The AUR Graduate School offers a series of Graduate Skills Workshops designed to enhance our Masters’ Programs with one and two day workshops that will cover different topics aimed at developing specific skills, in line with the guiding philosophy and emphasis on gaining transferable skills along with intellectual development that is a cornerstone of AUR’s M.A. degree programs.

In Fall 2018, the one-day half-credit Digital Heritage workshop is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 20th and is part of the core curriculum for M.A. students in Sustainable Cultural Heritage. The workshop will be led by Dr. Fabrizio Galeazzi, one of the foremost Digital Humanities researchers with extensive experience in the U.S., U.K, Italy and other parts of Europe.  Extra spaces are available for sign-up by email to on a first come, first served basis. No additional fees are required.
The Spring 2019 workshop for M.A. students in Sustainable Cultural Heritage will be will be on UNESCO: World Heritage Inscription. Extra spaces will be made available for sign-up by email to on a first come, first served basis. No additional fees are required.

Also in Spring, the first Project Management Fundamentals workshop will be be offered for a fee of 500 euros and held on two consecutive Saturdays, dates TBA, if a minimum number of 8 participants is met. The workshop will be led by the Project Management Academy, the GEMA Business School Division for PM training and consultancy services, a Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] of Project Management Institute [PMI] so that all the skills and competencies taught in the courses are aligned to the standards of PMBOK® Guide [Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge]. With this course, students will also receive 9 PDU (Professional Development Units) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMI attained  ISO9001 certification in 1999, namely the international recognition of a management system that meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) criteria for ensuring consistent delivery of  products or services. Contact for more information and registration.
The AUR Graduate School continues also to offer M.A. students the optional extracurricular 30-hour introductory course in Italian Language Skills for Graduate Studies. The course meets five hours a week (divided into three weekly sessions) over the first six weeks of the first fall semester to best fit in with the academic demands and schedules of all the M.A. programs, and it is recorded as pass/fail on student transcripts. This course fee is 500 US Dollars or 400 Euros. (A minimum enrollment of 10 students must be met in order for the course to run; maximum capacity: 16.)

Previous workshops:

In Fall 2017, Prof. Pier Matteo Barone led the first workshop that covered the topic of Geographic Information Systems. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, manipulates and visualizes geographic information, usually in a map. The workshop was developed to help participants gain more experience and knowledge on the potential of GIS as a tool to aid in evidence-informed policy and decision-making. 

The second workshop took place in Spring 2018 and covered the topic of Security and Risk Management at Museums and Heritage Sites. Participants learned how to protect themselves and great works of art in a seminar led by Dick Drent, former security director at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and an expert on anti-terrorism and criminal profiling. To practice their skills, students went on a stealth mission at a local museum.