Mario Comba has been the President of the University Institute of European Studies since 2013 and the director of the LLM program in 'Pubic Procurement Management for Sustainable Development', jointly organised by the International Labour Organisation Agency of the UN and the University of Torino. Between 2010–2013 Comba was President of the School of International Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Torino.

He is the author of two books and over 70 contributions in books and law reviews concerning constitutional and administrative law and European law. His forthcoming publications include an edited book on 'Modernising Public Procurement: The Approach of EU Member States' and the publication of a chapter on 'Dutch Public Administration: A Laboratory for the Evolution of the Separation of Powers Doctrine' in a book edited by GF Ferrari and W Voermans on the Dutch constitution.