Research and Higher Education
Supporting research and higher education is a fundamental priority for the Compagnia di San Paolo, as it believes that education and the development of basic and applied research are an essential condition for a new economic growth.
The recent financial crisis and the consequent economic recession, however, call for a rationalization that must take shape thorough a careful selection of the supported projects.
With regard to research, the Compagnia’s attention focuses on strengthening and aggregating already existing structures, and on getting mid-term agreements and partnerships started, instead of supporting individual initiatives.
This orientation also answers the need for coordination between the Compagnia’s initiatives, that is ever more entwined with a similar need for coordination with the other actors in its main territory of reference, from the Piemonte Region to the Universities, from the network of companies to the other foundations.
In regard to higher education, the Compagnia di San Paolo is committed to supporting graduate, post-graduate, and masters’ programs, as well as specialization schools. These activities largely involve the dedication of the Compagnia’s instrumental bodies.
This picture finds its place within the framework of a Convention with the Università degli Studi di Torino; the conventions made with the Politecnico di Torino, with the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, and with the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II are already effective.
22.01.2014 - Bruxelles
“Increasing the efficiency of economic processes” is the general objective of the proposal presented by Dino Gerardi, a professor at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, which has been awarded a 4-year “consolidator” grant by the European Research Council (ERC), starting in 2014. His is one of the 46 projects across all scientific disciplines presented by Italian nationals to be granted funding in 2013.