Regulation of the Research Centre for Learning and the Right to Study

Art. 1 - Establishment, seat, term

1. The faculties of Psychology, Economics and Law of e-Campus university hereby establish a “Research Centre for Learning and the Right to Study” (CRAD), hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”.

2. The Centre is based in Novedrate, at e-Campus University.

3. The Centre enjoys full organisational and financial autonomy and operates under a self-financing regime.

4. The Centre is established for a term of 3 years that may be renewed for three-year periods by the Board of Directors.


Art. 2 - Objectives

In our societies, economic, social and cultural development is based on the growth of knowledge in all areas of human endeavour.

The new emerging reality of this process of change means that learning is at the core of society (cognitive society), at the core of business (learning organisation) and at the core of human activity (human capital), in the form of both positive (public measures and benefits) and negative freedom (right to education and increase one’s cognitive potential).

This is the reason for being of the Centre that is established at e-Campus university.

Art. 3 - Goals

The “Centre” achieves its objectives through a three-part structure, with each part having a specific goal:

  • Section a: Learning at the core of human activity: human capital.

    • Basic and applied research on the cognitive variables involved in human learning.

  • Section b: Learning at the core of business: learning organisation.

    • Basic and applied research on intra- and inter-organisational learning processes.

  • Section c: Learning at the core of society: cognitive society.

    • Socio-economic observatory on education, training and work.

    • Rules and regulations that apply to educational processes

Art. 4 - Activities

In keeping with its objectives and goals, the activities of the Centre of e-Campus University are characterised by multiple dimensions in each section: one of a theoretical nature, another aimed at offering advice and education/intervention, and an informational third one.

  1. Basic research

    • Section a:

      • in-depth analysis of the cognitive, metacognitive and motivational variables involved in the processes of human learning;

      • study of the role played by attention, memory and metacognition in learning.

      • study of the emotions and motives involved in learning.

      • cognitive and emotional/motivational processes involved in online learning.

    • Section b:

      • in-depth analysis of the role played by metacognition and motivation in the processes of learning in and among organisations.

      • research, preparation and experimental implementation of a model of intervention in the potential for development and protection of resistance to learning in and among organisations.

      • construction of models and tools, procedures, assessment and metacognitive orientation of the human capital of companies.

    • Section c:

      • development of models of analysis and interpretation of the evolution of systems of education, training and orientation, linked to the changes in the job market;

      • analysis of the development of the rules and regulations applicable to educational and training processes;

      • establishment of a centre of operational and regulatory documentation;

      • contacts and dialogue with public and private local, cultural, entrepreneurial and social research institutions;

      • organisation of seminars, conferences and fora;

      • library;

      • periodic information released by the centre;

  1. Applied research on education/intervention

The three sections in which the activity of the “Centre” is organised are involved individually or jointly:

  • in internal and external training and consultancy projects at the university and in the orientation with public and private organisations or bodies, as foreseen in the institutional objectives of the research centre itself;

  • planning of metacognitive/motivational training interventions for teachers;

  • planning of courses, brief visits and study strategies for students and non-students;

  • orientation interventions in schools and universities;

  • exercises on the development of intellectual, managerial, relational and innovative skills;

  • knowledge-based economy course for managers and entrepreneurs;

  • interventions on the development of metacognitive skills in the human capital of companies;

  • models and procedures for the establishment of a relationship of personnel with metacognitive skills building tools;

  • advice on the design of training programmes for public and private entities, including the University’s training programmes.

  • planning for the collection of funds, also in collaboration with experts in the sector.

  1. Organisation of events and publications:

    • As a follow-up to its basic and applied research activities, the Centre promotes the organisation of seminars, conferences, fora, publications, for the implementation of which it may stipulate contracts, agreements and scientific collaboration agreements.

Art. 5 - Bodies of the Centre

1. The bodies of the Centre are as follows:

  1. the Director

  2. the Scientific Committee

2. The early termination, on any grounds, of the mandate of a representative of the Centre’s bodies shall have no effect on the normal term of the body itself.

