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People around the globe are increasingly on the move: 272 million people, or 3.5% of the world’s population, are currently international migrants. We live in a time where human mobility becomes a key issue for managers and employees in any organization, such as private companies, business associations and trade unions, employment agencies, welfare organizations, non-governmental organizations, public authorities and many others. To keep pace with the times, this course offers an advanced, theory-practice overview about the opportunities and challenges generated by human mobility for trade, business, innovation and economic development.


Aims and learning objectives

HUMUS aims at providing participants with an understanding about key opportunities around international mobility and migration for businesses and organizations, in light of innovation and entrepreneurship dynamics in cities and regions. Participants will:

A certificate of attendance of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will be delivered to each participant.


Who should attend



HUMUS provides insights about how human mobility and migration can be understood, explored, and valorized in the context of businesses and organizations. The contents are organized in two thematic modules, which can be both or singularly attended by participants. The following topics are covered by the programme:


Teaching approach and Faculty

To offer a complete understanding of these topics, the Winter School adopts:

Maurizio Ambrosini, Università di Milano

Jean-Luc Cerdin, ESSEC Business School (France)

Fabio Montobbio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Benson Honig, McMaster University (Canada)

Robert Kloosterman, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Daniela Bolzani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Alessia Anzivino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Davide Donatiello, FIERI

Mattia Corbetta, OECD Trento Center for Local Development

Marco Mazzeschi, Mazzeschi s.r.l.

Maura Di Mauro

Marco Mazza, IBM Italia (TBC)

Comune di Milano, DG Urban Economics and Labour, Economic Innovation Unit (TBC)

… and many others!


Programme and course duration

A full week programme from 11 to 17 January 2020, taught in English. It includes lectures and visits taking place from 9:00 am to 6.00 pm (including breaks and lunch).

A detailed programme schedule will be made available to registered participants before the beginning of the school.


Entry requirements

A common good command of the English language is required.



HUMUS will take place at the Milan Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


Tuition fees

The fee covers:

The fee does not cover transportation to Milan, room and board (except for scheduled events).


How to enroll

Application deadline is January, 8th, 2020. To enroll, please send your CV to [log in to unmask] to receive detailed information about enrollment procedures. We will get in touch to provide additional information and keep you posted on any updates concerning the programme.

The course will be activated only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached. If HUMUS will not take place, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will fully refund the tuition fees.




Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo Gemelli 1

20123 Milano

Tel. +39 02.7234.3089 - Fax +39 02.7234.2300 - E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

HUMUS website: https://www.icrim.eu/humus/



With the support of:

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FIERI – Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione




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Mazzeschi s.r.l.






Media partner:

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Daniela Bolzani, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Department of Economic Sciences and Business Management
Faculty of Economics 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Via Necchi, 5 - 20123 Milan - Italy 



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