The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and high education in the social sciences, in accordance with the values and practices of the international academic community, through a threefold action plan:
- the production of first-rate research in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences and Law;
- the provision of top-level undergraduate and graduate education in the above disciplines;
- the contribution to the public policy debate.
In particular, the Collegio works in close connection with four departments of the University of Torino, that host economists, sociologists, political scientists and jurists.
The Faculty contribute to a dynamic research environment involving residential faculty of the University of Torino, faculty hired on the international academic job market, and visiting scholars. Together they build our core scientific community, made by a total of about 60 researchers. As the Collegio’s mission makes clear, we deem research and education as equally important, since at a high level they cannot exist without each other. Our educational objective is to prepare undergraduate and Master’s students who can either enter the professional world with recognized and prized skills and adapt quickly to an ever-changing economic environment, or pursue a career in research in the world’s best PhD programs. Our research objective is to contribute to policy design for the economy and for other areas of public policy with research at a level comparable to the world’s top departments and research centers.
The Compagnia di San Paolo
The Compagnia di San Paolo is one of the largest foundations in Europe. It pursues socially useful objectives in order to promote cultural, civil and economic development with the income from its assets.
The Compagnia operates in the broad areas in which its institutional activity is organized: as research and education, the arts, cultural heritage and activities, health, and social policy. The Compagnia’s work is carried out through grants and projects directly managed by its own organization and instrumental bodies, including the Collegio Carlo Alberto.
The University of Torino
The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting about 70,000 students, 4,000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1,800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.
The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.
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