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Here you will find all the news regarding the part editions of Degree & Profession

2013 Edition
2012 Edition

2011 Edition
2010 Edition
2009 Edition
2008 Edition

 

 

   

2013 Hot News

WINNERS of 2013 at the Florence Wolrd Festival

An international committee of experts assessed the degree projects enrolled in the competition connected to the Festival, awarding the following prizes:

"LIFE BEYOND TOURISM" AWARD OF 1.000 €

1stplace.jpgMARIA GIULIA PETRAI
University of Florence - Italy

 

 


MEDALS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, GIORGIO NAPOLITANO

 

2ndplace.jpg BEATA SZKOTAK, Poland, Silesian University of Science
3thplace.jpg KONRAD NIERADKA, Poland, Silesian University of Science
4thplace.jpg GOGAVA OTAR, Georgia, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts


Go to the page of the winners of 2012-2013 to see their degree projects and dissertations!

  

 

   

2012 Hot News

WINNERS of 2012 of the Florence Festival

An international committee of experts assessed the degree projects enrolled in the competition connected to the Festival, awarding the following prizes:

"LIFE BEYOND TOURISM" AWARD OF 2.000 €

Galina Milkova
Sofia - Bulgaria

 

 


MEDALS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, GIORGIO NAPOLITANO

Sangeeta Kumari
Cuttack - India

 

 

 

Francesca Jorio
Milano - Italy

 


 

Barbara Reali
With Margherita Rispoli
Firenze - Italy

 

Go to the page of the winners of 2011 to see their degree projects and dissertations!

WINNERS OF THE VIRTUAL EXPO 2011 The winners of the 2011 bimesters and of the final awards for the 2011 are finally announced:

The 12 most voted projects during the year that will also win the free entrance to the Florence World Festival!

All the names on this page!

 

 

  2011 Hot News

 

 

WINNERS of 2011 of the Florence Festival

An international committee of experts assessed the degree projects enrolled in the competition connected to the Festival, awarding the following prizes:

"LIFE BEYOND TOURISM" AWARD OF 2.000 €

Dai Nguyen Xuan
London - United Kingdom

 

MEDALS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, GIORGIO NAPOLITANO

Laurian Ghinitoiu
Iasi - Romania

 

Timur Kadyrov
Kazan - Russia

 

Keti Matiashvili
Tbilisi - Georgia

 

Go to the page of the winners of 2010 to see their degree projects and dissertations!

Read the report with the results of the 2011 Florence World Festival!

COMMENTS BY THE WINNERS

Timur Kadyrov comments his prize:

"Hello!
My name is Timur Kadyrov. I'm from the city of Kazan in Russia.
Since 2008 I have actively participated in Florence Festivals Degree and Profession.
In 2010 I graduated with honors from the Architectural Faculty of Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering. In 2011 I presented my diploma project "The concept of urban development of the Kazanka river's bank within the boundaries of the Kazan city." The Festival Jury appreciated my work and awarded me a medal on behalf of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. This victory opened new opportunities for me.
It helped me to enroll in the most prestigious architectural University in Italy: Politecnico di Milano.
However the main thing - is the experience and communication that I got at the international level with colleagues and well-known specialists from all over the world. For this I am very grateful to the Foundation Romualdo Del Bianco® and everyone who helped me."

 

University Delegates

New opportunities for young graduates and students

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation announced the opportunity for young graduates and students to come for one month in Florence to help the dissemination of the concept of “Life Beyond Tourism® - For Intercultural Dialogue” (www.lifebeyondtourism.com).

The program is oriented to the promotion of the portal and the photo-blogs of “Life Beyond Tourism®” to foster the enlargement of its “community” and to make the young generations aware of regarding topics of international interest such us the intercultural dialogue, the enhancement of traditional knowledge and preservation of heritage, therefore contributing to the development of a ‘tourism based on values, not only on consumer services’.

 

 

  2010 Hot News

TOP 12 MOST VOTED PROJECTS

Winners of the 2010 Virtual Expo

The TOP 12 MOST VOTED PROJECTS have been selected, see their project on This Page!

Soon online the 2011 Edition of the Degree Virtual Expo!

Crimean Regional Festival
October 3-6, 2010

The results

The Crimean Regional Festival was held October 3-6, 2010.

You can see the winners, read about the Festival, download the pictures and the lectures on the Crimean Photo & Results page!

Also during the event:

Meeting with representative of the Minister of Crimea to discuss about Life Beyond Tourism applications in the Crimea region

Read more on www.lifebeyondtourism.org, news section

Odessa Regional Festival
May 20-23, 2010

The results

The Odessa Regional Festival was held May 20-23, 2010.

You can see the winners and read about the Festival on the Odessa Photo & Results page!

Coming Next: Crimean Regional Festival, join us in Yalta, Crimea!

Tbilisi Regional Festival
April 20-23, 2010

The results

The Tbilisi Regional Festival took place 20-23 of April 2010 with over 200 participants.

The winner of Grand prize (1.500 GEL) for the Smart Presentation Award was: Duncan Tonatiuh Smith, USA - See the Design Project here

You can see the other winners and read about the Festival on the Tbilisi Photo & Results page!

