Mario Savino

Mario Savino is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Tuscia.  Former Director of the Graduate Law Program (2015 – 2021) and Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program on European and Global Market Law (2013-2015) at Tuscia University, he currently serves as President of the University’s Research Commission and University delegate for relations with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and implementation of the University Corridors for Refugees (UNICORE) Project.

Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence on the Integration of Migrants in Europe (IntoME), established in September 2020 (, he is also founder and leading coordinator of the Academy of Law and Migration (Accademia di Diritto e Migrazioni – ADiM), established in 2018 and rapidly become Italy’s leading scientific network on migration issues, with its 500+ scholars affiliated.

Born in 1976, he graduated magna cum laude in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza, 1999), where he obtained a Ph.D. in Administrative Law (2004). He was visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (2014); Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow at New York University School of Law (Fall semester 2006 and Spring semester 2009); UE Law Poros Chair Professor at National Law School of India University, Bangalore (Summer session 2005).

He served as law clerk to Justice Professor Sabino Cassese at the Italian Constitutional Court (2011- 2013) and was/is coordinator of several research groups, inter alia, at ADiM (currently on “Migration and Technology”, on “Protected Entry Procedures” and on the “Italian Constitutional Case-Law”), at IRPA (on the management of migration crisis in Europe and Italy, on citizenship laws in Europe, on administrative transparency), at OECD (project on The Right to Open Public Administrations in Europe, SIGMA Unit), and within CONNEX (Network of excellence on Efficient and Democratic Multilevel Governance in Europe – coordinator of Research Team 4 on the Evolution of a polycentric administrative space).

Author of the entry ‘Immigration’ for the leading Italian legal encyclopedia (Enciclopedia del diritto, 2022) and of two monographs, respectively on public order and aliens’ freedoms (Le libertà degli altri. La regolazione amministrativa dei flussi migratori, 2012) and on the EU committee system (I comitati dell’Unione europea, 2005), he recently edited books on the economic integration of migrants in Italy (Migranti, territorio e lavoro. Le strategie d’integrazione, 2022, co-editor), and in comparative perspective (Immigrazione e lavoro: quali regole? Modelli problemi e tendenze, 2022, co-editor); on the EU migration and asylum policy (Per una credibile politica europea dell’immigrazione e dell’asilo, 2018); on the management of the migration crisis in Italy (La crisi migratoria tra Italia e Unione europea: diagnosi e prospettive, Editoriale scientifica, 2017); on nationality legislation in comparative perspective (Oltre lo ius soli. La cittadinanza italiana in prospettiva comparata, 2014). He has published extensively on peer-reviewed journals, in English and Italian, on tipics related to European and national asylum and immigration law, citizenship law, transparency and access to public information, European and global administrative law.