The Conference on the Marco Polo and Turandot Government Programs, established respectively in 2006 and 2009, is organized annually by Uni-Italia and is aimed at Universities, AFAM institutions, and language training organizations interested in the Projects.

Thanks to the Marco Polo and Turandot Programs, Chinese students with no knowledge of the Italian language can obtain a study visa, provided they are pre-enrolled in an Italian University or AFAM Institution Degree Program and must attend, before enrollment, a compulsory 10 or 11-month Italian language course in Italy.
The Marco Polo and Turandot Programs are unique in the landscape of relations between China and other countries. It is estimated that since 2008, around 35,000 Chinese students have enrolled in an Italian HEI solely thanks to the opportunity provided by these channels.
The Conference therefore aims to analyze the two Programs from various perspectives, in order to examine their critical aspects and identify possible solutions to improve their functioning. Moreover, it collects contributions from stakeholders, in a moment of discussion in the presence of officials from the relevant ministries (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of University and Research).
These summary documents, collected over the years, not only provide the most recent general data but also seek to summarize the discussions among the various actors of the two Programs on unresolved issues, as well as present information useful to all those institutions that have recently joined or intend to do so in the near future.
The findings of the conferences, emerged from the debates, are then periodically reported to the institutional references, in anticipation of the publication of the relevant Marco Polo and Turandot provisions.