2023/2024 Opening Ceremony Highlights
Facing global challenges and training new talent, students and researchers: this is the mission the university is taking on with inclusion and sustainability as its objectives. Only by doing so, says Rector Francesco Billari, can we change the lives of people and the world.
A University designed and developed to cultivate intellectuals, both students and researchers, able to leave a lasting legacy on the world. A university that is a community of 165,000 members including students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni, that draws strength from its own diversity and is continuously committed to opening up to new inputs and contributions.
This was the focus of the Opening Ceremony of the 2023-2024 Academic Year, the 122nd year in the history of the University. The ceremony was attended by the President of the University, Andrea Sironi, Rector Francesco Billari the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – the first woman and the first African to hold the position of WTO Director-General – and Guerino Figlino, student representative on the Bocconi University Board.