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Educational Research Lab


The Educational Research Lab is a pivotal component of our  vision for supporting young people and education. The lab serves as a dynamic hub where the UniCredit Foundation’s support for economic research and the competencies of its prestigious  academic network of partners come together. The aim is to  create an innovative space where experimental research on  educational poverty can be conducted and shared.




collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School/CID

By leveraging resources and expertise within our network, the Educational Research Lab will be a catalyst for pushing the frontiers of economics globally and in Europe. Through strategic academic partnerships and research grants, it will facilitate in-depth studies that contribute to academic discourse and have real-world applications. The ultimate goal is to generate insights and solutions that address challenges in education, particularly the provision of tools and publications that benefit non-profit organisations and policymakers. 

In 2023, the Education Research Lab leveraged: 

  • Cooperation with The Center for International Development at Harvard University with a three-year partnership to support two post-doc researchers and five PhD visiting students at CID in Boston. 
  • International Research Grant on Education with the launch of the second-year contest aimed at selecting the best research projects on educational issues. The two winning projects will be funded with €200,000 each. 
  • Data analysis and publications with experimental research on educational poverty to push the frontiers of economics through tools and publications. In 2023, a cooperation agreement with Professor Daniele Checchi (University of Milan) and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano was signed to develop and publish the first annual report on education: “Beyond Compulsory Education in Europe”, due to be launched in spring 2024. 

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The UniCredit Foundation Awards Ceremony 2023

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