The President of the UNDL Foundation has been with the United Nations University in Tokyo from 1988 to 2000, at first as Director of Planning and Development, and then as a Vice-Rector. He is the founding Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University, in Tokyo (1995 - 2000), where the UNL was born.
His professional life has been associated with the world of knowledge. With Doctor degree from Harvard University, and a Master's from the Institute Catholique de Paris he crosses various intellectual disciplines and cultural environments. He worked as university professor and served in high-level functions, both within the Ministry of Education and at the National Council of Science and Technology in his home country, Brazil.
Prof. Della Senta is the author or co-author of a number of institutional and national plans in Brazil (National Plan for Post-graduate Education, and the II Basic Plan for Science and Technology), as well as at United Nations University (II Medium-Term Perspective 1990-1996) and the UNU Agenda 21 for Environmentally Sustainable Development. He published number of papers and is the co-editor of two books: UNL, a Gift for a Millennium, UNU/IAS, 1999; Access to Knowledge, the Emergence of the Virtual University, Oxford University Press, 2000.