Andrea Fosfuri Dean for PhD School
By Davide Ripamonti
THE BOCCONI PHD SCHOOL WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND, ABOVE ALL, COMPETES WITH THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES TO ATTRACT THE BEST TALENTS, AS DEAN ANDREA FOSFURI EXPLAINS
“When a student we want to bring to Bocconi ends up choosing Harvard or the London School of Economics, we don't take too much of it. That’s because sometimes also the opposite happens. What makes us proud in any case is that our reference target is now top-tier universities. We are for all intents and purposes a top-level university”, says Andrea Fosfuri, Full Professor at the Department of Management and Technology, who has been confirmed in the role of Dean of the PhD School, a position he has held for three years now. "Without a doubt a sign of esteem and appreciation," he explains, "but continuity in this case is important, because it takes four to five years to fully evaluate the results of my job". In addition, with the new mandate, Fosfuri will also be called upon to deal with Bocconi for Innovation (B4i), the pre-acceleration, acceleration and development platform for startups of Bocconi University: "A very interesting role for me. I have always been involved in innovation and start-ups in particular. What I will try to do in this regard will be trying to integrate more and more B4i into the University's teaching programs".