UNICA Student Conference 2017



Official website of the Conference: http://www.unicaroma.it 


The 9th UNICA Student Conference: Towards a Student-Centred University was hosted by Sapienza University of Rome together with Universities Tor Vergata, Roma Tre, and "Foro Italico", 4-8 October 2017.

The 9th UNICA Student Conference in Rome brought together more than 200 Student delegates from 30 countries and 37 UNICA member universities

Students had a unique possibility of meeting their peers from other European universities and discussing in 10 Forums focussing on different topics related to Higher Education. They had the possibility to share their experiences, present constructive criticism, as well as propose improvements in different areas within Higher Education.

On the last day of the Conference each Student Forum presented an Action plan competing for two categories of prizes: the Students' Vote Prize, and the Prize of the Jury (composed of the UNICA President, the UNICA Steering Committee members attending the Student Conference on 7 October, and the UNICA Secretary General).



Students' Vote Prize: Forum 9 “Integration of refugees: what can Universities do?”

Jury Prize: Forum 8 “Greener Universities”

The students of the two winning action plans received symbolic prizes at the Conference, and will be asked to submit full project proposals with requests for small UNICA co-funding by 20 December 2017


UNICA Film Competition

The contest was open to all delegations for the 2017 UNICA Student Conference, which were asked to submit a short video related to the main theme of the Conference “Towards a Student-Centred University”. The videos were presented at Sapienza University on 4 October 2017, and all the Student delegates were invited to vote for their preferred film, based on its originality and relevance to the theme of the conference, as well as the aesthetic and scriptwriting qualities. 



Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, University Paris Dauphine




1 - Forum Quality of Higher Education
2 - Forum Student-Centered Learning
3 - Forum New ways of teaching and learning
4 - Forum Fostering access to Higher Education
5 - Forum Student Mobility
6 - Forum Recognition
7 - Forum Employability of students
8 - Forum Greener Universities
9 - Forum Integration of refugees: what can Universities do?
10 - Forum The Future of Europe




Student Conference Programme

Procedure of awarding the Student Action Plans

2017 UNICA Student Conference Film Competition conditions 

Academic Tutors' Round Table Programme 

Topics for the 10 discussion forums

Student Conference: short history, who is who

Learn more about previous UNICA Student Conferences

President Jean-Claude Juncker's “State of the Union Address 2017”(Brussels, 13 September 2017) 


Contact: for any questions about the UNICA Student Conference, please contact Ms Laura BROSSICO (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu 

Wednesday, 4 October, 2017 to Sunday, 8 October, 2017
Host Institution: 
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre