Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti

Established in 1965 as a ‘Libera Università’, Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio of Chieti (UdA) became state-owned in 1982. Since then, its mission has been to broaden the frontiers of knowledge in all fields, from Humanities to Economics, from Architecture to Neurosciences and Legal Sciences, from Medicine to Biomedical Engineering and Geology, as well as promoting an understanding of the world in which we live. In 2020 it enrolled 36.000 students, coming from all over Italy and the Adriatic regions.

International research and excellence in teaching are among the most important activities that UdA’s teaching and administrative staff pursue, day after day. In order to build up a global vision meeting the changing demands of work life and promoting well-being in society, every academic year UdA coordinates several European and international research projects and attracts brilliant European and international minds through its visiting scholar program.

With its cutting-edge facilities and laboratories, such as the Laboratorio di Ricerca Centro di Studi e Tecnologie Avanzate (CAST laboratory); with its academic spinoffs and its two campuses (one in the hills of Chieti and the other by the coast in Pescara); with its two schools and 13 Departments offering blended teaching and mobiliy programs, libraries and digital libraries, UdA attracts countless high–profile international students, professionals and academics every year. Through European and international partnerships, Erasmus plus and overseas student and staff mobility programmes, with its research projects and teaching excellence, UdA promotes the advancement of knowledge and research nationally and internationally and invests in strategic partnerships with world-class institutions, renowned university networks, private and public companies.

SEAH people @ UdA
Mariapia D'Angelo, PhD, Associate Professor in Language Teaching, Coordinator of the SEAH project. Her teaching covers Language Teaching, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Translation Theory, Teaching Italian as Second and Foreign Language. She is coordinating a post-graduate Course in “Didattica dell’Italiano L2/LS” at the University of Chieti-Pescara (UdA); she is also in charge of the Certificate in Italian Language Proficiency (C.I.L.S.) and of the coordination of the Italian SL courses for Erasmus incoming students at UdA (

Maria Chiara Ferro, PhD, Associate Professor in Slavic Studies. Her main research interests lie in the study of Russian specialized intellectual lexicon, especially based on the Russian National Corpus. Combining a diacronic intralinguistic perspective and a syncronic interlinguistic one, her research aims to find proper Italian equivalents. In SEAH Maria Chiara Ferro is Scientific Coordinator Intellectual Output (IO) 3 (

Sara Piccioni, PhD, Associate Professor in Spanish Language and Translation. Her teaching covers Spanish Language and Linguistics modules, as well as general and specialized translation. Her main research interests lie in corpus linguistics applied to the study of Spanish for special purposes, metaphor in literary language and specialized communication, and the use of computer tools in translator training. She has experience in the technical coordination of corpus building projects, as well as in organising and delivering peer-training programs. Sara Piccioni within SEAH will be coordinating Intellectual Output 1 (

Claudio Varagnoli, Full Professor of Architectural Restoration, PhD, in the Department of Architecture. He has coordinated important restoration projects. His interests lie, a. o., in historical construction sites, materials and techniques, philological examination of architectural and urban plans, preservation and restoration of 20th Century architecture, historic centres care and contemporary architecture. At the University of Pescara he has coordinated post-graduate courses and Doctoral courses. As a consultant and main stakeholder, he will play a crucial role during each phase of the project (

Claudia Colantonio, PhD in Linguistics, Adjunct Professor in Spanish Language and Translation. Her main research interests lie in Language contact in Spanish-speaking countries (

Natalia Guseva, Adjunct Professor in Russian Language and Translation, PhD Student in Comparative, Historical, Contrastive Linguistics and Linguistic Typology. Her main research interests lie in cross-cultural pragmatics (Russian-Italian); politeness in Italian-Russian communication; teaching Russian for special purposes, linguistic analysis of economic and legal texts. (

Paolo Petricca, PhD in Linguistics, Research Fellow in Logic and Philosophy of Science. His main research areas are formal ontologies in linguistics and semantics; cognitive and formal account of natural language semantics; diagrammatic properties and visual semantics; Logic and Epistemology of Language (

Simone Di Nardo Di Maio PhD, Adjunct Professor in Computer Science. His teaching covers basic computer science and digital humanities, web development and technologies, advanced programming and mobile systems development. His main research interests concern static program analysis, abstract interpretation and linear abstract domains (

Glauco Conte, Administrative Coordinator, head of the International Partnership and Cooperation Office (

Francesca Vinci, Administrative Assistant, International Partnership and Cooperation Office (