Bruno Dente to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the UAB

Bruno Dente
On 7 October, the UAB will award an honorary doctorate to Italian political expert Bruno Dente after being proposed for the award by the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, a centre he has collaborated with since 1985. Dente is considered one of the world's most renowned analysts of public policies and administrations.


Bruno Dente, professor in the analysis of public policies at the Politecnico di Milano, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the UAB in a ceremony which will take place on 7 October. The ceremony will also mark the official opening of the academic year at the faculty and will take place at noon at the faculty's conference hall. It will be presided by UAB Rector Margarita Arboix and the faculty's Dean Laura Feliu. Sponsoring the UAB's latest honorary doctor will be Joan Subirats, chair professor of the Department of Political Science and Public Law. The event will be streamed live.

Dente is considered one of the most important experts in the analysis of public policies and public administrations, particularly in the administration and evaluation of university systems. His academic career has taken him to many Italian universities (in addition to the Politecnico di Milano, he has lectured at Sassari, Bologna, Rome and Venice) and he also was director of the Specialisation School for Public Administration Studies in Rome, as well as advisor to Italian ministries. He also drew up several evaluation plans for the European Commission.

Dente has also maintained a strong relationship with the UAB Faculty of Political Science and Sociology since 1985, collaborating in the start of the faculty and working both as a lecturer and researcher. He has collaborated in projects such as the creation of the undergraduate degree programme in Political Science, the degree in Political Science and Public Administration and the master's degree in Public Administration.

Among his most outstanding works are Il Governo Locale in Europa (1977), Governare la frammentazione: stato, regioni ed enti locali in Italia (1985) and Understanding Policy Decisions (2014; Spanish edition co-written with Joan Subirats), as well as numerous articles in journals. In 2012, her received the "Precursor to Evaluation in Italy" Award from the Italian Evaluation Society.

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