LUISS University and Snam work together for talent development: a new professorship in Energy Economics and Policies established


LUISS and Snam announced a collaboration today with a goal to train future managers and professionals in the energy sector and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. The announcement was made at Villa Blanc during the “Businesses for the school” event.

The event was attended by: Andrea Prencipe, Rector LUISS, Giovanni Lo Storto, General Manager of the University, Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer of Snam, Gianni Vittorio Armani, Chief Executive Officer of ANAS, Alessandro Profumo, Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo and Sabrina Bruno and Lucia Morselli, independent board members, among others. The day began with an address from the President of the Capitoline Assembly, Marcello De Vito, and was concluded by speech from the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Lorenzo Fioramonti.

The partnership between Snam and the Guido Carli University will support the LUISS Business School Masters Program in Management and Technology, major in Energy Industry, and the establishment of a professorship in Energy Economics and Policies, which will be aimed at focusing energy transition research.

“LUISS’s mission is to train talent through international programs that foster the growth of a generation of professionals capable of successfully interpreting and facing the challenges of the global economy, including collaboration with companies: for students, the  potential to tackle topics with the protagonists of the world of work from university desks is a great incentive, as well as an excellent opportunity. The partnership with Snam moves towards this: future energy professionals will have the responsibility to lead the future, with a strong focus on sustainability”, explained Andrea Prencipe, Rector of LUISS.

During the meeting, two other Snam projects related to training were also announced. The first, conceived in partnership with the Elis consortium and its associated companies, is called "Schooling" and aims to provide Italian teachers with cutting-edge tools to train students to face the world of work effectively. In particular, Snam and the other companies participating in the initiative will provide teachers with their knowledge, experience and offices, leveraging external expertise on specific issues. In its first phase, the initiative will involve 20 institutes from all over Italy for a total of 18 training days in three Italian cities (Milan, Rome and Bari). The areas of focus for the training will be defined in detail with a focus group of about 30 teachers and will cover topics including digital, foreign languages, job interview conduct, communication techniques, social skills, diversity and integration, handling emotions and bullying and cyberbullying.

That’s not all. In other news, Snam is launching the Snam Institute, a new flagship of excellence specializing in technical and managerial preparation. The Institute is distinctive in that it will not only provide training initiatives for Snam’s employees and collaborators, but will also extend to its partner companies, thanks to the network which, employs over 1,000 suppliers in the region, 90% of which are small and medium-sized Italian companies.

Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, commented: “People are the most important resource of a company. We are convinced that only companies that invest in training, culture and innovation are destined to succeed in the long term. Every year, Snam guarantees approximately 3,000,000 hours of training to its 3,000 employees on various topics, from security to project management. Our company invests 1 billion euros a year in Italy and has a turnover of about 17 thousand people. For this reason, we have also decided to extend our commitment outside of Snam: with the Institute, we will also offer training to our partners, and with the “Schooling" project, we will make our skills available, together with other member companies, as an extra tool for teachers and students and foster a better connection between the school and the business worlds. Our commitment is further strengthened with our partnership with LUISS, which will allow us to contribute to the training of new professionals in the energy sector”.


LUISS contacts

06 8522 5437-5348
Annalisa Pacini
335 6952670


Snam contacts

+39 02 37037273



Forty years after its establishment, the LUISS - Free International University of Social Studies Guido Carli - with its four departments in Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law and Political Science and its four Higher Education and Research Schools, LUISS Business School, School of Government, School of Law and School of European Political Economy, offers an advanced training model, oriented not only to bestow knowledge but also to "train to the flexibility" of over 8,000 students who can become protagonists of their own future. An active partner with the world of work and an international driver for a training abroad, the LUISS Business School and its degree courses in the Department of Enterprise and Management were given the EQUIS international certification (European Quality Improvement System) in 2016, an accreditation that only recognizes 1% of the world's most advanced training schools, out of the 15,000 candidates entered each year. The employment rate of LUISS graduates one year after graduation is 80%, with 90% for graduates in Economics and Finance and Enterprise and Management. The percentage of LUISS graduates working abroad has increased from 5% to 10% in the last two years. Lecturers and representatives of institutions of excellence in the classrooms; a network of ever-growing international relations, and research activities at European and International level. In the last three years, there has been a 62% increase in the employment of foreign professors at the LUISS Academy. Over 100 foreign teachers work at the Academy, including 43 visiting professors, and more than 200 courses are taught in English.

LUISS is also provide global engagement programs that directly involve the students at the University. The Erasmus and Double Degree programs offered by LUISS are based on a solid network of more than 200 international agreements with the most prestigious universities in the world. From Argentina to the United States, from South Korea to China, to almost all the countries of the European Union. In 2016, LUISS celebrated the tenth anniversary of the double degree agreements with the University of Fudan, in Shanghai. In Asia, the University has structured an international plan that includes study and work arrangements in Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. The Double Degree and the Structured Partnership has continued to grow in the past few years,  allowing the students to obtain a double degree, attending lectures at the university for a year and then finishing their degree abroad. LUISS is a partner of QTEM, the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management network Master's program, a network of universities and international companies, which offers participants two mobility paths during a semester at two universities in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States , with the completion of an internship.




Snam is Europe’s leading gas utility. Founded in 1941 as “Società Nazionale Metanodotti”, it has been building and managing sustainable and technologically advanced infrastructure guaranteeing energy security for over 75 years. Snam operates in Italy and through subsidiaries in Austria (TAG and GCA), France (Teréga) and the United Kingdom (Interconnector UK). It is one of the main shareholders of TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) and is the company most involved in projects for the creation of the Energy Union.

First in Europe by transport network size (over 32,500 km in Italy, about 40,000 with international subsidiaries) and natural gas storage capacity (16.7 billion cubic meters in Italy, about 20 billion with international subsidiaries), Snam manages the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant built in Italy and is a shareholder of the country’s main terminal.

Snam’s business model is based on sustainable growth, transparency, nurturing talent, and the development of local areas by dialoguing with communities. It fosters sustainable mobility, expands into energy efficiency, and invests in biomethane and innovative technologies to increase the use of renewable gas, a key resource of the green economy.  


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