Pincers - Plural unit for Interdisciplinary Networking and the Capturing of Educational Reform Subjects

Project Description

This website includes the results of the research conducted by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, whose purpose is to process and interpret the data collected at Padua University with the Agorà survey on graduates. The study is aimed, too, at creating and evaluating indicators of the so-called external effectiveness of university education so to capture the relevant issues of the University reform(s) for the study programmes at the University of Padua.

The effectiveness indicators are constructed with the data collected on graduates between six to thirty-six months from graduation. The data for the evaluation of job quality are collected with the Agorà longitudinal survey carried out at the University of Padua. Moreover, we suggest ways to measure the social and human capital students can achieve while attending university study programmes. The scholars are lending particular attention to students and graduates who are either disabled or foreigner or started working before graduation or self-employed as entrepreneurs.
A Research group organized two scientific meeting and is going to organize a second meeting in 2012  and will publish one volume and a certain number of papers in scientific journals.
Period The project started in September 2007 and will be accomplished February 2012.

The Interdisciplinary Research Group is composed of scholars belonging to several departments of the University of Padua and to other Italian universities and public research bodies (Unioncamere Study Centre, Istat, Isfol, Padua Hospital Agency).

-          dr. Ginevra Benini (Isfol),
-          dr. Anna Boaretto (Placement Service, Padua University),
-          dr. Giovanna Boccuzzo (Statistics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Mario Bolzan (Statistics Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Giuliana Coccia (Istat),
-          prof. Giovanni Costa (Economics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Tommaso Di Fonzo (Statistics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Francesco Domenico d’Ovidio (Statistics Department, University of Bari),
-          prof. Stefano Gorelli (Business Department, University “La Tuscia” - Viterbo),
-          prof. Paolo Gubitta (Economics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Luigi Fabbris (Coordinator, Statistics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Paola Facchin (Paediatrics Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Mirco Fontana (Computer Centre, Padua University),
-          dr. Simone Fluperi (Psychology Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Claudio Gagliardi (Unioncamere Study Centre),
-          dr. Martina Gianecchini (Economics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Andrea Maccarini (Sociology Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Roberta Maeran (Psychology Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Silvia Manea (Paediatrics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Maria Cristiana Martini (Social Science Department, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia),
-          dr. Monica Mazzuccato (Paediatrics Department, Padua University),
-          prof. Antonio Pacinelli (Economics Department, University of Chieti),
-          dr. Melissa Rosa Rizzotto (Paediatrics Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Gilda Rota (Placement Service, Padua University),
-          prof. Silvio Scanagatta (Sociology Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Barbara Segatto (Sociology Department, Padua University),
-          dr. Cristina Stocco (Statistics Service, Padua University),
-          dr. Pietro Taronna (Isfol),
-          dr. Francesco Vernaci (Unioncamere Study Centre),
-          dr. Liana Verzicco (Istat).
The research benefited of the work of other students and scholars who joined the Research Group for specific activities: dr. Riccardo Benetti (Padua University), dr. Davide Giacometti (Padua University), dr. Alessio Roncallo (Padua University), dr. Adriano Paggiaro (Padua University), dr. Manuela Scioni (Padua University), dr. Grazia Strano (Ministry of Welfare).
Scientific Meetings

 The Research group organized the following research meetings.

  1.  “From Bo’ to Agorà. Human capital invested for work” (Padua, 29 April, 2009)
  2.  “Compatibility between education and work and the Agorà survey on graduates” (Padua, 24 September, 2010)
A third meeting is expected towards February 2012.
The research group was involved in the publication of the volume:
  1. Luigi Fabbris (2010) Dal Bo’ all’Agorà. Il capitale umano investito nel lavoro, Collana “Formazione e lavoro” n. 9, Cleup, Padova (in Italian)