March 31st 2021

Study dual in Euregio region

Province of South Tyrol and MCI sign cooperation agreement for dual study programs | Signed by Provincial Councillor Philipp Achammer & MCI Rector Andreas Altmann.

Combining studies and work experience in partner companies in the Euregio region: South Tyrolean Provincial Councillor Philipp Achammer and MCI Rector Andreas Altmann signed the agreement. (Photo MCI_Kiechl)
Combining studies and work experience in partner companies in the Euregio region: South Tyrolean Provincial Councillor Philipp Achammer and MCI Rector Andreas Altmann signed the agreement. (Photo MCI_Kiechl)

Dual study programs are targeted towards high school graduates to combine study with work experience gained in a paid workplace in a partner company. A cooperation agreement just signed between the Province of South Tyrol and MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® in Innsbruck creates the legal basis for cross-border dual studies. "I am very pleased that we can now also implement this forward-looking model in the Euregio," says Provincial Councillor Philipp Achammer. "The advantages are obvious: students can directly combine theory and practical work experience, and our companies gain highly qualified experts trained directly within the company." Until now, dual study in Italy was only possible in collaboration with Italian universities and colleges.

Starting in fall, the MCI will be offering the innovative dual bachelor's degree program in Smart Building Technologies. The program focuses on the development, optimization and application of intelligent solutions for the future-oriented challenges of building technology, infrastructure, modern living, climate neutrality and ecological sustainability. "With this agreement, we are creating the legal framework for training qualified employees for future-oriented professions in the Euregio region," states MCI Rector Andreas Altmann.

Several months of study at the university are followed by practical blocks of several months in innovative partner companies. These include the South Tyrolean company Eurotherm in Frangart. Other companies in the region are currently negotiating to join the dual study program. The cooperation with MCI on the dual study program has come about in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Association of South Tyrol; the association has also drawn up a model of how the special training and employment relationship in the dual study program can be implemented in terms of labor law.

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