ISPM 2019

How can a project manager, together with his/her project team, prepare successful project proposals and achieve the project outputs and outcomes facing also any eventual obstacles?

The ISPM aims at giving an in-depth overview of the project management, what it does mean and what are the key steps and procedures of a good project management process.

The ISPM participants will learn the main project management methodologies, through theory lessons and practical working sessions and project simulations. In this dynamic course program, students will experience the different factors that determine the success of a project.

The topics treated during the ISPM will follow all the steps related to the activity of project managers, from the search of funding opportunities to the management and closure of a project:

  • development of proposals from project ideas;
  • scouting and interception of funds;
  • networking creation and partnership management;
  • budgeting and reporting;
  • workplan construction;
  • design in the medical field;
  • execution and management of ongoing projects;
  • report creation;
  • crisis management.

Target group

The International Summer School on Project Management will be open to 15 young professionals/postgraduates in all fields.

Following criteria will be considered optional but well accepted to access the school:

  • Ph.D. graduation
  • Master’s degree in the area of life science, social science, economics, finance and engineering
  • Professional experience in the ISPM arguments

Course structure

The School will consist of a total of 30 hours, 10 of which will be dedicated to case study analysis and practical activities aimed at the preparation of a final presentation by student groups. Every work session will have a specific focus on health sector and a particular reference to tobacco harm reduction research.

Participants will develop their skills in a project simulation in which they act as project manager in various settings. A final evaluation of the proposal will be made by a commission constituted by the school directors/coordinators and the speakers.


Course Offerings

Free access to the Summer School

The 1st edition of the International Summer School on Project Management will be free for 15 young professionals or postgraduates selected in all fields.

No costs of partecipation

The School will  cover all costs for travel, lodging, meals and other  activites for the selected students

Job opportunities

Possibility to establish collaboration/working relationships with the best students of ISPM


Course Objectives & Outcomes


Learn the best methodologies to create and manage projects.


Acquire the skills and competencies of a good project manager: leadership, team working, and problem solving.


Explore all the different phases of the project life cycle, from the proposal preparation to the final reports.


Recognize a good project: how to evaluate excellence, innovation and feasibility.


Focus on health research: rationale, study design, methodologies and outcomes.


Deepen teamwork dynamics, especially those related to the coordination of a work team in a multinational context.

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