WINNERS of 2009 of the Florence Festival

An international committee of experts assessed the degree projects enrolled in the competition connected to the Festival, awarding the following prizes:

"LIFE BEYOND TOURISM" AWARD OF 4.000 €:

 

Sophie Gogoladze, from Georgia
Media Art project

 

MEDALS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,
GIORGIO NAPOLITANO:

Olga Akimenko, from Russia, Architecture project

Nataliya Vasychkina, from Ukraine
Art and Design project

 

Sophico Antidze, from Georgia,
Art and Design project

 

 

 

Go to the page of the winners of 2009 to see their degree projects and dissertations!

The Results of the 2009 Florence Festival
377    Participants
21     Represented countries
103    Exhibited Degree projects
1019  Degree projects in the database on the website
43     Professionals
and experts bringing their experiences
34     Testimonials, conferences and workshops
Acknowledgements received by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation during the Florence Festival 2010

 Two new important awards have been given to the Foundation, in the hands of the President Paolo Del Bianco, during the closing ceremony of the Festival:
The Rector, professor Gulchohra Mammadova delivered the Diploma of Honorary Doctor of the Azerbaijan Architecture and Construction University of Baku (Azerbaijan)


Professor Valter Caldana delivered the Medal of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo (Brazil)

Degree & Profession goes abroad:

Regional Festivals announced for 2010 and 2011

In 2009 the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation promoted, with the support of the local institutions, the first three editions of “Degree & Profession© – Regional Festival” in Baku (Azerbaijan), Odessa (Ukraine), and Ivanovo (Russia). The Regional Festivals are meant to enhance the socio-cultural specificities of the hosting place

Stimulated by their success, during the closing of the Florence Festival the following institutions and cities proposed themselves to host the festivals in 2010 and 2011:
- Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Georgia)
- University of Economics of Bydgoszcz (Poland)
- Odessa State Academy of Architecture and Construction (Ukraine)
- Grupo Universitario Educativo Marin (Argentina)
- Kyrgyz Slavic University (Kyrgyzstan), September 2010,
- Kharkov State University of Architecture and Construction (Ukraine)
- Foundation First President Kazakh Republic and Kazakh Leading and the
  Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazakhstan)
- AGH University of Technology (Poland)
- Amur State University of Architecture and Construction (Russia)
- Azerbaijan State Architecture and Construction University (Azerbaijan)
- Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts (Ukraine)

Check the updates on the Regional Festival Pages!

 

 

   

2009 Hot News

The On-line winners of 2009

Check the

Awards for the most voted projects in Internet in 2009!

New collaborations for the 2009 Edition

Degree & Profession is included in the program of "Festa Della Toscana" promoted by the Consiglio Regionale della Toscana

 

Degree & Profession is organized in the in the context of the European Year 2009 for Creativity and Innovation of the European Union

ODESSA
INTERNATIONAL
FESTIVAL

20-23 MAY 2009

From the 20th to the 23rd of May has taken place in Odessa, Ukraine, the second "International Regional Festival - Degree & Profession", organized in collaboration with the Odessa Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Odessa State Economics University.
Participants from numerous countries have worked together for 3 days wityh conferences on the topics of architecture, economics and tourism organized by the 2 univesrities.

Many projects have been presented during the Odessa Regional Festival in the 2 categories and participating in the Virtual Expo International Award.

NEW PRIZE FOR 2009!

The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, recognized the importance of "Degree & Profession" and offered also this year 3 medals for the best projects chosen between the once presented in Florence during the Florence World Festival, 24-27 November 2009.
The winners will be selected by the international Scientific Committee of Degree & Profession.

BAKU
INTERNATIONAL
FESTIVAL

14-19 MARCH 2009

From the 14th to the 19th of March took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, the first "International Regional Festival - Degree & Profession", on the subject of Traditional Islamic Architecture.
Participants from 6 countries came together for four days to listen to conferences and discuss regarding Architecture and the Conservation of Heritage.
The energy of more then 100 participants, students, graduates, professionals and professors created an event that will be a milestone for the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, and its mission "For Intercultural Dialogue - Life Beyond Tourism", showing how coming together under a common goal can break down the barriers.

More then 25 degree project were presented (Degree, Master and PhD) and were selected to come to Florence for a stage: Timur Kiryashov, Nurlan Koishanbaev, Leyla Shiraliyeva and Cavid Mammadov.

 

 

   

2008 Hot News

The winners during the Florence Festival, November 2008

During the Closing of the Florence International Exchange Festival, the Awarding ceremony took place.

The winners are:

Sofia Mavridou, from Thessaloniki, Greece - Architecture

Paolo Ferrari, from Italy - Architecture

Pawel Spisak, from Poland - Conservarion and Restoration

Shorena Otkhozoria, from Georgia - Design and Visual Arts

Here all the results!

The winners with the Scientific Committee

 

 

The Results of the 2008 Florence Festival

The new updated edition of Degree & Profession took place from the 14th to the 18th of November 2008 with great result

 

351 participants between students, graduates, professionals, and professors
349 degree projects participating to the 2008 edition of the International Awards
139 degree projects presented in Florence
28 participating countries

30 companies and professional studios that collaborated with us
71 speakers from the professional and academic world, with 7 workshops and 30 lectures
75 represented universities
17 institutions at an international level that gave their patronage to the project

More picture and the papers of the Festival in the download page

 

 

 



AWARDS OF THE FLORENCE FESTIVAL 2014

Life Beyond Tourism®
Award of 2.000 €
Fiona Kavakure
Fiona Kavakure (Burundi)


Medals by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano to:
Maura Caturano
Maura Caturano (Italy)

Delia Casadei
Delia Casadei (Italy)

Anna Vladimirova
Anna Vladimirova (Russia)
     
     
       
   

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