Visiting professors and scholars

The University of Bergamo promotes and enhances the role of Visiting Professors and Visiting Scholars, to increase the internationalization process and the development of scientific and academic research. It thus favors the permanence within UniBg of highly qualified Italian and foreign professors, experts and scholars, holding a relevant scientific or professional curriculum.

The following positions are available:
 

  • Honorary Fellow: appointed to eminent guests who, even if they are not university teachers or researchers, have promoted and contributed to the development of specific programs, increasing the Institute’s prestige and reputation
     
  • Visiting Professor: appointed to guests who hold an equivalent academic and/or scientific role in their Home University (full professor or associate professor - reader). Visiting Professors are required to work within the hosting Department for at least 15 ongoing days and/or hold at least 16 hours of lessons
     
  • Visiting Researcher: appointed to guests who hold an equivalent academic and/or scientific role in their Home University (lecturer or assistant professor). Visiting Researchers are required to work within the hosting Department for at least 15 ongoing days and/or hold at least 16 hours of lessons
     
  • Visiting Scholar: the status of “Visiting Scholar” is conferred to distinguished scholars from foreign universities/institutions, who do not hold a Chair (i.e. not full professors) in their Home University, but with more than three years of working experience in their field. Visiting Scholars are expected to carry out their research activity within the hosting Department for at least 30 ongoing days
     
  • Visiting PhD Student: the status of “Visiting PhD Student” is appointed by a University of Bergamo Department to PhD students who have successfully passed first year courses in their Home university, and who wish to spend a research period following one of the PhD courses in the University of Bergamo. Minimum stay has to be no less than 30 days
Procedure for Visiting Professors/Scholars status applications
  1. Applications by a Visiting Professor, Visiting Researcher, Visiting Scholar and Visiting PhD Student must be supported by University of Bergamo professors and researchers (including term-appointed researchers) within the frame of a common interest didactic and/or scientific project. Applications should be presented using the specific form, with the foreign academic’s/researcher’s résumé and personal statement (the form can be found in the restricted area of the University’s website), together with a presentation letter by the visiting’s Home University/Institution responsible. Local academics will act as internal references for the guests
     
  2. The Department board approves the Visiting Professor/Researcher/Scholar/PhD Student status based on the classification above defined, and guarantees, for the whole length of the guest’s stay, a work placement and access to stations, allowing guests to carry out their research and didactic activities
     
  3. The Department, having approved a visiting period at University of Bergamo, communicates to the relevant offices the names and visit length of foreign academics/researchers who have been authorized to carry out didactic and research activities, to consent access to the necessary services (libraries, laboratories, Academic Services) without the need of a badge. If required, a badge may be issued for periods exceeding the length of 30 days
     
  4. At the end of their stay, the hosting Department will issue to visiting academics/researchers a declaration certifying their status, signed by the Deputy Pro-rector for International Relations
     
  5. Departments, together with the Research Service, will collect names and all necessary information to prepare the annual Academic Visiting Register
     
  6. Departments, together with the Research Service, if necessary, will support the Visiting Academic, with the relevant documents for their access to Italy (invitation letter for the Embassy/Consulate, hospitality agreement following art. 27 ter of Dlgs 286/98 for stays exceeding 90 days) and to regularize their stay on Italian territory (residency permit, registration with the national health system).