Strengthening the bridge between our country and the U.S. with skills, relations and new business opportunities, as strategic assets of a new “economic and educational diplomacy”: this is the goal of Luiss University’s mission in the United States. This will include the launch of the Luiss US Foundation and the international Master’s program “Trans-Atlantic Business Executive” (TABE), which will train managers and professionals within an international partnership, encompassing Universities and business associations from six countries: Italy, the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada.
These important innovations has been presented during the mission in Washington D.C. on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October by a delegation from the University, including the Vice President Paola Severino, the Rector Andrea Prencipe, the Deputy-Rector for Internationalization Raffaele Marchetti and Luiss Alumni Association (ALL) President Andrea Battista.
The “Luiss US Foundation” has been launched on Saturday 29th October in the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to the USA Mariangela Zappia. The new Foundation will serve as an operational hub for fundraising and for seeking new stakeholders on American soil. It will enable the University to develop enhanced cooperation with American universities, companies, and civil society organizations with the aim of becoming a physical and cultural milestone for the large Italian-American community in the U.S. To achieve these goals, the new Foundation will draw on ideas and resources from the University’s Alumni community, a network of more than 54,000 professionals on five continents who, during this mission, will inaugurate the new Washington Chapter, which will join those already present in New York and California. The Chapter in the U.S. capital will be headed by Giuliana Canè, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Furthermore, within the Transatlantic Investment Committee (TIC), a platform created in October 2021 with the aim of consolidating ties between Italy and the U.S. in the field of industrial and research co-investments, Luiss will be one of the promoters of the launch of the International Master’s program “Trans-Atlantic Business Executive (TABE), to enhance the skills of global leaders and managers, capable of intercepting the economic and commercial challenges between the two sides of the Ocean. TABE will integrate education and business by aggregating six of the world’s most prestigious universities: in addition to Luiss, George Washington University (GWU), SciencesPo, Uni Ottawa, Hertie School in Berlin, King’s College London, and Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
“Luiss is proud to contribute to writing of a new page in the story of Rome-Washington relations, a seminal and emblematic step, especially in these times of high uncertainty. Connecting the Higher education system and the industrial systems of our countries with this ideal bridge, extended to our closest continental partners, means building a solid basis for the creation of fundamental new skills and opportunities for generating economic growth and a common vision of the world” declared University Vice President Paola Severino.
On the occasion of the U.S. mission, “NIAF-Luiss Guido Carli” scholarships, funded by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), have been launched to enable U.S. students of Italian descent to attend Luiss.
“These new Luiss initiatives in the United States consolidate and accelerate our internationalization path, which, to date, counts more than 315 partner universities in 64 countries,” said Rector Andrea Prencipe, who added: “The global approach of our Athenaeum continues, therefore, along two lines: preparing students with an international mindset and interdisciplinary knowledge to face the complexity of future challenges; and strengthening our relations with companies and institutions present overseas, also through the network of Luiss Alumni, true ambassadors of our University.”
Finally, it should be mentioned that in 2022, Luiss climbed the international rankings of Higher Education: according to the prestigious QS World University ranking by Subject, the University named after Guido Carli is 1st in Italy and 22nd in the world for Political and International Studies and in the Top 100 for the Social Sciences and Management area.