Scienza Nuova – Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Torino “Umberto Eco”

September 2019 - present
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Executive summary: 

Scienza Nuova, the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Torino “Umberto Eco”, is the newly established research institute born from the cooperation between the University of Torino and the Politecnico di Torino (the memorandum of understanding signed by the two Rectors on 9 January 2019).


Scienza Nuova has been officially inaugurated in September 2019 and aims to comprehend the ongoing social transformations due to the Digital Revolution, and to train a selected number of scholars and operators able to manage these changes thanks to the connection of technological and humanistic knowledge.


Its project is based on the theoretical content presented in the books “Università futura. Tra democrazia e bit” (Codice Edizioni 2007) and “Scienza Nuova. Ontologia della trasformazione digitale” (Rosenberg & Sellier 2018).


Its working group is made up by the Labont – Center for Ontology ( and by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society ( Its physical headquarters will be the Casa degli Spiriti in Corso Montevecchio n. 38, Turin. The temporary headquarters is the Department of Philosophy and Educational Science.

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