The EIB has signed an agreement with Bocconi University aiming at developing a wide ranging cooperation in the fields of academic research, teaching and  training.

This is the first cooperation agreement signed with an Italian university. It calls for the development of a capstone Project, i.e. a research project on a topic chosen by the EIB Group and followed by an EIB Group mentor, involving Bocconi Masters students, as well as for the participation of EIB staff as guest speakers in academic courses or in practical seminars series on the EIB group at Bocconi.

Beginning in academic year 2016-2017,  the capstone Project will involve the Master in Public Administration’s students under the tutorship of Professor Veronica Vecchi. In addition, a series of seminars will be organised at Bocconi, mainly addressed to students interested in relations between business and public administrations. A study tour to EIB’s Luxembourg headquarters for the students of EMMAP, an executive Master in public administrations management, was organised in June 2017.

Bocconi University, founded in 1902, is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. It was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. The EIB Institute manages the cooperation agreements (partnerships, MoUs..) of the EIB Group with universities.