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London: Italian research is awarded recognition in the United Kingdom

The young Italian researchers who authored the six projects that won the ‘Italy Made Me’ contest received an award at a ceremony held at the Italian Embassy in London. The contest, which is celebrating its fifth edition, was created to highlight Italian academic research in the United Kingdom. ‘Italy Made Me’ is a prize awarded to Italian researchers trained in Italian institutions and currently employed in the most distinguished universities in  the United Kingdom. The initiative, which was launched by the Italian Embassy and is supported by private enterprises and non-profit organisations, means to enhance the quality  of the Italian educational system which is reflected through the highly appreciated work of young Italian talents abroad. The project selection panel was made up by members of the Embassy’s Scientific Board. This year’s competition included 34 projects in the following sectors: Life Sciences, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The 6 prize-winning projects broach very topical issues and are expected to have a considerable impact due to their potential scientific applications. Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, who presided over the ceremony, underlined that the spirit of ‘Italy Made Me’ contributes to assert the value that academic training has on personal and professional achievement, as well as the indispensible contribution made by experts in tackling the complex contemporary and future challenges .