Pubblicato il: 18/04/2024
Marina Brambilla is the new Rector of the University of Milan

Marina Brambilla is the new Rector of the University of Milan

Marina Brambilla, full professor of German Linguistics, is the new Rector of the University of Milan. She will take office on 1 October 2024 and will serve until 30 September 2030.

She is the first female Rector in the history of our University. Elected in the year of the University’s 100th anniversary, Marina Brambilla won at the second round of voting, obtaining 1652 votes (65% of total). The other candidate, Luca Solari, obtained 645 votes (25%). 265 blank ballots were cast (10%).

Marina Brambilla, who is 50 years old, has been Deputy Rector for the Planning and Organisation of Education, Student and Staff Services since 2018. She is the President of the University Study and Career Guidance Service (COSP), the Teaching and Learning Innovation and Multimedia Technology Centre - CTU and the University of Milan Language Centre - SLAM and the Observatory on University Education Incentive Programmes, two projects she contributed to creating. She is a spokesperson for the PNRR orientation network, and in charge of prospective student orientation on behalf of the Conference of Rectors of Universities in Lombardy (CRUL). Moreover, she is the University’s representative within the CISIA and AlmaLaurea consortia. She served as Rector’s Delegate for the Erasmus Programme from 2012 to 2014, and as Rector’s Delegate for Orientation and Placement services from 2014 to 2018.

These are the key points of Marina Brambilla’s programme: turning the MIND campus and the Città Studi into two centres of excellence for the humanities, social sciences and scientific disciplines, on a national and international scale; boosting scientific research; creating new infrastructures; strengthening the synergy between the University’s medical campuses and the region; fostering collaborations with the National Health System and scientific research hubs; using a student-centred approach to inform the design of degree programmes and services; enhancing welfare measures with a view to improving not only the individuals’ well-being, but also their professional and personal growth, as well as their economic situation. She intends to reach these goals by preserving the University’s legacy and what it represents for Milan, and by building together the future of the University, both in a national and international perspective.