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universities: Bologna, Brescia, Cagliari,
Camerino, Milano, Modena-Reggio Emilia,
Padua, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Udine, Turin,
Venice... We have engineers coming also
from Graz, in Austria, from London Imperial
College, from Argentina, from United States,
from Poland… Soon we are going to have a
recent graduate coming from Cranfield, one
of the most important motorsport university
in Great Britain and in the world.
Furthermore, we started, through Italian
training organizations, apprenticeships for
foreign students. For instance we have a
trainee who graduated from the Rose
Hulman Institute of Technology of
Indianapolis (both engineer Dallara and
engineer Pontremoli cultivate friendly
relations with some of the teachers and with
the rector of this institute); we also have a
young Israeli we’ve met at the Formula SAE
event (he was the team manager of Negev
University); and a young Indian who studied
mechanical engineering in Washington DC».
How does the university respond to these
Some relationships are based on
acquaintances between teachers and our
managers: as for engineer Andrea Toso,
responsible of vehicle dynamic-R&S;
engineer Luca Pignacca, planning
responsible; engineer Djalma Zinelli,
responsible of the aerodynamic
department. Among other things,
universities often call them for some
of their projects and for speeches.
One of our objectives in the near future is
to better structure these links, creating a
stable relationship between the company
and the university. In addition, we are now
working on a project regarding employer
branding, that’s to say how the Dallara
brand can be attractive for potential
candidates in a first stage and how it can
support retention in a second stage. In this
perspective a relationship between
university and company will become more
and more strategic».
The group of 2012 Formula SAE competitors in Varano