ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net - is a Consortium of Italian Universities. ICoN has the aim to promote and disseminate the language and culture of Italy all over the world through e-learning technologies and specific educational initiatives.
The following university institutions collectively make up ICoN: Bari, Catania, Genoa, Milan State University, Padua, Parma, Pavia, Perugia for Foreigners, Pisa, Rome "La Sapienza", Rome "Tor Vergata", Roma Tre, Salerno, Siena for Foreigners, Turin, Venice; the Free University of Language and Communication IULM of Milano, the University of Naples "L'Orientale", and the Superior School for Academic Studies "S. Anna" of Pisa.
The ICoN Consortium was set up in January 1999 in partnership with the Office of the President of the Chamber of Deputies and with the support of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Universities and Scientific and Technological Research. It operates in agreement with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
What does ICoN offer:
ICoN offers its users a unique combination of services and resources, which it makes available through its teaching portal www.italicon.it:
Degree Course in Italian Culture and Language, run jointly through telematic media by 18 Italian Universities collectively making up the ICoN Consortium:
Enrollments open until March, 1st 2013 or from mid May, 2013 until September, 10th.
Italian language courses:
Digital Library, Museum, Encyclopaedic items.
Interactive community and teaching-learning services
ICoN's range of courses includes first and second level university Master’s activated by the partner Universities participating in the ICoN Consortium: