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MAiA - Mirees Alumni International Association


The Mirees Alumni International Association (MAiA) is the official alumni network of the International Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES), the second cycle joint degree awarded by the University of Bologna Vytautas Magnus at Kaunas, Corvinus of Budapest and St. Petersburg State University, together with the universities of Ljubljana and Zagreb.
MAiA was founded in 2012 by an group of enthusiastic MIREES graduates and thanks to the support of the MIREES partner universities, with the purpose of creating a solid platform to link the former students of the program, among themselves and to their alma mater. The Association aims at sharing the career achievements and expertise of MIREES graduates, supporting the program’s dissemination worldwide and backing internship and employment opportunities.  In March 2014 MAiA became an official associate partner of the MA program and after the elections of its first Executive Board held on July 2014, the Association presented to the MIREES international faculty a solid agenda of goals for the mandate 2014-17.

MAiA’s priorities are divided according to three pillars:

  • Actively supporting MIREES promotional strategies
  • Boosting the networking among graduates
  • Fostering the employability and self-employability of MIREES alumni

MAiA represents a crucial partner and testimonial for MIREES, playing a fast-growing key-role for the advancement of the Program in relations to the changes of the international labour market, through its contact with the human capital represented by former student, the interconnections with stakeholders, external actors and employers, with great mutual benefits both for the Program and for all MIREES degree holders.

From the academic year 2015/16 MAiA collaborates with PECOB at the editorial coordination of MIREES selected master theses for publishing, and at the joint initiative launched with for the co-publication of analyses concerning current political, economic and social developments in the post-socialist space.

MAiA Executive Board

Adriano Remiddi, President
Irina Korovinskaya, Vice-President
Valentina Gilardoni, Treasurer

MAiA Editorial Coordinator

Giovanni Cadioli

MAiA Social Media Manager

Natalia Scandurra

MAiA Advisory Board

Bojan Bilić, Marzia Bona, Serena Bonato, Giovanni Cadioli, Carlo de Marco, Valentina Gilardoni, Claudia Pretto, Diana Lember, Miloš Janićki, Irina Korovinskaya, Aleksandar Kostadinov, Katarina Krečeva, Milan Milenković, Lara Otonicar, Ajda Pretnar, Adriano Remiddi, Giulio Di Stefano.


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