|The acoustics in Italy and the foundation of the School|
The educational structures in Italy do not provide at the moment the
special competencies necessaries to face the strongly multidisciplinary aspects which
characterize the various applications of the acoustics.
|Characteristics of the School|
|The School is directed to
graduates and undergraduates; it organizes base and improving courses of different
duration in various periods of the year. The teaching staff is restricted and homogeneous,
but at the same time it is open to the participation of italian and foreign specialists.
The strict relationship between teachers and students is encouraged by several
initiatives, i.e. the exercises in field and the guided tours to external laboratories. It
is hope of everybody that those relationships go on also after the end of the courses, so
that the School become a permanent point of reference for everyone wish keep itself
up-to-date. For that purpose, some groups of study and research working on specific
subjects will be created inside the School.
The lessons are held by following advanced educational methods. The self-check by the students of the correct learning of the arguments under discussion is encouraged. A great space is left for the practical exercises. As exhaustive books do not exist, the School has started the publication of a series of subject issues, whose collection is going to form a full manual.
The School is inserted in the activities of an european organization called SAVOIR (Sound and Vibration, Organization, Information, Resources), sponsored by CEE under the COMETT program.
Responsible of the Courses: Dr. Alessandro Peretti
Scuola di Acustica, c/o Dipartimento di Ingegneria - Via Saragat, 1 - 44122 FERRARA