Collegio Nuovo celebrated in a very special way its first 25 years of activity.

Collegio Nuovo was among the first University Colleges in Europe, and the only one in Italy, to be invited to join Women’s Education Worldwide (WEW) from the very beginning, in 2003, when the network - which now counts more than 60 institutions committed to women’s empowerment - was launched by Mount Holyoke and Smith. Such an exciting invitation to join a global community focusing on women’s education was extended in large part thanks to Collegio Nuovo’s thriving partnership with Murray Edwards College of Cambridge University formed only seven years earlier.

Since 2004 the College has also provided scholarships for students attending conferences around the world, such as the Insight Dubai Program hosted by Dubai Women's College. Students have also attended conferences around the globe for the WEW Student Leadership Conferences, the first of which was held in 2008 in Boston and the second in 2010 at The Women’s College of the University of Sydney in Australia. Students attending both the Dubai and the WEW conferences received financial support from Collegio Nuovo, once again demonstrating the College’s strong belief in creating an international community. And in 2011 the Collegio organized the third conference reserved to WEW students. This initiative was born as a follow up of the third WEW meeting for presidents and dean hosted by the Collegio in June 2008.

Only a few years after Mount Holyoke and Smith invited the College to join the WEW, relations between Collegio Nuovo and the United States became even stronger. In 2008, the College signed an exchange agreement with Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. Since the signing of this agreement six years ago, 14 Collegio Nuovo students have already studied there during Barnard’s VISP Spring semester and a dozen have gone there for summer stages and programs.

While making stronger ties with the United States, Collegio Nuovo was at the same time becoming actively involved within the European University College Association (EUCA) as a member of the Conference of Italian University Colleges. In 2009, the EUCA launched its first programs, sending nine Collegio Nuovo students to locations as diverse as Rome, Warsaw, San Sebastian, London, and Brussels. A significant number of CN students was selected also for most editions of the EucA Cambridge Summer School, hosted by Newnham College.

Aside from all of these exciting advances made within such a short span of time, there are remarkably even more opportunities for study abroad available at the College. Collegio Nuovo offers programs all around the world, including the Far East as testified also by the visit to the Shanghai World Expo and to the Tongij University together with other representatives of the Italian Network of Colleges acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and Researc.

Between 2011 and 2013 Collegio Nuovo signed agreements with Shandong Women’s University in China (Shandong) and Ochanomizu University in Japan (Tokyo): thanks to
Collegio Nuovo students certainly have more than enough chances to see the globe and enrich their lives!


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