PARTNERS

      Link Campus University

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Link Campus University

PARTNERS

Link Campus University operates since 1999 as the Italian filiation of the University of Malta. On the 21st September 2011 Link Campus University (LCU) becomes legally recognized non-state universities of the Italian university system.

Link Campus University aims to promote research, studies and training activities. The main goals are the development and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Economics, International and Political Relations, Business Organization, Communication, Performing Arts, Legal matters and all other disciplines of socioeconomic, artistic, cultural, environmental and health related bases. The vision of LCU is to contribute to the development ok knowledge and skills in a challenge world. Additionally, the University operates in Italy and collaborates with local government bodies of the country transferring expertise in Local government and Training issues.

LCU is involved in the project mainly through one of its thematic research centres, that is Link LAB. Established in 2012, Link LAB aims to analyse contemporary society and the main phenomena characterizing it, through qualitative and quantitative social research tools (surveys, focus groups, interviews, media content analysis, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, etc.). The LCU team serve as leader of the WP7.

Link Campus University operates since 1999 as the Italian filiation of the University of Malta. On the 21st September 2011 Link Campus University (LCU) becomes legally recognized non-state universities of the Italian university system.

Link Campus University aims to promote research, studies and training activities. The main goals are the development and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Economics, International and Political Relations, Business Organization, Communication, Performing Arts, Legal matters and all other disciplines of socioeconomic, artistic, cultural, environmental and health related bases. The vision of LCU is to contribute to the development ok knowledge and skills in a challenge world. Additionally, the University operates in Italy and collaborates with local government bodies of the country transferring expertise in Local government and Training issues.

LCU is involved in the project mainly through one of its thematic research centres, that is Link LAB. Established in 2012, Link LAB aims to analyse contemporary society and the main phenomena characterizing it, through qualitative and quantitative social research tools (surveys, focus groups, interviews, media content analysis, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, etc.). The LCU team serve as leader of the WP7.

Research team

Valentina Re

Valentina Re

Prof. Valentina Re is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies. In 2005 she obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Bologna. From 2009 to 2014, she was Assistant Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She is senior editor of the journal Cinéma & Cie and co-editor of the book series Narrazioni seriali. Her research focuses on textual analysis, media theories and contemporary forms of media distribution and consumption.

Nicola Ferrigni

Nicola Ferrigni

Prof. Nicola Ferrigni is Assistant Professor in Political Sociology and Scientific Director of Link LAB. His research focuses on the analysis of public policies and their social effects, especially referring to public order and security in sports events and demonstrations/street protests; relationship between young people, politics and society; welfare and social policies; bullying and cyberbullying; suicides for economic reasons.

Marica Spalletta

Marica Spalletta

Prof. Marica Spalletta is Assistant Professor in Media Sociology, and director of Link LAB MediaPOP Research Unit. PhD at Catholic University of Sacred Heart (Milan), she was senior researcher at LUISS Guido Carli and Assistant Professor at Marconi University. Her research focuses on the mediatization of cultural processes and its effects on journalistic phenomena; hybridization of journalistic genres; relationship between credibility and trust.

Giada Marinensi

Giada Marinensi

Prof. Giada Marinensi is a professor at Link Campus University, where she teaches Digital Entertainment, Serious Games and Gamification and Serious Game Design. Her main fields of research are related to the use of new technologies to enhance teaching and learning processes, with a focus on Serious Games, Gamification, and Interactive Storytelling. She’s a certified LEGO® Serious Play™ Facilitator.⁠⁠⁠⁠ She coordinates the “Serious Game and Hybrid Learning” Research Unit, which is part of the Digital Administration and Social Innovation Center (DASIC) of Link Campus University. She has more than ten years of experience in the management of education projects, both at national and international level.

Brunella Botte

Brunella Botte

Dr. Brunella Botte is research grant holder at Link Campus University. She is specialised in Hybrid Learning Methodologies, more specifically in Serious Games Design and Gamification. She is contract professor for the Digital Entertainment course and for the Serious Games Design course at Link Campus University. She is also assistant for the Serious Games and Gamification course at Link Campus University.

Federico Del Prete

Federico Del Prete

Press office manager of the DETECt project, Dr. Federico Del Prete serves as their main point of contact for the media, handles all matters relating to the press, and contributes to the organisation of communication and dissemination activities. Professional journalist, he has a degree in Communication Sciences and a 10 years working experience in the most important italian press agency and various italian national newspapers.