Collegio Einaudi Scientific Committee


The Scientific Committee of Collegio is composed of university professors, exponents of the world of training and business, with the function of guarantor of the quality of training activities and of stimulating the design of a training proposal increasingly based on experimental and innovative teaching, aim to train women and men willing and able to contribute to a profound impact of growth and improvement in the social, economic and cultural dimension of society.


Scientific Committee Members

Period 2020-2023

Laura Montanaro - President

Laura Montanaro President Vice-chancellor of Politecnico di Torino.

Vice-chancellor of Politecnico di Torino.
Tenured Professor in Materials Science and Technology at Politecnico di Torino
Through the LINCE Research Center, in the role of manager, he strengthened the relationship between universities and companies in the traditional and innovative fields of CERAMIC materials,promoting technological innovations relating to processes and products.

Luca Barra -

Luca Barra Associate Professor at the Department of Arts of Università di Bologna, with teaching in the scientific-disciplinary sector Cinema, photography and television.

Institutional positions include: member of the scientific committee of DAMSLab, Department of Arts of the Università di Bologna; in the two-year period 2018-2019 he was elected member of the council of the Cinema University Council. International collaborations include: director since 2019 of the doctoral summer school “Mediating Italy in Global Culture”, organized at the Department of Arts, University of Bologna, in collaboration with Brown University, Dickinson College, The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan and Wesleyan University; he was a visiting professor at Roehampton University in London and has lectured by invitation at the City University of New York, Indiana University, Lund University.
He collaborates with Mediaset / RTI on the “Link. Ideas for television ”.
He was student at Collegio Einaudi in 2002-2007.

Marco Cantamessa -

Marco Cantamessa Tenured Professor at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of Politecnico di Torino

Active in research projects in operations management and innovation management. Since 2018 he has been the Chancellor’s contact person for the University Strategic Plan.
He is a member – representative of the Politecnico di Torino – of the Board of Directors of ESMI Foundation – non-profit organization that manages the Italian campus of the ESCP business school Europe.
From 2008 to 2017 he was President and CEO of the I3P incubator of Turin, recognized by various rankings among the main European Academic incubators.

Roberto Beneduce -

Roberto Beneduce Tenured Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of Università di Torino

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery with a specialization in Psychiatry.
PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology at EHESS (Paris).
Visiting Professor at the universities of Berkeley, Libreville, Toulouse, Bordeaux.
His works have appeared in international journals such as Medical Anthropology, Anthropos,Transcultural Psychiatry, Politique Africaine, Cahiers d’études africaines, etc.
Among the topics of research he deals with: Anthropology of migration (refugees, asylum seekers, citizenship policies); Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies; Anthropology of violence,
genocides (Equatorial Africa, Palestine, etc.), memory and ethnic minorities; Medical Anthropology, Ethnopsychiatry and Psychoanalytic Anthropology; Religious imaginaries and transformations of the knowledge of care in sub-Saharan Africa

Ruggero Cesaria -

Ruggero Cesaria Global Head of Learning Ecosystems – Stellantis

In this role he also defined and implemented a new approach to employee training based on the principles of “gamification”, self-development and “learning agility “. This learning model, which is still being discussed in various international professional communities, was awarded the Excellence & Innovation HR Award 2018 in Italy.
Previously he was Chief Learning Officer of FIAT Group and took on various responsibilities in organizational research and training and consulting contexts.
The main areas of experience are related to innovative methodologies and soft skills including: communication, accountability, leadership, change management, trust and teamwork.

Nicoletta Di Blas -

Nicoletta Di Blas Associate Professor in Special Pedagogy at the Department of Electronics,Computer Science and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano.

Expert in innovative teaching, communication and technologies, communication of cultural heritage. Among her current positions, she is Scientific Director of DOL, an online Master in technology for teaching and co-director of the MIDIS master (of the Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano) on digital innovation at school.
She is also a member of HOC-LAB, a laboratory dedicated to teaching technologies and multimedia communication.

Alfonso Fuggetta -

Alfonso Fuggetta Manager and educator, he is a Tenured Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Administrator CEFRIEL delegate.

In these roles, he promotes and supports innovation in companies and public administrations by enhancing new ICT products, processes and services.
He has taken part in government commissions related to Open Source Software in the Public Administration and has collaborated, among others, with the Minister of Education and Universities.

Chiara Ghislieri -

Chiara Ghislieri Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of Università di Torino

She is President of the Single Guarantee Committee of Università di Torino.
Research and teaching areas relating to: guidance and education in adulthood; gender differences; balance between personal and work life; organizational well-being, fourth industrial revolution and job insecurity; leadership, followership, entrepreneurship.

