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Winter School HUMUS - HUman mobility and Migration as a resoUrce for organizationS

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    Winter School HUMUS - HUman mobility and Migration as a resoUrce for organizationS
    Milan, 13-17 January 2020 - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    People around the globe are increasingly on the move: 272 million people, or 3.5% of the world's population, are currently international migrants. We live in a time where human mobility becomes a key issue for managers and employees in any organization, such as private companies, business associations and trade unions, employment agencies, welfare organizations, non-governmental organizations, public authorities and many others. To keep pace with the times, this course offers an advanced, theory-practice overview about the opportunities and challenges generated by human mobility for trade, business, innovation and economic development.

    Aims and learning objectives

    HUMUS aims at providing participants with an understanding about key opportunities around international mobility and migration for businesses and organizations, in light of innovation and entrepreneurship dynamics in cities and regions. Participants will:

    • learn about relevant theoretical perspectives related to international migration, international human resource management, diversity management, international business, entrepreneurship and innovation;
    • learn about key managerial and policy issues in the domain of international mobility and migration for businesses, entrepreneurship, innovation and local development;
    • develop a critical understanding about trends in the domain of international migration as connected to public and private organizations.

    A certificate of attendance of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will be delivered to each participant.


    Who should attend

    • doctoral students;
    • graduate and undergraduate students;
    • representatives of business organizations working in the domain of global corporate strategy, international sales management, human resource management, innovation management;
    • HR professionals (e.g., diversity and talent managers; recruiting and talent scouting agencies);
    • representatives of civil society organizations, including NGOs and migrant associations;
    • entrepreneurship specialists (e.g., incubation/acceleration facilitators, mentors);
    • officials from policy-making organizations and public institutions.



    HUMUS provides insights about how human mobility and migration can be understood, explored, and valorized in the context of businesses and organizations. The contents are organized in two thematic modules, which can be both or singularly attended by participants. The following topics are covered by the programme:

    • trends in migration, transnationalism, super-diversity (Module A);
    • migration and development of home and host country business networks (Module A).
    • migration and innovation in organizations, cities, and regions (Module A, B);
    • migrant entrepreneurship (Module A, B);
    • international human resource management for international business (Module B);
    • diversity management and inter-cultural competences (Module B);
    • marketing and organizational communication in the era of international migration (Module B)


    Teaching approach and Faculty

    To offer a complete understanding of these topics, the Winter School adopts:

    • an inter-disciplinary approach, involving a Faculty of internationally recognized scholars from different backgrounds (e.g., management, sociology, geography):

    Maurizio Ambrosini, Università di Milano

    Jean-Luc Cerdin, ESSEC Business School (France)

    Fabio Montobbio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    Benson Honig, McMaster University (Canada)

    Robert Kloosterman, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    Daniela Bolzani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

    Alessia Anzivino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    • a strong policy-practice approach, involving key speakers from business organizations, policy-making institutions, civil society, and international organizations. Among others:

    Davide Donatiello, FIERI

    Mattia Corbetta, OECD Trento Center for Local Development

    Marco Mazzeschi, Mazzeschi s.r.l.

    Maura Di Mauro

    Marco Mazza, IBM Italia (TBC)

    Comune di Milano, DG Urban Economics and Labour, Economic Innovation Unit (TBC)

    … and many others!


    Programme and course duration

    A full week programme from 11 to 17 January 2020, taught in English. It includes lectures and visits taking place from 9:00 am to 6.00 pm (including breaks and lunch).

    A detailed programme schedule will be made available to registered participants before the beginning of the school.


    Entry requirements

    A common good command of the English language is required.



    HUMUS will take place at the Milan Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


    Tuition fees

    • "HUMUS complete" (Module A + Module B; 5 days): € 950,00 (VAT included)
    • "HUMUS innovation" (Module A; 3 days): € 700,00 (VAT included)
    • "HUMUS business" (Module B; 3 days): € 700,00 (VAT included)

    The fee covers:

    • welcome activities and courses (group work, company visits, etc.);
    • HUMUS welcome kit;
    • teaching materials;
    • lunchtime meals and coffee breaks;
    • one team building dinner per Module;
    • UCSC certification.

    The fee does not cover transportation to Milan, room and board (except for scheduled events).


    How to enroll

    Application deadline is January, 8th, 2020. To enroll, please send your CV to icrim@unicatt.it to receive detailed information about enrollment procedures. We will get in touch to provide additional information and keep you posted on any updates concerning the programme.

    The course will be activated only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached. If HUMUS will not take place, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will fully refund the tuition fees.




    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

    Largo Gemelli 1

    20123 Milano

    Tel. +39 02.7234.3089 - Fax +39 02.7234.2300 - E-mail: icrim@unicatt.it 



    With the support of: 

    FIERI – Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione

    Mazzeschi s.r.l.

    Media partner:


    Daniela Bolzani
    Department of Economic and Management Sciences, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore