PATRIZIO BIANCHI is the Minister of Education of the Italian government.
He has been Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ferrara and holder of the UNESCO Chair of “Education, Growth and Equality”.
In 1998 he founded the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ferrara, currently the Department of Economics and Management. He has been the Rector of the University of Ferrara until 2010.
He has carried out research and consultancy activities for major national and international organizations, especially in the area of industrial and development policies. In 2015 he has been awarded by the National Academy his outstanding activities in social and political sciences.
Since January 2020 he is the scientific director of the International Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Foundation for Human Development.