University Partnerships

During the first twenty years of activity, the Foundation ‘’Sassi’’ has developed a collaborations with universities and international cultural institutions, which was followed by stays of students and PhD in Matera :

  • Demonstrations on the valorization of cultural heritage in the main Italian and foreign universities
  • Initiatives to promote youth tourism and research
  • Internships for students of architecture from the University of Innsbruck, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Toronto
  • Cultural exchanges with European and North-American universities, dedicated to the dissemination of the artistic and environmental heritage and hence encourage a cultured and quality tourism
  • Organization of Italian language courses for foreigners, promoting seminars in English for architecture students from European and North America universities
  • Offer a scholarship for young Japanese to provide studies (event approved by the Embassy of Japan in Italy and included in the official program of the specific activities of the ‘’2005 Japan/EU friendship year’’), support provided to the initiatives of others cultural activities
  • Hospitality accorded to researchers of the ‘’Sorbonne’’ in Paris
  • Assistance and cooperation in the conduct of course of new technology activities in a residential area in Matera