Scholarship and award named after Matteo Cazzola: Pietro Fiorentini funds training for young talent

17 July 2023  -  Corporate

Two initiatives in memory of Matteo Cazzola: Pietro Fiorentini decided, in collaboration with the University of Padua and CUOA Business School, to celebrate curiosity and dedication that always characterised our colleague who passed away last March at the age of 35.

Both projects, valid for several years, address young people driven by a strong passion for environmental protection, renewable energy sources and energy transition.

Specifically, we will provide a scholarship for the 30th edition of CUOA Business School’s full-time Master in Business Management, starting on the 8th of November 2023. The fee covers 100% of the cost of the course and the application must be sent by the 22nd of October 2023. More details on the application requirements can be found in the announcement.


In addition, in collaboration with the University of Padua Alumni Association and the Association of Friends of the University of Padua, and with the support of the Schools of Science and Engineering and the University of Padua, we will award master’s degree students from the faculties of Engineering or Science who have developed innovative solutions for the energy transition, decarbonisation and the use of hydrogen as an energy vector with their thesis projects. The application deadline is the 31st of December 2023 and all details can be found in the announcement for applications.


We would like to thank the training organisations and associations involved for their valuable and heartfelt cooperation.



Focus on: CUOA Business School

Management school with the longest tradition in Italy, founded in the Northeast and projected at national level, CUOA Business School proposes itself on the national and international market with activities and training courses that respond to new professional challenges and promote the development of new business models.

Its offer includes: MBAs and masters, executive courses and tailor-made projects for companies, professionals and managers; training and consultancy for the banking and finance area; projects in collaboration with foreign institutions for the internationalisation of companies; activities for the managerial development of public administrations; dissemination of the Lean Management culture in Italy; it is a training, coaching and research centre on entrepreneurship issues, with a special focus on family businesses and entrepreneurial families. With 66 years of experience in advanced training for the development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills, it is now an aggregator of national training excellence, with the CUOA University Network Business School project.

Seventeen universities have joined as supporters of the school: all nine universities in north-eastern Italy, testifying to the strong link with the local area (Free University of Bolzano, SISSA of Trieste, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, University of Padua, University of Trento, University of Trieste, University of Udine, University of Verona, IUAV University of Venice); in central Italy the University of Siena and La Sapienza of Rome; in the north-west of the country the Polytechnic of Turin, the University of Genoa and the University of Milan Statale; and in southern Italy the Universities of Foggia, Bari and Palermo. This is a model of great authenticity and unique in the Italian panorama.


Focus on: Alumni Association of the University of Padua

Established in 2015 by the will of the Founding Member, the University of Padua, and the Supporting Founding Member, the Association of Friends of the University of Padua aims to bring together, represent and enhance the community of Alumni of the University of Padua.

In line with the best international experiences of institutional advancement and thanks to the great potential that the Alumni network can offer, the Association operates within the broader framework in which the University is committed to structuring a system of relations functional to foster the understanding, promotion and support of its institutional missions: research, teaching, third mission.

The Association, in the name of the Patavina Libertas, gathers and makes use of the great wealth of experience, skills and professionalism that distinguish those who have studied and worked at the University of Padua in the world, enhancing the importance that Alumni maintain for the University that formed them, making them an active part of the institution and involving them in building the future of the University of Padua.

Graduates of all orders and degrees can join the Association, as well as those who have graduated, specialised, completed a doctorate in one of the Schools of the University of Padua and the University’s teachers, researchers and employees. To date, the Alumni community is estimated at 400 thousand people worldwide, while the association has over 48 thousand members on its web portal.

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