Emanuele Nardini, DIS alumnus 2018

Emanuele Nardini ex alunno DISIn a very pleasant visit to the school, just a few days ago, DIS welcomed back one of its alumni, Emanuele Nardini before embarking on the second year of his academic and professional life at the prestigious Accademia Aeronautica Militare of Pozzuoli. Emanuele, who graduated from DIS in 2018, has continued in the field of aerospace and aviation engineering, gaining recognition and inspiring students with his extraordinary journey.

Emanuele’s path began at DIS, where he laid the foundations for his academic and professional career. Graduating with a bright future ahead of him, he continued his studies at the University of Bath, where he gained a Masters in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. It was at Bath University that Emanuele truly rose to new heights, achieving top marks and distinguishing himself as a top-notch student in the challenging field of aerospace engineering.

But Emanuele’s ambitions don’t stop there and he aims even higher, literally, by enrolling in the Academia Aeronautica Militare. This renowned institution is a testament to his unwavering dedication in pursuing his career as a pilot and broadening his experience in the aerospace industry.

During his visit to DIS, Emanuele shared his experiences, knowledge and insights with current students. His speech revolved around his studies, training as a pilot and his journey towards realizing his dreams. His words resonated with students, motivating them to pursue their passions and never give up on their dreams, no matter how ambitious they may seem.
Emanuele Nardini’s journey is a brilliant example of the International Baccalaureate (IB) student profile in action. He consistently demonstrated attributes such as being principled, thinker, balanced, open-minded and reflective.

As Emanuele embarks on this exciting new chapter at the Air Force Academy, DIS community would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to him for taking the time to visit our school and share his experiences. He left an indelible mark on our students, reminding them that with dedication, determination and passion for what they do, they too can reach for the stars and achieve great results.

We wish Emanuele Nardini all the best for his brilliant future endeavours.

Riccardo Costa, DIS alumnus 2018

Riccardo Costa ex alunno DISDeledda International School is immensely proud of its former students who continue to achieve extraordinary heights in their academic and professional journeys. One of these distinguished alumni, Riccardo Costa, class of 2018, recently visited our institution before embarking on an extraordinary new adventure in Leuven, Belgium. Riccardo is ready to pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainable Materials, a program funded by the European Union.
His academic journey began at DIS, where he laid the foundations for his future activities. After graduating from DIS, Riccardo continued his academic career by enrolling in the course at the Polytechnic of Milan, in Ingegneria dei Materiali e delle Nanotecnologie.
During his time Riccardo Costa showed exceptional dedication and a keen interest in the field of materials science and sustainability. He has embraced the challenges of this rigorous program and has emerged as a promising talent in the field.
After successfully completing his degree, Riccardo undertook a notable apprenticeship in Slovenia. Here he had the privilege of working for Akrapovič, producing high-performance exhaust systems for motorcycles and cars. This experience has given him valuable insights into the practical applications of materials engineering in the automotive and manufacturing industries.
Riccardo’s decision to pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainable Materials in Belgium reflects his ongoing commitment to tackling some of the most pressing challenges our world faces today. Sustainability and the responsible use of materials have become fundamental in shaping a more environmentally conscious future. Riccardo’s dedication to this cause is truly inspiring and highlights the importance of promoting a sense of responsibility and global awareness among our students.
As our alumnus embarks on this journey, DIS extends its congratulations and best wishes to Riccardo. We are immensely proud of his achievements and the contribution he has made to the field of sustainable innovation. We have no doubt that Riccardo’s passion, dedication and commitment to making the world a better place will continue to push him to even greater achievements in the future.

Manila di Giovanni graduated from DIS in 2019

Emanuele Nardini graduated from DIS in 2018

Giovanni Giuriani graduated from DIS in 2015

Dario Panada graduated from DIS in 2012

“Deledda International School offered a unique and distinct curriculum, tailored to prepare students for future studies through the rigorous IB program while developing their sense of ethics and social responsibility. Throughout my university years in Sheffield and Manchester, the solid foundations which were layed in Genoa allowed me to develop and succeed as an individual. The school emphasized critical thinking and reasoning skills, language abilities and critical analysis of our historical and social context. The formative experience extended beyond the classroom environment into the local community, via volunteering and arts projects, and into the international stage, for example through the Genoa Model United Nations project.
DIS’ success can be tracked back to its ability to harmonize the international elements of the IB program with the values and culture of the local community, drawing both’s strengths and producing a unique environment.”
Dario Panada graduated from DIS in 2012. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at The University of Sheffield in 2015, and is currently completing a Master of Research in Computer Science at The University of Manchester. He is employed as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London.

