Costanza Montanari | July 3, 2019
The University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca) as an Italian research institution. The Rome Global Gateway is now listed as an institute authorized to sponsor researchers from outside the European Union to conduct their work in Italy.
This new designation allows the gateway to sponsor research visas and permits of stay for a period of over three months. It will therefore give graduate students, faculty and fellows coming from Notre Dame and beyond the opportunity to conduct research in Rome for an extended period of time. Additionally, the designation would allow the University to be more competitive when applying for European grants that are also open to non-E.U. institutions.
Heather Hyde Minor, academic director of the gateway, said supporting the innovative research of Notre Dame faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students is one of the key missions of the gateway and Notre Dame International.
“This designation serves as an acknowledgment of the tremendous work of the Notre Dame community of scholars here in Italy,” said Hyde Minor. “It also opens the door for richer and more sustained research projects.”
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