The Founders

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.