Podcasts and iTunes U
ICGEB supports podcasting through the ICGEB on iTunes U; a vast learning resource offering free educational content that users can download straight to their computer and mobile devices via the iTunes Store, Apple's popular online music, video and podcast service.
ICGEB joined iTunes U in July 2011, making a range of high quality, audio-visual assets used in its international seminars and meetings and courses, lessons and public events (in Trieste, Italy), freely accessible for download and sharing by the public, to communicate the diversity and strength of its international research (these collections are also available on the ICGEB Web site).
ICGEB Trieste was the first academic institute in Italy to upload movies offering free, specialised, international, scientific content on the iTunes U - Beyond Campus platform. Its current collection holds over 400 films in 36 categories in the fields of Health & Medicine and Science, which regularly feature in the top 10 collections across the globe alongside Imperial College London and Stanford University, among others. ICGEB movies are previewed and downloaded an average 120,000 times a year in over 80 countries. (Statistics are provided directly by the iTunes U platform).
Teaching and Learning
The ICGEB laboratories in Trieste alone welcome approx. 400 visitors a year, including school and University groups. Laboratory personnel also actively participate in the annual Open Days held in May/June each year and strongly support local, national and international outreach activities for the lay public.
ICGEB Events and initiatives for the lay public include:
Trieste Next 2016: UMANO POST-UMANO: verso l'homo technologicus
Trieste NEXT 2015: BIOlogos The Future of Life
Trieste NEXT 2014: EnergETHIC
Trieste Next 2013: WATERWISE