The event started with a warm welcome from Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the European University Institute, and Professor Alexander Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance, setting the stage for an exciting year ahead. Relive the best moments from the inauguration here.
Mayor Nardella shared his insights on governance with the STG community, including students of the school's Master in Transnational Governance, Policy Leader Fellows, Young African Leader Fellows, visiting fellows, faculty, and staff.
After Mayor Nardella's address, Professor Emma Lees, director of the master's programme, led a Q&A session that allowed attendees to engage directly with the mayor. The event concluded with closing remarks by Marco del Panta, Secretary General of the European University Institute.
The inauguration also brought attention to the growing community at the STG, with new cohorts of students and researchers joining the master's and fellowship programmes.
In the academic year 2023-24, the school welcomes 46 first-year master's students from all over the world (27 EU nationals and 19 non-EU nationals) and 11 exchange students from STG partner universities. Thirty fellows from 22 African countries have joined the third iteration of the Young African Leaders Programme and will remain in Florence until the end of November 2023.
The now seventh cohort of Policy Leader Fellows includes 20 fellows from 18 countries. While 12 fellows arrived in September, the ones remaining will join in February 2024 for the second semester. During the year, STG will also host nine Visiting Fellows and six Senior Visiting Fellows. For the first time, the school will also open its doors to three Max Weber Fellows and one Marie Curie Fellow, who will complement the work of other STG fellows, students and faculty members.
Find out more about the STG and its academic offering here.