Gian Luca Giovannucci | President
European University College Association

Gian Luca Giovannucci, President, European University College Association

Gian Luca is a lawyer registered with the Italian bar association. He has been on the board of directors of Collegio Universitario Internazionale di Roma (CUIR) since 1992, advocating for the integration of life skills in the academic curricula and working for national recognition of University Colleges of Merit (Collegi di Merito) to foster academic excellence in Italy. Recognizing the added value of internationalization in higher education, Gian Luca promoted the creation of the European University College Association (EucA) in 2006 and has been its president ever since. During his tenure with EucA, Gian Luca has pursued the association’s growth and official recognition by European Union institutions of University Colleges’ role in providing a holistic education for students that strengthens their development and employability. While at EucA, he has overseen the creation and management of European research projects, namely Modernising Higher Education through Soft Skills Accreditation (MODES). He is a keen supporter of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, with whom he has collaborated since 2012 in the organization of International Events. From the beginning, Gian Luca has enthusiastically participated in IASAS's creation. He has participated from the first meeting in 2010 in Venice with IASAS President Emeritus Roger Ludeman, to his current role as Treasurer. 2012 he attended the first IASAS Global Summit in Washington D.C., USA. He organized the second in Rome, Italy, in 2014, continuing the collaboration until the Global Summit in Cork, Ireland, in 2022.  Gian Luca is a co-author of the volume "Supporting Students globally in the Higher Education", published in 2016 by IASAS and NASPA.   When not engaging with EucA projects and students in Brussels, Rome, or other European cities, Gian Luca is an enthusiastic promoter of “made in Italy” products: be it Italian fashion, cuisine, or wines, he persuasively argues as any lawyer does the advantages of buying Italian goods.


EDUtech Europe 2024 Conference Day 2 @ 11:00

Panel – Mind matters: fostering a culture of mental wellbeing

  • Implementing programmes and resources to develop coping skills
  • Empowering mental health advocacy through peer support and student initiatives
  • Training faculty in recognising and responding to crises
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