|The University of Ferrara (UniFE), founded in 1391, is one of the oldest in Italy. It consists of twelve Departments: Architecture; Economics and management; Physics and earth sciences; Law; Engineering; Mathematics and computer sciences; Humanities; Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Prevention composed by the Departments of: Morphology, surgery and experimental medicine; Biomedical and specialty surgical sciences; Chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences; Life sciences and biotechnology; Medical sciences.
UniFE hosts more than 20.000 undergraduate students, 150 Master students, 350 PhD students, and about 600 permanent academic staff and 550 administrative and tech. UniFE is constantly scored among the top mid-size Italian Universities by both public (governmental) and private (newspapers) surveys. In these surveys, UniFE has repeatedly been scored first in Italy in terms of application of research results.
UniFE took part in 42 international research projects funded by FP7, 4 of which as coordinator. It also participated in many projects funded by other European research programmes and in around 800 international cooperation agreements.
The University of Ferrara has previously participated to the ITN RISK – Risk Management and Risk Reporting (PI: Stefano Zambon) and coordinated the IAPP EpiXchange – innovative cell and gene therapies for the treatment of partial epilepsies (PI and coordinator: Michele Simonato).
The University of Ferrara is currently involved in 28 projects funded by Horizon 2020, 5 of wich Individual Fellowship Marie Skłodowska-Curie and the following 3 ITN projects: HPC_LEAP – High Performance Computing in Life Sciences, Engineering and Physics – Funding source: HORIZON 2020 – Scientific responsibility: Raffaele Tripiccione; STIMULATE – Simulation in multiscale physical and biological systems – Funding source: HORIZON 2020 – Scientific responsibility: Raffaele Tripiccione; CITYCARE – Impact of air pollutants on cutaneous responses in both healthy and compromised skin barrier, and innovative solutions to protect skin against urban pollution – Funding source:HORIZON 2020 – Scientific responsibility: Giuseppe Valacchi.