Our Commitment to Education
The StudioSì Fund was introduced to respond to the financing needs related to access to tertiary education emerged from the EIB’s ex-ante evaluation. The initiative aims to support tertiary education in areas consistent with the National Smart Specialization Strategy.
Ministry of University and Research
The StudioSì Fund was established to implement the "Tertiary Education in Areas Consistent with the National Smart Specialization Strategy and its Attractiveness" Action of the NOP on Research and Innovation 2014-2020. Through this initiative, MUR intends to promote the principles of additionality and complementarity in the ordinary policies supporting the right to education.
The NOP on Research and Innovation 2014-2020
The StudioSì initiative is part of the measures supported by the NOP on Research and Innovation 2014-2020 under the investment priority aimed at “Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Higher Education or Equivalent Level Qualifications to Increase Participation and Completion Rates Especially for Disadvantaged Groups”. The expected result of this initiative is linked to the objective of increasing the levels of competence, participation and educational success in tertiary and/or equivalent education.
The StudioSì initiative is in line with the Skills Agenda for Europe adopted by the European Commission aimed at increasing graduates in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).