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  • 1. Statistics curricula at Italian Universities and other schools Antonio Giusti
  • 2. Presentation outline
    • The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • Some curricula in statistics
    • The primary and secondary education
    • Some remarks
  • 3. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • May 1998: The Sorbonne Declaration (signed by Italy, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
    • June 1999: The Bologna Declaration (signed by 29 European countries).
    In the framework of the European university reform, the Italian Higher Education system is undergoing a great transformation.
  • 4. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • The ministerial decree no. 509 of the 3rd of November 1999.
    • A new ministerial decree, no. 270 of the 22nd of October 2004.
    In the framework of the European university reform, the Italian Higher Education system is undergoing a great transformation.
  • 5. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • The Italian Higher Education Reform is designed:
    • to reduce the student drop-out rate and university-career time;
    • to combine a high standard academic offer with professional competence and skills;
    • to facilitate national and international student mobility.
  • 6. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • In Italy was already introduced a national credit system following the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
    • The student learning activities are valued as CFU (University Formative Credits)
    • One CFU consists of 25 workload hours
    • One academic year corresponds to 60 CFUs.
  • 7. The Italian Higher Education Reform (300)
  • 8. + 5 new categories: DS1 (Defence and security), SNT1, SNT2, SNT3, SNT4 (Health professions) Chemistry 21 Agriculture, food industry and forestry 20 Administration 19 Education 18 Business and management 17 Earth sciences 16 Political sciences and international relations 15 Communication 14 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage 13 Biology 12 Modern languages and civilisations 11 Engineering (industrial) 10 Engineering (electronic) 9 Engineering (building) 8 Town, regional and environmental planning 7 Social work 6 Humanities 5 Architecture and construction engineering 4 Applied languages 3 Legal services 2 Biotechnologies 1 Industrial design 42 Cultural heritage studies 41 Zoology 40 Tourism 39 History 38 Statistics 37 Sociology 36 Co-operation, development and peace studies 35 Psychology 34 Sport sciences and physical education 33 Mathematics 32 Law 31 Geography 30 Philosophy 29 Economics and Administration 28 Environmental sciences 27 Computer Science 26 Physics 25 Pharmacy 24 Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies 23 Aviation and maritime navigation 22
  • 9. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • 3-year degrees 47 categories
    • 37 Statistics
    • 3+2 degrees 104 categories
    • 90/s Demography and social statistics
    • 91/s Economic and financial statistics
    • 92/s Statistics for experimental research
  • 10. The Italian Higher Education Reform
    • The EU has regulated University education for a few professions.
    • In Italy these remain as a unique course of 5 or 6 year:
      • Medicine and Surgery (6 years),
      • Veterinary Medicine (5 years),
      • Dentistry and Prosthetic Dentistry (5 years),
      • Pharmacy (5 years).
  • 11. 5 faculties I) 35 courses – II) 29 courses I) 1345 1° year students II) 262 1° year students Degree in Statistics
  • 12. Some curricula in statistics
    • Degrees (3-years degrees, category: 37)
    • Finance and insurance
    • Statistics
    • Statistics and computing
    • Statistics and computing technology
    • Statistics and management
    • Statistics and social research
    • Statistics, business and marketing
    • Statistics, economics and finance
    • Statistics, population and society
  • 13. Some curricula in statistics
    • 3+2 Degrees
    • Population and society 90/S
    • Statistics for economics, business and finance 90/S
    • Statistics for the demographic and social sciences 91/S
    • Statistics, insurance and finance 91/S
    • Statistics and computing science 91/S
    • Statistics and economics 91/S
    • Business information systems 91/S
    • Statistics 92/S
    • Statistics and computing science 92/S
  • 14. Some curricula in statistics
    • Master degrees
          • i.e. Business analysis
    • Research doctorates (Ph.D.)
    • (Now Ph.D. School)
  • 15. The primary and secondary education
    • Statistics is included at every level of the Italian educational system
    • In the secondary school the mathematical curricula include “Elements of probability and statistics” with these topics:
      • random events, joint events and addition rule, conditional probability, composed probability, independent events and product rule
      • elements of descriptive statistics: data collection, averages, variability indexes
  • 16. The primary and secondary education
    • Protocol among:
      • MIUR (Ministry of Instruction, University and Research)
      • UMI (Italian Mathematical Union )
      • SIS (Italian Statistical Society)
    • signed in 1993, 1998 and 2002
  • 17. The primary and secondary education
    • CIRDIS is an Italian Interuniversity Research Centre for Statistical Education hosted by the Universities  of Padova, Palermo, Perugia and “Roma la Sapienza”
    • The Centre has been constituted on 1991 with the general objective of promoting the development of research on statistical education in Italy
  • 18. Some remarks (on Statistical education in Italy)
    • In theory is included at every level, but there are no expert teachers almost everywhere (excluding universities)
    • Few students in the statistical curricula at University
    • Is considered a very difficult topics in the other curricula
    • New changes in 2 years