The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the Politecnico di Torino today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will guide cooperation between the two institutions,and join efforts in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. The overall objective of the agreement is to develop joint research projects, promote the sharing of expertise in areas of mutual interest, and jointly design internationally competitive training and learning activities.

“This partnership strengthens UNSSC’s commitment to look for innovative solutions that address today’s increasingly complex challenges. We are proud to collaborate with the Politecnico di Torino, which is among Europe’s leading universities for engineering, computer science and technology. Thanks to this collaboration, we will build on complementary competences and develop new learning solutions that can lead to a significant and lasting change”. - Jafar Javan, Director of UNSSC.

“The United Nations System Staff College represents an international wide-ranging reality in Turin, precisely focused on training issues.I am confident that our collaboration will strengthen the existing relationships and create new ones, by exchanging international professors and participating in joint research projects” Politecnico di Torino’s Rector,Guido Saracco.


Established on 1 January 2002, the United Nations System Staff College is the learning organization of the United Nations system - headquartered in Turin, Italy with a Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany. UNSSC provides high-quality and effective programmatic learning to empower UN staff and partners with competencies, and knowledge to support the UN system and Member States to achieve a better future for all.

Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino Politecnico di Torino ( was founded in 1906 and has its roots in the Technical School for Engineers created in 1859.

It is internationally ranked among the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, with 35,700 students (out of which 15% are international students coming from over 100 different countries).

Politecnico is a centre of excellence for education and research in engineering, architecture, design and planning and it works in close cooperation with the socio-economic system. It is a comprehensive Research University where education and research complement each other and create synergies in order to address the needs of the economic system, of the local community and, above all, of its students.

Politecnico is committed to a strong internationalization process of its teaching, research and technology transfer activities: not only does it work in cooperation with the best universities and research centres in the world, but it has also been signing agreements and contracts with important international corporations, as well as local businesses, meaning to be for the latter a focal point for innovation.