Linda Repetto graduated from DIS in 2012

“Deledda International School provides the unique opportunity to be enrolled in the International Baccalaureate programme. As a DIS alumna, I have been able to develop attributes that shaped my way of learning and appreciating what surrounds me.

Inquirer: The IB produces an extremely stimulating environment for curiosity and desire to know more. It is as if there were strategic gaps in the learning materials and assignments that left us students hungry for knowledge and for finding what hides beneath the surface of a concept or a situation. This was an invaluable attribute for what happened to become my academic path, scientific research, where curiosity and creativity arealways rewarded.
Knowledgeable: The IB provides the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge across different subjects. What I learned in Biology and Psychology during the diploma programme helped me cope with the huge amount of workload I had at university when studying Neuroscience, as I was already comfortable with most topics.
Thinker: It is extremely important to learn how to think, in order to figure out how to learn! The IB put me in the situation of finding different approaches to learning processes according to the topic area I was tackling.
Communicator: The vast amount of written material and oral presentations that IB students have to produce may seem a waste of time and energy. However, I couldn’t have had a better training than this in order to write proper research proposals and prepare convincing speeches on my research findings.
Principled: The IB has a strict policy on academic honesty. It can (and does) happen to make mistakes during one’s academic career: forget to cite an author, or not mention the help received by a colleague.It has been fundamental for me to learn at a young age to recognise these mistakes and avoid them as much as I could, but most importantly, to take responsibility when I was at fault.
Open-minded: Being a 100% Italian, my first approach to different cultures was at DIS, through its students and its CAS activities. Meeting people with different nationalities and beliefs shaped my way of seeing the world. Not only did being open-minded help when living in other places such as Scotland and Hong Kong, but more importantly helped me see myself through the eyes of others.
Caring: The core of IB – CAS activities, and especially the Service ones – helps develop compassion and respect for other individuals’ living conditions, be it people, animals or plants. Caring is extremely different from pitying, as it involves the will, strength and knowledge to do something that can start a change in those situations.
Risk-taker: Assignments in the IB programme do not often allow a student to play it safe with a repeated strategy. Creativity and innovation are however always rewarded. Having an uncommon design for the lab report, or using an unusual approach to the creative assignments are both examples of when taking a risk may establish the difference between a success and a failure. The broad range of instances in which I had to take a risk when studying in the IB also taught me to face challenges with determination and confidence.
Balanced: Mens sana in corpora sano(Juvenal, Satire X, 356). The reason why CAS Action activities are so important is that the healthy mind depends on a healthy body and vice-versa. The Action hours were my hardest to achieve, but I realised how important it was to keep my body active during my first sedentary semester of university. I started then to really appreciate all the efforts of my then CAS supervisor to keep us students healthy during high-school!
Reflective: TOK is another core of the IB programme. I learned how to effectively ask questions, and thoroughly contemplate my ideas and learning achievements. It is extremely important to become critical of others’ and our own statements, and never take anything for granted, in order to support our continuous learning process.”
Linda Repetto graduated from dis in 2012. She went on to do her Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Maastricht and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012-2015) She finished her one year Masters by Research in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh In 2016.

Gian Luca Panattoni graduated from DIS in 2008

“Eight years after completing the IB Diploma Programme at Deledda International School in Genova, Italy I can proudly state that this experience has changed my life for the better. The innovative structure of the Programme combined with the less-conventional, yet pragmatic teaching system of the academic staff have enabled me to develop strong knowledge and reasoning skills. We were challenged to rely on our critical thinking and awareness skills; we were taught how to interpret data sources, information and news in an framed and unbiased way – this last task has proven to be especially important in my academic years. Finally, the numerous group exercises, exchange programs and extracurricular activities we took part in, ultimately helped us become more open-minded young adults. After graduating from Deledda International School, I studied economics and trade in Italy and in the UK, where I’ve been living for the last four years. I currently work in the project finance and international trade sectors and I am happy to say that I still put to good use the skills I acquired in my IB years.”

MSc in Shipping, Trade, and Finance
Cass Business School, City University, London, UK 2012 – 2013

BSc in Economics
Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy 2008-2011