Investing in young people to guarantee the right to education

Areas of collaboration between Intesa Sanpaolo and universities

The commitment to guarantee young people the right to education has a very significant value for us, because we think it is aimed at inclusion and orientation that guarantee conscious choices of training courses and therefore, contrasting school dropout and reducing social inequalities.
This commitment takes the form of partnerships with the main Italian excellences in the university field aimed at supporting and financing for studying.



Support for studying

Support, inclusion and the right to study, the centrality of education and training for young people are the drivers of the many relationships developed by the various units of the Group with the universities.
We believe these collaborations are important levers for the attractiveness of universities, for the competitiveness of businesses, for the employability of students and for the economic and social growth of the territories. All, thanks to the interactions with students and teachers, generate a fruitful and mutual exchange of knowledge and innovative projects. 

We collaborate with over 60 Italian Universities, all the largest and the main ones for positioning in national and international rankings, through agreements that include employer branding, recruiting, training, support activities for professorships and 1st and 2nd level Masters , scholarships for students and doctoral students, testimonies and teaching of people of the Group in the teaching activities of the universities, company visits and theses in the company, research and innovation projects.               
We also collaborate with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Study support - some projects


Economic support for the studying

For us, being an impact bank means making investments that have a positive and inclusive impact both on people and society as a whole.
The Impact Fund was created to guarantee the disbursement of loans to individuals with potential, motivation and good projects to grow, but with capital and income characteristics that do not fully meet the normal evaluation criteria such as university students, researchers, women entrepreneurs, new entrepreneurs and startup.

The funding per Crescere  is designed to supplement the income of families with children who attend primary and lower secondary school, aged between 6 and 19, making the growth and education phase of the children more sustainable.

The loan per Merito, on the other hand, is the unsecured loan that allows students to invest in their future and conduct their studies with financial support. In synergy, we have also activated the StudioSì Fund, the impact funding to promote university study in the South.

StudioSì  is the fund of the PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020  of the Ministry of University and Research, co-financed by the European Social Fund, which supports students engaged in tertiary education courses consistent with the National Strategy of Intelligent Specialization (SNSI) resident or enrolled in the universities of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily.
In addition to this, the Bank has a range of products designed for the future of students.