Virtual Italian Academy - a virtual academic network to form progressive avenues of communication between Italian scientists, scholars and professionals in UK and Europe. The web and official name of the VIA is VIA-Academy.
VIA-Academy is a non profit organization based on the spirit of the 9th article of the Italian Constitution:
"La Repubblica promuove lo sviluppo della cultura e ricerca scientifica e tecnologica".
In particular, VIA-Academy fosters the development and dissemination of scientific research and technology innovation between Italians emigrated abroad.
1. promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the community of Italians living and working in North UK; 2. catalyze the exchange of information and collaborations between themselves and the the istitutions, agencies or companies which they represent; 3. facilitate the arrival and rapid integration of Italian students, academics and professionals in North UK; 4. mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to UK from Italy or speaking Italian to enhance their academic performance and career prospects; 5. help improving the scientific profile and international standing of Italian institutions and agencies like CNR; 6. provide a reference model for academic and professional networks of Italians in Europe that can interface with Italian embassies and consulates; 7. embrace all areas of knowledge, scholarity and technology that may interest academic professionals as well as the community at large.
NOTA: L'obiettivo fondamentale è che la VIA esprima posizioni od opinioni autorevoli 'extra-partes' come estratto consensuale del network di accademici e professionisti che la formano, anche se i suoi membri individualmente possono avere posizioni diverse, anche allineate.