On May 29, 2018, at the French Embassy in Rome, LUISS Rector Paola Severino and the Director of the SciencesPo Institut d’Etudes Politiques Frédéric Mion and the President of Pôle International et Europe MEDEF Bernard Spitz, Ambassadors Teresa Castaldo and Christian Masset, and President of Confindustria Vincenzo Boccia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Italian-French Dialogues for Europe to promote integration between the two countries in academics, politics and the legal and economic fields.“This agreement between important universities represents a unique value for its inclusiveness and its openness to participation with other organizations, companies and institutions of the two countries,” declared Rector Severino. “LUISS, alongside SciencesPo, will work to offer an increasingly international setting, giving students the possibility to interact with a diverse and prestigious cultural context.”
The agreement provides for joint financing of research, scientific publications and scholarships as well as the creation of a joint chair, alternating one year at LUISS with one year at SciencesPo.
The memorandum of understanding was presented on May 30 during Italian-French Dialogues: Italy, France and Europe in the Digital World, organized at Villa Blanc and covering topics including growth and the future of Europe in the digital age.
Participating in the event, in addition to the signatories of the agreement were: Emma Marcegaglia, President of LUISS, Luigi Abete, President of LUISS Business School, Giampiero Massolo, President of Fincantieri, Enrico Letta, Professor SciencesPo, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Professor of Economics LUISS and SciencesPo, Marco Sesana, CEO of Generali Italia, Andrea Munari, CEO of BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale, Azzurra Caltagirone, CEO of Il Messaggero, Marc Lazar, Professor of Political Sociology LUISS and SciencesPo, Cinzia Tagliabue, CEO of Amundi, Fabio Corsico, Director of the Family Business Management program at the LUISS Business School, Marie-Laure Djelic, Director of the SciencesPo School of Management and Innovation, and Gilles Pécout, Rector of Académie de Paris.
The agreement is another step in the University’s internationalization path, which today counts over 200 partnerships with universities in 44 countries, including 20 Double Degrees and structured partnerships.
LUISS University has also recently signed another memorandum of understanding to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai. Over the past two years, the number of LUISS graduates who work abroad has doubled. According to the Career Progress Rank of the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management Ranking, LUISS is in eighth place for career progress three years after graduation.