University of Naples "Federico II"
The University of Naples Federico II was established in 1224 through an Imperial Charter of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor. It was the first publicly funded university in Europe.
Nowadays the university offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines, leading to onehundredfiftyfive graduate level degrees. Research facilities provide support to all these courses. Students are given the opportunity to pursue intellectual development as well as the acquisition of professional skills. Current student enrollment nears 97,000 and the academic personnel, at this time, is 3,121.
The university is made up of three divisions, which operate as semi independent bodies for the teaching and research management of thirteen schools and eightytwo departments grouped, within each division, according to academic and research profiles. Thus, the Division of Science and Technology includes: the School of Sciences (which, in turn, includes the Schools of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences), the School of Engineering, and the School of Architecture. The Division of Life Sciences includes: the School of Medicine and Surgery, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Agricultural Sciences and the recently established School of Biotechnological Sciences. The Division of Social and Human Sciences includes: the School of Economics, The School of Law, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Political Sciences and the School of Sociology. Many more organisations also form part of the Federico II University. These include a cluster of fourteen highly specialised Museums, covering a wide range of fields, and two botanical gardens hosting unique species.
Cognizant of the changing needs of education and research, the Federico II University of Naples is making every effort to raise its international standings and to become more attractive for international students. Its educational network is being geared towards the establishment of life-long, high level professional training programmes, while maintaining excellence in all fields of education and research.
Ministero dell’Ambiente e della tutela del Territorio e del Mare - Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
The Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea was established in 1986, which was originally named as The Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory (IMET) and renamed as in 2006. Within its scope of competency lie responsibilities related to: sustainable development, protection of territory, pollution and industrial risks, international protection of the environment, appraisal of environmental impact, nature conservation, waste and cleanup, and protection of seas and inland waters. The Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea is strongly committed to promoting and supporting international partnership and cooperation towards global sustainable development.
The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS), the former Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory (IMET), together with the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and both Beijing and Shanghai Municipal Governments has engaged since 2000 an intense cooperation programme on environmental protection.
The Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory is mainly in charge of governing and supervising the environmental problems. It provides economic and technical support for the developing countries promoting the sustainable development on environment.
The Ministry rules the following three environmental areas: energy, climate and air pollution. There are 6 departments in the Ministry such as Nature Protection Department, Living Quality Department, Environmental Research and Development Department, Environment Protection Department, Land Prevention Department and Interior Service Department. Each department has different administering areas according to the different environmental areas.
The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries). The term 'Commission' refers to both the College of Commissioners and to the institution itself. The Commission's main roles are to:
- propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers
- enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU)
- set a objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Programme and work towards delivering them
- manage and implement EU policies and the budget
- represent the Union outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, for example.).
The European Commission has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and some services also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe.