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Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures

The Executive Masters gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills, to become part of a pan-European network of peers, and to obtain formal recognition of your competence as a Research Infrastructure manager.



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The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures delivered by the University of Milano Biccoca, is tailored for busy executives by organising its 60 ECTS into a mixture of face-to-face and online activities held by international faculty and top managers from RIs. The face-to-face modules last 3 days and run over 18 months.

Previous education and experience will be recognised depending on our evaluation and pre-entry assessment.

There are three access routes:

• Full Master’s degree (two years part-time)
• Master programme undertaken as an organisation, combining modules among staff members according to their organisational needs. (
• Stand-alone modules


Programme schedule

Deadline for application: May, 31st 2017 
Admission results: June 2017 
Programme start date: September, 20th 2017


Joining the programme

Number of places available: 25 Registration for the first iteration of the full Masters is free as it is financed by RItrain. Registration includes programme delivery, materials and meals during face-to-face teaching, but excludes accommodation and travel to the venue.


Who should apply

Unlike most executive masters in general management, our programme has been designed specifically for RIs. Participants will include:

• Director Generals, Chief Operating Officers or their equivalent
• Recently appointed or upcoming senior managers
• Heads of National Nodes
• Heads of Finance and Administration, HR and Communication
• Middle management




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