Irineu Gianesi

Irineu Gianesi


Irineu Gianesi currently holds a position of Dean of Teaching and Learning at Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was the leader of the design and implementation of new undergraduate degrees in engineering at Insper. Since the development of the vision of a new school in 2011, with a budget of $40 million, the project ended up launching probably the most relevant and disruptive innovation in engineering education in Brazil. Inspired by the successful experience of the Olin College of Engineering in Boston, MA, US, the Insper's engineering faculty team developed both a highly innovative curriculum and a motivating learning experience that will not only graduate entrepreneurial engineers but also inspire other Brazilian schools to dare to implement changes on their curricula. First results are impressive and promise to set a new standard in creating an environment that fosters the intrinsic motivation of the students to learn.