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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Monash University Prato Centre!

The Prato Centre provides Monash University with a strategic European base for education and research collaborations. Since its establishment in 2001, thousands of Monash students and researchers have benefited from the centre’s strong links throughout Europe.

The centre is the site for innovative teaching programs for the Faculties of Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Law. We also offer an internship and industry-based learning program that enables students to develop internationally-transferable employability skills.

The centre contributes to the University’s research quality and impact by acting as a research incubator and by concentrating global expertise on complex international challenge areas. It also provides a premium location for international research meetings and hosts approximately 35 such meetings per year.

A vibrant community engagement program ensures that the centre is embedded in its local context and that visiting staff and students have the opportunity to develop their understanding of contemporary Italian and European culture.

We welcome proposals for collaboration in education and research and encourage you to visit us when you are next travelling through Europe.

Dr Cecilia Hewlett
Director