Elio Giamello -

Elio Giamello Tenured Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at Università di Torino

He is an active researcher in the chemistry and photochemistry of solids with particular attention to the issues of the conversion of light energy. For many years he has dedicated himself to scientific dissemination activities on energy and environmental problems.
He is a member of the Academy of Sciences (Turin), of the European Academy of Science (EURASC, Liège), of the “Academia Europaea” (London).
Over time he has been, within Università di Torino, President of the Council of the Degree Course in Chemistry, Director of the Department of IFM chemistry.
He was one of the founders of the Doctoral School of Science and High Technology of Università di Torino, of which he was Director for six years.

Alberto Lazzaro -

Alberto Lazzaro President of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Industrial Union of Turin

In the three-year period 2016-2019 he held the role of Vice President of the Youth Group Entrepreneurs of the Industrial Union of Turin with responsibility for Education and Business Culture.
He is the owner and legal representative of Wisildent S.r.l, a company in the dental medical sector.

Tobias Luthe -

Tobias Luthe Associate Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway and researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of technology ETH in Zurich

Since March 2020 he has been a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Torino at the Department of Architecture and Design.
Director and founder of The MonViso Institute (Ostana), an open-air laboratory for research, education and entrepreneurship in projects of Sustainable Development.
He has worked on sustainable investments and renewable energy at the Sarasin Bank Switzerland; coordinated the German national ski team for environmental aspects of sustainability and has collaborated with the Swall Institute in California.
He is a mountain guide, master skier and sports coach: leads international expeditions in alpine contexts.

Laura Orestano -

Laura Orestano CEO of SocialFare, expert in social innovation, impact investing and change management, she has held the position of CEO of the Cottino Social Impact Campus since May 2019

Laura Orestano (@lauraorestano) is CEO of SocialFare, the first Center for Social Innovation in Italy and President of SocialFare Seed, the first seed impact investing vehicle in Italy and Board Member of the Cottino Social Impact Campus.
Laura has a long experience in industry, business strategy and social innovation and has worked in the UK, USA, Luxembourg and Germany.
Other titles and positions include: EU Social Innovation Expert, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), Jury Member of the EU Social Innovation Competition.
In 2016 Laura received the Women Economic Forum “Trailblazer Innovative Woman of the Decade” award, and in 2021 she became a Board Member of ActionAid Italia.

Stefania Stafutti -

Stefania Stafutti Tenured Professor in Languages ​​and Cultures of Asia and Africa

From 2007 to 2010 President of the Master’s Degree Course in Languages ​​and Cultures of Asia and Africa;
from 2010 to 2012 Deputy Director of the Oriental Studies Department of the University of Turin;
Head of the local research unit for the PRIN project entitled: Law and culture: the transposition of European legal models in Contemporary China “(2008);
Scientific director of the University Masters “Services for immigrants” and “Business in China”, respectively. a.a. 2004-2008 and 2004-2007;
Renowned director of the Italian Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Italy in Beijing from 2012 to 2016.
Member of the Steering Committee for the sinological section of the online academic journal Kervan (, band A – of the University of Turin, Member of the Board of AISC, Italian Association of Chinese Studies; Director of the Italian side of the Confucius Institute of the University of Turin 2009-2012 and end of 2016 to date.
She mainly deals with modern and contemporary Chinese literature and Cultural Studies, analyzing the language of literature as an indispensable tool for understanding the evolution of a society as a whole.

Paolo Verri -

Paolo Verri He recently held the position of Director of the Foundation which oversaw the events of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019

From 2015 to 2017 he was Extraordinary Commissioner of the Apulia Territorial Promotion Agency.
From 2013 to 2015, for EXPO 2015, he coordinated the Schedule of Events and Exhibition Contents of the Italian Pavilion.
In this project he followed up an important collaboration with the CNR and the Italian universities that have demonstrated with numerous events the liveliness of national scientific research and their impact at the level of technological and economic transfer, as well as new values ​​such as ethics and sustainability of researchers and companies.
From 2007 to 2011 he worked as Director at the conception, editing and publication of the project for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy in Turin and Piedmont.

Alex Caricasole -

Alex Caricasole Collegio Einaudi student and graduate in Automotive Engineering at Politecnico di Torino

He was born in Taranto, but spent his first eight years in Sicily since his father, a financier, was serving in Messina.
In Taranto he continued his high school studies and started a sports career as a water polo player.
He attended the Liceo Scientifico “G. Battaglini ”, graduating with honors. For a long time he had dreamed of working on cars; for this reason he chose Turin and Politecnico di Torino.
“Right from the start I chose Collegio Einaudi where I found the family I had left behind in Taranto for ambition”.