Art. 6 - Director

1. The Director is appointed by resolution of the Board of Directors, following the non-binding opinion of the Centre’s group members; his/her mandate is for three years and is renewable.

2. The Director may appoint one or more Deputies from the Centre’s group members and one or more delegates who will carry out specific activities linked to the pursuit of the Centre’s initiatives.

3. With regard to the performance of the activities of the Centre, the Director identifies - if necessary, with the opinion of the Scientific Committee - the project groups for the implementation of the initiatives, projects and activities proposed and/or carried out by the Centre at any given time.

4. The Director represents the centre; at the start of each year of activity, the Director of the Centre presents to the Board of Directors a detailed programme of the proposed research activities, together with a budget for the use of funds.

5. The Director must submit an annual report on the activities carried out, on the projected budget and the financial statements for the previous year.

6. Except in case of resignation, the Director ceases to hold office at the end of the mandate, or following the appointment of a new director by the Board of Directors.

7. In case of resignation or permanent impediment, the duties of the Director are performed by the most senior Deputy or, failing that, by the most senior member of the Scientific Committee.

8. At the end of the mandate, the Director remains in office until the appointment by the Board of Directors of a new director or until his/her mandate is renewed.

Art. 7 - Scientific Committee

1. The Scientific Committee collaborates and supports the Director in his/her duties, providing technical/scientific and/or professional opinions.

2. The Scientific Committee will always be open to all types of collaboration aimed at the performance of the Centre’s activities and initiatives.

3. Other than the Scientific Director who chairs it, the Scientific Committee is composed of at least 3 members and of no more than 6, of whom at least two thirds must be members of the teaching staff of the University.

4. The Scientific Committee is appointed by resolution of the Board of Directors that may also appoint individual members and relieve them of their duties.

5. The mandate of the Scientific Committee is set at three years; it adopts its resolution by a majority of votes. In case of a tie, the Director has the casting vote.

6. Except in case of resignation, the members of the Scientific Committee cease to hold office at the end of the mandate, or if they are relieved of their duties by the Board of Directors.

7. At the end of the mandate, the Scientific Committee remains in office until the appointment by the Board of Directors of a new Scientific Committee or until its mandate is renewed.

Art. 8 - Employment by the Centre

1. The following persons may be employed by the Centre:

  1. Professors, researchers and members of the teaching staff of e-Campus university, from both the faculties of Psychology, Economics and Law, founders of the Centre, and from other faculties of the university, who declare their willingness to participate in the Centre’s activities with a request sent to the Scientific Director.

  2. National and international eminent scholars in the areas of the centre’s interest.

2. The persons interested submit an application to the Director.

3. The employment applications are reviewed by the Scientific Committee

4. Each member of the Scientific Committee may, at any time, submit to the Committee a motivated request for one or more employees of the centre to be relieved of their duties.

Art. 9 - Sources of financing

The Centre does not have its own assets; it carries out its activities aiming to be self-financed and uses resources originating from:

  • Contributions of e-Campus university;

  • Activities on behalf of third parties;

  • Agreements and contracts;

  • Income from the sale of publications;

  • Consideration for the organisation of courses and training projects by the Centre, after deduction of the management costs incurred by the University;

  • Fees for the registration and participation in scientific or educational activities organised by the Centre;

  • Individual contributions;

  • Fundraising plans;

  • Charitable donations.

Art. 10 - Dissolution of the Centre

1. The Centre is dissolved

  • at the end of the period indicated in paragraph 4 of article 1 of this regulation, or of the extension periods decided by the Board of Directors

  • at any time, by virtue of a resolution of the Board of Directors

Art. 11 - Administrative/accounting management

1. The administrative/accounting management of the Centre is regulated by the provisions of the University’s Regulation for Administration, Finance and Accounting, to the extent to which they apply.

2. The supervision and control of the resources managed are carried out by the competent bodies of the University

Art. 12 - Transitional and final provisionsi

1. Any amendments to this regulation may be proposed and subsequently approved by resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of e-Campus university.

2. At the time of its establishment, the Scientific Committee is composed of the persons who promoted the establishment of the Centre

3. All matters not covered by this Regulation are governed by the University’s Regulations and Statute