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Carrozza, president of the CNR, is the first woman in the history of the institution

2021-04-12T12:58:52.857Z

Maria Chiara Carrozza is president of the National Research Council (Cnr) and who will be in office for the next four years (ANSA)



Maria Chiara Carrozza is president of the National Research Council (CNR) and will be in office for the next four years.

She is the first female president in the history of the main Italian research institution.

It was appointed by the Minister of University and Research, Maria Cristina Messa, with the decree signed today, April 12, 2021.

Mass, with the new president the Cnr is in full swing


With the appointment of the president, the National Research Council (Cnr) "returns to being in full swing of its organizational and managerial functions, as well as scientific". notes the Minister for University and Research, Maria Cristina Messa.

"I want to wish the new president good work and I thank the President Massimo Inguscio for the great work he has done over the years", said Messa.  


For the minister, the role that the CNR will be called upon to play in the coming years will be strategic for the growth of the whole country and for international competitiveness: it will have to be a real engine, transversally across many issues and sectors, to enhance and bring out the many potentialities that exist in the Italian research system ".

Carrozza, being the first woman president of Cnr is a challenge


An unprecedented challenge and responsibility: this is Maria Chiara Carrozza's comment on the appointment of president of the National Research Council (Cnr).

"I am happy and excited for the appointment as president of the CNR. I thank the Minister of Mass and the Selection Committee for the trust placed in my person" he said.

"Being the first woman to lead the most important and largest research center in


the country is an unprecedented challenge and responsibility. But also a change of pace and perspective".


"I trust in the help and collaboration of all the researchers of the institution, in their precious undisputed skills and their


enthusiasm", Carrozza said.

"Together we must bring research back to the center of social, economic and political attention, the only driving force for the reconstruction of the country and the future of young people".

Maria Chiara Carrozza, at Cnr the 'woman of robotics'


An experience in research management at national and international level, including her role as Minister of Education, University and Research in 2013, and a solid experience in the sector of the most advanced skills gained at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, which in 2017 brought her into the international squad of the 25 women of robotics: with this baggage Maria Chiara Carrozza, 56, is preparing to assume the presidency of the National Research Council ( Cnr), the first woman in the history of the main Italian research institution to hold this role.


Born in Pisa on September 16, 1965. Carrozza graduated in Physics from the University of her city and then obtained a doctorate in Engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

Where today he is full professor of Industrial Bioengineering.

He directs and conducts research in the fields of Biorobotics, Biomechatronics and neuro-engineering of rehabilitation of which he is one of the main exponents.


He has held scientific and managerial positions at national and international level.

She was also the youngest Italian rector, always at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.

Author of numerous publications and patents, responsible for European projects, co-founder of academic spin-offs, president of scientific societies and expert panels.

He has taught and conducted research in centers and universities in Italy, Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea, China.


He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Piaggio SpA and scientific director of the IRCSS Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation.  

Source: ansa

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