Investing in young people to secure the right to study

Collaborations between Intesa Sanpaolo and universities

The commitment to guarantee young people the right to education has a very significant value for us because it is aimed at reducing social inequalities, enhancing Italian talent, creating new jobs and therefore the country's growth and economic development.
It comes in the form of a partnership with the main Italian excellence’s university institutions aimed at promoting school inclusion through Support and Credit to Study.

Study support

We are well aware of the advantages deriving from interactions with students and universities in terms of exchange of knowledge and implementation of joint innovative projects. In fact, we believe these collaborations to be important levers for the attractiveness of universities, the competitiveness of businesses, the student employability and the economic and and social development in local communities.
There are many relationships developed with universities, also with the collaboration of other Group structures, to support inclusion and the right to study and encourage the centrality of education and training for young people.

We collaborate in various capacities with over 60 Italian universities, all the major and the main ones for positioning in national and international rankings, through agreements that include employer branding, recruiting, training, support activities for professorships and Masters degrees, post-graduate training, scholarships, teaching posts, and PhDs., testimonials and teaching by people of the Group in the didactic 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

Study credit

For us, being an Impact Bank means making investments that have a positive and inclusive impact on people and society as a whole.
The Impact Fund was set up to provide a total €1.25 billion in loans to subjects with potential, motivation and good growth plans, but with reduced access to credit, such as university student researchers and new entrepreneurs’ female entrepreneurs in particular, and including those who launching a start-up.
Instead, StudioSì is the fund of the PON Research and Innovation 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.

The per Merito loan is Intesa Sanpaolo's unsecured financing that allows students to invest in their future and conduct their studies with financial support. In synergy, Intesa Sanpaolo has activated the Fondo StudioSì, the impact financing to promote university studies in the South.