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Galileo Global Education Sets Italian Branch

Galileo Global Education Sets Italian Branch

Galileo Global Education Sets Italian Branch
July 11
01:33 2018
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MILAN — The international specialist in private higher education Galileo Global Education, or GGE, has established an Italian branch.
Named Galileo Global Education Italia, the newcomer will group three major fashion, design and visual arts institutes under its umbrella. These include Istituto Marangoni, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti — better known as Naba — and Domus Academy. Istituto Marangoni was acquired by GGE’s majority shareholder Providence Equity Partners in 2011 and counts schools in Milan, Florence, London, Paris, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, while Naba and Domus Academy are both based in Milan and were added to the group’s portfolio in November.
“Our goal is to export the Italian excellence to the world,” said Galileo Global Education Italia’s chief executive officer Roberto Riccio, who holds the same role at each of the three schools.
Riccio underscored the importance of creating a single education pole in Italy, creating synergies for the three institutes, which he believes would “differentiate ourselves from the Anglo-Saxons realities.” These include prime competitors London’s Central Saint Martins and New York’s Parsons School of Design.
“I was worried about overlaps in our [academic programs] especially between Domus Academy and Istituto Marangoni’s design division, but they are really different and each school has

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