In accordance with Article 13 of the UNISG Statutes, the Rector directs the academic and scientific activities of the University of Gastronomic Sciences, as outlined in the Statutes. The Rector is named by the Board of Directors from among UNISG staff professors and members of the wider academic community who have contributed to the successful functioning of the university. The appointment is initially for three years and may be extended.
Professor Andrea Pieroni was named Rector of the University of Gastronomic Sciences on October 1, 2017.
According to art. 13.4 of the Statute, the Rector can appoint, from among the tenured professors of the University, a Prorector called to replace him in case of absence or impediment; the Prorector can be delegated to carry out specific functions for individual sectors.
From 1st October 2019, the Prorector of the University of Gastronomic Sciences is prof. Nicola Perullo, in office until the end of the Rector’s mandate.
Because the University of Gastronomic Sciences has a single faculty, a Faculty Council stands in place of an Academic Senate, in accordance with Article 30 of the General University Regulations. The Faculty Council is responsible for the duties outlined in Article 17 of the University Statutes as well as those normally assigned to an Academic Senate, as outlined in Article 15 of the Statutes. The Faculty Council is responsible for the rules, planning, and coordination of all academic and research activities not managed by other UNISG offices, as well as the academic and research structure.
As per Article 16.4 of the Statues, the Faculty Council is made up of the Dean, who presides over it, UNISG staff professors, and representatives of the researchers and the current students. These representatives are elected by all in-session and post-session students, as specified in the Regulations. Members:
Rector Prof. Andrea Pieroni
Full and Associate Professors:
Prof. Andrea Pieroni
Prof. Lorenzo Bairati
Prof. Roberta Cevasco
Prof. Simone Cinotto
Prof. Paolo Corvo
Prof. Michele Antonio Fino
Prof. Maria Giovanna Onorati
Prof. Nicola Perullo
Prof. Luisa Torri
Dott. Michele Fontefrancesco
Shalom Simcha Elbert
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors, in accordance with Article 9 of the Statutes, oversees the administrative, financial, economic, and capital management of the University of Gastronomic Sciences, as well as regular and exceptional governance, including the underlying decision-making procedures needed to ensure the achievement of the institutional objectives. Members:
Carlo Petrini – Presidente
Maria Teresa Furci
Giuseppe Sergio Panero
The Executive Committee, in accordance with Article 10 of the General University Regulations, manages those powers as assigned the Board of Directors. Members:
In accordance with Article 14 of the Statues, the Administrative Director is named by the Board of Directors on the recommendation of the President, and is responsible for the university’s administration. Stefania Ribotta was named Administrative Director of the University of Gastronomic Sciences on April 15, 2011.
Board of Auditors
The Board of Auditors, in accordance with Article 28 of the Statutes, maintains the accounting systems and prepares the financial statements. Members:
Dott. Vladimiro Rambaldi
Dott. Francesco Palanza
The Evaluation Committee, in accordance with Italian Law No. 370 of October 19, 1999, evaluates internal administration, academic and research activities, and study-support services, by verifying cost-benefit analyses, proper use of public resources, and academic and research productivity, as well as the impartiality and smooth flow of administrative operations.
UNISG student representatives for the academic year 2017-18:
Niccolò Frascione, 1° year Three-Year Undergraduate Program
Valeria Musso, 2° year Three-Year Undergraduate Program
Jenna Mattich, 3° year Three-Year Undergraduate Program
Marco Cossaro, 1° year Two-Year Graduate Program
Federico Patania, 2° year Two-Year Graduate Program
Taylor Gorycki, Master of Gastronomy: World Food Cultures and Mobility (Group A)
Niccolò Merighi, Master of Gastronomy: World Food Cultures and Mobility (Group 1)
Giovanni Giorgi, Master of Gastronomy: Creativity, Ecology and Education
Veronica Tarasidis, Master in Wine Culture, Communication & Management
Theodore William Crutcher, Master in Food Culture, Communication & Marketing
Maddalena Borsato, Doctorate Program in Ecogastronomy