As one of the oldest higher education institutions in Italy, at the University of Parma we uphold the highest standards for excellence at scientific and research level.
Institutional and international footprint
The University of Parma has a longstanding tradition in collaborating with a wide range of institutions worldwide in terms of academic and scientific excellence, as well as research & development and technology transfer.
Scientific ExcellenceAs one of the oldest higher education institutions in Italy, at the University of Parma we uphold the highest standards for excellence at scientific and research level.
The University of Parma boasts top-level scientific research: outstanding results of research teams, articles on leading international scientific journals and a number of successful partnerships with other important universities are just some examples of such high quality. The excellence of our PhD programmes, in particular, has been recognized with an increase in funding from the Ministry of University and Research in 2014, as an acknowledgement to their scientific performance and attractiveness for international students.
Scientific publications are a testimonial to the impact of our research at international level – Parma had the highest number of Cited Researchers included in the 2014 Thomson Reuters rankings among all Italian Universities, second only to the National Research Council.
The University has an excellent track record in producing outstanding young professionals in a vast array of academic fields. We continuously communicate with public and private organizations, in order to better understand their true requirements, hence, improve, and update the proposed curricula accordingly.
Institutional and international footprintThe University of Parma has a longstanding tradition in collaborating with a large number of institutions worldwide in terms of high skills education, as well as research and innovation.
Being located in the Italian Food Valley, and hosting the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), the Parma District has a special reputation in the international food system. Many excellences spanning from traditional food production to high-tech food engineering are testified by the number of big players and SMEs of the food industry, which have either corporate headquarters or production plants in the Parma area.
The University contributes to this sparkling environment by educating top quality graduates and postgraduates and providing research and technology transfer opportunities to the different players involved.