degree path by signing a five-year cooperation agreement between the two universities in 2020.

Research topics: environmental and urban vulnerabilities in the Mediterranean

The teaching and scientific research modules shared by the two degree courses of the two universities focus in particular on the environmental and urban vulnerabilities of the cities and territories of the Mediterranean, themes developed by the male and female students through degree theses that investigate different contexts of Sardinia and Tunisia. The exchange of teaching methodologies and territorial contents between the teachers of the two schools of urban planning has favored numerous research exchanges in the two countries: thanks to the mobility of the teachers, numerous conferences and seminars have been developed, both in person and remotely, also allowing students to delve into common issues and learn about differences and similarities between the two cultures.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

The over 20 students who participated in the double-title educational path carried out the mobility thanks to the Erasmus+ for Study project of the Key Action 107 International Credit Mobility project which supported and will continue to support the international experience of students, staff and teachers of the two university.