Ortygia BS aims to attract students and professionals coming from South Europe, North Africa and Middle East. Mediterranean countries are assiduous commercial partners but sometimes culturally and politically distant one another. A centre of knowledge sharing and dialogue favours the contacts between companies operating in foreign countries and looking for qualified professionals and commercial partners abroad.
By attracting important academic and business players of the Mediterranean area, Ortygia BS aims at becoming a qualified centre of dialogue on the Mediterranean political, social and economic environment. The chance of dialogue between different countries is fundamental for the economic development of the Mediterranean Area. In fact, most of the existing diversities are potentially complementarities. Therefore, cooperation represents a strong value for the economic success of the region. The school will favour cooperation and knowledge sharing also among students exploiting innovative learning methodologies.
One of the biggest challenges of building Ortygia BS deals with its location. Sicily is the center of the Mediterranean area and has the big chance to play an important role in that market. Despite this potential, the region has historically suffered a slow development. Ortygia BS represents a big opportunity for the relaunch of this region thanks to a network of companies and professionals revolving around it, the capacity and knowledge building provided by BS programs and the international opening coming from the continuous dialogue with international professionals, institutions and companies.