Alumni

Nothing but the students' voices can describe the experience and takeaways of the Master. Here some of the keywords that MIMES alumni have highlighted during a recent survey.*

 

 

* survey conducted among 70 MIMES graduates from 2014 to 2019. Respondents: 34.

 

2020-21

The MIMES program provided me with an opportunity to not only engage in an intensive study of the ‘cradle of civilization’ to give thoughtful consideration to the complexities and commonalities of the Middle East region but also prepared me for taking a front-row seat during deliberations on global and regional matters in the corridors and conference rooms of the United Nations in New York.
Read Ora's full story

Listen to Giacomo's experience

Listen to Giacomo's experience

MIMES Graduation speech

MIMES Graduation speech

Despite the tough times you have achieved your goal: your diploma in the Master in #MiddleEastern Studies. And now it is your time time to "sail across the sea of life", as Prof Riccardo Redaelli, Director of the MIMES has wished to the new graduates students. 
Watch the video and listen to the words of our alumna Anastasia Davydkina

Francesco Teruggi | Italy

2017-18

Francesco Teruggi | Italy

MIMES was a turning point in my life. The courses provided an in-depth knowledge of the socio-political, economic and cultural situation of the region. It was a thought-provoking occasion to deal with the complexity of the area, thanks to a skilled and professionalized faculty, that made me develop scientific methodologies and operative competences in the research field, encouraged me to question everything I thought it was well-established. A multicultural and international environment, where I met inspiring and enriching people. An exciting, intense, meaningful journey I will always be grateful for

Marie Figoureux | Belgium

2015-16

Marie Figoureux | Belgium

As a graduate from the Master in Middle Eastern studies 2016, I can definitely describe 2016 as the most inspiring, eye-opening and challenging year so far. During my time at ASERI, academic discussions with a variety of experts in a diversified environment were accompanied by the development of what I know will be friendships for a lifetime. The Master gave me the opportunity to intern in Tel Aviv, Israel, a goal I had wanted to achieve for a long time. Because of this specializing Master, I feel capable of pursuing an international academic career.

Lorena Stella Martini | Italy

2015-16

Lorena Stella Martini | Italy

I think the aspect of MIMES that I appreciated the most- the one I remember more dearly and I will certainly miss- was the amazing opportunity to be lectured by experts coming not only from very different geographical, but also professional backgrounds. I could see the enthusiasm and the involvement in the eyes of many among them when they told us about their direct experiences in Middle Eastern countries. Their words guided us in the discovery and exploration of this region, and were also fundamental to foster our interest and to give a clearer face to our hopes and expectations.

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