The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a joint venture of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and education in the social sciences.

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. The Collegio undertakes both with a distinctly outward perspective, adhering to the standards of the international academic community. 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.

Our emphasis on excellence in research motivated the institution of the Carlo Alberto Medal, a recognition awarded to an Italian economist under the age of 40 (resident in Italy or abroad) for outstanding research contributions to the field of Economics (broadly defined).

The Collegio’s diverse and interdisciplinary research activities are presented in detail in the RESEARCH pages. The PEOPLE pages present the scholars engaged in the Collegio’s activities either as full-time employees, as fellows and affiliates (faculty of Italian universities who spend part of their time at the Collegio), or as visiting scholars. The Collegio is associated with a number of Research Networks which focus on some topics within the scope of the Collegio’s research areas.

The Collegio’s educational activities are detailed in the EDUCATION pages. At the undergraduate level, we organize the "Allievi" Honors Program, open to students of the University and the Politecnico of Torino, which aims to greatly deepen their knowledge and understanding of Economics and its investigative tools. At the graduate level, we organize four Master’s degree programs: in Economics, in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems, in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management and the program in Public Policy and Social Change (the latter two in collaboration with the University of Torino). The Collegio also hosts and supports two Doctoral Programs of the University of Torino.

Eurac Research, Institute for Renewable Energy

The INSTITUTE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY conducts applied research on ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS, based on or including SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOURCES. Its activities include NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS, as well as direct COOPERATION WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS. Industry-related projects normally involve the development of new products and the evaluation of technological solutions. The Institute also supports the promotion of renewable energy technologies and assists political decision-makers the scientific consultancy.The Institute's research involves the extensive use of DYNAMIC SIMULATIONS and MULTIPHYSICS MODELLING of advanced energy systems and buildings.Scientific results are based on LABORATORY TESTS of single components and integrated energy systems, as well as the MONITORING of applied demonstration sites, experimental outdoor installations and residential buildings. The Institute offers support also in the elaboration of COMPLEX ENERGY MODELS as DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM for single energy systems or buildings as well as for urban and regional areas
 The Institute is structured into FIVE RESEARCH GROUPS:

  • SUSTAINABLE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS focusing on hybrid and efficient heating and cooling systems for buildings, industry and sustainable districts
  • PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS focusing on the analysis of solar resources, performance and reliability of PV modules and systems and their integration into buildings and electricity grids
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS focusing on energy flexible buildings, façade systems concepts, solutions for natural ventilation and daylighting, cost optimal solution-sets for NZEB with high IEQ
  • ENERGY RETROFIT OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS focusing on energy performance of historic buildings and districts, conservation aspects in retrofit solutions and energy planning
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL ENERGY SYSTEMS focusing on sustainable energy planning, decision support system, big data frameworks, economic and financial evaluations of energy solutions

Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport

As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports EU policies with independent scientific evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.

The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) is one of the seven scientific Institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate General of the European Commission (EC). It is based both in Petten, the Netherlands and Ispra, Italy, and has a multidisciplinary team of around 300 academic, technical, and support staff.

The mission of the IET is to provide support to European Union policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe.

IET is doing so by carrying out research in both nuclear and non-nuclear energy domains, with partners from the Member States and beyond. In state-of-the-art experimental facilities, IET carries out key scientific activities in the following fields: renewable energies including solar, photovoltaics and biomass; sustainable & safe nuclear energy for current & future reactor systems; energy infrastructures and security of supply; sustainable transport, fuels and technologies including hydrogen and fuel cells as well as clean fossil fuel; energy techno/economic assessment; bioenergy including biofuels; energy efficiency in buildings, industry, transport and end-use.