Roberto Napoli

Roberto Napoli collected several experiences in different sectors and countries before starting his career at the University of Trento (Italy) as an “International Graduate Programs Manager” in 2008. He worked as a radio reporter both in Italy (Radio RAIUNO) and in Austria (ORF-Radio1476), served as a Business Developer at the Chamber of Commerce in Trieste, Italy and was visiting researcher at the ZEW – Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany during his PhD. He explored the innovativeness of the financial sectors in Italy, Germany and Switzerland during his Master in Management in Lugano and his PhD in Economics of Innovation in Milan (IULM).
As an Assistant to the Rector of the University of Trento, his current specific task is to enlarge the international student population on campus. Overall, his main task is to enhance international students’ experience in Trento especially in the area of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Furthermore, he serves as a business advisor for innovation for companies and as a mentor for young Start Ups especially in Trento’s labs of Business and Entrepreneurship devoted to students of Management, Computer Science, Engineering and Cognitive Science. He is actively advocating internationalization of Higher Education in Europe in his role of elected member of the General Council of EAIE (European Association for International Education).